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February 13, 2019

One of my personal stretch goals for 2019 was to make better use of my YouTube channel and create more video content. So this week’s #BlackBlogsMatter post is a vlog. I will do 2 more vlog-style posts between now and the end of the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. Enjoy! Follow me on YouTube and see my video […]

February 6, 2019

Shoutout to the Super Bowl for making this post super easy for me to write. Because what happened in the days leading up to the game, during the pre-show and halftime show are perfect examples of what Black Pawns on White ChessBoards looks like in action. In case you didn’t watch the coverage, let me […]

January 30, 2019

As I continue to learn more about the history and future of Black people and all the systems designed to keep us oppressed that we continue to overcome, and the many intersections of our identities with those of many other marginalized identities and groups … I become less willing to debate about certain things. Once […]

January 22, 2019

“Separate but Equal” was a legal doctrine which said racial segregation did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of equal protection as long as the separate facilities provided to each race were equal. This meant federal, state and local governments could mandate services, facilities, housing, medical care, employment, transportation and education be segregated by race. […]

January 15, 2019

Many ask me why I am still doing this. What’s the point? What’s the goal?

January 10, 2019

Verbal fillers come in different shapes and sizes. It is more than just “um”, “uh” and “like”.  It can also be phrases or words we use so often their meaning and message get twisted and diminished.  Effective communication, both written and verbal, is theeeeee most important soft-skill you can develop. Effective communicators are more successful […]

January 8, 2019

The new year is upon us and it’s time for trend predictions. Here’s my top 6 HR trends for 2019 in no particular order: 1) company culture As I’ve said before, HR should not own or drive company culture. We should be the gatekeepers and ambassadors — but the culture of the company is cultivated […]

January 4, 2019

2018 was another good year for the BuzzARooney brand. I continued my commitment to being bold and honest about what’s really going on in the areas of management, leadership and human resources in every avenue where I have influence. I pushed myself to speak candidly and openly about the issues plaguing marginalized people in our […]

December 19, 2018

Home Alone is the story of the McAllister family from Chicago who planned to spend Christmas in Paris, France with family living abroad. The night before they were supposed to leave, the 8-year-old son, Kevin, has an epic meltdown after getting teased by his siblings and cousins all day only to have them eat his […]

December 13, 2018

Gremlins is the story of the Peltzer family of Kinston Falls, USA.  Dad, Randy, is an inventor and on his way home from a convention, he stops in Chinatown where some kid takes him to an underground store to pitch products to the kid’s grandfather. Randy hears the grandfather’s pet making noise and, when he […]