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Facebook Takes Biggest Step Yet to Attack Hate on Its Platform

On Wednesday, March 17, Facebook announced its most far-reaching efforts ever to remove racist, sexist and other hate-fueled content from its platform. Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News reported that the social networking giant is “changing the way it recommends groups and will limit the reach of those that break its…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Creates Nonprofit to Teach Black and Latinx Students STEM Skills

Years after retiring from the basketball court, legendary player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still making impressive plays. Only now he’s doing it with his nonprofit, the Skyhook Foundation, a group that’s been helping to teach underserved Black and Latinx students science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) — highly valued skills that…

Deb Haaland

Deb Haaland Confirmed as Secretary of Interior, First-Ever Native American Cabinet Member

Cheered on virtually by thousands of Native Americans in her home state of New Mexico as well as across the U.S., Rep. Deb Haaland was confirmed on March 15 as secretary of the Interior Department. In the role, Haaland will lead the management of a vast swath of federal public…

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Video Game Association Commits $1 Million to Encourage Black Girls to Learn Coding

The Entertainment Software Association — the trade association of America’s video game industry — has announced they will be spending $1 million to help encourage young Black women to learn computer coding. The new initiative is a partnership with Black Girls Code (BGC), a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing…

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer

Rosalind Brewer Officially Becomes America’s Only Current Black Woman Fortune 500 CEO

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer assumed the role of Walgreen’s CEO on Monday, March 15, officially becoming the only Black woman to currently lead a Fortune 500 company — and just the third ever to have achieved the historic career milestone. As we reported previously, Brewer is taking the helm at a…

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Hiring of Chief Diversity Officers Triples Over Past 16 Months but Representation in the Workforce is Still Lagging

The ongoing push for social change and reform that started last year after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others isn’t just changing the world we live in, it’s also dramatically changing the places we work. And nowhere is that change more evident than in DE&I. Recently released…

2021 Grammy Awards Winnters Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, and H.E.R.

Grammys 2021: Music’s Biggest Night Honors Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion and H.E.R. with Historic Wins

Despite pre-show controversy from acts such as The Weeknd and Zayn Malik who complained about the fairness and transparency of the nominating process, the broadcast of The Recording Academy’s 63rd annual Grammy Awards was still a relatively diverse and inclusive affair. Hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah in a…

‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Challenge

Finalists Announced for $40 Million ‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Challenge

The company Pivotal Ventures, which is funded through donations from Melinda Gates, MacKenzie Scott, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and others, has announced the finalists for its ”Equality Can’t Wait Challenge” — a project aimed at awarding $40 million to organizations that are helping to expand women’s power and…