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Black History Month: Moss Hyles Kendrix

by Bryson Wilson| February 26, 2018

Growing up my grandmother would tell me, “An eagle can soar high, but it has it to come down for water eventually.” Meaning, no matter where life takes you and what you accomplish, never forget where you come from. Throughout his career, Moss Hyles Kendrix never forgot his roots and fought to uplift the Black […]

Black History Month: The Legacy of Stuart Scott

by Dane McMillan| February 21, 2018

One of the most important qualities a great communicator can have is authenticity. Being your authentic self will resonate with your audience much more than trying to fit a particular mold. When African Americans enter a new space, we often feel as though we need to assimilate into the culture that already exists. Stuart Scott […]

Going Big for the Gold: A View from Inside PyeongChang

by Tamara Jacobs| February 20, 2018

Every two or so years, members of the Ketchum Sports & Entertainment team enter the “Olympic bubble” where we live, eat, breath, and sleep the Olympic Games – arriving well ahead of the Olympic flame that lights the cauldron and staying until it is extinguished. Hardly noticing that there is a world outside of the […]

Black History Month: The Legacy of Maggie Walker

by Ashanti Wright| February 13, 2018

Richmond, Virginia, my hometown, has a complicated history. As a Richmond resident, or if you’ve turned on the news within the last five years, you’d know it’s home to a few grandiose reminders of our continued struggle with racial equality. And while these unpleasant reminders may fade into the monotony of our day-to-day lives, their […]

Black History Month: Zora Neale Hurston & the Harlem Renaissance

by Chloe Kerr| February 6, 2018

When I was a little girl learning about the Black excellence of our past, I was amazed by their talent, intellect and resilience. Many were trailblazers with no footsteps to guide them – they created the paths that we walk today. With that in mind, I’m humbled to share my thoughts on a prominent African […]