Category: History

Griots – West African musicians and story-tellers. From Alexander Gordon Laing, Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in western Africa (London: J. Murray, 1825)

4 Books You Should Read for Black History Month

Good stories, well told…

A White Man Called Me N******

Inspired by actual events

Presentation: “Channeling the River: Using Social and Cognitive Science to Steer Inclusion Efforts”

As of April, 900 people have listened to my presentation, Channeling the River: Using Social and Cognitive Science to Steer Inclusion Efforts. Here’s a brief description: In 2012, I…

On Difficult Conversations

Of all the definitions of “friend,” I prefer the one that says friends are people we share our secrets with. The idea is that we grant greater access…

A Quick Rundown on the United States

The United States is a country of countries. Don’t believe me? Check the dictionary:   And now, “country.”   Not convinced? The colonies that became the United States…