Organizational Misbehavior

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Under Fire for Claiming Black Americans Are Not ‘Americans’

As the battle to protect voting rights continues in the nation’s capital — sadly with little success — veteran politician and minority leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, has come under fire for a statement he made that implied Black Americans were not “full” Americans. Bruce Schreiner of The…

Navient Corporation

Navient Agrees to $1.7-Billion Settlement for Abusive Lending Practices Impacting Thousands of US College Students

The price of a college education continues to be a stumbling block to many across the country. According to the Education Data Initiative, an estimated 43.2 million individuals are currently paying off loans with an average value of more than $39,000. Of that group, Black students and college graduates are…

casket of Valentina Orellana Peralta

Memorial Held for 14-Year-Old Girl Shot by LAPD in Department Store Dressing Room

Fourteen-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta was laid to rest on Monday, Jan. 10, after being accidentally shot by police during part of a tragic retail store shoot-out. Christopher Weber of The Associated Press reported that Orellana-Peralta “was killed when a Los Angeles police officer fired at a suspect at a clothing store…

transgender rights protest

In First Full Week of 2022, Lawmakers in At Least 7 States Propose New Anti-Trans Legislation

Although 2021 was dubbed by many, including the Human Rights Campaign. as the “worst year in recent history for LGBTQ state legislative attacks,” many equality and advocacy experts warn 2022 appears to be getting off with an equally hate-filled start.  Matt Lavietes of NBC News reported that “throughout the first…

Oklahoma state Rep. Jim Olsen

Newly Proposed Oklahoma Law Would Force Educators To Tell Students Blacks Were Not the ‘Victims’ of Slavery or ‘Oppressed’ by Whites

In the latest conservative attack against the teaching of critical race theory in schools, an Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed new legislation that would force history teachers and educators to teach students that no one race was oppressed under slavery, and no single race was solely responsible for the evils of…

Google office sign

Google Investigated by the State of California Over the Company’s Treatment of Black Female Workers

In early 2021, we reported on a series of race-based issues affecting tech giant Google — including pay discrimination, potentially racist firings and even the creation of a new union designed to help protect employee rights. But even with a year’s worth of efforts within the company, it appears things…