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How the Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo, Kevin de Leòn and Ron Herrerra’s Racist Comments are a Teachable Moment
October 27, 2022
Watching the city council meetings days after the recording of unhinged racist remarks by the three Latino councilmembers and Ron Herrera from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor showed the anger and frustration of the public towards morally corrupt leaders. ... read more »
NAACP Research Finds Black Voters Far From Being a Monolith
October 6, 2022
The NAACP commissioned the leading millennial and minority-owned public opinion research company HIT Strategies to analyze Black voter engagement and explore trends and devise strategies to reach voters on the issues that they care about. They found that Black voters are far from being a monolith – though they have many similarities. ... read more »
A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story
September 1, 2022
In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s. ... read more »
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The Keith Family: Utilizing Resources as Entrepreneurs
September 1, 2022
President of ... (EAN), Christine Keith, has expanded their enterprise to new heights since joining her husband, Todd Keith, CEO, ten years ago. EAN contracts with private, ... read more »
English Named Executive VP of Impact and Inclusion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
July 21, 2022
The recent appointment of Jeanelle English as the executive vice president, Impact and Inclusion, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which was recently announced by Academy CEO Bill Kramer, appears to be another move in the right direction as it relates to diversity and inclusion at the Academy. ... read more »
Kinecta Federal Credit Union Celebrates Black-Owned Businesses
June 30, 2022
As part of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council activities, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, a leading financial services provider in the South Bay, celebrated Black-owned businesses by partnering with the Spicy Green Book organization for its second Manhattan Beach Food Market. ... read more »
McDonald’s USA Teams Up with Marcus Graham Project to Provide Opportunities for Aspiring Marketing Professionals of Color
June 30, 2022
During the beginning of June, McDonald’s USA teamed up with the fifteen-year-old non-profit organization Marcus Garvey Project (MGP) to host their summer 2020 iCR8TM Bootcamp. ... read more »
Some School Systems Pause Diversity Programs and Pushback
March 3, 2022
Conservative takeovers of local school boards have already altered lessons on race and social injustice in many classrooms. Now some districts are finding their broader efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion are also being challenged. ... read more »
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Mount Saint Mary’s University Taps Hines-Gaither as V.P. of Equity, Diversity and Justice
February 3, 2022
Krishauna Hines-Gaither has the wide-ranging experience and education to lead this inaugural inclusion initiative at the only women’s university in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Cedars Sinai MLK Roundtable With L.A. Sentinel Publisher Danny J. Bakewell Sr.
February 2, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022- Cedars-Sinai’s virtual 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration—a yearly gathering honoring the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... read more »
Secretary of State Rep Testifies in Judicial Watch Challenge to Diversity Law
December 3, 2021
A high-ranking member of the state Secretary of State's Office has testified that no corporations have been fined for noncompliance since a law went into effect in 2018 requiring more women on corporate boards. ... read more »
Black Leaders Slam Gov. Newsom for Vetoing “Major Civil Rights” Bill
October 28, 2021
Currently in California, nearly 64 % of all state government employees -- including senior management positions -- are held by Whites, according to data from CalHR. ... read more »
Influenced by his dad and Tiger Woods, Wyatt Worthington II Hopes His Success Opens More Golfing Opportunities for People of Color
October 14, 2021
As a young teen, Worthington met woods during a First Tee and Woods Foundation event. Woods helped the young man with his swing and provided the kind of confidence that helped Worthington qualify to play for the PGA Championship in 2016. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Defeats More Than The Recall
September 16, 2021
San Diego County was one of the first to overwhelmingly report a vote against the recall and it only went downhill from there for the recall supporters. ... read more »
Juxtaposing Juneteenth and July Fourth: Emancipation, Independence and Democracy Claims
July 8, 2021
Seba Malcolm said it, we saw it and history has proved it. Indeed, he taught that “of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” Likewise, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois stated that “We can only understand the present by continually referring to and studying the past.” ... read more »
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