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BASF Science Education Initiatives Attract Female Students

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Along with creating chemistry, BASF (No. 26 on the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies List) is working to create future scientists in the U.S. Currently, the U.S. Department of Education is putting aheavy focus on preparing students for careers in the areas of science,…

Hairstyles of Black Women: Cases of Discrimination

It’s 2015, yet the natural hair and hairstyles of Black women continue to be taboo in mainstream society in the U.S. and abroad. At the workplace, during travel and even at leisure, Black women face an additional layer of discrimination. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) When Malaika Singleton, Ph.D., a neuroscientist…

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Mental Health Crisis

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock In the midst of continual debate between political parties on establishing effective immigration reform, little attention is given to the fact the mental health of thousands of Latino youth, born in the United States and whose parents are undocumented immigrants, is being compromised. “Anxiety…

Spelman College Elects Campbell 10th President

Spelman College Board of Trustees has electedDr. Mary Schmidt Campbellas the 10th president of Spelman College. Dr. Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and university professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University. Through a rigorous assessment process, members of…

As NFL Waffles on Abuse Cases, Can It Keep Women Fans

By Barbara Frankel Photo by Shutterstock Women are increasingly important to the NFL — they now comprise almost half the fan base. But can a league that has consistently gone easy on players who have committed domestic abuse successfully market to women The NFL has made a concerted effort to…

NYPD Revises Police-Brutality History

By Sheryl Estrada 1 Police Plaza Edits made to Wikipedia entries describing events surrounding the deaths of Eric Garner, Sean Belland Amadou Diallo, including allegations of police brutality, have been linked to computers on the New York Police Department’s network. The edits tried to make the details of the events…