Foundation Work Helps to Reverse Social Plights, Perception of African-American Men and Boys

  By Kimberly N. Alleyne Originally Published at AmericasWire.com WASHINGTON—Concerned about the plight of African-American men and boys, several philanthropic organizations have launched initiatives to improve opportunities for them to succeed. Some programs address the structural bias that leaves these men more likely to be incarcerated, jobless and disproportionately affected by other social disadvantages. One…

Metrics Matter

Kimberly N. Alleyne So you launched a slick, shiny new branding campaign or communications plan that has award-winning potential. Now what? How do you know the strategy is strategic enough, that it will move the needle the way you envisioned–get media attention, spur business growth, increase sponsors, advertisers, attendees, voters, or advocates? How will you…

Suicide’s Shame and Stigma in the African-American Community

When Abraham Biggs Jr. told people he was killing himself, they thought it was a hoax. In fact, they watched online as he took his life in front of his webcam. When it was feared that Biggs was not joking, authorities were called, but they arrived too late. The Florida teen ingested a lethal cocktail…

Odd Tips to Prioritize Your Day via Fast Company

Kimberly N. Alleynehttp://www.kimberlynalleyne.com Who doesn’t love a Fast Company article? Today’s “Hit the Ground Running” newsletter offers a great article with tips for setting priorities. For an example, have you ever considered thinking about death to help you set priorities? The article shares a neat prioritization tip from Warren Buffet, too.   If today were the last day…