Jon Paul Higgins, Ed.D.

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Advocating for Marginalized People

This article is part of a series. Part One – How to Better Acknowledge the…

Affirming the Experiences of Marginalized People

This article is part of a series. Part One – How to Better Acknowledge the…

Black Experiences Can’t Be Commodified

There is a saying that one of the few good things about capitalism is the…

How to Better Acknowledge the Experiences of Marginalized People
How to Better Acknowledge the Experiences of Marginalized People

By Jon Higgins, Ed.D. (DoctorJonPaul)  This article is part of a series. Part Two -…

The Problem with Lil Mama's "Heterosexual Rights Movement"
What’s Wrong with Lil Mama’s “Heterosexual Rights Movement”

By DoctorJonPaul   It’s always interesting how celebrities are first to turn on the people…

When Clubhouse is Not a Home for LGBTQ+ People
When Clubhouse is Not a Home for LGBTQ+ People

By Jon Higgins, Ed.D. (DoctorJonPaul)    There are a lot of things to hate about…

When Black Culture Is Commodified Without Critique
When Black Culture Is Commodified Without Critique

There is a saying that one of the few good things about capitalism is the…

Back to School Means Virtual Struggle
Back to School Means Virtual Struggle

As parents and children geared up to go back to school for the 2020 school year, many parents find themselves confronting a new challenge – not having reliable access to technology in the home. As many schools shift to virtual learning platforms, research shows that there are several constraints that low socioeconomic families may face – many of which are now being furthered due to the digital divide.

Hiring Beyond Diversity: How to Be Inclusive During the Hiring Process
Hiring Beyond Diversity: How to Be Inclusive During the Hiring Process

In recent years, businesses have worked to unpack the word “value” and what it means in a company’s culture on a grander scale, specifically when it comes to effective hiring practices. With 57% of recruiters noting that it is important to have strategies that attract diverse candidates, the struggle for said candidates to thrive at a company is still a greater issue.

Dwyane Wade + Terry Crews: A Lesson In Allyship
Dwyane Wade + Terry Crews: A Lesson In Allyship

When you look up the word ally in the dictionary, there are multiple definitions and suggestions on how to practice it in the right way. For some, the word allyship is something that is proactive, ongoing and rooted in the process of unlearning toxic systems that are harmful to those who are marginalized and oppressed.