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Dylann Roof to Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

By Sheryl Estrada Dylann Roof. Photo from WABCvideo. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday in a press conference that Dylann Roof will face federal hate crime charges. These charges are in addition to state charges, including nine counts of murder and three attempted murders. “Racially motivated crimes such as…

To Improve Diversity, Talking About Race Cannot Be Taboo

By Moses Frenck Bob Moritz, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner speaks with Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments. For Bob Moritz, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner, diversity is a paramount issue. He attributes the firm’s success to its initiatives addressing diversity, and he is a major proponent of…

Serena Williams, New York Times and Body Image

By Sheryl Estrada Serena Williams is ranked number one in women’s single tennis, winning her sixth Wimbledon championship on Saturday. Sheholds the greatest number of major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined among active players, female or male. The New York Times, under fire last year for characterizing TV…

Vildan Kehr: Global Leaders Must Embrace Change

By Sheryl Estrada Vildan Kehr, Divisional Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Abbott “I was born and raised in Turkey,” said Vildan Kehr. “My dad used to work for the government and my mom was a science teacher. So my upbringing was an interesting one.” Every two years her…

Rachel Dolezal’s Replacement Naima Quarles-Burnley Speaks Out

By Sheryl Estrada Left to right: Naima Quarles-Burnley and Rachel Dolezal Naima Quarles-Burnley became president of the Spokane, Wash. NAACP chapter last month, replacing Rachel Dolezal, who resigned in an open letter posted on her Facebook page June 15. Dolezal has been identifying herself as mixed race, partly Black. She…