This week we’re homing in on our November cover feature. In the first piece, the Coalition of Black Mass Spectrometrists share the origins and aims of their initiative and tell us what still needs to change in the field. Next up, Isiah Warner discusses the importance of mentorship to Black analytical scientists and Renã Robinson delves into the power of advocacy – as well as her role at NOBCChE. Finally, Devin Swiner (co-founder of #BlackInChem) tells us about the power of social media and the plans for the future.

I hope you enjoy reading these interviews! Lauren Robertson, Deputy Editor

A Network for Progress
11/11/2020 | Lauren Robertson
The co-founders of the Coalition of Black Mass Spectrometrists (CBM) tell us how they've provided a much-needed space for discussion around racism
Mastering Mentorship
11/11/2020 | Lauren Robertson
Isiah Warner discusses the value of mentors to Black analytical chemists, and shares his own journey to the top of the field
Advocate and Advance
11/12/2020 | Lauren Robertson
Renã Robinson tells us about her role as President Elect of NOBCChE, and why advocates are vital to ensuring true representation in the field
A Social (Media) Movement for Change
11/13/2020 | Lauren Robertson
Devin Swiner, co-founder of the #BlackInChem campaign, explores the power of social media and describes the aims of the initiative
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