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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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New Lavender Book App Will Map Safe Spaces for Black Queer People

New Lavender Book App Will Map Safe Spaces for Black Queer People

By Jo Yurcaba—May 17, 2021 Black LGBTQ people face an increased risk of violence and harassment. A new app hopes to help change that. David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, said Black queer and trans people have to worry about things...

Race in the Ranks: Investigating Racial Bias in the U.S. Military

Race in the Ranks: Investigating Racial Bias in the U.S. Military

By David Martin—March 21, 2021 More than 70 years after the armed services were integrated, it is still a fact of life in the U.S. military that African Americans are more likely to be disciplined and less likely to be promoted than Whites. Even the most successful...