Yesterday, I talked with a former student about what her company was doing about Black Lives Matter. She said they kept asking what they could do, and like most Black employees, she was remaining quiet, so, I gave her talking points she and her coworkers should ask for. Then, I wrote it out loud and… Read More 10 Things to change Institutional Racism in White Organizations and Corporations by Atim Annnette Oton
Early morning rise. My body’s time clock has changed. And my morning sermon of observations. I woke up with a series of thoughts that revolve around 3 black women I know and respect. Each has a certain focus: art, health and publishing, and for the last few months to a year, because of their extensive… Read More Morning Sermon: Black Women Centering
#StayHome#StaySafe#6feetApart Dear all, It’s now week 8 for us in New York and there are hints of a possible reopening plan by Governor Cuomo. As a business with 2 arms: Gallery and Shop, we have decided that we will do a wait and see…translation, we will wait a month after. We are more cautious about… Read More Senegalese Baskets Anyone?
StayHome#StaySafe#6feetApart Dear all, It’s been a hectic 6 weeks and we decided to stay quiet, listen and pay attention to the experts and to absorb the significant impact of Covid-19 and quarantine in New York and globally. The numbers of those lost is staggering, the numbers infected enormous and the lockdown is global. As a… Read More Our Covid-19 Response means Local Community Farm Shares
On Monday, the following press release will go out across the world. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Artur Jezak, Marketing Manager Phone: +44 2074 956 453 M: +48 668 480 400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org JAMM REK: QUOTIDIEN SENEGAL by LAYLAH AMATULLAH BARRAYN, A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN VENICE On view: August 24 – September 10, 2019 Saturday August… Read More JAMM REK: QUOTIDIEN SENEGAL by LAYLAH AMATULLAH BARRAYN
SPECIAL OPENING EVENT: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 6PM RSVP: email@example.com GROUND GAME: THE THRILL OF BALLPLAY by Atim Annette Oton, curator, Calabar Gallery OPENS June 22 to July 15, 2018 . . OKAYSPACE GALLERY, 281 N. 7th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Ground Game is a group exhibition of emerging and established artists from the African Diaspora creating… Read More GROUND GAME
The last several years has changed the art world in ways that are necessary, ways that make it apparent that there is a paradigm shift taking hold and in ways that heighten the need for a more sustainable change. Art is and has been a commodity. For African art, it has shifted in the last… Read More African Art, Curation, Exhibitions, Art Fairs, the evolving Gallery, Bitcoins, and what’s next the Market?
This year, much more, I noticed that there are many women are talking to me about their plans, goals and dreams that they have put on hold, gotten stuck or have no money to continue and it is primarily sole proprietors who are woman of color. When I ask really personal questions about the pause,… Read More Cooperative Economics makes sense and your business will grow
So often this summer, I have run into working through this same entrepreneurs needing to talk about what makes me keep at it and ask if I ever get stuck. Like almost every business person, I have and do get stuck but I over time and over life learnt how get unstuck from this unspoken… Read More Stuck in a Business Rut? It’s Time to Act: Change it.
I have been off this blogging space, mostly working and living but like a singer, I miss the rhythm and rhyme of creating so I am back blogging again to start the fall. As summer ends again, I begin reflecting on the changes and some lessons of business and life. Five things come to mind… Read More Some Business Lessons as Reminders as Summer Ends Again