Respectability Politics

Episode 1: Respectability Politics

Understanding how white supremacy and unconscious bias affect workplaces: People of color facing name discrimination. Minda and Kia share their experiences, resilience, and love for Jay-Z and gummy bears in an open conversation.

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The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, CEO of Kia Croom Fundraising and Philanthropy, a Black-woman-owned fundraising firm that works exclusively with nonprofits serving Black and Brown people and communities. Visit to learn more.

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Minda Harts, a New York Times bestselling author and a champion in the DEI space, is a respected entrepreneur and CEO who has made significant contributions to her field. Her expertise in discussing finance, racism, and nonprofits has made her a sought-after guest on the Black Fundraisers Podcast. Shaped by her passion for Black business, Black life, Black money, Black power, and Black pride, Minda's perspective is focused on advocating for financial empowerment and social justice within the Black community. Her insightful discussions on these topics provide valuable insights and guidance to listeners, establishing her as a respected voice in the industry. Learn more about Minda by visiting


The Black Fundraisers' Podcast is produced by Kia Croom Fundraising & Philanthropy. This Black-woman-owned fundraising firm helps nonprofits serving Black and Brown communities raise critical funding to fight the byproducts of structural racism. That is, structural inequities such as poverty, homelessness, educational inequity and more.

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