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President-elect Joe Biden

President-Elect Joe Biden’s Potential New Cabinet Filled With Historic Firsts; New Report Details the Top 10 Careers Most Impacted by COVID-19; and More

President-elect Biden continues his push for an administration that “looks like America.” With more than a month to go until he is even sworn in as the 46th president of the United States and his transition to the office finally underway after weeks of delay, President-elect Joe Biden is already…

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NYPD Replaced by Mental Health Experts in NYC; Your College Degree Might Not Be Worth the Debt; and More

NYPD may no longer respond to mental health emergencies in NYC. New York City administrators have announced a new pilot program where teams of EMS health workers and mental health crisis workers will be dispatched to emergency mental health calls placed to the city’s 911 system rather than the NYPD,…

agism

Ageism Remains a Problem in Business, Despite D&I Efforts to Correct It; UPS Ends Discriminatory Ban on Beards and Natural Black Hairstyles; and More

Ageism remains a problem in business, despite D&I efforts to correct it. Nearly 2 out of 3 workers over the age of 45 have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job, according to the AARP. A study in 2019 reported that 80% of older workers have had their career…

Laborers carry materials to board up windows before the upcoming election

U.S. Cities Scramble to Prepare for Potential Election Day Unrest; First Black Female Director Named for Marvel Movie; and More

Dozens of major U.S. cities boarding up in preparation for potential Election Day unrest. With nearly 100 million ballots already cast for what many are calling the most important election in generations, concern over potential rioting and civic unrest in major cities across the country is also at an all-time…

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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…

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.)

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…

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…

supplier diversity

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…

Women leaving workforce

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…