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Articles by: Sheryl Estrada
Sheryl Estrada is senior business writer at DiversityInc.

Bill O’Reilly’s Racist Remark on Congresswoman’s Hair Rebuked

The Fox News host's comment about Rep. Maxine Waters is "no laughing matter," rather "a well-worn diversion and act of denigration," a Rutgers women's and gender studies professor told DiversityInc.

White Supremacist Charged with Murder as Terrorism for NYC Killing

White Supremacist Charged with Murder as Terrorism for NYC Killing

James Harris Jackson randomly killed Timothy Caughman, a Black man, to deter white women from dating Black men.

Tweets on Black, Latina Girls Missing in D.C. Cause Public Outcry

Tweets on Black, Latina Girls Missing in D.C. Cause Public Outcry

The Metropolitan Police Department said there is no increase in missing cases, just a change in how cases are publicized.

Hate Motivated a White Man to Travel to NYC to Kill Black Men

“It is believed that he was specifically intending to target male Blacks,” a deputy police chief said of James Harris Jackson's crime.

Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Attack on Sadiq Khan Shunned by Britons

Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Attack on Sadiq Khan Shunned by Britons

“You use a terrorist attack on our city to attack London's Mayor for your own political gain. You're a disgrace,” Wes Streeting, a member of British parliament, replied to Trump.

Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K to Meals on Wheels in Response to Trump Cuts

Trump, who admonished the ex-49ers quarterback at a rally, presented a federal budget that could de-fund the program for seniors.

Unemployment Rate for Blacks Increases During Trump Presidency

Unemployment Rate for Blacks Increases During Trump Presidency

Latest jobs report is touted as successful, while number of jobs for Black people has gone down.

Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted in U.S., Says Report

Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted in U.S., Says Report

The National Registry of Exonerations report analyzed data on crimes for which exonerations are most common.

Former Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Admits to Using N-Word

Ex-Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Admits to Using N-Word

Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, said he only repeated racist remarks used by other people.

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$21 Million Harriet Tubman State Park Project Now Open

“Harriet Tubman is a true Maryland treasure and who remains relevant to this very day.”

‘Get Out’: Jordan Peele’s Film on Race Relations Exceeds $100M at Box Office

The satirical horror film “embodies and expresses the African American experience with infrastructural racism,” NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said.

Michelle Obama Penned College Recommendation for ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi

Michelle Obama Penned College Recommendation for ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi

The former first lady wrote a letter of support for the teen actress.

Cummings to Trump in Meeting: ‘All African American Communities Are Not Places of Depression’

‘All African American Communities Are Not Places of Depression’ Cummings Tells Trump in Meeting

Rep. Elijah Cummings confronted Trump about his language regarding Black communities.

‘Day Without a Woman’: Women’s March Sets Date for General Strike

Schools Close for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

An unprecedented amount of staff requested leave for March 8, prompting school district closures in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Ben Carson: ‘Immigrants’ Came to U.S. in the 'Bottom of Slave Ships’

Ben Carson: ‘Immigrants’ Came to U.S. in the ‘Bottom of Slave Ships’

The new HUD secretary described enslaved men and women as immigrants.

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

“Stories of students reaching higher continue to inspire me,” the former first lady said of her emotional talk with students at an alternative high school.

Red is the Color of Solidarity for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

Red is the Color of Solidarity for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

The Women’s March announced the agenda for its planned strike on March 8, “a day where women feel empowered to take a stance on their value in the workplace.”

Oprah Winfrey for President?

Oprah Winfrey for President?

In an interview, Winfrey said President Trump’s win made her rethink whether or not she could become President of the United States.