Help Rebuild Our Communities: Buy Local

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Undoubtedly, Covid-19 has upended our global society and forever changed how we live, work, interact, and access goods and services. Besides exposing the glaring frailty of our current infrastructures and the purported — yet inadequate — support of the most vulnerable among us, the pandemic has instigated overwhelming financial hardship for families and businesses. Globally, the crisis has exposed inequalities that sit right beneath the surface with urban areas, growing cities and informal settlement camps experiencing rapid transmission. In the US we know that frontline and essential workers, who are more likely to be BiPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color)…

Like many people around the world, I am anxiously awaiting the verdict to the Derek Chauvin trial, which will be read at any moment. As I wait, I am reminded of an experience just a few weeks ago. I was relieved when I was able to schedule a Covid vaccination appointment. When the Uber driver arrived, I nodded to him and got in the car. Upon reflection, I realized how infrequently I have had a Black Uber driver.

As we approached the Lincoln Tunnel exit, the lights and sirens of a New Jersey State Trooper’s cruiser alerted us to pull…

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After years of partisanship, division and unanswered rallying cries, America needs transformational leadership to help us heal our communities, unify our country, and rebuild democracy.

This week, as we are on the precipice of change, I can’t help but think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we celebrate as a national holiday, and other modern-day leaders like Stacy Abrams.

Stacy Abrams is widely regarded for her voting rights work in Georgia after her own gubernatorial race ended amid allegations of voter suppression — with Doug Kemp ultimately renamed governor of Georgia. I remember it well, activists who went…

Why 2021 Still Matters for Black lives

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Kailee Scales is the former Managing Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder and Principal of ThinkFree Global Strategies, a boutique full-service firm that offers end-to-end consultation for all those interested in crafting forward thinking solutions to complex DEI, organizational, and revenue generating solutions.

2021 is finally here.

I’ve already proclaimed 2021 as “The Magical Year”. This next year will be the year when things get better because haven’t we suffered enough? I wonder how we will think about our resolutions this year — surely we desire a better world and life for ourselves and others. …

Kailee Scales

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