Tag: Blacks

Archived: Re-Centering the History in Black History: Rutgers University's Dr. Clement Alexander Price

Despite an impressive list of prestigious awards and national accomplishments, Rutgers University’s Dr. Clement Alexander Price is a remarkably down-to-earth person. A Black historian and community activist, Price is the Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at the Newark, N.J., campus. Price is most known for founding…

Archived: Who Was Most Hurt By 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Black Women

Black women in the military disproportionately were discriminated against as part of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. The study from the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) found that the number of military personnel discharged as a result of DADT were disproportionately women, Blacks, Latinos and Asians. In 2008,…

Archived: Most Diverse Congress Sworn In

The newly sworn-in 113th Congress marks a historic milestoneit’s the most diverse in history. A record number of Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women now hold seats among the 535 Senate and House of Representatives members. And the diversity goes beyond race/ethnicity and gender. Congress is: 8 percent Black: a total…

Archived: N.Y. Republicans to Blacks, Latinos & Asians: Drop Dead

New York’s Republican State Senators, a group of mostly white men, are working hard to muscle their influence in government and stonewall diversity progress. Republicans and a group of five Democrats in Albany formed a “bipartisan governing coalition” to secure a majority hold on the Senate. According to lawmakers interviewed…