Supreme Court Decision on Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Decision on Roe v. Wade Like many of you, last week, I saw news alerts of the closest possibility of the Supreme Court decision to repeal Roe v. Wade that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.  As individuals who acknowledge inequities and power dynamics that obstruct the advancement of all birthing people, we…

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How Shirley Chisholm Kicked Down the Door by Hayven Williams

Black and white photo of Shirley Chisholm, smiling and wearing a collared shirt and glasses. Colorful collage background.

How Shirley Chisholm Kicked Down the Door by Hayven Williams On November 30, 1924 Shirley St Hill was born in Brooklyn, New York to Caribbean parents Charles and Ruby St Hill. Shirley is the oldest of four children. A good chunk of her childhood was spent in her mothers home country of Barbados with her…

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Florence Price and the Truth About Black Excellence

Black and white photo of Florence Price in a colorful collage.

Florence Price and the Truth About Black Excellence by Tori Parham Each Black History Month, as we look to celebrate the accomplishments of our ancestors, it’s important not to fall into the trap of simply celebrating examples of “Black Excellence.”  Black Excellence is ordinary. What is extraordinary are the circumstances which keep Black people from…

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James Baldwin and the Delusion by Jamila Batts Capitman

Black and white photo of James Baldwin, smiling and looking upward. Collage background.

This Black History Month, the VISIONS community is sharing the stories of Black historical figures who have impacted and inspired us personally. James Baldwin and the Delusion by Jamila Batts Capitman “One’s dignity depends on one’s estimate of one’s self. It really does not depend on someone else’s estimate. It depends first of all on…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Invented by a Queer Black Woman by Beca Oliveira

This Black History Month, the VISIONS community is sharing the stories of Black historical figures who have impacted and inspired us personally. Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Invented by a Queer Black Woman by Beca Oliveira She was Elvis before Elvis, she was Aretha before Aretha, she was Jimi before Jimi. She was the queer Black woman…

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What Black History Means to Me by Nikki Glass

This Black History Month, the VISIONS community is sharing the stories of Black historical figures who have impacted and inspired us personally.   What Black History Means to Me by Nikki Glass, VP Administration at VISIONS, Inc. My family history includes a lot of “the first Black Person to…” heroes, a tradition that I am…

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January 6th, One Year Later

As we reflect on one year since the insurrection in Washington, D.C., we choose to feel inspired by what those in our VISIONS community said and did as a result. Last year, we committed to reflect, then get back to work. And, I’m proud to say we did. Not only did we continue to provide…

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VISIONS Vault Shop is Open

We’re excited to announce that we’ve created an online shop for VISIONS, Inc. merch! We have tee shirts, tote bags and mugs available with unique designs that promote VISIONS’ values for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit the VISIONS Vault Shop to take a look at everything we have to offer.

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Unrestricted Funds…To Give or Not to Give

I want to reflect on the unique opportunities (and challenges) that VISIONS faced over the last fiscal year, which closed in July.  We saw an unprecedented demand for our diversity, equity and inclusion work, while juggling the constantly-evolving realities of operating during a global pandemic. VISIONS needed to move swiftly yet be mindful. Be responsive,…

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