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Honoring the past to build a better future

Black History Month is drawing to a close, but the challenge—and the urgency—of advancing racial equity remains. Our recent reads offer immediate actions that companies and leaders can take to build momentum toward system-level change. Plus, hear from McKinsey colleagues on what Black History Month means to them, and try your hand at this week’s new “Black History Memoirs” crossword.

Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

America 2021: The opportunity to advance racial equity

Author Talks: Michelle Duster on the legacy of Ida B. Wells

Investing in Black economic mobility

Fifty five: The color of wealth

Building supportive ecosystems for Black-owned US businesses

From the New at McKinsey Blog: The artifacts of our Black History

Three colleagues on passing old family traditions onto a new generation

Three colleagues on defining Black Excellence

Three colleagues on living the dreams of their fathers

Learn about the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility, which aims to inspire, empower, and sustain action that leads to the economic development of Black communities across the globe.