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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers In this week’s ReFRESH we’ve got answers to questions about systemic racism, a letter to the President on Earth Day, and how one of our speakers turned his learning disability into a strength. What we’ve been checking out… What is insight if nobody listens? This helpful TED Talk gives tips on […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s Weekly ReFRESH shares reflections on Walter Scott’s murder, increasing diversity online and at the ballet, and some hard truths on the status of the literary industry. What we’ve been checking out… Although we may think tech is for everyone it can actually be more excluding than it is including. […]

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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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