Blackness and the Workplace

Blackness and the Workplace

The mission of Blackness and the Workplace is to empower Black professionals by providing resources, guidance, and support within a safe place to speak truth to power about the uniqueness of our shared experiences and identities. The goal of this podcast is to amplify and support Black voices, Black opinions, and Black support.

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August 22, 2020 18 mins

The founder of Blackness and the Workplace, Jessica talk about her career journey highs and lows and what led to the creation of Blackness and the Workplace. 

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Why are companies just now embracing the Black Lives Matter Movement? Should they? Are their motives sincere or is it all just a game? Guest, Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis, founder of 365 Diversity, LLC, speaks with Jessica on these and other important issues. 

Website: https://365diversity.com/

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On this week's episode, we continue the conversation about corporate America's role in addressing and embracing the Black Lives Matter movement. With guest host, Laure Feaster, the newly appointed CEO of Professional Dimensions in Milwaukee, WI. 

Website: https://professionaldimensions.org/

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Although most people don't associate spirituality and entrepreneurship together having both of these aligned can be beneficial for both our personal and professional lives. In this episode who discuss the importance of aligning our spiritual, emotional, and mental energies along with redefining what it means to be successful in this new era. Guest host, Chynna Hass, Intuitive Business Healer will share her story and her views ...

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Performance Improvement Plans (aka PIPs) are a treasured institution in Human Resources but they are problematic especially when they are used as weapons against Black people in the workplace. The impact of being unfairly place on a PIP cannot be understated as it can affect one's professional standing as well as mental and emotional health.

In this mini-series, Jessica interviews Black professionals from various fie...

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We are continuing the conversation about PIPS and the impact on Black professional's careers. In this episode, we listen to Danielle as she shares her story. 

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We continue our conversation by talking with Clarie as she talks about her experiences with a problematic manager and the ramifications of the PIP process. 

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Shanequa speaks with Blackness and the Workplace about her experiences with her manager, the PIP, and the after-effects. 

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October 18, 2020 59 mins

In our last episode in the PIP and The Threat to Black Employees mini-series, we discuss how to recognize when things are off at work, how to be proactive in correcting them, as well as how to overcome the challenges that come with being on a PIP. Guest host  Deborah T. Owens, Founder, and CEO of Corporate Alleycat joins us in this very important and eye-opening episode!  

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October 25, 2020 46 mins

In this two-part mini-series, we will be talking with two employment lawyers, Rebecca Salawdeh and Rebecca Lopez as they give their insights about employment laws and the impact on employees in the workplace. 

On today's episode, we will be talking to Rebecca Salawdeh, a lawyer who represents employees and their rights as she talks about these issues. 

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November 1, 2020 54 mins

We continue part 2 on employment rights with Rebecca Lopez an attorney representing employers/business as she talks about right-to-work laws, social media, and what it means for employees. 

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What is credit? Why is credit important? How can good/bad credit impact your future? In this episode of our Rebuilding Black Wall Street series, we talk about credit and why it matters with Kanisha Hines, owner of Credit Fit Restoration. 

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In this episode of Rebuilding Black Wall Street, we talk about the importance of money, living within a budget, and living under your means. 

We also discuss how to create a budget and what you need to do to meet your savings goals! 

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In this episode, we discuss Black Wealth. What it is and why it isn't always just about having money in the bank.

Martinez White, financial planner and founder of Institution Productions, join us for today's episode. 

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In this final episode of the Rebuilding Black Wall Street series, we talk with Majorie Rucker about the challenges and opportunities Black-Owned Businesses faced. 

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December 6, 2020 32 mins

In the season finale of Season One, host Jessica talks about the success of Blackness and the Workplace, the election, and its impact. 

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January 10, 2021 24 mins

In this episode, Jessica recaps 2020 as well as the recent white terrorist attack of the US Capitol on Jan 6, 2021, and the future of Blackness and the Workplace. 

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January 17, 2021 36 mins

The first episode in our Black In Tech mini-series where we interview Black professionals from a variety of fields in the STEM/Tech space. In this episode, we talk with Harrison Wheeler, UX designer at Linkedin about his career journey. 

Podcast website: https://www.linkedin.com/company/technicallyspeakinghw/

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January 24, 2021 35 mins

In this episode of our Black in Tech series, we interview Patricia Gatlin about her experience recruiting young professionals into STEM careers. 

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January 31, 2021 54 mins

We interview Adonica Randall, the founder, and CEO of Abaxent, LLC, a technology solutions company about her journey into the tech space, the future of tech, and why more Black professionals should consider a career in tech. 

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