Race, Class & The Power of Storytelling at the Aspen Institute

On December 6, 2016 I was in conversation with Jonathan Capehart, member of the Washington Post Editorial Board and MSNBC contributor at the Aspen Institute. We had the opportunity to touch on a range of topics including the power of stories and narratives to build a more inclusive and equitable society. The audience was deeply engaged and asked important questions about how we might work together across communities and differences to ensure all children have a [...]

[Outtakes] 10 Questions and Answers with Nicole

 In the interview, the author talks about how Lauryn Hill helped her find her voice, the pressure of representing, going home, the best book she’s read all year and what she hopes readers will take away from the book.   Why did you write this book? I really wanted to tell a different story about growing up in America. I wanted to tell it from the perspective of a young Black girl, then woman. I [...]

BIG THINK: Want to Know What Causes Poverty? Hint: It’s not Just Money

What Causes Poverty? Not a Lack of Money, but a Lack of Social Relationships   When people think of poverty they think in terms of money and material resources, but a large part of being poor is suffering from a lack of social connections and networks, and living in a low-income area with no infrastructure that enables the leap up to the middle class. If institutions and leaders want to support and elevate poor communities, [...]

Jonathan Capehart & I talk the American Dream and the Power of Storytelling to Accelerate Change

The election was a doozy for all of us. I am excited to be in conversation with Jonathan Capehart, member of the Editorial Board of the Washington Post and MSNBC Contributor at the Aspen Institute on December 6, 2016. The event will be followed by a reception and book signing. To RSVP, click here.