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Justice for George Floyd

Officer Who Pressed Knee Into George Floyd’s Neck to Stand Trial Alone; Judge Halts Federal Execution of Lisa Montgomery, Only Woman on Death Row

Officer who pressed knee into George Floyd’s neck to stand trial alone in March. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — the man who can be seen on video pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck for an excruciating 8 minutes and 46 seconds — will now stand trial alone,…

Trump cancelled for insurrection attempt

Trump Isn’t Just Fired After Attempted Insurrection — He’s Cancelled; Fears Mount Over Multiple Potential D.C. Superspreader Events; and More

Trump isn’t just fired after attempted insurrection — he’s canceled. The legal and ego-shattering ramifications of inciting a riot and attempting to stage a coup on the Capitol Building continue to pile up for lame duck President Donald Trump. Consider that in less than a week following his criminal actions,…

Disability exclusion in COVID relief

COVID-19 Relief Package Excludes Many Disabled Americans; Labor Department Suspends Trump Ban on Diversity Training; and More

COVID-19 relief package excludes many disabled Americans. Although Congress did finally pass its latest COVID-19 relief package in late December, disability advocates are angry that the approved $900 billion worth of aid once again denies stimulus payments to some individuals with disabilities that require additional services, according to DisabilityScoop’s Michelle…

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Six Things You Should Never Say to South Asian Americans

Eight countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — make up South Asia. Nearly 5.4 million South Asians live in the U.S., according to South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Despite South Asians coming from a vast variety of backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences, they often…

Trump supporting rioters storm the U.S. Capital

Leaders from DC, Corporate America and Around the Globe Condemn Trump for Attempted Government Coup; Congress Approves Measure to Bolster Diversity Within the Military; and More

Leaders from D.C., corporate America and around the globe condemn Trump for attempted government coup. Reaction to President Trump’s attempt at insurrection and a literal mob-enforced stealing of the vote has been swift and dramatic, ever since angry rioters and domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol building on the afternoon of…

Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks at an event at Georgia State University

4 Key Takeaways from Democratic Sweep of Georgia Runoffs; Giant Food to Promote Diverse Products on Grocery Store Shelves; and More

4 Key Takeaways from Democrats sweep of the Georgia Runoffs. In keeping with the 2020 Presidential election, the Georgia Senate runoff elections were a nail-biter with just the narrowest of Democratic wins coming through. Democrat Raphael Warnock, a pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where…

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Nation Focused on Historic Georgia Senate Runoff Elections; Wisconsin Mobilizes National Guard Ahead of Jacob Blake Announcement; and More

All eyes on today’s Georgia Senate runoff elections which could determine success of Biden’s presidency. It’s run-off election day in Georgia. The eyes of the nation, and every politician in Washington, will be focused on the state today as two hotly contested elections will ultimately determine which party controls the…

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The 21 Issues That Will Define 2021

2020 was a watershed year, for better or worse. A pandemic shut the world down, protests against systemic racism and police brutality swept the nation, an election led to not only the end of the Trump presidency but also to ongoing and baseless claims of widespread voter fraud — even…

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What is Diversity? More Than Meets the Eye

Discussions about diversity and inclusion in businesses and institutions have been going on for decades — DiversityInc has been advocating for both since 1998. In 2020, as movements against racial injustice have demanded further reckoning, businesses across the country were challenged even more than ever to show a dedication to diversity…

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fauci Again Blames Institutional Racism for COVID-19’s Impact on Black People; Biden Nominates First-Ever Native American to Cabinet; and More

Fauci blames “double whammy” and institutional racism for increased COVID-19 impact on the Black community. As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, Black and Brown Americans are still being impacted at a disproportionate rate, with death and infections rates more than 30% higher than those of whites. And following similar comments…