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Word on the C Street

A podcast where influential leaders reflect on the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion and share their perspectives on the defining challenges and opportunities of our time. 

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Ep. 4: Jonathan Greenblatt On Combating Hate and Fostering Respect for Fellow Citizens

Jonathan discusses the role of traditional and social media in deepening partisanship, the Anti-Defamation League’s call for the resignation or removal of President Trump after the events of January 6th, and the three things he believes we can all do to combat hate.

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Ep. 3: Pamela Newkirk on the Failed Promise of the Diversity Industry and How Corporate America Can Do Better

Pamela explains why the billions of dollars being spent on diversity have resulted in so little progress; her belief that when you have a diversity problem, you have a leadership problem; and the importance of empowering people to bring their full selves to work.  

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Ep. 2: Wes Moore on Unlocking Opportunity for Maryland's Black Families

Wes shares his perspective on what’s happening in Washington, his plan to unlock economic opportunity for Maryland’s black families, and what it was like to preach from MLK’s pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church. 

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Ep. 1: Dr. Alvin Tillery On What Corporate Leaders Can Learn From The Civil Rights Movement

Al discusses the inspiration for his innovative CREED model, how his upbringing in New Jersey drove him to study racial justice, and why he believes corporations are not ready for Gen Z.

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Ep. 5: David Clunie on America’s Opportunity to Create an Intentionally Inclusive Economic Infrastructure

David discusses how economic policy can help Black and other disinvested communities build wealth, the hidden challenges Black entrepreneurs face, and why data is the key to making Corporate America more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

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Ep. 6: Claudia Romo Edelman on the Power and Potential of the Hispanic Community

Claudia explains why Hispanic progress is American progress, her belief in society’s ability to move from tolerance to acceptance, and the data behind her optimism for the future.   

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