Yes, Read the Comments Section

My newest TED talk was delivered in May 2017 in Bend, Oregon. While the eyebrow-raising title ("Yes, Read the Comments Section") might make some feel uncomfortable because of their personal experiences, I believe it is important to wade into the waters of the unknown in order to make connections with those of different beliefs. At … Continue reading Yes, Read the Comments Section

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Portland State University Multicultural Graduation Keynote (Video & Text)

https://youtu.be/7OsZzvHXyFQ?t=24m53s Last month, I had the honor and privilege of being the keynote speaker for Portland State University's 2016 Multicultural Graduation. The video of the speech can be found above. Here's the original text: It’s a great honor to be speaking with you - not only because I’m addressing a graduating class that has the … Continue reading Portland State University Multicultural Graduation Keynote (Video & Text)

What Whiteness History Month is Already Teaching Us

In Portland, Oregon, a brave community college launched a new project that “seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism.” It’s called Whiteness History Month. And it has received equal parts scorn as well as praise. It should be noted that the endeavor itself isn’t “White … Continue reading What Whiteness History Month is Already Teaching Us

We Need to Stop Skipping Logic

This week has been filled with controversy over my legal battle against the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Because it has climbed so high in the court system, numerous parties have been weighing in, both wanted and unwanted. As such, it has been leading to numerous conversation and debates. That’s where things get really … Continue reading We Need to Stop Skipping Logic

Free Book Promotion

This weekend, my first book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, will be free to download on Amazon.com! Building a relationship with a corporate sponsor is one of the most important things an organization needs to do in order to achieve its mission. Sponsors can not only provide a source of income, but also increased … Continue reading Free Book Promotion

11 Options Available for New MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

  For the past few years, there has been an onslaught of articles questioning the worth of higher education. Many of these have been examining the return on investment for MBA programs as well. Yet for all of the number crunching and statistics (hint: almost every major study confirms that education pays off), I found … Continue reading 11 Options Available for New MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

How to Create and Deliver a TED talk

  Yesterday, May 3, I drove up to Seattle's UW Tower to deliver my first TED talk at the third annual TEDxUofW. TEDx events are independently organized, officially licensed, and designed to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. How to be Invited to Share a TED talk All TED events are managed by … Continue reading How to Create and Deliver a TED talk

The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education

I'm honored to join a distinguished list of presenters at this year's National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). The NCORE® conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive … Continue reading The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education