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

Diverse Film Casts Keep Hollywood Execs Making Money at Box Office

“Less-diverse product underperforms in the marketplace, and yet it still dominates.”

TD Bank Co-Presenter of Film Festival in Celebration of Black History Month

Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

HUD Official Fired for Criticizing Trump’s Rhetoric Toward Black Voters, Lack of Republican Values

HUD Official Fired for Criticizing Trump’s Rhetoric Toward Black Voters, GOP Values

“Donald Trump portrays our inner cities as if they are the ailments of American society,” Shermichael Singleton wrote in the op-ed that cost him his job.

‘Presidents' Day’ was ‘Barack Obama Day’ at Morehouse College

‘Presidents’ Day’ was ‘Barack Obama Day’ at Morehouse College

Event explored the work and legacy of the former president, who notable historians rank 12th among former presidents in a new C-SPAN survey.

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

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

DiversityInc asked a political scientist and women’s studies professor her thoughts on the strike and on race in relation to the movement.

Disney Promptly Drops YouTube Star PewDiePie for Anti-Semitic Content, Nazi Images

Disney Promptly Drops YouTube Star PewDiePie for Anti-Semitic Content, Nazi Images

PewDiePie’s channel has more than 53 million followers and 14 billion video views.

Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’

Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’

The nation’s oldest civil rights organization honors talent the Oscars are slow to recognize.

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair

White women “had the strongest explicit attitudes that were negative. The significant bias is a challenge for Black women that has to be acknowledged."

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Misty Copeland, Stephen Curry Oppose Under Armour's Praise for Trump

“The personal political opinions of Under Armour’s partners and its employees were overshadowed by the comments of its CEO (Kevin Plank),” said Johnson.

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

White House press secretary Sean Spicer commented, “I can only hope that if (Coretta Scott King) was still with us,” she would support Sessions.

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

On the Senate floor, Warren attempted to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter opposing Jeff Sessions.

Super Bowl Ads: Is Audi’s Pay Equality Message Diluted by its Leadership?

Super Bowl Ads: Is Audi’s Pay Equality Message Diluted by its Leadership?

The company attempted to support pay equity but brought attention to its own board’s lack of diversity.

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

Elite NFL players who graduated from a historically Black college or university, and made history when going pro, were recognized.

Trump Talks ‘Fake News,’ ‘Inner Cities’ at Black History Month Event

Trump Talks ‘Fake News,’ ‘Inner Cities’ at Black History Month Event

Mentions the few well-known Black historic figures, says Frederick Douglass “has done an amazing job"

First Black Woman Elected President of Harvard Law Review

Imelme Umana is a member of the law school’s class of 2018.

Malia Obama Present at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Malia Obama Attends Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Obama is “willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to,” said actress and protester Shailene Woodley.

Man Kicks Muslim Woman at JFK, Shouts ‘Trump Is Here Now, He Will Get Rid of All of You’: DA

Man Kicks Muslim Woman at JFK, Shouts ‘Trump Is Here Now, He Will Get Rid of All of You’: DA

A Massachusetts businessman is facing hate crime charges for violence against an airport worker.