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Retired Military Officers Slam Trump's Proposed Transgender Ban

(Reuters) — Fifty-six retired generals, admirals and other senior officers voiced opposition on Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s announcement of a ban on transgender military service, saying it would be disruptive and degrade readiness. Also on Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft, offered support for transgender members…

NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

NAACP’s national delegates voted on Wednesday to issue a “travel advisory” stating that people of color and other marginalized groups travelling to Missouri are at risk of their civil rights being violated. According to the Springfield News Leader, the delegates chose to nationally adopt the advisory after it was put…

NFL Player-Turned-Filmmaker Celebrates Natural Hair

A pro football player who switched careers, swapping his cleats for cameras, is focusing his next film project on a subtle slice of life many can relate to the relationship between an African American father, his young daughter and her hair. Matthew A. Cherry, a wide receiver who played with…

Dear Trump: Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

President Donald Trump’s assertion that police officers use more force when making arrests was meant to be a laughing matter, according to the White House. “I believe he was making a joke at the time,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the crowd at Monday’s press briefing. Trump’s…

Serena Williams Tells Black Women to 'Be Fearless' on Black Women's Equal Pay Day

In honor of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day on July 31, tennis superstar Serena Williams had a message for Black women: “Be fearless.” [aeit_emebed_article url= http://www.diversityinc.com/news/black-womens-equal-pay-day-highlights-wage-gap/ The American Association of University Women (AAUW) calls July 31 Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women make, on average, 63 cents to the…

From Coding Boot Camp to TD Bank

TD Bank is No. 38 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list Coding boot camps around the country are bringing software education and young, dedicated employees to technology and financial services companies. TD Bank sponsored “Zip Code Wilmington” in Delaware, and hired two young women from the program.

Black Women's Equal Pay Day Highlights Wage Gap

Black women working full time, year round typically make only 63 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts, according to the National Women’s Law Center. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recognizes Monday, July 31 as Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when…

Trump's Pro-Police Brutality Speech Slammed

President Donald Trump told police officers on Friday not to be”too nice” while transporting suspects a statement supportive of police brutality, according to various law enforcement officials around the country. Some officers are already pros in Trump’s suggested tactics, such as the Baltimore cops who transportedFreddie Grayduring his 2015 arrest,…