culture

Shhh… hear that?  It’s the sound of progress

  Shhh… hear that? It’s the sound of progress. When Abby West (she/her) worked for the likes of People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Essence, you couldn’t have told her that one day she would be leading the charge for digital audio content for creators of color at one of the most cutting-edge content and tech companies on the planet. In fact, like most of us, back then, she…

The Culture Soup Podcast®: Out of Office

  You may have noticed that The Culture Soup Podcast® has been on break since around Thanksgiving. We’re not streaming, but we are planning a big return, Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 with some of the most exciting guests, my friends who are killing it at the intersection of tech, business and culture. The holidays are a great time to catch up, and you have nearly three years of…

CULTURE SOUP PODCAST LIVE: October 28, 2021 at 3:30 CT

It’s been a while, but the show will stream LIVE this afternoon, and I would love for you to join me! Let’s talk about what it takes to set a goal and then systematically smash it. Bring your leadership dreams and aspirations with you and let’s hack them. I’ll speak on the topic, have a series of journal prompts, and take your Q&A Live on this special broadcast…

Recap: The Case for Culture in Marketing – AMA Wichita

“Build a culturally inclusive team. Empower team members to speak up.” ~L. Michelle Smith, 5 Keys for Winning with Cultures in Inclusion Marketing The September AMA Wichita Luncheon was an eye-opening experience for many. L. Michelle Smith, CEO and Founder of No Silos Communications LLC, shared the case for culture in marketing. She explained and gave specific examples of how we as marketers are responsible for creating a…

Ep 4: Great Things Happen When You Just #DoYou with Jarrett Hill

Jarrett Hill was looking for his next career move and a little frustrated with the search when he found himself in a Starbucks, live tweeting the RNC.  But this episode really isn’t about plagairism and FLOTUSes.  It really is about what happens when you are just doing you. It’s also about microaggrssions and white supremacy.  ?. Buckle your seatbelts, and take a listen.  While you are at it,…

The Queen of Soul’s Favorite Soprano–Audrey DuBois Harris

Our premier episode features the story of The Queen of Soul’s Favorite Soprano. Aretha loved Puccini as much as she loved church music and soul, and when she discovered Audrey DuBois Harris mixing classical and gospel on a TV show one day, she just had to contact her. Her heart-felt performance at Franklin’s funeral was one last request fulfilled for The Queen’s family, and when you rewatch with…

‘A Seat At Luvvie’s Table’ Was An Opportunity For Black Women To Be Reaffirmed

By Luvvie Ajayi for Huffington Post This piece was originally published on AwesomelyLuvvie.com My resistance coping tactic is to surround myself with Black women. One thing that was re-affirmed to me after November 8 is that if I can’t count on anyone else, I can ALWAYS count on Black women. So since then, I’ve enveloped myself in a blanket woven by the love of sisters. Sisters. From blood…

Editorial: Opera’s Diversity Problem & How to Fix It

By Santosh Venkataraman, Operawire I was lucky enough this past November that a friend of mine had an extra ticket for “Die Walküre” at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Now I had already seen it opening night and reviewed it for this site.  Of course, the chance to again see Wagner at Lyric with top-notch performers like Christine Goerke and Eric Owens wasn’t something that I was going to…

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