Should Black Women Straighten Their Hair or Lighten Their Skin?

Posted on: April 25, 2013

 Backlash for R&B singer India Arie’s new cover art re-raises controversial #skinversation on racism/colorism in Black community, including the discussion on Black hair.  This is a real issue. Tell me what you think by commenting here after you read this article. Should Black Women Straighten Their Hair or Lighten Their Skin?

…But it is Impossible?

Posted on: March 27, 2013

I heard the words “but it is impossible here” from a Muslim woman, an angry graduate student, an Ethiopian job placement counselor and an Orthodox Jew, each in different meetings in the span of six days. My trip to Israel a few weeks ago revealed resistance, persistence and hope among the diverse groups with whom…

The Diversity Advantage 3rd Edition is Here!

Posted on: September 18, 2012

(Click here to BUY NOW!) Finally a book about diversity with “why’s” and “how-to’s” that are immediately applicable to daily life. Lenora Billings-Harris is writes in a thought provoking yet non-judgmental manner as she shares best practices of individuals and organizations from around the world in an effort to help us all work well and live…

Author Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP explores diversity in the workplace with Israeli delegation in Greensboro Sept 13 as part of multicity U.S. fact-finding mission

Posted on: September 13, 2012

Author Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP explored diversity in the workplace with Israeli delegation in Greensboro September 13 as part of multicity U.S. fact-finding mission. The 8-member State Department-invited delegation of business leaders, educators and government officials met with The HR Group to learn about diversity practices and lessons from a Quarterly Diversity Breakfast Forum, in conjunction…

What to Do in a Month of No Holidays

Posted on: August 6, 2012

What does August mean to you? For most folks it is a month of no holidays, but not for Charles (my honey of 38 years) and me. We celebrate our wedding anniversary as well as both our birthdays in August!  We have no excuses for forgetting these three dates. Although it is a month with…

I Wonder…Thoughts for July 4th

Posted on: June 13, 2012

As we approach Independence Day, I wonder what we as individual citizens could do to recognize and renew the significance of the meaning of the July 4th holiday. Many of us spend time with family and friends at backyard barbecues, at the beach or the mountains watching fireworks. Still others celebrate the day by taking…

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP Earns Prestigious Top5 Speaker Designation in Diversity and Inclusion for the Third Year in a Row

Posted on: January 19, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC  – January 19, 2012 –  Local diversity strategist and speaker Lenora Billings-Harris has been awarded the prestigious “Top5 Speaker” designation in 2012 by Speakers Platform, one of the United States most prominent speakers bureaus.   Out of hundreds of nominees, Lenora has risen to become one of the world’s most respected and compelling speakers…

10 Minutes to Remember MLK

Posted on: January 16, 2012

I wondered how long it would take us to turn the Martin Luther King holiday into just another day of shopping specials. Unfortunately, that day has arrived in my community. I had a chance to contribute to a celebration in Muskegon Michigan last Friday. If you have 10 minutes to celebrate the true meaning of…

Two Companies Commit Multicultural Mishaps

Posted on: December 21, 2011

As our Jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah, this is a wonderful time to learn about traditions and religious celebrations. Although Whole Foods and CVS had good intentions, their actions did not provide a positive result.  Another example of what happens when non-diverse teams make decisions that impact multicultural communities.  As you read the article don’t get…