Vanessa Wakeman named to City & State New York’s 2020 “The Power of Diversity: Black 100” list

Dear Friend, I am honored to be recognized for my work in City & State New York’s 2020 “The Power of Diversity: Black 100” list, highlighting influential Black leaders in New York. People so often negate the power of communications and the many ways it is crucial to catalyzing change, but being on this list … Read more

Futurist Rohit Talwar on Thinking the Unthinkable and Reframing Positions of Power to Positions of Responsibility

The Aftermath of Crises - The Next Normal

We kick off our 5th season with Rohit Talwar, the CEO of Fast Future, a UK based research and insights business that specializes in the fields of futures and foresight. In this dialogue, Rohit and Vanessa discuss the implications of the groundbreaking events that have occurred in the first half of 2020.

Press Release: The Wakeman Agency Launches The Narrative Justice Project to Bring Equality to Media Representation

The Wakeman Agency announced the launch of The Narrative Justice Project (NJP), a tactical response to the continual misrepresentation and under-representation of people of color in the media. Through this community organizing initiative, people of color around the country will have access to free media training to learn how to leverage the media in times of crisis. The goal is to bring equality to media representation, ensuring the inclusion of diverse voices from across communities of color.

Color Of Change President, Rashad Robinson, on Presence Versus Power

At the helm of Color Of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the country, Rashad Robinson’s reach and influence is undeniable. In this episode of the Social Change Diaries, Rashad reveals the core structure that makes Color Of Change so powerful. He talks about leading the successful campaign against credit companies who accepted money from hate groups- an effort that catalyzed everyday citizens into a powerful group of 1.4 million activists- and what celebrity and influence means from his vantage point.