Creative Courage Chat Nikki Igbo

This chat goes taps into a key element of creativity, problem-solving. It is with Nikki Igbo. She is the features editor at Radiant Health Magazine. Creativity is also problem-solving, so we discussed the current unrest we are going through at the moment. But to solve problems you need “Good Data”. Nikki provided some. We talked a lot about education and making an effort to be informed. She provides resources to help further any research you would like to do. Below is what she sent in her words:

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For anyone who truly wants to educate themselves on racism, its legacy, and what can be done to move closer to an America (and a world) without racism, there is a wealth of information and knowledge readily available. Below you’ll find links to some of my favorite personally-penned Black History Month posts as well as quotes of the Black creatives mentioned during our discussion. You’ll also find information about the Anti-racism educator (and her video) I referenced. I’ve included information on Tierra Bomba and the Charrua people of Uruguay. Finally, I’ve included links to the National Museum of African-American history and culture and other online destinations offering tons of resources. My favorite Black History Month blog posts: WHAT DO WATERMELONS ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO WITH US? https://nikigbo.com/2019/02/09/black-… CELEBRATING BLACK VISUAL ARTISTS: JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT https://nikigbo.com/2016/02/01/celebr… ALL ABOUT ATLANTA: THE WASHERWOMEN STRIKE OF 1881 https://nikigbo.com/2020/02/12/all-ab… In every human Breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance. – Phyllis Wheatley http://www.pwacleveland.org It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive characteristic.- James Weldon Johnson https://www.jamesweldonjohnson.org It is your responsibility to change society if you think of yourself as an educated person. – James Baldwin http://www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible. – Maya Angelou https://www.mayaangelou.com Whenever I see an opportunity and a chance to change something, I go at it and I lay out all the facts to everybody. And when I come to this space, I’m going to come with talent, I’m going to come with focus. And I’m going to do the job as competitively as the next guy.- Robert Johnson https://www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundat… Also Mentioned During Our Conversation Radiant Health Magazine, the Rebirth Issue https://www.radianthealthmag.com/heal… Jane Elliott https://janeelliott.com and Her Video https://youtu.be/4yrg7vV4a5o The Island of Tierra Bomba of Columbia https://lab.org.uk/colombia-collectiv… The Charrua People of Uruguay https://youtu.be/LXF2t1AEzi4 In-Person and Online Resources for African-American History and Anti-racism Activism The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture https://nmaahc.si.edu Black Lives Matter Resources https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/ Let’s Fight Racism https://www.un.org/en/letsfightracism/ White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy https://www.tolerance.org/professiona… I hope this helps.

Best, Nikki

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