Category Archives: Black & Latino

Trial by Fire, a Latina Leading The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation

(This post was written by Shirley Anne Smith, Founding Director of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation.  May 4th is International Firefighters Day) I never thought it would easy but I always thought it would be worth it. My entire life, I have dedicated myself to servant leadership. I dedicated my life to nonprofits way before I even realized the magnitude

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Opinion: BHM is For Black Folks. The Work is For All of Us.

(This piece is written by Vanessa Toro and was originally published in “The Dose” powered by DigitasLBI where Vanessa is the Associate Director for Creative Strategy) I often get asked why –  as a NonBlack person of color (NBPOC) – I’m so passionate about confronting anti-blackness. Occasionally, I am not so gently reminded by Latinos*, Asians and other marginalized groups in

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