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Reported by Risha Grant in Black Enterprise Magazine 02.27.19 In January, BLACK ENTERPRISE posted an article that featured one of my Facebook posts “16 Things Black People Do to Annoy White People.” Social media tried to rip it apart. For the first...read more
As my niece gets ready to leave home to attend college this year, I feel both excitement and concern for her. Excitement because college campuses open your eyes to so many great experiences and your mind to learning and hopefully thinking differently where needed. We...read more
Last month, I wrote about my outrage at being called the “N-word” and asked readers to weigh in. Some readers wasted no time, bashing me as a racist, admonishing my reaction and schooling me on race relations over the past 400 years. On the other hand, many more...read more
Risha Grant, the founder and CEO of Risha Grant L.L.C., an award-winning diversity and inclusion consulting and communications firm, recently posted a thought-provoking and provocative question on her Facebook page: What do Black people do that irritate White people?...read more
THE FOUNDATION OF ALLYSHIP Black Enterprise: Why is building allies at work critical for black women? Risha Grant: Black women are commonly and unfairly stereotyped as angry and uncompromising. Building a support system of allies is critical in keeping those...read more
Risha Talks: He called me the N-word, and I lost it. Let’s have a serious conversation about this word.
Words affect me. Blatant disrespect angers me. So, when those two collided in what I believed to be a racist rant that ended in me being called “the N-word,” I had a visceral reaction. It was a surreal experience. A black man I have known for many years introduced me...read more
When it comes to race and other diversity issues, I am paid to help people understand one another. I still maintain that we don’t have diversity problems — we have people problems, but I’m ready to admit that I’m at a loss. The Tulsa World has many print subscription...read more
Who makes Tulsa awesome? That's the goal of the Boomtown Awards, one of the many events hosted by Tulsa's Young Professionals, one of the largest and leading YP groups in the nation. TYPros gives its members, professionals aged 21-40 from all professions, chances to...read more
Bias. Racism. Discrimination. Now you can start the conversation about diversity and inclusion with your business and employees with a click of a button. Edgy equity speaker, trainer and author Risha Grant has released a trio of online videos called That’s BS! Video Seriesthat change perceptions, create innovative teams, foster inclusion and ultimately, increase profits.read more
I am on a plane finally headed home, toward the end of a crazy, whirlwind, tiring but fulfilling speaking tour. It took me to Reno, Nevada; Park City, Utah; back to Belfast, Northern Ireland; Scottsdale, Arizona; Las Vegas; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Oklahoma...read more
Risha in the News
Major corporations across the country are confronting bias with Risha Grant (KUVE-TV, ABC News)
Starbucks afternoon of bias training too little, too latte for America (Kansas City Star)
Developing a plan for diverse recruitment, retention (Daily Journal Oregon)
From Them to Us Starts with Confronting Bias (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Look Who is Invited Into Your Home.(Tulsa World)
Oklahoma Business Owner Fights Bias (Oklahoman)
The One Thing You Should Do to Increase Inclusivity (Business2Community.com
That’s BS wants to help us (Tulsa World)
Diversity In the Workplace (Bright Ideas for Business)
Keep Her in the Game (ESPNW)
Are You Full of BS?
Are black people hindering diversity and inclusion progress?
Reported by Risha Grant in Black Enterprise Magazine 02.27.19
If we don’t figure out how to meet people where they are, we will continue to stifle our inclusive growth. This growth can transfer into a skill set that would enable you to have a stronger voice at work, with family and in valued relationships. It is imperative to know what others are thinking. Read more.
Risha Talks: As lines blur between freedom of speech and hate speech, we must create civil dialogue
As my niece gets ready to leave home to attend college this year, I feel both excitement and concern for her. Read more.