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Percy Brown

Percy Brown

Percy Brown is the CEO of North Star Consulting Services, Inc. He has directed DEI initiatives across multiple industries. He come from multiple generations of civil rights activists including his grandfather who was an educator who led desegregation efforts in the Mississippi schools in the 1950s and 60s. He is passionate about raising awareness to cultivate a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society.

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

A reflection on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘radical revolution of values’

By: - January 15, 2024

We live in a time when We, the People of the United States of America, are divided on social, political, and economic issues. Democracy itself is under attack, and issues such as women’s rights, voting rights, border concerns, and school curricula continue to divide us as a nation. The man we honor today, the late […]

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Black children in a classroom sitting at table raising their hands

Why ‘color-blindness’ is dangerous

By: - December 5, 2023

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” schools and other public accommodations for Black and white people were  constitutional. The Plessy decision is also the first time the phrase “color-blind” was used in American political discourse by Justice Harlan in his dissent of the Plessy decision. Harlan […]