When we do not understand our history, we are likely to repeat the mistakes, less likely to learn, and lack an ability to improve and reach our maximum potential. The affluent city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as Black Wall Street, was destroyed 96 years ago. The Greenwood community was home to numerous thriving businesses that included banks, schools, churches, restaurants, grocery stores, a hospital, movie theaters, and private airplanes.
As we have entered a new year and a new Presidential administration, many Young Professionals of color are left to answer the question: what now? Millennials and Generation Z came of age during an historic time in our nation. The past eight years have been filled with progressive changes that led many to be optimistic about current and future opportunities for all. But, what now?