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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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Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

By Alyssa Lukpat and Eduardo Medina—Aug. 8, 2021 The house on Sharon Avenue in Wyoming, Mich., was supposed to be another option for Eric Brown, a real estate agent, to show to his client. Instead, the visit to the property became one of the most traumatic experiences...

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

By Adrienne Westenfeld—June 15, 2021 In 1979, up-and-coming television producer Joseph Lovett scored the opportunity of a lifetime. Just a few months into his stint at 20/20, ABC’s upstart television news magazine, Lovett was assigned a profile of James Baldwin,...