Diversity & Inclusion

Thasunda Brown Duckett

Thasunda Brown Duckett Named CEO of TIAA; Second Black Woman Recently Named to Lead Fortune 500 Company

TIAA — Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America — has announced that Thasunda Brown Duckett will become the company’s new CEO, succeeding Roger W. Ferguson Jr. who announced in November 2020 his plans to retire. With her appointment, Duckett will join newly named Walgreen’s CEO Rosalind Brewer as one…

Black News Channel BNC

Cable News Expands to Include More Black Voices with Black News Channel

As the world of cable TV news becomes increasingly fragmented, BNC (Black News Channel) is promising to deliver an alternative news source that looks at breaking news stories through the eyes of Black Americans when it relaunches in March 2021. In a Wall Street Journal exclusive, reporter Lillian Rizzo writes…

racial disparities in healthcare

A Look Inside Acclinate, a Techstars Startup Company Working to Fight Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Disparities in healthcare are one of the biggest problems facing America’s Black and Brown population today, from soaring costs to lack of adequate medical coverage. This is especially true within the realm of medical research, where a vast majority of the testing for new pharmaceuticals and experimental therapies is focused…

Tokyo Olympics new president

Tokyo’s Olympic Committee Names New President After Scandal Over Sexist Comments From Previous Leader

Following a scandal over sexist remarks made by its former chair, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has named a new president: Japanese athlete-turned-politician Seiko Hashimoto. A former cyclist and speed skater who competed in seven Summer and Winter Olympics, Hashimoto steps into a highly volatile role as Tokyo Olympic Organizing…

Carolynn Johnson Discussed the Business Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion with Roy Wood Jr. on ‘Faces of Race’

Are “diversity and inclusion” all smoke and mirrors? What does one do when corporations come to the realization and say, “Hey, I am racist”? Is there a latent hypocrisy in corporate America, who will say one thing, publicly promising to change, but then go on to do something else, perpetuating…

Comcast's Dalila Wilson-Scott

Comcast NBCUniversal’s Dalila Wilson-Scott on Maintaining Employee Engagement, the Challenges of COVID-19, the Company’s Ongoing Commitment to Social Justice and More

Media & technology company Comcast NBCUniversal is working hard to further its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Already a DiversityInc Top 50 company (they ranked No. 7 in 2020 on our annual list of the country’s top companies for diversity), the company recently distributed the first round of RISE awards…

LGBTQ housing

Housing Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals Now Officially Illegal in the United States

In a historic first, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has confirmed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans will now be protected against housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. “In other words: it’s [now] illegal to deny someone housing for being LGBTQ,” said Nick Seip…