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NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: ‘Diversity Means Greater Returns’

By Sheryl Estrada and Michael Nam Scott M. Stringer New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer began his position in January 2014 and has since created multiple diversity initiatives, including investing in Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and a Board Accountability Project, both spearheaded by the city’s first-ever…

Will Bilingualism Decrease in Latino Households in the U.S.

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock According to a Pew Research Center report published May 12, “English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos, ” there’s a rise in the number of Latinos speaking proficient English and a decrease in Latinos speaking Spanish at home. This change is due to the…

Hair Braiding Regulations in Texas Continue to Unravel

By Sheryl Estrada Photo By Shutterstock UPDATE:In June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law legislation that deregulates the practice of African-style hair braiding and repeals the occupational license aspiring braiders were mandated to obtain. The long struggle to own and operate hair braiding shops in Texasamidunconstitutional regulationsmay soon come…

Duke Prof Unapologetic for ‘Noxious’ Racial Comments

By Sheryl Estrada Duke University Political Science Professor Jerry Hough left contentious comments on a New York Times editorial, “How Racism Doomed Baltimore” on race and the Baltimore uprising, and he’s not apologizing. In his comments, Hough said the editorial was wrong. “The blacks get awful editorials like this that…

Michelle Obama: My Critics Don’t Define Me

Michelle Obama spoke candidly about her experience as the first Black First Lady of the United States to Tuskegee University graduates onSaturday. During her commencement address at the Historically Black College and University in Alabama, Mrs. Obama explained how she eventually realized “the chatter, the name calling, the doubting” she…

Principal Says Devil Made Her Say Racist Comment at Graduation

By Sheryl Estrada TNT Academy Principal Nancy Gordeuk, who made racist comments during the school’s graduation ceremony Friday night, said the devil prompted her hateful remarks. Rather than admitting she needs to confront her racist sentiments toward Blacks, she sought penance by apologizing. At the ceremony, Gordeuk, the founder of…

A ‘Black Spring’ of Peaceful Protests Beginning in Baltimore

By Sheryl Estrada “Black Lives Matter” has been the theme of protests against the police-related deaths of Black males in many cities, including Ferguson, New York and now Baltimore, following the death of Freddie Gray. Alicia Garza, a 34-year-old community organizer and one of the co-founders of the Black Lives…