YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
IN THE BLACK RACIAL EQUITY
Community-based support for local initiatives.
Take part in clearing the path for progress. Take part in the healing that comes with reaching out. Find a safe place to have uncomfortable conversations. We are simply neighbors and friends, wanting to do more and see better here in the North Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Allen and Prosper area of North Texas.
Step up for real and meaningful change.
The activists are on the front lines. The supportive civic leaders are ready to serve. The Black-owned businesses and business that publicly support equity have raised their hands. Now, it's time for us to support their effort and get ready to do good.
Sherlyn Dorsey is a CEO, author, and public speaker with more than two decades of professional experience in Executive Training and Leadership as well as equity, racial relations and diversity and inclusion. Her businesses include You’re More Than Their Mother and People Development and Training.
Additionally, she has penned an empowerment guide for mothers in her book, You’re More Than Their Mother: Reclaim, REalign, and REbalance your life.
People Development and Training is grounded in the belief that personal development drives performance. Sherlyn’s holistic “people first” approach to business formed the three pillars of PD&T’s methodology — Diversity & Inclusion, Communication, and Emotional Intelligence and organically birthed the Executive Mentorship program. PD&T is designed for small businesses, start-ups and executives, who want to grow themselves and their businesses.
At JOT, we hope to learn from this local leader walking the racial equity talk. We asked her best advice for entrepreneurs. Here's her advice.
Be nimble and be consistent. Our former way of life is forever changed—don’t resist it, instead, go with the flow and find ways to innovate. Adjust your strategy, update your business model and keep delivering your message. In such an uncertain time, be the reliable voice of consistent, clear and concise content.
John R. Lewis Wants You to Continue the Work
John R. Lewis was considered the "Founding Father" of a "Better America"
John R. Lewis was the last surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, a civil rights warrior, and a three decade congressman. He died on July 17, 2020 at 80 years old. He was willing to give his life, and nearly did, for Black Americans to have a vote. Before his death, he prioritized visiting the newly renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. His only goal, even with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer, was to see the fight for truth to continue. How will you honor him and his life's work? How will you get into Good Trouble? In his last days on earth, he wrote this to you.
"Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe."
Read his last words to America here in his New York Times' posthumous essay.