I have been really impressed by the steps taken by schools to speak to the racial tensions engulfing America right now. I have had the honor in my work to also lead some of these discussions as well and will be leading more. As a parent of K-12 children, I have also watched my own […]
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Watch full video Happy Father’s Day to real dads out there Ain’t no one built like you, no one compares Stand proud of who you are for the world to see But most importantly stand proud for your whole family Happy father’s day to real dads out there Ain’t no one built like you no […]
Over the past few weeks, I have seen “Black Lives Matter” stated by companies, schools, famous people, and everyday people. It has been spray painted across stores in protest and even the Mayor of Washington, DC Muriel Bowser had it spray painted across a prominent street leading up to the White House. I opened up […]
I’ve heard and read several stories about what white people need to do right now. Many of those stories talked about the need for white people to listen. That is absolutely true, but there are two points that need to be added: how to listen, and what to do after whites listen. I must say […]
Watch hip-hop music video here I’m tired, I’m tired, but also inspired Time to vote folks out get these DAs fired Grandmas stand in front of cops defendin’ they kids Grandpops now the man of the house if they ain’t dead And I ain’t watching more videos of me getting killed Cause I see myself […]
I want to start this off by saying happy birthday to Mr. Ahmaud Arbery. Ahmaud, you’re a man who should be here today. An all-American athlete, and kind and loving person as described by family. I’m not going by these false media reports and narratives working to put you, the victim, on trial. In my […]
Great speaker Robert Schuyler stated that tough times don’t last but tough people do. I really find myself coming back to that quotation a lot during these COVID times because people are going through different challenges, be they physical or financial. There are challenges as it relates to what’s going on with our loved ones […]
I want to ask you a question that comes from John-Leslie Brown: if you had to be who you are today for the rest of your life, would you be happy? Only you can answer that question. It’s very easy to let other people try to answer that, but it really all comes down to […]
Living a life of purpose gives your name a wonderful mark in this world. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Dr. Omékongo Dibinga who is an UPstander motivational speaker, trilingual poet, TV talk show host, rapper, and professor of cross-cultural communication at American University. Dr. Dibinga shares the ordeal he went through with bullying, being […]
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- Everyday is Father’s Day (lyrics)
- How companies can avoid “Black Lives Matter” and Juneteenth becoming the new Kwanzaa
- From allies to partners: how white people can be better listeners
- Breonna Bland Arbery-Floyd (a poem for the slain)
- We need you NOW to stand with us for Ahmaud Arbery
- COVID-19: Tough Times Don’t Last but Tough People Do!
- NOW is the time time to grow! Don’t let Coronavirus stop you!
- Be an Upstander not a Bystander with Dr. Omekongo Dibinga