A brief curriculum for 2021

An Imagine of a book given to me by my maternal grandfather entitled “King: A Critical Biography”

There’s so much to process on this MLK Holiday…so much many of has have been processing for years and so much many of us are just beginning to process. No matter where you are in that journey, I hope what I outline below will provide…

If that’s you, then you got it backwards.

As I begin writing this around 3:40pm ET, January 6, 2021…Today a terrorist treasonous mob has come to the capital. They have come to disrupt and destroy. And many, perhaps most, have come, some with signs, proclaiming the name of Jesus.

For the last four years I have repeatedly said…

In solidarity with the Umoja Coalition.

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The emails kept coming. Like so many of us I was inundated by emails asking for financial support for various causes during this season of COVID-19. I read the articles about how the abrupt closing of colleges and universities impacted…

An open letter to my white neighbors in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Recently, I conducted a Google search for George Floyd. In the top 2 or 3 of what Google calls its “auto-complete predictions” was a prediction that I might search for “George Floyd criminal record”.

Fresh Revelation, Perspective, and Opportunity Brings Me Full Circle

20 Years ago, I helped lead a protest as a sophomore student at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The picture above is the moment I approached the College President who came out to address us and our demands which we had published days earlier in the Trinity Tripod student newspaper…

Set Goals. Build a team of Mentors, Partners, and Proteges. Get Going!

Entrepreneurs take pride in the road less traveled. We often challenge the status quo and pride ourselves in seeing opportunity where others do not.

Last summer I took in a baseball game at Camden Yards (Go O’s!) with…

Who do we think we are?

A long while back, I had a great conversation with one of my advisors Fields Jackson (@fleejack) who is an expert on Social Media and Corporate Diversity. He stated that “the currency of character has increasing importance in today’s world and economy.” The phrase “currency of character” stuck with me…

Reflections of a Christ Centered Entrepreneur

For the 11 years I have pursued entrepreneurship, my primary ambition has been to do a deal- acquire an existing business or form a team and finance a new one with a clear path to profitability. In doing a deal, I would do my uncle’s legacy proud and be set…

The Art of the Ask and the Humility to Receive.

Recently, I got this text from a family member who was watching my daughter:

My wife and I drill our daughter on her manners constantly. …

In the Spirit of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball (MLB) Should Lead By Improving Inclusion.

The racism that exists in America hit close to home as my brother-in-law, Baltimore Orioles Center Fielder Adam Jones, was called a n****r and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him during a game at Fenway Park in Boston. This episode as well as an incident at American University

Russell Fugett

Husband and Father. Entrepreneur. Author. Podcaster. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consultant. @RussellFugett

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