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Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP

NAACP Demands Meeting With Facebook Over Ongoing Prevalence of Hate Speech on the Social Media Platform

Facebook is again under fire for providing an unchecked platform for white supremacists and other hate groups to spread their vile messages. The Hill’s Cameron Jenkins reported that “the NAACP is reportedly calling for a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, citing [ongoing] concerns of hate speech on the social…

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Employer Mandates and Increased Access to Public Events Among Key Reasons People Are Finally Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The U.S. has seen a recent surge in men and women getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and employer-enforced mandates, as well as policies restricting access to concerts, sporting events, restaurants and other leisure activities, appear to be driving the spike, at least in part. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Le Joyce Naylor

People On the Move: Le Joyce Naylor, Wellstar Health System’s New Senior VP and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Leading nonprofit medical service center, Wellstar Health System — the largest health system in Georgia — has appointed Le Joyce Naylor as its new senior vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer.  In her new role, which she started in early August 2021, Naylor will provide systemwide thought…

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175 Novant Health Workers in North Carolina Fired for Failing To Comply With Hospital System’s Vaccine Mandate

In what has been called one of the largest-ever mass firings related to vaccination compliance, North Carolina’s Novant Health confirmed that it had recently fired 175 hospital employees who failed to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Hill’s Jordan Williams reported that “approximately 375 of its 35,000-member workforce…

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Greyhound Agrees to $2.2-Million Settlement for Allowing Customs Officials To Perform Illegal Immigration Sweeps on Its Buses

In Washington state, at least, border patrol agents will no longer be able to illegally sweep Greyhound bus lines looking for illegal immigrants. Nicholas K. Geranios of the Associated Press reported that “Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing…