Tag Archives: civil rights

Unprepared to Lead

Sheroes like Rosa Parks sat down and set the standard for authentic, servant leadership. She stood for justice and represents those who might have intentional charts their journey but rather evolve into their leading roles. Just thinking back…it was December 1, 1955. She was a seamstress and she rode the bus. Her role was already […]

Can We All Stand Up?

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to stand and then she was arrested for not giving up her seat. At the time, people likely pointed and criticized. Some empathized. Others took action and supported what became the Montgomery Bus Boycott. As history tells us, she was judged and jailed. In turn, she later was […]

Maggie Walker: Leader, Mentor & Advocate

Local and national coverage featured a story about the first statue in Richmond, Virginia honoring Maggie Walker. Locally she is know for her contributions as an entrepreneur, teacher, advocate, newspaper publisher, bank owner, and mother. But, the truth is this: Maggie Walker is a leadership icon before her time and with a legacy that goes […]

Still A Stride Toward Freedom?

Every year, there are nationwide celebrations and reflections about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He dedicated himself to a non-violent movement and made an appeal to abolish segregation. But, a recent backlash hit the airwaves this week with a verbal attack on John Lewis, 30-year Congressman, civil rights legend and respected freedom rider. His crime? He […]

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