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Black People Can Work Together to Achieve Anything

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

I was a forty-year-old, ambitious black professional when I moved from Philadelphia to Chicago in 1981 to work for Burrell Advertising. Chicago sits on Lake Michigan. As the plane pulled in for a landing, I discovered a wondrous city of bold architecture. The view from the plane hoovering over the city was breath taking. I saw apartment buildings taller than any building in Philly. The iconic John Hancock building, which, at the time was the tallest building in the world, punctuated the skyline. Never, in my imagination, would I have thought that I would living in such a grand city, working for a Black owned company.

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