Accountability

Viola Fletcher

107-Year-Old Survivor of 1921 Tulsa Massacre Testifies Before House of Representatives, Demanding Reparations

“I am seeking justice.” That was the reason 107-year-old Viola Fletcher traveled to Washington D.C. for the first time in her life, during a global pandemic, to testify before congress and recount the horrible atrocities she survived at the age of just 7. The Guardian’s David Smith reported that Fletcher…

Christian Colleges

Department of Education Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by LGBTQ Students Attending Religious Schools

Thirty-three students have filed a new class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that the government agency provides federal funding and support to religious schools that are then allowed to freely discriminate against LGBTQ students. The students involved in the suit say that they have faced discrimination at…

Flint, Michigan water plant

Ex-Michigan Governor Charged for Racist Lead Poisoning of Flint Water Supply; COVID-19 Vaccines Not Increasing in Availability; Democrats Plan to Repeal Trump Rules; and More

Former Michigan Governor formally charged for poisoning thousands of predominantly Black Flint citizens with water containing lead. In 2014, when the city of Flint was forced by the state to begin taking its water supply from the Flint river rather than using water from nearby Detroit as it had for…

economic divide

America’s Biggest Companies Profit Despite Massive Layoffs; MacKenzie Scott Donates $4.1 Billion to Charity; and More

America’s biggest companies have profited greatly from the coronavirus, even as they drastically cut their workforce. In the ultimate example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, a new Washington Post survey has revealed that between April and September, 45 of the 50 most valuable publicly traded…

women, covid, jobs

Women’s Jobs Disproportionately Slashed by COVID-19 Economic Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic continues its attack on working women, new data shows. Despite women’s invaluable role in U.S. recovery during previous recessions, new demands on families and professionals from COVID-19 are falling even more squarely on women’s shoulders this time around. Some economists are calling this phenomenon the first “female…

diversity at work

How to Solve the “We Can’t Find Them” Problem

Although Wells Fargo has been in the news lately, “we can’t find them” is an excuse I’ve heard hundreds of times over the years as well. The difference between Wells Fargo and other companies whose leadership teams have never even tried (Google, Facebook, Oracle, the Academy Awards) is that Wells…

degeneres, work, show

Leadership Lessons to be Gleaned from Ellen DeGeneres’ Toxic Workplace Scandal

Ellen DeGeneres began her daytime talk show’s 18th season with an apology after a summer of allegations against her that claimed her show promoted a toxic work environment rife with racism, sexual misconduct and other mistreatment. In August 2020, three senior producers — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman…