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Celebrating Black Artists and Changemakers in the Movie, Film, and Music Industries During Black History Month

In the final installment of Fors Marsh Group’s Black Culture Curation Series honoring Black History Month, the DIVE Committee and the Black@FMG Affinity Group present Songs and Stories. This last installment of the series shines a light on Black excellence in music, TV, and movies.   Music and imagery capture Black life and experiences in a unique way, telling vital stories of ...

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In Recognition of Black History Month: Powerful Black Voices That Are Influencing Today’s Social Media Landscape

FMG’s Black Culture Curation Series continues with Follow the Wave, which highlights powerful Black voices and influencers who are shaping some of today’s most relevant social media conversations. Black people have influenced American culture and activism since this nation’s founding. With the advent of the digital age, Black influencers have new leadership platforms that are c ...

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Exploring Black Entrepreneurs’ Impact on American Food History During Black History Month

Breaking bread means to share a meal, money, or wealth with someone. Through the Breaking Bread lens of Fors Marsh Group’s (FMG) Black Culture Curation series, we celebrate Black entrepreneurship as well as the vital contributions that Black people have made to American food history.  The legacy of Black business ownership can be traced throughout American history, with the ris ...

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In Honor of Black History Month: The Legacy of Black Art, Literature and Music in America

To recognize Black History Month and celebrate Black achievement and excellence in America, FMG’s Black@FMG affinity group and our Driving Inclusion and Valuing Equity (DIVE) Committee created a Black Culture Curation Series. This series begins with Black Voices and Visuals, which highlights the legacy of Black art, literature, and music in America. The influence of Black artis ...

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Fors Marsh Group’s Black Culture Curation Series Honors Black History Month

To recognize Black History Month and celebrate Black achievement and excellence in America, Fors Marsh Group‘s (FMG) Black@FMG affinity group and Driving Inclusion and Valuing Equity (DIVE) Committee created a Black Culture Curation Series. This series highlights four lenses through which FMG celebrated Black culture this February:  Voices and Visuals—Poetry and visual arts cr ...

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It’s Always a Season to Give Back: Using Corporate Giving to Impact our Diverse Community

For many people, the holiday season is synonymous with giving thanks, spreading joy, and sharing what we have with others. This year was especially challenging for many, even more so for marginalized groups who have been hit the hardest by a global pandemic's economic realities. Times like these strengthen our resolve to make significant contributions to our community in the fo ...

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Fors Marsh Group Embarks on a New Challenge: Improving the Resourcing of Recovery

The United States entered the new decade with a global pandemic affecting people, economies, and education at levels not seen since the great World Wars. The COVID-19 pandemic has captured society’s full attention, as we have seen the worldwide death toll mount to over 210,000 in less than a year. And, while our collective focus remains on the coronavirus, the sad realities of ...

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Striving for a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplace? Try Computational Modeling

With inequalities systemic to the workplace being recognized now more than ever before, many leaders are realizing and acknowledging that their organizations may not be as diverse as they would like them to be. Members of the workforce, particularly millennials and Generation Z, emphasize diversity and inclusion as a critical consideration in their job searches—but organization ...

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How to Provide Creative Yet Accessible Information for All

Visual cues help organize information in a clean, concise way and make information stand out. Color is a visual cue everyone has encountered or has used to convey information: It could have been a color-coded answer key with correct answers in green and incorrect answers in red, a map of Europe with European Union (EU) members in blue and non-EU members in yellow, or a color-co ...

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Making Our Mark: Diversifying Alzheimer’s Clinical Research Recruitment Efforts

Each May, Older Americans Month is observed to celebrate the contributions being made by older adults across the country. The 2020 theme is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging everyone—older and younger people alike—to use their time and talents to make a difference in their communities, in the lives of older adults, and in support of those who care for older adults. Within the next ...

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Using Person-Centric Language to Combat Stigma and Increase Health Literacy

Last week, members of Fors Marsh Group’s Communication Research Strategy and Outreach Division attended the Society for Health Communication’s 2020 Virtual Summit. Over the course of two days, we, along with nearly 300 other health and communications professionals, heard from experts about the role of health communications in the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for buildin ...

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A Researcher’s Tips for Combating Implicit Bias

As researchers, we strive for impartiality when talking to participants, allowing them to speak openly without judgement or fear of recourse. This helps us reveal patterns of behavior or perceptions held by individuals from diverse walks of life. However, pure impartiality requires constant vigilance and personal awareness because our brains are wired to make snap judgements an ...

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