Edited excerpt of the keynote speech delivered by Carol Moseley Braun, former U.S. senator, former ambassador to New Zealand, CEO of Ambassador Organics, at The College at Brockport–State University of New York’s Seventh Annual Cultural Diversity Conference, March 1, 2007.
Here are a few tips for getting off to a winning year of Awesomeness and Abundance.
As noted in the March 20, 2006, edition of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” America is turned on its head over the issue of diversity fatigue — what it is, what to do about it, and when.
I can’t pretend to know how your world will change, but I know it will... You can’t stop it. In many ways, you are the cause of it. Learn to love it. Make it your ally.
In most developed market economies the cultural industries account for 2 percent to 5 percent of gross domestic product and have generated consistent and stable growth above world average in the last decade.
The Women’s History Month that ended in March was themed “Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment.” Women are integral to the fabric of the United States. The social, political, business and scientific contributions of minority women have both enriched our nation and challenged us to build a more perfect union. Sadly today, I find that the American Dream is often not the reality for young minority women, particularly those in underserved urban and rural communities. They are often prisoners of a failed education system, marginalized by both circumstance and expectation.
Struggle has been our lover for too long. It has become friend, temple, tomb — the one relationship that persists after all the movements, all the battles waged by Black people worldwide to get us to where we are today. It is as if struggle is our only calling, our world, our worth, our future. What we need right now is emotional justice
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.” Ecclesiastes 10:19. King Solomon never lied. What he said thousands of years ago still applies today. We know how to party and make liquor and wine companies successful through our drinking.