Author: Brian Good

Pamela Fisher

People on the Move: Pamela Fisher, New Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb, the multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City, has named Pamela Fisher as the company’s new chief diversity and inclusion officer. Fisher previously served as the head of diversity, equity & inclusion global strategy and partnerships at another pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson (a DiversityInc Hall of…

Malcolm X

The 2 Men Falsely Charged With Killing Malcolm X 56 Years Ago To Be Officially Exonerated

In a historic decision that rewrites the history books, the criminal records of two men who were convicted in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X are being cleared, confirming their long-held claims that they had no role in the tragic killing and were framed. Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press…

Southlake Texas Water Tower

Department of Education Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Southlake Texas School System

Three years ago, a horrific video showing a group of white high school students chanting the N-word went viral. Following the incident, school officials in Southlake, Texas, promised to make sweeping changes to address their racism problem.  Those changes apparently didn’t happen, however, because now federal investigators have launched a…

corporate diversity

New Study Reveals Half of US Employees Don’t Think Their Employers Are Focused Enough on DEI

Even with the continuing growth of DEI staff and departments among American corporations, and despite more than 2,000 corporate CEOs pledging earlier this year to support more inclusive workplaces across America, many U.S. workers feel their employers aren’t devoting enough energy, resources and funding to diversity, equity and inclusion. In…

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins

NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Will Become the First Black Woman To Board the International Space Station

Jessica Watkins is set to make history next year. When NASA’s Crew-4 mission launches in 2022, she will become one of a handful of Black astronauts ever to circle the planet and the first Black woman ever to join the International Space Station crew to live and work onboard the…

racism online

Minnesota Police Investigating Video Posted on Social Media Encouraging Teenage Black Girl To Commit Suicide

Authorities in the aptly named town of Savage, Minnesota, are investigating a hate crime involving several white teenage girls posting a racist, slur-laden video on social media encouraging one of their Black peers to take her own life. CNN’s Elizabeth Joseph and Artemis Moshtaghian reported that “in the 57-second clip,…

COVID relief

Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…