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Dec 2017

MeToo ~ Safe Spaces for Marginalized Girls

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The rallying cry #MeToo has amplified the testimonials of women abused at the hands of powerful men. That language first emerged without a hashtag in an era before Twitter had soared full-throttle. Tarana Burke, a survivor of sexual abuse and the founder of Just Be, Inc., coined Me Too 11 years ago. Her goal was

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Nov 2016

#TipsIn20: 12 Tips to Surviving the Holidays: How NOT to be a Ho, Ho, Ho!

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In this month’s #TipsIn20 webinar, managing director Shannon Mouton Gray offers smart and hilarious tips on how to survive your company’s holiday party. Watch below to learn whether your little black dress is going to be appropriate and why you should NOT hover around the appetizer line.

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21
Sep 2016

Team McKinney Welcomes AAM to Our Client Family

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When you see “Made in America,” what do you think of? Is it one of the Big 3 automakers? Is it the shoes on your feet, or the T-shirt on your back? Now imagine if one day these companies ceased their operations—or worse, outsourced their manufacturing plant jobs overseas. Hundreds to thousands of workers would

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Jun 2016

Highway Robbery and the Poor Tax

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By Gwen McKinney Imagine being on a Los Angeles highway, minding your own business and just trying to get where you need to go in the unending trials of life. You hit a bump in the road. You confront a barrier. But at least you can keep moving. And then, a bandit emerges from a

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06
Jun 2016

The Roots of 21st Century Shackles

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By Gwen McKinney I was ambivalent but resolved to TiVo the History Channel’s four-part series Roots. Notwithstanding the fictination (fictional history tinged with imagination), I was dubious about an eight-hour commercial TV time suck balanced against their drive to score Nielsen ratings. The Roots marker was well-established by Alex Haley’s work, a phenomenon of the

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May 2015

The 10 Most Ridiculous Phrases Used in the Workplace

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By Ronald Simms Jr., Digital Communications Specialist Euphemisms developed in the workplace to help people deal with things they didn't want to talk about. Problem is, while they might make you feel clever, they've become annoying and overused.  Check out the list below of some of the more ridiculous phrases and try to avoid incorporating

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11
May 2015

Never Run Out of Blog Ideas Again With This List

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By Ron Simms Jr., Digital Communications Specialist The days of staring slack-jawed at a white Microsoft Word screen are finally over. Below is an infographic with 55 (!) ideas for blog posts. There are the usual suspects, like lists, definitions, and case studies, along with the more uncommon but no less effective meme posts, satire

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May 2015

Poor People Age Faster Than Rich Ones

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By Ron Simms Jr., Digital Media Specialist The urban poor in the United States experience accelerated aging at the cellular level due to chronic stress linked to both income level and racial identity. This is according to findings published by a group of prominent biologists and social researchers, including Stanford University professor and lead author,

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06
May 2015

BBQ Joint to Host White Appreciation Day

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By Ron Simms Jr., Digital Communications Specialist Rubbin Buttz, a Colorado based barbeque restaurant, will offer a 10 percent discount to white people in an effort to combat racism. The event is being dubbed White Appreciation Day, because Black people have Black History Month and Latinos have Hispanic Heritage Month.  “We figured all we could

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May 2015

The Five Necessary Skills For Great PR Professionals

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By Ron Simms Jr., Digital Communications Specialist Whether you're a public relations neophyte, or an industry vetern, here are five traits essential to being a PR professional. Paying attention to details – With so many distractions at your fingertips, including content to read and overly demanding clients, PR pros must be able to pay attention

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