The African American experience abroad

The lure of the expat life. Paris. “There you can be whatever you want to be,” said Langston Hughes. Today many African Americans live abroad, in cities from Seoul to Buenos Aires. But these adventures bring unusual encounters. One black woman shares her perplexing...

Are millennials becoming traditional?

A recent New York Times article finds some unexpected trends in the ways millennials think about gender. More young people in America are expressing a desire for a “traditional” family, but the same is not true in Europe. The results lead us to consider what’s causing...

Do it big: Go micro

Niche branding. It’s about building a relationship between your brand and a community. But what drives that connection? One growing force is micro-influencers: “relatively ordinary, down-to-Earth people” whose tweets may be worth more than celebrity endorsements. This...