Category: black history month

Category: black history month

¡Soy Una Oradora Internacional!

Last month, I participated in my first international speaking engagement. I was invited by Sistas in Panamá to be the keynote speaker for their 4th annual women’s retreat in Panamá City, Panamá. The theme, ‘I Am My Sista’s Keeper’ focused on deepening friendships and relationships among Black women. As the opening speaker, I set the […]

Teach Me Black History, But Don’t Make Me Squirm

As I think about Black History Month 2022, I am reminded of my September 2020 newsletter. In that piece written just four months after the start of the George Floyd protests, I asked the question “Is the Window Closing on DEI Interest?” 17 months after that newsletter was published, I can clearly identify ways in […]

A Community Approach to JEDI

As a Solutions Partner for the J.E.D.I Collaborative, I am excited to be a speaker for their session – A Community Approach to JEDI. I have previously spoken before the natural products industry about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at ExpoWest and BevNet. My session will give natural products professionals two tools in which to […]

Inclusivity During Cultural Heritage Celebrations

I was struck by two Facebook posts in January and February. One, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, featured an event amplifying the voices of undocumented individuals. It was difficult to make the connection between the civil rights of African-Americans, who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered fighting for, and the civil rights […]

Show Diversity & Inclusion the Money!

  Recently, I was in a room where attendees were asked, generally, topics about which they cared. As we went around the room, decision maker after decision maker stated they cared about diversity and inclusion. If we were playing a drinking game, I would not have been able to safely drive myself home if I […]

African American Firsts in the Federal Government

As of this writing, the federal government has reopened until February 15, 2019. 800,000 federal employees were not paid for over a month during our nation’s longest federal government shutdown. I feel deep sorrow for the employees and contractors who were affected by the shutdown. I hope they all receive their back pay and an […]

February’s Living Black History Hero – Colin Kaepernick

Happy Black History Month! The month of February is the month we celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to this country. Customarily, the celebrated are usually long dead, their contributions consigned to the history books. This month, I want to highlight a living black history figure and his connection to nonprofit organizations. The Super Bowl was played […]

YWCA Cabaret Gala – We Gonna Be Alright

I am so excited for the Cabaret Gala tomorrow night! I am delighted that I am being honored as a 2016 YWCA Community Champion. I am also excited to be grouped with Peter Braun, Sharon Caulfield, and State Senator Rollie Heath. This week, I reflected on what it means to me as a black woman to […]

YWCA Cabaret Gala – Why I think women ROCK!

This weekend, I will be honored by the YWCA of Boulder County next to some pretty remarkable people. This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of eliminating racism and empowering women. Today, I will answer a […]

Congrats to the YWCA Cabaret Honorees!

McCord Consulting Group would like to extend congratulations to Nikki McCord’s fellow YWCA Honorees. MCG encourages you to support the YWCA of Boulder County and purchase a ticket! Saturday, February 27, 2016 6 pm  – 10 pm Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO $100 per person The YWCA of Boulder County invites you to a night […]

Black History Month – Strange Fruit

You may have heard Billie Holiday sing about Strange Fruit. Or, you may have heard the version on Sons of Anarchy sung by Katey Sagal. But, did you know what inspired the song? During the summer of 1930, James Cameron nearly lost his life. At 16 years old, he and two other teenage companions were […]

Dr. Carver & The Peanut

Today is the last day of Black History Month. Let’s take a look at a Black History Month staple, Dr. George Washington Carver and his contributions to the organic farming world. Dr. George Washington Carver’s agricultural research into peanuts and soybeans is legendary. His research was used to help poor farmers grow these alternative crops […]

Who Do You Love?

Valentine’s Day, Stout Month, and Black History Month! How do you connect these wonderful things that happen in February? Well, MCG, being a true Colorado company, loves (Valentine’s Day Reference) craft beer. Mountain Sun Brewery, a great local pub, celebrates Stout Month every February and we love to grab a pint and participate. But, how […]

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