Diversity

Muhammad Ali's Response To 'Not All White People Are Racists' In This 1971 Interview Is A Must-See

Today, January 17th marks what would have been Muhammad Ali's 76th birthday.<p>In honoring the deceased legend, we found one of his many iconic …

Racism

Want to Be More Creative and Intelligent? Work for a Diverse Company

In this polarizing political climate, issues of diversity and acceptance have been catapulted to the forefront of a national discussion. These are …

Business School

Adobe closes its gender pay gap -- now it needs to hire more women

Adobe last month announced it had reached its goal of gender pay parity for its employees in the United States, and that it would do so elsewhere by early 2018. Before now, female employees were being paid one cent less than men in the same position. According to Adobe, that’s no longer the case. …

Gender

Women Report High Levels of Gender Discrimination in STEM Fields

A s accusations of harassment, assault, and discrimination continue to roil the entertainment, media, and political worlds, a new national survey …

Gender

H&M hires diversity manager

H&M has appointed a diversity manager after dealing with the fallout from using a black child to advertise a hoodie with the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle."<p>H&M (HNNMY)announced that it appointed company insider Annie Wu as "Global Leader for Diversity and Inclusiveness" for H&M group.<p>"The …

Business

Minister uses profanity, criticizes companies' excuses not to hire diverse leaders

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains used profanity as he criticized the lack of diversity in corporate …

Sergio Marchionne

Putting Corporate Quotas to Work for Women

Men outnumber women in corporate leadership positions to such an extent that in the US that there are more top chief executives named John than there …

H&M hires diversity leader in wake of 'racist hoodie' controversy

In the wake of their latest controversy, Swedish fashion brand H&M has made the decision to hire a diversity leader - in the hopes the move will keep …

H&M Hires Diversity Leader Following Hoodie Backlash

When the photo of a black child modeling H&M’s “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral earlier this month, the Weeknd, LeBron James, Sean …

Julius Malema

Montana Walmart Disrespects Professor By Putting 'Clean Toilets' As Profession On Fishing License

Professor Gilbert Kalonde, a technology education instructor at Montana State University, went to his local Walmart to complete a simple task but …

New Bechdel Test Reveals Lack of Latina Representation in Hollywood

It’s been over 30 years since Alison Bechdel, a renowned cartoonist, created the Bechdel-Wallace Test with the intention of highlighting Hollywood’s …

Cecil B. DeMille

Broadway diversity improves for all but Asian Americans, report finds

Asian Americans were the only minority group to see a drop in representation on New York City stages during the 2015-2016 season, even as nearly two in five roles — a record high over the last 10 seasons — went to minority actors, according to a new report.<p>The findings, released this week by the …

Entertainment

22 States File Lawsuit Against FCC In Fight To Protect Net Neutrality

Attorney Generals from 21 states, Washington D.C., and public interest groups filed the first major lawsuit Tuesday to block the Federal …

Internet

Another Reason the Tech Industry Must Become More Inclusive

Despite industry efforts to create cultures where great ideas trump personal status, tech companies still suffer from workplaces with persistent …

Tech Industry

H&M seeks redemption for monkey hoodie by hiring diversity director

H&M has announced that it will appoint a diversity director after the backlash over its “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie.<p>On Facebook, the …

GBCC Launches Pacesetters Initiative Aimed at Uniting the Business Community's Response to Economic Inclusion

The Chamber spent 2017 recruiting a core group of Pacesetters to serve as early adopters and working with these companies to establish criteria for …

Boston

Black Lives Matter’s Patrisse Cullors On Her New Memoir And Response To 'When They Call You A Terrorist'

Patrisse Cullors is a radical queer black woman, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and the author of her new memoir, “When They Call …

Black Lives Matter

Investments Add Diversity to Labs and Clinics

Pulmonologist Cheilonda Johnson is studying a lung disease that commonly afflicts African-American women.<p>Pediatric surgeon Alejandro Garcia helps …

Medicine

The 'Black Lightning' Debut Takes The Internet By Storm, Receives 100% Score On Rotten Tomatoes

DC's <i>Black Lightning</i> premiered Tuesday night on the CW with critics and viewers taking to the new series like white on rice. At the time of this …

Black Lightning

University of Alabama Reportedly Expels Student For Saying She Hates 'N*ggers' In Viral Video

On MLK Day of all days, University of Alabama student Harley Barber posted a video to Instagram that featured her gleefully explaning that she can …

Viral Videos

9 #ThoughtsWhenScrollingNetflix That Every Black Person Has Had At Least Once

The hashtag #ThoughtsWhenScrollingNetflix was trending on Twitter Wednesday.<p>Most of us love Netflix for a good binging session, especially in times …

Trends

In Georgia, A Fence That Separated The Graves Of White And Black People For Decades Has Been Taken Down

The issue of segregation has haunted the people of Camilla, Georgia even in death, due to a fence that separated the graves of blacks and whites in …

Racism

Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo, Alleging The Bank Targeted Minority Customers With Predatory Loans

The city of Philadelphia received an early win in its case against banking giant Wells Fargo this week when a federal judge ruled that the city’s …

Wells Fargo

Barack Obama's Birthday Message To Michelle Is Just The Black Love Mood You Need Today

Today marks Michelle Obama's birthday, and to celebrate, our first black POTUS honored his favorite lady with a very heartwarming birthday wish on …

Michelle Obama

Mayor Michael Tubbs Launches Initiative To Give Every Graduating Senior In Stockton, California A College Scholarship

Michael Tubbs made history by becoming Stockton, California's first African American mayor, and youngest mayor ever to serve a city with a population …

Education

National Commission For Voter Justice Unveils Plan To Investigate And End Voter Suppression

The National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ) -- also known as the People’s Commission -- has concerns about voter suppression across the United …

Government

5 Reasons To Give The Gamer In Your Life 5 More Minutes

So there is a survey out by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) that suggests that the fruity cereal may be for kids, but video games are …

Trends

25 Black Atlanta Students Awarded Scholarships For Harvard's Prestigious Summer Program

This past Sunday, Harvard Debate Council held its inaugural Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project Surprise Reveal where 25 black high school …

Harvard

ELLE Discusses the Role of Women in Tech at CES Panel

With Time's Up, #MeToo, and the many conversations happening around pay equity, harassment, equal representation right now, this is a watershed moment for women in every industry, including tech. On Thursday, ELLE hosted a panel led by Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia at The International Consumer …

Presenting Our 2018 50 Best Companies for Diversity

Diversity matters. Studies have confirmed that diverse environments bolster corporations, promoting greater innovation and sharpening …

African-American News