Why Focusing on Diversity Numbers Won’t Really Make Companies More Inclusive

Diversity is simply good for business: Companies with greater gender diversity in their leadership outperform their less diverse competitors, have higher returns on capital, and are credited with better employee engagement and retention. These companies have more engaged customers, are more relevant to a broader customer base, are more innovative, and better at problem-solving. The […]

Ancestry.com Apologizes for Slavery-Themed Ad

Here’s your week in review, in haiku   1. Lift ev’ry voice and sing, Beyonc? is ev’ry thing. Rejoice and rise.   2. Zoom zooms, Pinterest pops, Enquirer exits, Galaxy glitches.   3. When said , he . Sadly, .   4. Derry tonight, and in the light of day: Madness. Absolute Lyra.   5. […]

The World’s Greatest Leaders

Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list is out, and although I love all our lists equally, I must confess that this is one of my favorites. Good leadership is often hard to define. In the abstract, it can feel bogged down in metrics, benchmarks, and execution-speak. But told through stories, leadership comes alive as a creative […]

Beyoncé Comes Home To Netflix

If the Beyhive members on your staff are sleepy today, let them be. They’re in a blessed place. Early Wednesday morning, Netflix began streaming “Homecoming,” a 137-minute documentary that revisits Beyonc?’s headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2018. It was worth getting up early for. On one hand, it’s a […]

How Disparities in Benefits Contribute to the Racial Wealth Gap

The black construction worker, the Latina home health aide, and the white entry-level data analyst may all work just as hard and take equal pride in their work. But a new research study from Brandeis University and The Workers Lab, an organization that develops strategies to improve the lives of working people, suggests two of […]

Donald Glover Debuts His Latest Project at Coachella

As Grammy winner Donald Glover was performing as Childish Gambino at Coachella, he gave attendees a festival within a festival, via a 55-minute Amazon Original film he debuted on Thursday. The film, Guava Island, was eagerly anticipated by fans. For one, it promised to be the capper to a terrific year for the multi-hyphenate star, […]

Google’s Chief Diversity Officer is Out Amid Controversies

Here’s your week in review, in haiku.   1. Aunt Becky thought the D.A. only had one pair and not a Full House.   2. Find someone who looks at you like Katie Bouman looks at a black hole   3. She points to the sky, a spider falls from power. Change comes to Sudan. […]

It’s Time To Talk About Reparations

Let’s talk about reparations. Why not? Everyone else is. According to the Wall Street Journal, public interest in the subject is on the rise. For one thing, all the Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for some plan to make amends for the centuries of post-slavery disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S. And now, […]

Congress Learns A Lesson About Internet Hate In Real Time

Call it out and they will come. This was the painful lesson learned yesterday, as YouTube moderators were forced to disable comments on the House Judiciary Committee’s livestreamed congressional hearing on online hate. The hearing itself had turned into an object lesson in online hate. Before the session had even begun, hateful comments began pouring […]

Budweiser pays tribute to Dwayne Wade in an emotional new ad

“You are more than basketball.” This was the powerful message in a touching new ad released by Budweiser in honor of NBA star Dwayne Wade’s final season with the Miami Heat. If you don’t want to ugly cry at your desk, then save this one for later. The ad features five people thanking Wade for […]