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 is … Continue 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 an … Continue 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 BUT … Continue reading The Art of Giving Back- Hurricane Harvey Relief