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Increasing Engagement, Retention & Talent Development of New Black Hires

Only 4 percent of CPAs are Black. Here's how PricewaterhouseCoopers is cutting that gap.

Increasing Engagement, Retention & Talent Development of New Black Hires


Increasing Engagement, Retention & Talent Development of New Black Hires: Only 4 percent of CPAs are Black. Here's how PwC is cutting that gap.

Only 4 percent of CPAs are Black, but PricewaterhouseCoopers is looking to decrease that gap through its innovative Vanguard program.

Elena Richards, talent management leader, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers, presents at DiversityInc's Innovation Fest! how her firm improves hiring, engagement and promotion of Blacks by providing new hires a year-long leadership/talent-development program as part of its on-boarding efforts. The company is No. 1 in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Watch the video below to learn about this innovative program.

The full Innovation Fest! presentations with PowerPoint slides are available on BestPractices.DiversityInc.com.

Watch the other Innovation Fest! videos: How 9 Companies Capitalize on Innovation: Resource Groups, Engagement & Talent Development.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Admits to False Statement on Obama and Black Employment

Trump's administration, again, attempts to downplay the accomplishments of the first Black president.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted Tuesday evening on Twitter that she gave false information when attempting to tout President Trump's record on job creation for Black Americans.

Sanders told reporters, Tuesday, during a White House press briefing:

"This president, since he took office, created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans. After eight years of President Obama in office, he only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans. President Trump, in his first year and a half, has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years."

She greatly undercounted the number of jobs created under Obama.

According to the official count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since the Great Recession, most of the employment gains for Black people took place during the Obama administration.

From January 2009 to January 2017, Obama increased employment for Black Americans by about 3 million jobs.

"Sanders' error dramatically alters the comparison between the two presidents," according to PolitiFact.

"Rather than Trump tripling Obama's increase in African-American employment, it is actually Obama who in eight years quadrupled the increase Trump oversaw in a year and a half. And Obama had to deal with the fall-out from the Great Recession during that period."

After the backlash from Sanders' statement, the White House's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said in a tweet: "Apologies for @WhiteHouseCEA's earlier miscommunication to @PressSec."

Sanders then re-tweeted the CEA, adding her own message:

Hospitals, Doctors Can Sue Patients For Giving Negative Reviews: How This Affects Black Patients

Mounting research finds that Blacks are treated worse in the healthcare system but doctors and hospitals can sue patients for giving negative reviews. How does that work?

Photo by Dana Sacchetti IAEA

A patient entered a plea deal to end charges after a negative online review violated his civil stalking protection order.

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Wife of New Trump Communications Boss is a Virulent Racist

Bill Shine, fired Fox News co-president of misogyny, upstaged by his ignoramus spouse.

Darla Shine's racist beliefs filled her Twitter page, which she deleted as soon as the White House announced that her husband, Bill Shine, was officially joining the Trump administration as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications.

Shine's racist statements dating back to 2015 included questioning why white people would be labeled racist for using the N-word and mocking African nations and Black hair.

On Friday, Mediate published a report with screenshots obtained from her Twitter account, @darlashine, before it was deleted.

In January, in defense of President Donald Trump's sh**hole comment about African nations, she tweeted a racist meme making fun of the progress of African nations when compared to Europe:

She mocked the hairstyles of Black women:

"If white chicks can't perm their hair – Black chicks can't go blonde."

She bashed NBA players LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, who spoke out about police-related shootings during the ESPY awards in 2016.

"Comical to see these over paid Black sports stars give Black Lives Matter speech at ESPYs."

She constantly voiced her opinion against the Black Lives Matter movement:

"Imagine the protests if three white teens murdered a Black woman #AmandaBlackburn Only Black Lives Matter I guess," said a tweet about the fatal 2015 shooting of Amanda Blackburn in Indianapolis.

"The new stand-in President at #mizzou is Black. Will every white College President have to be replaced," she said a 2015 tweet.

Shine had a problem with Black people being able to say the N-word while she and other white people can't.

"Funny how critics calling to ban Gone With the Wind, Jefferson Memorial, but no talk of banning the N-word or Rap songs with N-word in it."

"Just singing to one of my jams 'Golddigger' by Kanye West when I realized If I sing along to the verse 'Broke Ni**er' I might be a racist," tweeted Shine in July 2015 (West's song does not include a hard R version of the slur).

"At FSU u can punch a girl in the face & only get kicked off football team but sing a song with the N word in it & you're expelled at Oklahoma," said a 2015 tweet.

"Rebel Flag off State Buildings in SC but cop killer rap songs, songs about rape, and songs with N word continue to play on the radio."

Shine linked Black children with an anti-vaccination conspiracy theory:

"1 out of 10 Black boys has autism," said a February 2016 tweet.

In addition to Shine consistently bashing Black people over the years, she has made some disparaging posts about Muslims. She said the following in regard to ABC firing Roseanne Barr over her racist tweet directed at Valerie Jarrett:

"Wondering what it was that set off the #ABC execs the #Ape comment or really the #MuslimBrotherhood comment," she said a tweet in May.

Prior to working at the White House, Shine's husband was a Fox News co-president who resigned from the network in May 2017 following Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes sexual harassment allegations. Apparently, at the same time Bill Shine was at a network where "institutional racism blunts efforts to attract a more multicultural audience," Darla Shine, a former television producer and author of a book called "Happy Housewives," was spreading the same type of racism on social media.

In regard to Darla Shine's social media history, the White House has not responded to requests from media for comment.

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Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, said that slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be "proud" of what President Donald Trump has done for Blacks and Latinos in the U.S.

Bannon was the CEO of Trump's presidential campaign. Trump gained supporters by calling Mexicans rapists, committing to building a wall between Mexico and the U.S., allowing Black people to be physically assaulted at his rallies and lightly disavowing the support of white supremacists.

"Martin Luther King ... he would be proud of what Donald Trump has done for [the] Black and Hispanic working class, okay?" Bannon said on "This Week" Sunday.

On Sunday, King's daughter, Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, re-tweeted a post from The Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott who referenced a similar claim Bannon had made previously. She included a response, simply stating: “Absolutely not."

In May, King tweeted:

Bannon said in March at an event with far-right French politicians that they should "wear" accusations of racism "as a badge of honor."

Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes," he said. “Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker."

Bannon said on Sunday that he was “talking specifically about Donald Trump and his policies."

“His economic nationalism doesn't care about your race, your religion, your gender, your sexual preference," he said.

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance" immigration policy is currently separating children of undocumented immigrants from their mothers and fathers.

King tweeted on Sunday:

After a Typhoon of Publicity, Harvey Weinstein Charged with Rape

Allowed to turn himself in with pre-arranged bail already taken care of.

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There was one more red carpet for Harvey to walk down. At 7:30 this morning, the alleged rapist walked into a Lower Manhattan police station surrounded by cameras flashing and reporters shouting his name.

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'This is America' Video at 74 Million Views in Six Days, up 8 Million Since Yesterday Afternoon

Childish Gambino's insightful, intelligent and powerful observation of our culture inspires layered analysis.

Race, gun violence and U.S. culture are explored in recording artist Childish Gambino's "This is America" music video, which has gone viral. The video has garnered more than 74 million views on YouTube since it was released on Saturday and the buzz continues to grow.

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White Yale Student Calls Police on Black Student for Napping in Dorm

A Black graduate student was harassed for falling asleep while studying.

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Yale University claims it is committed to "maintaining an inclusive community of scholars." However, there's a glaring error in its practices when a white graduate student is either ill prepared or unwilling to live in a diverse and inclusive environment and continues to call the authorities on Black students.

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Graduating While Black: Students Manhandled on Stage at University of Florida Commencement Ceremony

"It's a situation where time and time again the university has made Black bodies feel unsafe," said graduate Oliver Telusma.

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During the University of Florida's (UF) commencement ceremony, a white university graduation marshal decided to stop Black students from celebrating their diplomas with "strolling." He physically forced them off stage. At the pinnacle of their college careers, Black graduates were reminded that racism exists at the university.

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