Author: Sheryl Estrada

EMC's Jackie Glenn: Championing Diversity and Inclusion

By Sheryl Estrada Jackie Glenn From the time she was a little girl growing up in Jamaica, Jackie Glenn enjoyed “figuring things out and building things from scratch.” But when Jackie was approached in 2007 to fill her current position as a diversity-and-inclusion leader, she actually was not that interested….

Ben Carson: Homosexuality Is a Choice, Prisons Make You Gay

Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson affirmed that he believes homosexuality is a choice, arguing that view is proven by the U.S. prison system. During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the two discussed same-gender marriage. Even though the Supreme Court is expected to decide this…

Warriors to Summits Program Helps Veterans Find Hope

By Sheryl Estrada Veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities have the opportunity to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. The Warriors to Summits program is an initiative of No Barriers USA’s No Barriers Warriors program. Through mountain-climbing expeditions, which have taken place in Asia, South America and the U.S.,…

Cleveland: Tamir Rice to Blame for His Own Death

By Sheryl Estrada Update: March 3, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. EST Cleveland Mayor Frank Jacksonapologized on Mondayfor the choice of language the city used in court fillings stating Tamir Rice’s actions caused hisdeath. “In an attempt to protect all of our defenses we used words and we phrased things in…

NYPD Commissioner Says Police Caused 'Worst Parts of Black History'

By Sheryl Estrada NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton During a Black History Month event on Tuesday at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens, New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton made an unexpected comment that police caused “many of the worst parts of Black history.” Bratton said…

Infant of Same-Gender Parents Denied Services by Mich. Pediatrician

By Sheryl Estrada A 6-day-old baby girl named Bay Windsor Contreras arrived with her parents, Jami and Kristina Contreras, to Eastlake Pediatrics in Roseville, Mich., in October for her first check-up. Then the pediatrician, Dr. Vensa Roiwho was selected months priorrefused to provide services, as the newborn’s parents are a…