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10 Need-To-Read DEI Articles from Black History Month 2021

Here's what we read for Black History Month.

Chris Hatler
HR tech researcher, writer and editor
February 25, 2021
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To end our Black History Month series of articles, we turned the focus onto other content creators to hear their perspectives about DEI in the workplace

Some topics you’ll see include:

  • COVID-19 and the Black community
  • Ideas for celebrating Black History Month in the workplace
  • Ensuring inclusion of all underrepresented groups

Scroll down for all that and more!

Jen Colletta of HR Executive interviews thought leader and author Torin Ellis about how HR teams can continue the momentum of the DEI movement.

In an educational post for Jopwell, Devon Lee tells about how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Black community

Maria Barerra of ChartHop compels companies to not only talk about their DEI initiatives, but report their data so they can make actionable change. 

For McKinsey, Sabah Alam Hydari describes innovative strategies to build inclusiveness within teams.

Ginny Engholm pens concrete ways to honor Black History Month in the workplace for HRCI.

For Harvard Business Review, Lori Nishiura Mackenzie and Melissa V. Abad encourage companies to think broader when it comes to diversity efforts, making sure to include every underrepresented group

Stephanie Eagen looks at honoring Black History Month through the lens of affinity groups on ADP’s blog.

Fairygodboss compiles a go-to resource for Black History Month, with historical information, a list of Black owned businesses, and a guide to Black art, film, and literature.

Katherine Plumhoff shares 24 ways companies are celebrating Black History Month on the Power to Fly blog.

On Textio’s blog, Julie Yue outlines a more holistic approach to inclusion and belonging.

Until next month...

To learn more about DEI, check out our detailed diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership statistics blog post, as well as what Black HR tech leaders have to say about DEI initiatives and programs.

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Chris Hatler

Chris was the content marketing manager at SSR between 2020 and 2021 during which time he researched and published in-depth buyer guides to help HR professionals source and buy the best software solutions for their business. He's now a highly sought-after writer and editor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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