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Governor Signs Bradford Bill on Insurance Diversity
September 12, 2019
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 534, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill expands current definitions in California’s Insurance Diversity Survey to include LGBT- and veteran-owned businesses. The bill also adds the Insurance Diversity Task Force and Governing Board Diversity Survey into California law ensuring valuable data will continue to be collected. ... read more »
Post-Racial Myth Perpetuates Racism and White Privilege
March 28, 2019
Those who feel America is a post-racial society tend to be either die-hard conservatives   or so naïve, they might believe there are snow-capped mountains in Florida.  But by any measure, public education, the criminal injustice system, poverty, etc., White privilege and its cohort racism, remain the prime barriers to Blacks receiving actual justice and equality.  ... read more »
Jussie Smollett Turns Over Phone Records, Says He Redacted Phone Files to Protect Privacy
February 13, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett on Tuesday said he redacted some information from his phone before giving it to Chicago police investigating a reported attack on the “Empire” actor in order to protect the privacy of contacts and people who are not relevant to the attack. ... read more »
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Harris at Spelman College: “Go forward unburdened, unwavering, and undaunted by the fight”
November 1, 2018
This past week, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered remarks at Spelman College, America’s oldest private, historically Black liberal arts college for women, as part of the school’s annual Homecoming weekend. Speaking to students from Spelman College and the Atlanta University Center, Harris emphasized the urgency of the current political moment, highlighted the importance of young women of color taking on leadership roles, and drew from her own experiences to suggest how young women can remain undaunted by the challenges ahead.  ... read more »
King, Abdul-Jabbar Honored for Tackling Homophobia
October 11, 2018
Jean King and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are being honored for lending their names to the fight against homophobia in sports. ... read more »
L.A. County Pushes Back Against Hate Crimes
July 19, 2018
Hate crimes statewide increased by more than 17 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 982 to 1,013, according to the California Department of Justice. ... read more »
Can Two Walk Together In Disagreement?
May 17, 2018
It’s believed BSA lost 425,000 members in May 2018, responding to integrating more girls into the organization; give the "Boy Scouts" program a new, gender-neutral name “Scouts BSA” in February 2019 ... read more »
LGBT Activists Plan First-Ever Pride March in Swaziland
April 12, 2018
The activists hope to win over some hearts and minds by holding a Pride march and festival in June. ... read more »
Success On “The Way”… Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Parental Rights vs. Transgender???”
March 8, 2018
Do Children Belong to Parents??? or To the State? ... read more »
Botswana court affirms legal recognition of Transgenders
November 23, 2017
In the earlier case in March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ordered the government to register a non-governmental organization that promotes the rights of the LGBT community in Botswana. ... read more »
City Officials, Residents Gather to Address Homeless Youth
August 31, 2017
According to the National Network for Youth, instability in the home is one of the major contributors for homelessness for youth ... read more »
Many Anxious as Supreme Court Considers Pivotal Cases
April 19, 2017
African-Americans, Hispanics, Muslims the nation’s LGBT community and women are watching anxiously as the U.S. Supreme Court considers important cases with the addition of new, conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch. ... read more »
Women of Color Lead Volkswagen’s Diversity Programs
February 9, 2017
Today, as Brown serves as Volkswagen’s Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, her passion for diversity and inclusion is fulfilled daily. ... read more »
Success on the Way: Update – Transgender LGBT Rights
August 25, 2016
Some weeks back I wrote to you regarding transgender (LGBT) rights in U.S. public schools. The way that came about was that President Obama administration issued a directive on transgender rights to public schools from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. ... read more »
Tinsel Brown? Will The Academy’s Historic Invite of 600 Minority Members Change the Complexion of Hollywood
July 13, 2016
The move follows a pledge it made in January to double the number of women and diverse members on its board by the year 2020. ... read more »
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