Verneda Adele White is a contributing writer whose work has been featured in the Huffington Post, OMNoire and MadameNoire amongst others.
Verneda is a social entrepreneur at heart. Her national platform, community-building events, and speaking engagements have focused on using fashion to raise awareness for pertinent social & human rights issues, racial justice and climate change.
Verneda is the recipient of the Daily Points of Light Award from the late President George H.W. Bush for her innovation in service.
In addition to her work as a social entrepreneur, Verneda continues to be on the pulse of the fashion marketing, events, and brand management industries as an independent Event Executive Producer. Verneda holds an MBA (with Distinction) from EBS London and is an alumnus of Cornell University (B.S. Textile and Apparel Management – Awards).
Verneda is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Having lived in London, UK, and Hong Kong, Verneda now resides in New York City.
I Experienced Systemic Racism at One of America’s Most Prestigious Magazines
As a magazine, Town & Country has been in circulation longer than the institution of slavery has been abolished in America. In the past few years, the 174-year-old Hearst publication has...
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Enjoying Sex Safely In The Midst Of Covid-19
The third installment of “WOC x WOC: Our Voices, Our Health, Ourselves” IG Live Conversations, featuring Brande Victorian, Senior Content Director, Women’s Division at Interactive One, Dr. Oni Blackstock, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV for the New York City Department of Health (NYC-DOH), Jamilah Lemieux, Writer / Cultural Critic, and moderated by myself as the series’ Executive Producer, went virtual following two impactful in-person events focused on HIV and women of color in summer 2019.
Women Write to the New Vice President
As the first woman of color elected as the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris broke through many barriers and made history, energizing a host of women who have a lot to say. Seeing a model of themselves filling the second-most-powerful office in the Free World, women from Africa to California, Canada to Florida began writing to the new Vice President.
Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President showcases a selection of these heartfelt and moving letters. Girl Scouts confide their fears for a future ravaged by climate change; a business owner in Harlem offers unflinching advice about the need for real investment in inner cities; civil rights activists share their stories, struggles, and successes over the decades.
Filled with moving personal stories and heartbreaking tales of racial injustices suffered, Dear Kamala offers much more than kind words. They represent an offer of support and a call to action for all those who will be at Vice President Harris's side throughout the next four years.
More #BlackGirlMagic: Finding Your Inner Peacock Through Empowerment and Healing
I last wrote about women of color of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life feeling uplifted, encouraged, and inspired to be fearless. For those who are living their best selves, there is opportunity to uplift...
Inspiring Action from Women’s March Photos Around the World #MakeAmericaThinkAgain
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then photos from around the world capturing Saturday’s Women’s March must be worth a million...5 million to be more precise. My favorite set of photos courtesy of the New York Times, gave perspective to...
Taking Pride In Hillary Clinton: Gains From Your Campaign For President
The air hanging heavy over New York today is solemn, and the image of the electoral map bleeding red across most of the nation last night is one I will not soon forget. We wanted Hillary Clinton to win, I know I certainly did...