How often does this happen? That rare opportunity when, after years of struggle and uncertainty, the storm clouds part and all your hard choices pay off. When the big picture is finally revealed -- and suddenly, it all makes sense.
If there is one thing that I learned from Tom Franco, it's to be true to yourself. No matter how stuck you may feel creatively, be confident in who you are, and you will eventually find what you are looking for.
Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and girls are routinely profiled, abused, arrested, and killed with impunity by police officers. We must stop this. We must protect the lives of our young people -- all of them.
Sometimes just getting together for a conversation is what people need to spark a discussion and take action. I am thrilled that I could be a part of starting an important dialogue in Botswana and am eager to see their entrepreneurial community take off!
It is said that Detroit reinvents itself every 100 years. But as Detroit leaders develop a robust innovation ecosystem that can foster entrepreneurial growth, how can it also nurture a diverse array of entrepreneurs and create opportunities for inclusive innovation?
Last summer, Nina Lindsay was walking through the Oakland Public Library (OPL) where she works when she saw what she describes as "the best kind of trash." On the floor was a peach pit sucked bone dry.
Collins Nyamadzawo walked into a rural Zimbabwean school where he was a volunteer and caught sight of two students sitting on the floor, one using the other's back on which to write.
Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.
Our voice will always be our greatest weapon. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. I choose to speak life for those whose voices have been eternally silenced.
Another week, another video--this time of a young African American woman wearing a bathing suit, holding only a towel. She is thrown to the ground and a white male police officer pulls her hair and sits on her back.
Many who watch their concerts and buy their records probably wonder if there's more to the platonic love connection that a midwestern daughter and New England son made to become Los Angeles-based professional musical partners in 2006.
Whether it is on the basketball court or in the venture capital industry's efforts to advance the progress and impact of tech-based entrepreneurs, leaders from Silicon Valley and Cleveland have much to learn from each other.
Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.
There has been broad recognition that, for this change to happen and be sustainable, dialogue must continue and citizen, community and police engagement must occur. And, in Cleveland, the consensus has been that all groups are invited to the table.
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
Before then, Memorial Day felt more like a "day-off," but now it's an opportunity to honor the service of friends, colleagues, classmates and my grandfather's generation who put service over self to defend our nation.