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Courageous Conversation’s Glenn Singleton Nurtured Public Dialogue Around Race

For more than 30 years, Glenn Singleton has been helping companies begin a dialogue around race and confront deeply entrenched habits and thought processes.

He has worked with ad agencies across the U.S., as well as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In February 2020, his Courageous Conversation Global Foundation introduced the “Not a Gun” campaign, created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, to draw attention to Black people killed by police, often because officers claimed they thought the unarmed victim had a gun. This was before the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor or George Floyd, and the campaign became even more relevant as the year unfolded. A follow-up, “Being Black Is Not a Crime,” included a film and print ad designed for use as a poster to protest then-President Trump’s rally in Tusla, Oklahoma, which was originally scheduled for Juneteenth before being delayed after public outcry.

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Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police

Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police

By West Resendes and Sarah Hinger—Aug. 31, 2021 As schools begin to reopen for the new school year, students like J.W. are dreading the return to hallways patrolled by police officers who are trained and ready to detain, handcuff, and arrest students. After being...

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

By Jessica Testa—Sept. 2, 2021 On the last Friday morning in August, the website for Harper’s Bazaar magazine led with an image of a Black model smiling widely in an Hermès gown, her hair in dreadlocks. Beneath that was a portrait of Lil Nas X and, just below it, an...