Tag: Di-for-you

The Media's Lack of Diversity and Why It Matters to You

By Michael Nam Despite bright spots in the mainstream media for representing race and gender diversity, like Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, the output of the industry largely still appears white and male. Almost 40 percent of the U.S. identifies as nonwhite and women make up more than half of the…

March Legal Roundup: CEO, Chairman Personally Liable in Retaliation Case

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Personal Liability | National-Origin Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Religion & Associational Discrimination | Arbitration Personal Liability Back to top CEO and Chairman Are Personally Liable for $11.3 Million In Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Case A CFO of…

Report: Justice Department to Cite Ferguson PD for Racial Bias

The Department of Justice is expected to release its report on the policing practices of the Ferguson Police Department as early as this week, according to The New York Times. Law-enforcement officials told the Times that the report will accuse the department of making discriminatory traffic stops that created years…

Unarmed Latino the Latest Victim of Police Killing

When Pasco, Wash., police shot and killed an unarmed orchard worker from Mexico, it sparked local protests. But the lack of mainstream media coverage of the Feb. 10 killing of an unarmed Latino has sparked anger amongst many in the Latino community. Many wonder why there wasn’t the same blanket…

Dori J. Maynard Dies at 56

The Maynard family has made the news and media industries what they are today, in some ways. Dori J. Maynard, who took over for her father as one of the leading advocates for diversity in newsrooms, has died. She “advocated tirelessly,” according to a statement from the Robert C. Maynard…

Ron Paul: Black Congress Members Want All War Money for 'Food Stamps'

Three-time Presidential candidate Ron Paul told libertarian pundit Lew Rockwell that the Congressional Black Caucus does not support war “because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here.” Paul, the father of possible 2016 Presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), was interviewed on Rockwell’s…

Pa. Supreme Court Candidate's Racist Email

By Albert Lin A judge has withdrawn his name from consideration for a post on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after admitting that he forwarded a racist email—but he claims the email had nothing to do with his decision. Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler, who has worn a robe for…

Zimmerman Avoids Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

George Zimmerman is like a cat using up his nine lives, except that his are with the legal system. The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it will not file federal civil-rights charges against Zimmerman for shooting and killing unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. “This decision is…

Ferguson Prosecutor Gives His Excuses

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch spoke publicly for the first time since announcing the Darren Wilson grand jury’s no-bill of indictment against Michael Brown’s killer. Addressing a symposium at St. Louis University’s law school, McCulloch said he didn’t know if there was anything he would do different about how…