Joins Urban League as VP

National Urban League Appoints Leslie Andrews

I am excited to be joining a fantastic team at the National Urban League in New York as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Advancement. I am looking forward to developing relationships and securing resources on a national level under the leadership of Marc Morial. Leslie Andrews TrailBlazers Interview  National Urban League

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100 Top Blogs for Women List

TrailBlazers Impact made the top 100 Blogs and Websites for Women List!  Feedspot selected our site as one every woman must follow in 2020!  Some of our blogs are thought-provoking, some controversial, some just fun to reminise with . . . we run the gambit!

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I Believe in Taxation

DeeDee Strum: This is the mission of American government. But it all takes money, the investment each of us must shoulder. We are the “envy of the world” because of our “quality of life”.

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Glass Half Full

5 Reasons for Optimism in 2021

    By Alison Gross for Daintree Advisory - Watch for Guest Posting in Community TrailBlazers Podcast As the vaccines ...
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Common Ground Part 1

The “What” of a Common Ground Strategy

    Part 2 By Bill Barberg In Part 1 of this blog series, I made the case for a ...
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Denying the American Dream

Levittown by Antoinette Punzavitz When WWII ended in 1945, it was estimated that 5 million houses would be needed to ...
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Common Ground Part 1

A Common Ground Economic Strategy

By Bill Barberg - Part 1. Following the intensely polarizing election, the United States needs healing and pathways forward to ...
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The Path to Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Blog

    The specific context is not as important as the universal message it delivers:  lifelong learning is truly important.  ...
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Pink Collar

Pink Collar Jobs #a*? Blog

By DeeDee Strum: Have you ever said, "What?!? Pink Collar Jobs #a*?" Pink Collar Workers, Us, Women who, regardless of ...
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COVID Holidays

By Karen Kendra The mad rush is over for another year.  Why were we rushing?  Most of us weren't leaving ...
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Staying Productive as a Remote Worker

By Rosa Jan Many people fantasize about working from the comfort of their own home, skipping daily commutes for more ...
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A 10 Year Old’s View on Inequality

By Molly L., Granddaughter of a Colleague When I look around me, I can see a lot of inequality that ...
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Remembering the 1950s

Burger Business in the 50’s

By Susan Fielder I was raised in the Burger Business in Kansas City. We owned Allens and Smaks which was ...
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Home in the 1950’s

By Nan McKay: In the 50’s decade, I was 8-18 so I’m remembering what it was like when I was ...
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1950’s: What Was It Like?

From the depression to WWII to the 1950's era, everything changed. Those who survived the Depression and WWII were timid and ...
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Remembering the 1960s

Promotion? No, You’ll Just Have Babies and Leave

My husband and I moved to Minnesota and I needed a job. I was in my early 20’s and this ...
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Airline Stewardess Life in the 1960’s

By Nan McKay As a teenager, my favorite thing to do was to go out to the little airport in ...
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1960’s: Shockwaves of Change

The decade was a roller coaster of experiences and contradictions. Wave after wave of change crashed through society. It was ...
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My Love Affair

My Love Affair Part 6. And Then There Were 3

There were a few couples besides Harry and his wife. Even the police chief's parents were in the highrise. They ...
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My Love Affair Part 5. The Women in the Building

I must also tell you about the women. There were many, and I can't tell you all the stories, but ...
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My Love Affair Part 4. The Men in the Building

Life in the highrise continued on. There were more women in the building than men. Believing in the adage that ...
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My Love Affair Part 3. Integrating Concord Street into the New Highrise

The next hurdle was to relocate the Concord Street residents. I thought it would be easy — the highrise was so much ...
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My Love Affair Part 2. The Most Exciting New Year’s Eve

As the elderly highrise building took shape and became a reality, it was time to start taking applications. I went ...
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My Love Affair Part 1. Urban Renewal, Stockyards & Concord Street

It's pretty scary to realize that I've been working in subsidized housing since before HUD was created. I started with ...
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