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Black Brilliance: Why Investing in HBCUs Is the Smart (and Right) Thing to Do

Last year was filled with organizations—from multinational corporations to small businesses—making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments after growing calls for racial justice focused not just on our systems of government, but our socioeconomic systems as well.

In a moment of...

Celebrate Juneteenth on the Day, But Appreciate Black History Every Day

As I've gotten older, my desire for knowledge and truth has certainly increased. It is only in recent years that I've become more familiar with the historicity of Juneteenth and the significance of this...

Hope For a Better Tomorrow: How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are Confronting Discrimination

In the past year, the United States and countries around the world have had multiple reckonings with widespread discrimination. The need for social justice is not new, but the sense of urgency is arguably historic. We’ve watched as millions of protestors stood up for Black lives, we’ve used #...

IYF Stands for Dismantling Systemic Racism, Starting with Us

Over the past year at IYF, as the issue of systemic racism became front page news and decolonizing development was debated across the international development community, IYF looked internally to determine whether we have been silently complicit. We found that we have, and we’re committed to...