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About Irma McClaurin

Black feminist speaker, CEO of Irma McClaurin Solutions, Activist anthropologist, Award-winning author, Black feminist archive founder, Diversity champion, Community Engagement specialist…

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The McClaurin Library

Read the books, essays, and creative works written by Dr. McClaurin.

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Irma In The Media
In The Media

A collection of articles, press releases and more from Irma McClaurin.

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  • Resolve, Resilience, Hope & Healing

      “America, do not despair at the rising tide of elitism, incivility, racial, national and religious intolerance, and good old-fashioned racism and white supremacist thinking that has taken hold of our country at this political moment. We’ve endured worse and still we rose. America, do not despair, because for my 2017 New Year’s Resolution, I

    January 7, 2021
  • Further Reflections On Colorism And My Article, “Beyoncé : Stop Sanitizing The Rape Of Black Women In Slavery!”

    Updated from Original post in Medium: Jun 2, 2020 4 min read; featured image of Beyoncé courtesy of “But perhaps most potent is one of Beyoncé’s shortest reflections: ‘I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave.’ “ Why Beyoncé

    November 1, 2020
  • 2020 REmix: Do Not Despair America: 2017 New Year’s Resolution

    As people head to the polls to vote, it is important that we do not lose hope. This column was written after Donald Trump’s election four years ago.  It seems timely to repost it as people contemplate who to vote for.     January 1 is the day for resolutions with which to begin this new

    October 27, 2020

servicesChange Hearts. Change Minds. Change Behavior. Achieve Transformation.

Leadership is all about vision and action. I believe that if you change hearts, change minds, and change behavior you can achieve transformation. Now I use my extensive leadership experience to be of service and guide others to have a vision and take action.

Dr Irma McClaurinWho is Dr. Irma McClaurin

Dr. Irma McClaurin is a woman of many talents: Dr. Irma McClaurin is an Activist Anthropologist, Asylum expert witness, Award-winning Author, Black Feminist, Black feminist speaker, Diversity Audits and conflicts, Diversity champion and consultant, Executive Coach, Free-lance Writer and Editor, Immigration Asylum Expert Witness, Keynote Speaker Entrepreneurship, Keynote Speaker On Leadership, Keynote Speaker Reviews, Leadership consultant and guru, Leadership resilience trainer, Leadership Development, Outplacement consultant, Professor of anthropology and literature, Researcher and Evaluator, & Social justice poet, Writing coach

Who is Dr. Irma McClaurin is…

Dr. Irma McClaurin is a past president of Shaw University, an award-winning author, and an activist anthropologist who has committed her life and career to helping others transform the world. She holds the PhD and MA in Anthropology and the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in English, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As the Principal of Irma McClaurin Solutions (IMS), a consulting business, she specializes in helping others find immediate and sustainable solutions to emerging and urgent issues. McClaurin offers support as an asylum expert witness, leadership consultant and guru, speaker/facilitator, writer/editor, executive coach, researcher/evaluator, and diversity strategist.


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