The Weekly FRESHness

Edited by Mara Meyers In our second installment of The Weekly FRESHness we’ve got the goods from this week’s conferences, more tips on public speaking, and some awkward experiences surrounding the Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign. What we’ve been checking out… Shonda Rimes continues to prove why she is everything to us in her latest statements about the […]

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Jay Smooth on Starbucks, race conversations, and just how awkward things can get

Like we needed another reason to love FRESH Speaker Jay Smooth. Last night, Jay was on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the latest Starbucks campaign, “Race Together” that has brought on a lot of criticism over the last few days. And then, this happened (at time stamp 5:20): CBS Sunday Morning‘s Nancy Giles began teasing him for co-opting blackness […]

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The Weekly FRESHness

Welcome to The Weekly FRESHness! Every Friday, FRESH will be sharing a round-up of articles, videos and other goodies that we love that week, as well as the latest pieces and news from our speakers.  (Edited by our amazing administrative assistant, Mara Meyers.) We’re kicking off this first week with reflections on the 50th anniversary of Selma, […]

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Before public speaking, check out these TED Talks

We’re loving this playlist that TED put together of different talks on public speaking as a way to help others prep for a big event. After all, speaking in public is no easy feat (trust us, we know) – and the more tips out there to help people be brave and step onto that stage, the better. […]

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FRESH Crush of the Week: Radical Brownies

Image via the Radical Brownies Facebook page. Now this is awesome. An Oakland-based brownies troop, Radical Brownies represents one kind of next generation leadership that we’re really excited to see. Via Jorge Rivas at Fusion:  [Anayvette] Martinez, a community organizer, created the Radical Brownies with Marilyn Hollinquest because “there aren’t enough spaces [for young girls of […]

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