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21
Jul
2017

Our Summer Reading List

By llenda,

Summer is at its zenith and there’s no better companion than a good book! We tapped five McKinney collaborators (and writers) to share their top summer reads. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on a Caribbean beach or chilling on your patio, we’re certain something here will captivate, capture and…

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21
Jul
2017

Vestiges of the Unheard in the Motor City

By llenda,

“A riot is the language of the unheard.”             Martin Luther King, Jr. In July 1967, the nation was rocked by civil disturbances in northern cities. In Detroit it took the authorities five days to quell the outbreak. There were 43 fatalities, 33 of them Black, and some 7,000 people were…

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21
Jul
2017

Conquest or Collaboration: When Boomers and Millennials meet

By levi,

 Conversation Bridging the Generational Divide Perhaps the most intense generational rivalry of the ages is between Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and Millennials (1980-2000). The boomers, reflecting the largest population cohort in history, then gave birth to a progeny that now outnumber their older predecessors. Somewhere, squeezed quietly in between, are Generation…

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28
Jun
2017

Intern Diaries

By gerald,

In early June, a rising senior at West Chester University with dreams of starting his own business gave us some time as an intern and offered useful lessons for anyone seeking quick On-The-Job Training. In my early summer internship with McKinney & Associates, I learned a lot of what it…

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23
Jun
2017

Resistance Summer: Standing firm in tending the garden of equality

By levi,

Two years ago the country stood awaiting the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting same-sex marriage equality. I remember seeing the faces plastered across social media – men and women anxiously waiting to hear if they would be awarded a slice of equality that heterosexual Americans already enjoyed.…

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23
Jun
2017

Then and Now ~Amplifying the voices of marginalized communities

By llenda,

The process of moving forward is often enhanced by looking back, taking stock and drawing upon historical lessons to inform the future path. Change is a continuum that is reflected in lingering patterns and practices. Here we share snippets of McKinney & Associates engagement that speak to the unending march…

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23
Jun
2017

The McKinney Manifesto

By gwen,

From PR with a Conscience to Strategic Communications with Vision Nearly 27 years ago, owning a public relations firm was a lofty, if not ambitious endeavor. For me, public relations with a conscience was clever but true, niched to positioning social justice causes and leaders in the public square. Back…

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31
May
2017

Lived Experience Of Mothers And Children

By leon,

Ashleigh Carter remembers when Asia was three, “stum” was thumb and “Elmo” was elbow. Those words echoed painfully and endearingly in Carter’s head over the nearly four years she was separated from her little girl. “All I knew is that I was helpless and couldn’t be there for her,” confided…

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