LGBTQ

Report: Anti-Black Hate Crimes Surge 27% Higher

According to state data released in August, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that hate crimes involving racism against Black people surged last year compared with 2021 data, including instances of violence motivated by bias.

Cal Attorney General Wants FDA Standards for Menthol Cigarettes Finalized

Last year, a version of the ordinance that exempted menthol cigarettes was opposed by Black council members Mark Ridley-Thomas, Marqueece Harris Dawson and Curren Price. They argued that studies have found Black Americans are the racial/ethnic group most likely to use menthol cigarettes and are 25 times more likely than White Americans to do so.

LA Pride Set to Return June 12

The LA Pride Parade, canceled for the past two years, is returning and taking a new route in the community where the movement started.

Priscilla Wallace Named Head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that Priscilla Wallace has been named head of supplier diversity for the company. Wallace joined Wells Fargo last month and will report to Barb Kubicki-Hicks, chief procurement officer, with a dotted line to Kelley Cornish, head of Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion Program Management Office and Enterprise Initiatives.

Netflix backs Chappelle despite criticism over trans remarks

A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer” doesn’t cross “the line on hate” and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian’s remarks about the transgender community.

In an internal memo, co-CEO Ted Sarandos told managers that “some talent” may join third parties in calling for the show’s removal, adding, “which we are not going to do.”