In ‘The Empowerment Zone’ Dr Ramona Houston focusses on building the power of the African American and Latinx communities.
with Dr Ramona Houston – zoning in on African American and Latino empowerment: building economic, political, educational and social power; advocating for health, philanthropy and service; championing racial and social justice.
Rebekah Ratliff: inspiring an end the crab in a barrel syndrome —
In this climate of heightened awareness around the need for diverse perspectives and equitable inclusion, individuals must be intentional about making an impact. Listen to a candid conversation between friends as Ramona chats with Rebekah Ratliff about the need for individuals to be supportive colleagues and not malicious crabs. The crabs in the barrel syndrome is destructive and has detrimental consequences. Rebekah contends that individuals and communities must be intentional about ending this harmful practice if we are going to move forward individually and collectively. Rebekah is an international mediator and arbitrator with the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS), the first African American non-lawyer ever to be invited to the JAMS panel of neutrals. She provides dispute resolution services in the U.S., London and Caribbean. A native of Chicago, Rebekah currently lives in Atlanta.
- Rebekah’s professional trajectory into becoming an international mediator and arbitrator
- Crabs in a basket syndrome
- Ways to replace the crabs in the basket syndrome with more affirming behaviors
Importance of sowing seeds generously (in service) to reap generously
- Taking risks
- Simple analogy to understand Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B)
- HBCU I.M.P.A.C.T. ®
In this show we zone in on all aspects of Black and Brown empowerment:
- We support building economic, political, educational and social power.
- We advocate for health, philanthropy and service.
- We champion racial and social justice.
- We critically analyze current events and issues from our perspectives.
- We spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events.
- We create synergy between our communities, believing that by working together, we increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.
If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.