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Got told to combine the Tulsa Massacre's 100th anniversary with Juneteenth for a project because "they're both basically the same, right?"

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Does remote work increase diversity? Why or why not?

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An AE (account executive) position opened up at my NYC based creative agency. if you know of any Black junior talent, feel free to send them my way.

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Do your colleagues discuss BLM at work? If so, how does that make you feel? #blm #workingwhileblack #blackprofessional #diversity #coworker

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Partner ditched me for a white creative. Then recommended another white creative instead of me. Partner is not white.

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Any thoughts on mintel? Good company to work for?

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In honor of April now being Black Women’s History month, on Friday, April 9th, 2021, 12 p.m.—1:00 p.m., EST, Woman to Woman is hosting a special virtual discussion highlighting Black Women Creating History. It’ll be a virtual panel discussion with influential women who are making their mark with their own personal brand of Black Woman Magic and charting history as game-changing leaders. RSVP <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woman-to-woman-black-women-creating-history-2021-tickets-146583237409?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing__;!!N96JrnIq8IfO5w!ySG0Kdy04mHgTnn1VRDVbqGiMc_cGHjiHxKxwKklsWz3IXxkVeiQoDAWXjD4OntEnA$> now to reserve your spot.

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Are there any groups or communities that cater to mid-level folks focused on professional development and growth? I know of groups like MAIP and 4a’s but that’s about it.

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Email sent introducing six new white hires on the day the George Floyd trial starts. What a slap in the face.

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Unnecessary mircoagression #16,235

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Looking for some advice: I currently work at a company where the coworkers great, for the most part. I have quick access to the VP, they’ve given me promotions and even pay for part of my cell/interne… more

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How safe ian this room. Black interviews for topcoat. Was like by all interviewees. Top white chooses to bring back old defector. Fear of the new? Same hiring practices to maintain control

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Well damn. I really felt that part. Oof. Representation rises and yet both gender equity and pay equity lag. Particularly for Black professionals.

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How do you feel about being asked to volunteer for D&I initiatives at work when they already have someone who gets paid to be a D&I officer? Like, I won’t be paid for this extra work or get co… more

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