Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020)

Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020) Dear Community, Writing this year-end recap has probably been one of the most challenging tasks that I have had to complete in the last few weeks. Every time I started to write I just couldn’t seem to find the appropriate words that articulated the emotionalContinue reading “Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020)”

540WMain’s Essential Reading List (Books You Must Read) in 2021

540WMain’s Essential Reading List (Books You Must Read) in 2021 Every year we love sharing the books that inspire our mission and programming. One of the first steps to dismantling structural racism is understanding the past and how the past affects the present. It is also important to prioritize the content of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,Continue reading “540WMain’s Essential Reading List (Books You Must Read) in 2021”

Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2020

Dear Community, Our blog was buzzing with a diverse array of content throughout the year. When we kicked off 2020 we had a goal and tagline to “Scale Up 2020”. Little did we know how much the world would change in a way that we could have never predicted. We scaled up in 2020 andContinue reading “Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2020”

“Defund the Police” Means “Defund the Police”

“Defund the Police” Means “Defund the Police” “Defund the Police” means “Defund the Police”. Folks don’t need to “rebrand” the phrase. We don’t need to make it palatable for a broader audience. I don’t care what prominent Negro you cite who thinks the phrase is too “harsh”. It means what it means and the creatorsContinue reading ““Defund the Police” Means “Defund the Police””

Black Womxn Are More Than Their Strength

Black Womxn Are More Than Their Strength Calling a Black womxn strong is not a compliment. That might sound strange because ‘strong’ is such a positive adjective. Most would be grateful to hear others use that term to describe them. But for Black Womxn the term makes us feel exhausted. It’s a term that isContinue reading “Black Womxn Are More Than Their Strength”