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A letter to my brothers…

My brothers… Please be careful. You sound like the All Lives Matter crew when you question why Black Women require advocacy. You too can be an ally if you open your minds, and it would mean a lot. It’s amazing how many Black men get a little frazzled when they learn that I’m an advocate for women and women of color. They start asking questions like: “what about…

Inauguration Day: What a Day for Women of Color!

WHAT A DAY FOR WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR!!! Yesterday, I joined millions of women who donned their pearls and “chucks” to watch the Inauguration.  This was indeed a monumental moment. For the next four years, corporate environments will have a glimpse at what women of color can be—-rockstar leaders at the highest levels. We shouldn’t wait for them to realize it. Sis, we have to make the…

LMS’ Inauguration Day Tweet Makes the Orange County Register

What a historic moment for our country with yesterday’s Inauguration Day! I was absolutely impressed with the young poet laureate who rendered verse at the ceremony. So much so that I tweeted about it, and reflected my conversation with my 8 year old daughter. The tweet about my and my daughter’s reaction to Amanda Gorman, including it with tweets from the amazing organizer and public figure Stacy Abrams…

Forbes: Recognizing the Power of Your Story Can Empower You to Say No

  The importance of asking for help is often communicated to women. While the ability to seek guidance and assistance in life and career is a highly sought out trait, some find that asking for what you need can be taxing when your requests often fall on deaf ears. L. Michelle Smith, CEO of No Silos Communications LLC, can attest to the power of saying, “No, Thanks,” as…

TheGrio: L. Michelle Smith shares tips and tricks to get Black women to the C-Suite

Professional speaker and business coach L. Michelle Smith says Black women in corporate America are taught to blend in. “If I stand out, if I shine, I get backlash,” Smith says. “I heard from women who lost their positions because the shine got too bright.” That’s why Smith says she wrote her latest book, “No, Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Include Myself,” which Smith describes as a “hardcore leadership…

Afrotech Calls The Culture Soup Podcast One of the Best Podcasts for Black Tech Entrepreneurs

Afrotech has called The Culture Soup Podcast®️one of Seven Great Podcasts for Black Tech Entrepreneurs. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Shout out to the incomparable Morgan DeBaun and her incredible team at Blavity and more. Thanks for the recognition. We are on hiatus until January 2021, and we are planning some great shows. Meantime, there are about 200 episodes for you to binge listen to over the holidays to get caught up. Enjoy! Read the…

How to break it to the fam: You’re not coming to T-Day Dinner (NBC DFW)

(photo courtesy: Debra Hunter Johnson) The pandemic has spiked in many states. The CDC is issuing warnings about holiday gatherings.  That’s all fine,  it then it hits you: you have to break it to your family that you won’t be coming. Afraid to face off with your mother or that demanding uncle? Today, I recorded an interview on NBC DFW on how to break that  news to family.…

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