In celebration of #BlackWomensEqualPayDay. It’s important to acknowledge the struggles that Black women face in corporate America, academia and as an entrepreneur, due to their race & gender. Despite the fact that Black women are the fasting growing group of entrepreneurs & highly educated… there are no Black women as CEOs in Fortune 500 companies,Continue reading “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day”
I recently participated in a brief discussion on the cultural significance of the Black Panther movie on Fox 26 Houston. Click here to watch the full discussion. L to R: Jaison Oliver, Frederick J. Goodall, KG Smooth, Kim Roxie, me, and Fox 26 Reporter, Jose Grinan.
Due to the amazing feedback, I am temporarily closing the submissions for my research on January 30th. The form will reopen in late March/early April. Thank you to everyone who shared my recruitment flyer and all the African American entrepreneurs who signed up. -Asheli S. Atkins
Check out my feature on The Blacademic Project (TBP), founded by Amanda Hope it “serves as a space for narratives of everyday black brilliance and black excellence.” The questions really forced me to evaluate myself as an academic but more importantly my personal life. As a Ph.D. student, I struggle with work-life balance (whatever that isContinue reading “The Blacademic Project Feature”
Publishing in a public space is a small win for some academics but a major accomplishment for me! It means that the research I collect reaches the intended audience. Following Hurricane Harvey, I decided to write an article… and TribTalk, a publication of the Texas Tribune picked it up. I feel like I won anContinue reading “My First Publication”
Following hurricane Harvey, the city of Houston rushed to offer relief and in Texas fashion, we gave back in a BIG way. Money, clothing, cleaning supplies, home repairs, volunteering, emotional counsel and so much more. Well living in Houston for over 16 years, with family and friends across this city I had to help BUTContinue reading “The Art of Giving Back- Hurricane Harvey Relief”
As you all know, I run Houston Black-Owned Businesses and I’m on many social media platforms. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SoundCloud… because who doesn’t like a little Alina Baraz 😉 Enjoy!
I admire both Nyla of Thoughts Caught in My Fro and Michelle of Networking with Michelle, for being dope Black women and two for building their brands with integrity and creativity. After a chat on Facebook we decided to have a Black Girls Roundtable on Michelle’s podcast. The initial topic was the destruction of Black businessContinue reading “I’m not a guest, I’m family! Return to Networking With Michelle #BlackGirlsRoundtable feat. Nyla Spooner.”
This weekend I had the pleasure to participant in the Houston edition of Unity In Color, sponsored by NaturallyCurly.com . If you, like me, have not heard of Unity In Color or the creator Jasmine Solano here is a little summary of the greatness that is Unity In Color. “Together we stand in solidarity toContinue reading “Unity In Color : Houston”
An oldie but a goodie. While working on my MBA, Making Better Business Decisions was required. In my opinion, this is one of the most underrated business books. It touches on everything from personal biases that alter our rational decision-making skills to understanding why we don’t do what we should. The whole entire bookContinue reading “Book of the Month: June”
For 3 semesters my dissertation committee member told me to read this book. I ignored him. “It will help you with your research on African American entrepreneurs.” I smiled AND ignored him. Then I started on my first article and could not for the life of me find a book that was: 1) about present-dayContinue reading “Book of the Month: March”