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Black and Latinx Individuals Increasingly Worried About Impact of COVID-19 on Career; Potential Spike in New Disabilities Due to Pandemic; and More

More than 50% of Blacks and Latinx individuals significantly worried about finances and career prospects due to pandemic. COVID-19 continues to be top of mind for most of the country, especially as cases appear to be worsening in our current third wave of the illness. But a new survey of…

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Rep. Jahana Hayes Attacked in Racist Campaign Town Hall; 1 in 4 Americans Unemployed According to New Data from Axios; and More

Racist trolls interrupt Zoom town hall hosted by Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s first Black congresswoman. “I am not OK,” wrote Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) in a moving post describing a violent attack that took place at one of her recent campaign events. Ten minutes into the Zoom town hall for one…

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Texas Police Officer Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Black Man; COVID-19 Slamming Diversity Advancements in the Travel Industry; and More

Texas police officer charged in fatal shooting of a Black man. Jonathan Price was a “pillar of the community” in Wolfe City, Texas the Washington Post reports. The popular city employee, personal trainer and former college football player was attempting to help break up a fight outside a gas station…

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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…

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4 Essentials for Successful Supplier Diversity Management

In “normal” business times and especially during our ongoing global pandemic, supplier diversity is a crucial business strategy that ensures companies are always partnering and working with a diverse slate of suppliers of goods and services in order to foster innovation, equity and overall improved business. We asked leaders from…

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Women Retreating from the Workforce in Record Numbers; 22 More Reasons to Vote in November; and More

Women leaving workforce in record numbers due to COVID-19. Millions of women are changing their careers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, either drastically cutting back on the hours they work or retiring completely, the Daily Mail reports. The data comes in part from a survey of 40,000 women…

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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…

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First Ever Corporate Diversity Board Requirements Passed in California; $1 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Redirected to Defense Department by White House; and More

California passes first ever state-mandated corporate boardroom diversity law. More than 660 public corporations with headquarters in California will soon be required to have at least one board director from an “underrepresented community, the Washington Post reports. A new state law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will require boards…

Inherent Racism Revealed in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials; Texas Sheriff Charged in Death of Javier Ambler While in Police Custody; AOC Attacks Trump Over $70k Spent on His Hair; and More

Major COVID-19 vaccine trials currently underway lack racial inclusion. The research being carried out in search of a vaccine for COVID-19 contains a startling lack of diversity, according to a new story from Fast Company’s Kristin Toussaint. While the stats on COVID-19’s attack on people of color continue to alarm…

Anti-Asian Racism in the United States Continues to Soar as a Result of Attitudes Over COVID-19; the Myth of ‘Defund the Police’; and More

Pandemic continues to cause soaring levels of anti-Asian racism. It was only a matter of time: the White House’s constant referral to COVID-19 as the “China Virus” has indeed caused a tidal wave of continuing racism against people of Asian ancestry, according to a new report published in the American…