CBS NEWS — Polls suggest some employees are content to be back at their desks, Black workers told CBS MoneyWatch that being in a predominantly White workplaces often exacts an emotional toll. Working from home offers a measure of inner peace and even helps them do their jobs better.
Such sentiments are common among people of color, including in corporate America. For decades, Black and Hispanic employees have reported feeling marginalized at work and being relegated to lower-paying roles even when their credentials qualify them for a higher-level position.
Black women, in particular, say a typical workday often requires looking past microaggressions from co-workers, ignoring flippant comments about their natural hairstyles or suppressing emotions lest they be labeled an “angry black woman.”
As a black woman and mid level professional in the Construction industry, I can attest that everything this article is stating is facts.
I started working from home approximately 2 years before Covid and I really can’t imagine ever going back into an office environment. The convenience & flexibility are definitely beneficial, but for me the privacy aspect is the main gain.
My staunch work ethic always allowed me to rise pretty fast within the ranks of the corporate world but ‘fitting in’ with various company cultures is something that I had a hard time adjusting to. I started my career very young, skipping college and hoping the workforce. I did eventually go back to college 10 years post high school, so I didn’t have tolerance for the workplace shenanigans. I made sure I kept things social but I wasn’t there to meet friends or group chat. I just wanted to bury my head in my computer and get to work.
Working from home allows me the luxury of not having to physically see or entertain people daily. Working with people over the computer or phone is a piece of cake. Honestly I feel I am far more productive and I even find myself willingly working longer hours — to the benefit of the company.
What about you? Are you a professional who would rather work from home than going back into the office? Or would you rather go into the office environment daily or intermittently? Why or why not?
“BMF” finally made its way to Starz Network and it is a smash. The streets appear to be loving the made for television series and the internet is on fire with former members trading both threats and shots online.
Apparently Bleu Davinci, one of the original members of the Black Family Organization is at odds with JBo another former leader, who is also involved with the production of the series. JBo posted a meme to Instagram, allegedly of Davinci as Eddie Kane from The Five Heartbeats trying to get back in the group.
Rolling Out — “The only thing I’m saying is that if they handle my name wrong, I’m coming to see you. The writers, the producers, the directors, the executive producers, y’all play with my name — I’m telling y’all right now. Y’all play with my name, it’s up. Period. There won’t be no more shooting. No more filming that s—. I’m gonna try to find a way to f— up everything about it if you play with [my] name. Soon as I get the first report, ‘Aye, bro, they playing’ with your name,’ I’m coming. Just already know. Have your security beefed up … ’cause I’m gonna give it to they a—, too. I ain’t finna play with my name. I’m gonna go all the way out,” he stated in the IG post.
50 Cent apparently was not worried about the threats either as he shared JBo’s meme as well as a letter from Big Meech to his son Demetrius Flenory Jr, who plays his father in the series.
In the letter, the incarcerated Flenory also salutes 50 Cent for helping turn his family legitimate so they can make their livelihoods from other ways than selling drugs.
Have you been watching the series? Check it out on STARZ NETWORK.
Lord today. Smh. I know it’s got to be extremely difficult dealing with the unruly side of today’s youth but damn! Buddy might want to find a new profession. Perhaps the WWE? A strip club bouncer?
Now had this been his own child I couldn’t have much of an opinion about him yolking the kid up but the fact that he lost his cool at school and he’s the Assistant Principal is what makes this story such an eye catching headline. Like dude, you can’t say what you’re thinking, especially to other people’s kids and in the world of cell phones you definitely can’t put hands on them. Apparently, he resigned. He’s lucky he didn’t go to jail.
Parents what would you do if this happened to your child at school?
The Daily Beast — An assistant principal in North Carolina who pulled a student to the ground has resigned but vowed to face off against the school district. “I am not afraid of people hearing the entire story of what recently transpired in the classroom at Knox,” Christopher McNeil, a former assistant principal at Knox Middle School in Salisbury, said in a statement.
McNeil resigned on Oct. 12 after a social media video showed him confronting a student who was cracking his knuckles. McNeil then hurled profane remarks at the child, telling him that if he continued, “I will beat the s— out of you … I’m going to wait for you to get up, and when you hit me, I’m going to lose my job, and they’re going to call the police.” McNeil then pulled the child to the ground, repeatedly calling him “crazy,” and had the child taken out of the classroom.
In a statement about McNeil’s departure, the Rowan-Salisbury School System said: “The safety of all students and staff are the highest priority of Rowan-Salisbury Schools.”
In the show, it depicts real life stories of how neighbors who usually start off friendly become bitter adversaries over minor disputes which end up escalating to extreme violence — sometimes fatalities.
This is so ridiculous. Imagine losing your entire life about a cat. Also imagine doing about 20 to life about a cat.
I know neighboring can be extremely annoying & difficult sometimes. I wonder if there were previous issues leading up to this.