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Reflecting on Black history, and where we go from here

While the fight for racial equality is year-round, we take extra pause in February to reflect on the Black experience in America, learn how to advance racial justice, and honor the many triumphs and sacrifices of Black Americans who have helped shape the nation. This #BlackHistoryMonth, check out inspiring interviews from McKinsey’s new My Leadership Journey series, dive deeper with data-backed insights on economic inclusion from the Institute for Black Economic Mobility, and bookmark Flowers & Crowns, a new podcast hosted by Bryan Lattimore that celebrates cultural icons, community leaders, and creative pioneers.

My Leadership Journey

Always connect, never give up: An interview with Jason Wright

Don’t leave points on the table: An interview with Lockheed Martin’s Stephanie Hill

Being intentional and being lucky: An interview with Barry Lawson Williams

Institute for Black Economic Mobility

Black consumers: Where to invest for equity (a preview)

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

The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be

Author Talks

The history of Black cinema in America

Ella Bell Smith on why race and class are wedges between women

Dorothy A. Brown on the whiteness of wealth

From the New at McKinsey Blog

Year one: Lessons from our new think tank focused on Black lives

A first step to racial equality? “Fundamentally improve job quality.”

Mapping the Black experience in film and TV