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…

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…