Mayor Bill de Blasio honors socially conscious band Calle 13, whose front man is named King of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The group uses this platform to demand the freedom of an imprisoned political activist.
He’s a Republican, a Tea Party media darling and one of the frontrunners for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016 … but he’s breaking with Republicans when it comes to voter-ID laws. Who is he and why is he stepping even further into the spotlight?
When compared with the students who they are teaching, there is a large disparity in the diversity of America’s teachers. Just how big a disparity? And what states are the worst offenders? We have the answers here.
There are more than 150 major league professional sports franchises in the United States, and while the players they employ are diverse, the lack of diversity in team ownership is downright shocking. Would you believe that there is only ONE Black majority owner among the six biggest leagues?
Forty-five percent of New York City eighth-graders got into top-tier high schools, but only 5 percent are Black and 7 percent are Latino. Why is there such a large diversity gap in elite schools when NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world?