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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 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 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 […]

August 29, 2018

Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother Wife Girlfriend/Mistress Sister Daughter Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re not doing what you should. Sometimes they nag or punish you — […]

August 1, 2018

The Buzz on HR reached its 7th Blogiversary in May. I was taking a little sabbatical from writing following the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge so I didn’t make much fuss about it. But I gotta admit, 7 Years is a really big deal and I’m proud of myself for making it this far … Yet I know […]

June 13, 2018

More and more states are passing laws requiring pay equity between men and women. More and more states are passing laws protecting employees who share information about their pay and who file claim against their employer for inexplicable disparities. We’re also seeing more and more coverage about the #TimesUp Movement and the inroads they are […]

April 25, 2018

If you’re going to have diverse people in your workplace,  you have a responsibility to to build inclusion.  Period. This starts with recognizing 3 things:  Supremacy and Patriarchy are real and the majority of oppression is a spinoff of these 2 systemic issues. Diverse people have differing world views, experiences and needs that have to […]

March 14, 2018

Diversity is important. In our workplaces, it leads to better environments and decision-making and profits. Yes. Companies with consistent commitment to diversity are more profitable and their employees are more satisfied with their work.  Issa fact. Google it. In our worldplaces, it leads to people who are more compassionate, intelligent and successful. Yes. People are […]

March 6, 2018

While Black History Month has ended, the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge has not. The Weekly Flavor of the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge will continue for 11 more weeks. In addition to my own writings, I will be incorporating some guest posts and round-ups on topics into the lineup to continue efforts to center the voices of Women and People […]