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First Name Basis Podcast

Apr 23, 2020

This episode answers the number one question I’ve been asked since starting First Name Basis: How do I know whether to say ‘Black’ or ‘African-American’? I went straight to the source and asked a number of my friends and family how they prefer to identify and why. Listen to hear from:

Mielle Harmon, Harmony...


Apr 21, 2020

We had an amazing conversation on Instagram and I really didn’t want you to miss it! I shared a post about resisting the temptation to be seen as a savior and becoming a liberator instead. Then, one of the members of our First Name Basis fam asked what it looks like to be a liberator and we launched into an awesome...


Apr 16, 2020

I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines, the Black community has been hit the hardest by the coronavirus.

  • Infection rates in Black counties are 3 times that of infection rates in majority White counties.
  • The CDC reports 33% of deaths coming from the Black community, even where they only make up 14% of the population.