Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter, and the Business of Activism and Politics

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has come under fire for purchasing a $1.4 million dollar home in Los Angeles among other real estate investments. The organization has also been criticized for not directly assisting Black people adequately, including the families of victims of police brutality. As a former organization board member who has a …

Tyler Joseph’s “Platforms” Joke and Black Lives Matter – A Consultant’s Analysis

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots was ill-advised to make his “Platforms” joke, but did not act maliciously and was likely frustrated with implementing appropriate discourse. Communicating about political and social issues in a way that is relevant, appropriate, and in line with the creative tone and voice of an artist is challenging. Simply “canceling” …