I wrote this article a couple of weeks ago. I hesitated to release it, but I feel like it will help others who are going through this.
A moment of transparency.
A job candidate just rejected my job offer. Whew.
To be honest, this stings. It even sucks a little because I have never had this happen before. In the past, I have had people accept job offers on the spot. Before, the close of business I would have a signed agreement with a thank you note attached.
However, not this time.
As I am typing this, I am reminding…
…the pandemic was the icing on the cake for a few reasons.
The road to recovery, during and after the pandemic, might be met with a lot of empty offices and cubicles as more and more employees opt not to return back to work. But to be honest can you blame them?
According to Prudential Financial’s Pulse of the American Worker survey, 1 in 4 workers are planning to quit their jobs after the pandemic.
For most people, the effects of the pandemic helped us to evaluate various aspects of our lives, redefine what is and isn’t important to us…
But on the inside, we are broken pieces being held together by tape.
Over the last few months, Black people have not only watched their friends and family members die at higher rates from the coronavirus, they have also watched people who look like them be gunned down while going for a jog, be murdered in their homes, threatened while bird watching in Central Park, and mercilessly choked on camera.
And every day, we have woken up and answered the emails and gotten on the Zoom calls.
We’ve showed up with a smile, and put the pain and fear behind…
For many black women taking on the role of being a rehabilitation center has become a generational curse.
I sat in my office putting together a presentation for a group of young women who invited me to speak on how to reclaim your voice as a black woman in a world that silences it.
At first, I Googled articles for suggestions about how to reclaim your voice. A majority of the articles I found gave what I call “the glossy generic answers,” telling us to stand up for ourselves or to speak up. …
“My anxiety sent shocks of pain and chills throughout my body at the announcement.”
My Facebook friend posted this status in reaction to the announcement that Virginia schools are set to reopen for face-to-face instruction soon. Like most educators, she is fearful about returning to school for face-to-face instruction when the pandemic has no end in sight and when vaccinations are hard to come by. Not to mention the nightly reports showing people who are bedridden in the hospital with COVID; or worse. …
The Digital Learning Impact of COVID-19 on Rural, Minority, and Lower Income Communities
Parents, students, and the public are all wondering if students will go back to school this fall amid COVID- 19. As cases in South Carolina continue to climb, many parents are concerned about the safety of their students returning to school for face to face instruction. However, parents aren’t the only ones worried about returning to school in the fall. Teachers and administrators ponder about implementing instructional methods that align with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines as an effort to minimize exposure to COVID- 19. …