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increase in hiring of chief diversity officers

Hiring of Chief Diversity Officers Triples Over Past 16 Months but Representation in the Workforce is Still Lagging

The ongoing push for social change and reform that started last year after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others isn’t just changing the world we live in, it’s also dramatically changing the places we work. And nowhere is that change more evident than in DE&I. Recently released…

Tribal elder

Loss of Tribal Elders Due to COVID-19 Decimating Indigenous Populations; Colorado Revamps Common-Law Marriage Requirements, Making Them More Friendly for LGBTQ Couples; and More

Loss of tribal elders due to COVID-19 decimating Indigenous populations. The Muscogee, Navajo, Blackfeet Nation, White Mountain Apache and Choctaw tribes are among the many communities of Indigenous people suffering irreparable losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Times reporter Jack Healy has reported. Already impacted by infection rates…

Georgia state senate runoff election campaign signs

Nation Focused on Historic Georgia Senate Runoff Elections; Wisconsin Mobilizes National Guard Ahead of Jacob Blake Announcement; and More

All eyes on today’s Georgia Senate runoff elections which could determine success of Biden’s presidency. It’s run-off election day in Georgia. The eyes of the nation, and every politician in Washington, will be focused on the state today as two hotly contested elections will ultimately determine which party controls the…

Biden

Biden Further Commits to Racial Equity; Television Drastically Lacking Female and Latinx Representation; and More

Biden further commits to racial equity in meeting with civil rights leaders. In a nearly two-hour virtual meeting on Dec. 8 with seven civil rights leaders, President-elect Joe Biden furthered his commitment to prioritizing racial justice and assembling a diverse Cabinet that can tackle pressing equity issues, the Associated Press…

Georgia voter

Georgia Cutting Early Voting Ahead of Landmark Senate Runoff Elections; Supreme Court Affirms Transgender Student Rights; and More

Georgia officials reduce early voting availability ahead of monumental state runoff elections. With the balance of the U.S. Senate — and much of what President-elect Joe Biden might be able to accomplish during his first two years in office — hanging on the results of the two Georgia runoff elections…

service dog

Dogs to Become Only Service Animal Allowed on Airlines; Tesla Dramatically Lacking in Black and Female Leadership; and More

Dogs are set to become the only official service animal allowed on airlines. Following outlandish stories of service goats and emotional support peacocks being banned from U.S. flights in the past few years, the U.S. Department of Transportation has decided to put an end to the flying zoo some pilots…

COVID-19 spike

The US Breaks Its Record for Daily COVID-19 Deaths — Again; New Hope in Reuniting Immigrant Families Separated by Trump Administration at the Border; and More

The U.S. breaks its record for daily COVID-19 deaths. Again.   The United States has surpassed 14 million cases of COVID-19 infection (less than a week after hitting the 13-million milestone) and things are looking even grimmer as the country heads into the winter season. More troublingly, The New York Times…

Child studying to improve test scores

Test Scores Drop Dramatically for Black, Hispanic and Poor Children Due to COVID-19; Nasdaq Moves to Require Diversity for Listed Companies; and More

Math and reading test scores have dropped dramatically for Black, Hispanic and poor children due to COVID-19, new study warns. Results of lockdowns, home-schooling, and Zoom classrooms as a result of COVID-19 are starting to come in, and the numbers aren’t good. According to a review of more than 4…