Diversity & Inclusion

President Barack Obama

Obama Announces New Netflix Animated Series to Teach Kids About Government and Construction of His Controversial Presidential Library

It’s been a busy few days for former President Barack Obama. On June 2, his team announced details of a new animated Netflix special designed to teach kids about government. And after years of delays and opposition, the Obama Presidential Center announced on June 4 that it is finally due…

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Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and Leading US Companies Launch Black Boardroom Initiative

The number of Black executives in corporate boardrooms remains shockingly sparse even with the ongoing push for diversity and inclusion all across American culture — including companies big and small alike. But some of the biggest corporations in the United States are working on a new initiative to change that….

Katherine Johnson at NASA

Virginia School Named After Confederate Soldier Will Now Be Renamed To Honor NASA’s Legendary Black Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Sidney Lanier Middle School in Fairfax County will no longer be named after the private who served in the Confederate army. On Friday, June 4, the school announced it will now be known as Katherine Johnson Middle School — the Black NASA mathematician who, along with three other Black women,…

Michael Jordan

NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Atlanta’s Morehouse College as Part of His ‘Black Community Commitment’ Program 

Basketball great Michael Jordan is adding to his legacy outside the court. In February, the former Chicago Bulls star donated $10 million to help launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina. And now he’s announced another million-dollar donation — only this time it centers…

fake news

3 Out of 4 Americans Overestimate Their Ability to Spot Fake News Stories

Regardless of your political party or belief system, many people believe social media and certain “news” sources are filled with questionable takes on current events that can only be described as “fake” news. While most Americans believe they can spot these fake stories and won’t fall for what publications are…

George Floyd Memorial

Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder, Releases Heartfelt Tribute In His Memory

Following the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death earlier this week, Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old who filmed his murder, has released a heartfelt tribute in his memory. When Minneapolis police were apprehending Floyd, Frazier just happened to be walking by the scene with her nine-year-old cousin. As Floyd’s arrest began,…

Chadwick Boseman

Howard University Renaming Its College of Fine Arts in Honor of Actor and Alumnus Chadwick Boseman

Following the recent appointment of beloved TV mom Phylicia Rashad as Howard University’s new Dean of Fine Arts, the acclaimed HBCU has furthered its connection to Hollywood, announcing that its College of Fine Arts will be renamed after the late actor Chadwick Boseman, one of the school’s most noteworthy alumni….

Dwayne Johnson

New Study Shows AAPI Roles Are So Limited in Hollywood That ‘The Rock’ Alone Represents More Than One-Third of Them

As if the recent jaw-dropping news that 42% of Americans couldn’t name a famous Asian American (despite Vice President Kamala Harris being one) weren’t bad enough, now comes another disturbing example of just how underrepresented AAPI individuals are in all aspects of American society and the business world, including the…

Maya Angelou

Poet Maya Angelou and Astronaut Sally Ride Among the 20 Influential Female Leaders to Be Honored on US Quarters Over Next 4 Years

The coins you carry in your pocket are about to experience a huge shift in gender equity and representation. A newly announced government initiative will be commemorating up to 20 different women pioneers on the back of U.S. quarters between 2022 and 2025. Alexa Mikhail of nonprofit newsroom The 19th…