diversity

AI-generated models could bring more diversity to the fashion industry — or leave it with less

Proponents say the growing use of AI in fashion modeling showcases diversity in all shapes and sizes, allowing consumers to make more tailored purchase decisions that in turn reduces fashion waste from product returns. And digital modeling saves money for companies and creates opportunities for people who want to work with the technology.

New Children’s Book, ‘I Love My Daddy,’ Further Dispels Myths about Black Fathers

The stereotype of the absent Black dad remains quite ubiquitous in popular culture. It often takes the form of a dysfunctional family unit, but in recent years, studies have proven that the stereotype is nothing more than a myth. That legend is further vaporized in the new children’s book, “I Love My Daddy,” by Maryland social worker and military veteran Juanita Banks Whittington.

Building Bridges Summit Creates Roadmap for Diverse, Sustainable Educator Workforce

Educators, policymakers, K-12 leaders, higher education leaders, non-profit leaders, researchers, and advocates from across California recently gathered to develop a shared understanding of the root causes of why educators of color and multilingual educators enter, stay, and leave the profession and co-create a road map for building and supporting a diverse and sustainable teacher workforce in California.

NAACP Research Finds Black Voters Far From Being a Monolith

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.

A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story

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.