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Ukraine, Russians and the World

The situation for the entire population in Ukraine is terrible. The situation for part of people living in Russia is dangerous. The situation for Russians outside of their home country is challenging.

Lessons from Narcos on Netflix – Why do they never have enough money?

After watching the 4th season of Narcos, it hit me. No, I am not talking about every drug lord ending up dead or in prison. No, I am not referring to the fact that there will be drug lords as long as there is demand. I want to highlight how they always run out of money. How can you run out of money? The Cali cartel made up to $7B per year at the height of their criminal empire.

Allow me to re-introduce myself.

My former employer is interviewing me tomorrow. Here are my thoughts on the questions and what I will answer. Let’s make it fun.

Marcus Garvey v.s. W.E.B Du Bois

What will take the Black community out of our current situation? Bottom-up or top-down approach. The populist approach or elitist approach. This question has been haunting me for a few years. Yet, I never reach an answer I am happy with. On the one hand, my humble upbringing could mean I prefer a grassroots approach. On the other hand, my Columbia MBA would make me more of an elitist.

Fireside Chat Topics: 4 Questions to answer

For Black History month, one of my previous employers invited me to come for a fireside chat. I was conflicted at first. Firstly, about 2 months ago I told myself that it was over. I had enough of pouring my heart out in front of people to “educate” them or give them a good story to share during the next dinner party. But I am also deeply committed to my community. So could I say no to this Black Employee Network programming their BHM celebrations?

Kwanzaa Celebration: Day 7 – Imani (Faith). Peace Alima

Happy New Year! Today, my special guest is Peace Alima. She lives in London and was born in Uganda. She is an amazing yoga teacher. Such a great guest to finalize our Kwanzaa celebrations. She shared wisdom, and great tips to be in tune with yourself. It felt like a mental yoga session. Listen to her point of views on Faith, Race, Negotiation and much more.