Crews Control Media presents The Black Gems Dive In Podcast, a weekly conversation about inclusive cultures and everything in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. The podcast is hosted by Kua and Kendra, two amazing women and practitioners in the diversity and inclusion field.
DEI Speak Up Culture
On this week’s episode Kua and Kendra discuss the hot topic of the week, “Derek Chauvin Verdict and Justice Department Investigation into the Louisville Police Department.” The pair discuss psychological safety and how to garner trust to get authentic input. The pair also chat about resources they use for DEI work and creating buy-in within organizations. Lastly, Kua and Kendra share their gem of the day.
The “Doo” in Due-Process
On this week’s episode Kua and Kendra discuss the hot topics of the week, “CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Unveils Agency Initiative to Address Racism in Health“, “Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says” and “Police Officer is Fired after Pepper Spraying Black Army Medic”. The pair welcomes Chad Williams, Founder of “dooProcess” a wrongfully arrested individual who started a street wear clothing brand with soul to help with social justice causes. The group discuss the criminal justice system and future initiatives to come. Lastly, Chad shares his gem of the day.
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We Celebrate You
On this week’s episode Kua and Kendra discuss two hot topics this week, “Local radio host makes insensitive and colorist comments” and “Georgia’s new voting restrictions”. The pair acknowledge and discuss Women’s History Month and highlight recent contributions that women have made both locally and nationally. Lastly, Kua and Kendra share their gem of the day.
The Meetin’ After The Meeting
On this week’s episode Kua and Kendra discuss the hot topic of the week, “What the Grammys got right and wrong about diversity, from Beyoncé to BTD”. The pair welcomes Darnell Haywood, Community Responsibility Officer at BankonBuffalo who engages people locally about banking, including financial literacy classes in the Northland Corridor. Darnell also helps to establish DEI initiatives and strives to make everyone feel valued, whether they have one dollar or one million dollars. The group discuss “The Meetin’ after the Meeting” and why people of color need spaces without white people. Lastly, Darnell shares his gem of the day.
Can People of Color Be Anti-Black?
On this week’s episode Kua and Kendra discuss the hot topic of the week, “Dr. Seuss Enterprises Will Shelve 6 Books, Citing 'Hurtful' Portrayals”. The pair also discuss anti-blackness, its global impact and how communities of color can also perpetuate anti-blackness. Kua and Kendra also discuss their gem of the day.
The Power of A Hashtag
On this week’s episode Kua and Kendra welcome guests Shannon Currie and Jer’Mykeal McCoy, both members of the Urban League Young Professionals in their respective cities. Shannon is an accomplished brand consultant, strategic communicator, influencer, and advocate, with over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 corporations, institutions, and emerging businesses. Jer’Mykeal is a business and civic leader who dedicates his time to advocating for and empowering the greater Richmond community. He is passionate about bringing more people into the political process and showing them the power of their vote. The group discuss the hot topic of the week, “Black Lives Matter receives a Nobel Peace Prize nomination”. The group also discusses social versus political movements and the progression of civil rights into our current landscape. Shannon and Jer’Mykeal also share their “gem of the day”.