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Diversity & Inclusion

4 Books by Black Authors To Read This Month

In honor of Black History Month, we've been reading some of the great books written by four of the talented Black speakers that joined us at our recent Diversity Reboot Summit—because Black History Month isn't just about looking to the past, it's about elevating the Black voices that are helping to build a better present and future.

Have you read any of the books below? Let us know what you think!


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Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

By Valerie Jarrett

"The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her experiences as an Iran-born African-American woman as well as a family member, lawyer, public servant and government leader at a dynamic period in American history."



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Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career

By Carla Harris

Wall Street veteran Carla Harris shares wisdom and actionable insights to help you take the next step in your career.



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Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

By Tiffany D. Cross

"A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country's rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters."


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Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

By Dr. Matthew F. Delmont

"Black Quotidian explores everyday lives of African Americans in the twentieth century. Drawing on an archive of digitized African-American newspapers, Matthew F. Delmont guides readers through a wealth of primary resources that reveal how the Black press popularized African-American history and valued the lives of both famous and ordinary Black people. Claiming the right of Black people to experience and enjoy the mundane aspects of daily life has taken on a renewed resonance in the era of Black Lives Matter, an era marked by quotidian violence, fear, and mourning."


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