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Shirley Chisholm

First Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm to be Subject of a New Biopic Produced by and Starring Regina King

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968. In 1972, she became the first African American candidate from a major party to run for President of the United States, as well as the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination….

diverse students in school

Judges Approve Diversity Efforts in Two High Profile School Lawsuits

In a dual win for advocates of diversity in education, judges in Virginia and Connecticut have issued rulings supporting admissions standards that bolster diverse enrollment for both high school and college-aged students. In the first case, Pete Williams from NBC News has reported that the Justice Department has granted “voluntary…

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…

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Unveils One of the Most Diverse Slates of Nominees in the Organization’s History

Long accused of having a racist and sexist bias against female musicians and musicians of color, the Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled on Feb. 10 one of the most diverse rosters of nominees for inclusion in its Hall of Fame in the organization’s history. Of…