The Tidal Next Time: Jay-Z’s Examination of Wealth, Race, and Self

“For black America needs a politics whose first mission isn’t the reinforcement of the idea of black America; and a discourse of race that isn’t centrally concerned with preserving the idea of race and racial unanimity. We need something we don’t yet have: a way of speaking about black poverty that doesn’t falsify the reality […]

Personal Essay

The Danger of a Single Story

“The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar.” – Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Recently I was reminded of the danger of a single story during a lecture by Robert […]

Tech Spotlight

Tech Spotlight: Yasmin Mattox

The Abernathy Tech Spotlight series highlights black professionals working in tech, from freelance developers to non-technical founders. Complete this form to submit your profile. What is your current role and where do you work? I work in higher education, specifically in urban entrepreneurship, and I am also the Founder & CEO of Arkatecht, LLC, a […]