All Hail to the Queen?

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was watched around the world. In today’s episode, we’ll dissect the paradox and complexity of her reign. We’ll also look at the experiences of black and brown people in Britain and the U.S, before providing receipts on the issues marginalized employees in Britain face in the workplace. Then, we’ll cap the […]

85. Social Justice in the Workplace: A Conversation with Todd Belcore

In today’s episode, award-winning lawyer, Todd Belcore, joins the C-CRETS village to talk about social justice. Todd serves as the Executive Director and co-founder of Social Change, a national nonprofit committed to liberation and amplifying community voices through storytelling, organizing and direct action. Social Change believes that one’s zip code should not be a determinant […]

Thread Lightly: Navigating Toxic Work Environments

It’s Monday morning. How do you feel? If the very thought of going into work makes you want to slink back down under the blanket, well you’re not alone. The Yahoo Finance article Dread Mondays? So Do 66% of Americans — Here’s How To Fix That, cites a LinkedIn survey which found that 66% of […]

84. The Summer of Trouble (and Static): Trumpism in the Workplace

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss some major Supreme Court decisions that were rendered this past session and how it impacts our experiences as black and other underrepresented employees. Then, we’ll share receipts on the impact of these Supreme Court decisions on underrepresented employees, before providing you with a double dose of C-CRETS. First, on how […]

83. Raising the Voices of Black Men: A Conversation with Taroue Brooks

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Taroue Brooks, who bills himself as a public relations, event planning, entertainment marketing, and lifestyle architect. Taroue has worked with some of the biggest names across various sectors including music, sports, and politics, and is the owner of the firm, Taylor and Brooks. Listen in as Taroue talks about […]

82. The Workplace Wasteland: Dealing with a Toxic Work Environment

Do you dread going to work each day? Has your credentials ever been questioned? In today’s episode, we’ll talk about our experiences as black men working in toxic work environments. We’ll also provide receipts on the impact of working in these types of  work environments and give you some strategies on how you can navigate […]

81. A Real Hidden Genius: A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble

We’re back for Season 5 of the C-CRETS podcast with guest, Dr. Safiya Noble, an internet studies scholar and Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Safiya is also the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled “Algorithms […]

80. Season 4 Finale: Verify Your Receipts or Course Correct: Mid-Year Performance Review

It’s time to talk to your boss about your mid-year performance review. How will this conversation unfold?  Mid-year performance reviews remain critical for tracking how well your career is progressing. In this season’s finale, we’ll share with you the content and structure for a proactive and productive mid-year performance review. We’ll also provide receipts on […]

5 Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace

In episode 75 of the C-CRETS podcast, ‘The Intersection of Trust, Burnout, and Mental Wellbeing: A Conversation with Nidhi Tewari,’ she spoke about the impact that a lack of trust can have on an employee’s workplace experience. Trust among colleagues, supervisors, and managers plays a vital role in how an organization functions. A lack of […]