September 2020: If I Had Two Wings

Dear Friends,     The same weekend we lost Chadwick Boseman, many of the folks in my life—mostly writerly—also mourned Randall Kenan. It isn’t lost on me that both are
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July 2020: Calling Out and Claiming Space

Dear Friends,     This month’s update shines a light on Black Art Futures Fund, the philanthropic and Black arts advocacy arm of Red Olive Creative Consulting.  BAFF was designed
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June 2020: Calling Out and Claiming Space

Dear Friends,     Three Junes ago, I left my full-time job as Development Director at The Drawing Center, a visual arts space in New York City. I was there
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May 2020: Living in the Love Economy

Dear Friends,     Of course I know charitable giving can happen year-round, but I have to admit, I got caught up in the energy and inertia of the #givingtuesdaynow movement
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April 2020: Pacing Ourselves for the Long Journey Ahead

Dear Friends, Once upon a time I was a runner. After several years of false starts, I decided to complete the New York City Marathon the Fall before my 30th
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Arts & Culture for ALL

DEAR FRIENDS,      It’s Black History Month, so I’m going to take up some space. For the Black culture.  Last year Renée Watson, founder and volunteer (read: unpaid) Executive Director
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