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Articles by: Kaitlyn D'Onofrio
Kaitlyn D'Onofrio is associate editor at DiversityInc.

Companies Boycott Google Over Ads Ran with Hateful Content

Companies Boycott Google Over Ads Alongside Hateful Content

Advertisers are finally saying no to Google’s lack of accountability for its content.

Health Care Vote Postponed, Bill Still Hurts Low-Income Americans

Health Care Vote Postponed, Bill Still Hurts Low-Income Americans

The bill has failed to satisfy conservatives, who still seek to slash certain health benefits. Revisions will still leave millions uninsured as well as further cut Medicaid.

GOP Health Care Still in Limbo, Conservatives Push to Cut Benefits

GOP Health Care Still in Limbo, Conservatives Push to Cut Benefits

Negotiations will likely result in cuts for mental health services, maternity care and addiction treatment and severely impact low-income Americans.

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Judgments on the sizes of white and Black men “were consistently biased,” even when the men were the same size, the study’s lead author reported.

Republicans, Leaders to Trump: Apologize to Obama for Wiretapping Claim

Republicans, Leaders to Trump: Apologize to Obama for Wiretapping Claim

“It is impacting on our ability to deal with other countries, and to deal with the issues related to our national security,” said Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta.

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

“I’m deeply disappointed that it’s under these circumstances that we begin our hearings.”

‘Sesame Street’ Adds Autistic Character to Show

‘Sesame Street’ Adds Character with Autism to Show

Julia will be the first new Muppet added as a permanent character in the show in a decade.

Uber President Jeff Jones Quits After Six Months

Uber President Quits After Six Months

Company grapples with several sexual harassment/assault allegations, executive exits. Continues to refuse diversity data requests.

Philadelphia Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cancelled Amid Fear of Immigration Raids, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Philadelphia Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cancelled Amid Fear of Immigration Raids

An event organizer called it “sad but responsible” to cancel Philadelphia’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Proposed Budget Hurts Trump Voters

Proposed Budget Hurts Trump Voters

Many people who trusted President Trump during his campaign would be negatively impacted by his proposed budget plan.

Proposed Education Budget Does Not Increase Funds for HBCUs

Proposed Education Budget Does Not Increase Funds for HBCUs

HBCUs and Pell grants will receive no additional funding, will Pell grants in fact losing their reserve funding entirely.

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

LGBT organizations asked Senate Judiciary Committee to “interrogate” Gorsuch and his "threat to the LGBT community."

Tamir Rice 911 Operator Suspended for Eight Days

Tamir Rice 911 Operator Suspended for Eight Days

Constance Hollinger violated protocol when she failed to relay that the gun Rice was holding was “probably fake.”

Judges Freeze Muslim Ban

Judges Freeze Muslim Ban

Two judges blocked Trump’s revised Muslim ban, using the president’s own comments against him.

Republican Healthcare Plan Would Leave 52 Million Uninsured: Report

Republican Healthcare Plan Would Leave 52 Million Uninsured: Report

The Congressional Budget Office’s report has even left some Republicans doubting the American Health Care Act.

Racist Graffiti Found on Charleston Library Named After Church Shooting Victim

Racist Graffiti Found on Charleston Library Named After Church Shooting Victim

“There’s no place for this sort of deplorable act in our community,” a local councilman said of the vandalism.

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

The revised executive order “will cause severe and immediate harms,” according to a complaint filed Monday.

New Michael Brown Video Sparks Protests

New Michael Brown Video Sparks Protests in Ferguson

Previously unseen footage questions whether Brown robbed a convenience store before his fatal shooting.