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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
Dr. Ebony Hilton Leads Call for ‘Secretary of Equity’
February 4, 2021
The importance of the position is underscored by Covid-19 statistics, which show that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus. ... read more »
General Lloyd Austin Looking to Be the First Black Person to be Secretary of Defense
December 8, 2020
General Lloyd J. Austin III would be the first Black person to have control over the Pentagon. President-Elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the agenda of inclusion by selecting Gen. Austin as the formidable candidate to lead operations stemming from the U.S. Department of Defense. ... read more »
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Potential U.S. Senate Appointee Karen Bass solidifies the idea of Women in Power
December 3, 2020
Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass has amplified the call for justice countless times within Capitol Hill. The major benchmark Bass headed this year was the drafting and passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, unveiled on June 8; a “bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, and change the culture of law enforcement and our communities,” said Bass. Her willfulness to take a wide and powerful stance showed the nation that she is more than qualified for one of the seats as U.S. Senate; Bass represents a new era of women in power. ... read more »
Report Identifies Disparities in Perceptions of Bias, Inclusion in Hollywood
October 9, 2020
Women in the entertainment industry were about twice as likely as their male counterparts to experience biased or unfair behavior, with women of color reporting even higher rates, according to a report released today by the Hollywood Commission chaired by Anita Hill. ... read more »
UNLV to implement new tools for racial equity, inclusion
July 25, 2020
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas task force has responded to racial unrest following the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota with recommendations to address safety, equity and inclusion among Black students and employees. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: Culturally Competent in a Time of Controversy
July 16, 2020
Watching little children play is such a joy.  I have two beautiful little grandchildren and the smiles and laughter that so innocently flow from their faces brings me such happiness.  Children have an innocence about them; it makes one wonder, what makes that end? ... read more »
Valeisha Butterfield Jones Named as The Recording Academy’s First Diversity & Inclusion Officer
May 7, 2020
“We are thrilled to welcome Valeisha Butterfield Jones into the Recording Academy family,” said Academy Chair and Interim President and CEO Harvey Mason Mason in a statement. “Valeisha has been a force in driving systemic change and enhancing equal opportunities for underrepresented groups across entertainment, technology, and politics.” ... read more »
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Ending Workforce Discrimination is Up to Us
March 19, 2020
During my tenure at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), it became clear to me that access was the foundation of economic opportunity. The transportation sector lacked diversity, equity and inclusion, and this was glaringly obvious to both leadership and employees. Pathways began to emerge to grow a diverse pool of talent, but it was obvious that a more organizational framework was needed to operate at full capacity to best serve veterans, women, underrepresented, and underserved workers; groups that had been previously overlooked. ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
February 27, 2020
According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
CAP Report Reveals a Lack of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
October 17, 2019
A new report from the Center for American Progress has found that there is a disparity regarding diversity in the federal judiciary. ... read more »
NALIP HONORS AAFCA WITH ITS 2019 “WE ARE INCLUSION” AWARD
August 1, 2019
For the past two years, NALIP has put a laser focus on encouraging diversity in Hollywood through its #WeAreInclusion campaign. ... read more »
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