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My Trip to Cuba…The Reeducation of Linda Spradley Dunn

Cuba was magical! I never understood the importance of Cuba and its beautiful, rich, extraordinary history until I traveled there in March of 2016. Everything I read and most of the stuff I learned in school about the revolution, its people and the embargo was lopsided and not entirely true. I was indeed, reeducated. Cuba is moving at warp speed onto …

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Living While Black with Guns in America

I can’t put on my business face today. I can’t watch the news or the videos of black men being shot. My father was a policeman during the turbulent ‘60s and my heart weeps for the loss of five policemen and the pain their families must be feeling. I am so very tired and I constantly worry about my father, …

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Fat Pig, Permission to Speak & Corporate Spillover

It finally happened.  A very well-meaning, dedicated, white, female executive–who lives, breathes, and sleeps diversity–got an appointment for me with a decision maker at her company.  For over three years, she worked tirelessly to get me and others in the door.  I met Mr. Decision Maker for lunch and it was like ‘Let’s Make A Deal!’  He had read my proposal from cover to …

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Diversity is not racism!

While scrolling through Yahoo yesterday I saw an article highlighting the controversy surrounding the CEO of Sam’s Club, Rosalind Brewer, and the comments she made concerning diversity. When asked how she promoted diversity in her company, Ms. Brewer stated: “”It has to start with top leadership… My executive team is very diverse and I make that a priority. I demand …

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How to Get More Time, Right Now.

The Auto-Pilot Trap As I look around I can’t believe how stressed out and overscheduled so many of us are. Why do we constantly take on new projects, sign up for new committees or overcommit ourselves with only 24 hours in a day? Many of us are on automatic pilot, moving from one activity to the next, and we seldom stop …