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Octavia Spencer Says LeBron James Helped Her Get Equal Pay for Netflix Project

James was Spencer's sponsor, ensuring she would receive pay equal to her male counterparts for a biopic about Madam C.J. Walker.

In business settings, a sponsor will actively advocate for you by using their influence and networks to help you earn raises and promotions and garner success. According to Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was her sponsor in pay negotiations with Netflix.

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Alaska Airlines Under Fire for Separating Gay Couple on Flight to Give Seats to Heterosexual Couple

"We could not bear the feeling of humiliation for an entire cross-country flight and left the plane," David Cooley said in a Facebook post.

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Alaska Airlines is apologizing for an act of blatant discrimination against a same-sex couple, but the damage is already done as #BoycottAlaskaAirlines is circulating social media.

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Steve Phillips: The Revolutionary Implications of Stacey Abrams' Victory

"The implications of her win for progressive politics and the future of the country are revolutionary in terms of political strategy and approach," writes Phillips, founder of Democracy in Color and New York Times best-selling author.

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By Steve Phillips

(Originally Published on TheNation.com)

"The Rainbow Coalition is like a quilt—many patches, many pieces, many colors, bound by a common thread." I was in Atlanta, Georgia for the 1988 Democratic National Convention listening to Jesse Jackson describe his vision for how a multiracial and explicitly progressive coalition of people of color and progressive whites could lead Democrats to victory across the country. Although Jackson's bid for the nomination fell short, the surprising success of his candidacy—he won 11 contests and nearly tripled his delegate total from 1984—revealed the potential of a campaign rooted in the country's demographic revolution.

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Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey to Host Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon

HUACNJ salutes DiversityInc as an official media partner of the luncheon, where five New Jersey residents will receive Distinguished Alumni awards.

HUACNJ salutes DiversityInc as an official media partner of the luncheon, where five New Jersey residents will receive Distinguished Alumni awards.

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Stop Putting Me on a Pedestal

People with disabilities are just living their lives.

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The following is a response from a DiversityInc reader on our "7 Things NEVER to Say to People With Disabilities" article.

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Meaningless Federal Financial-Institution Diversity Standards Just Released

New joint standards for six federally regulated financial agencies are meaningless, according to critics and our assessment. The Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion standards are entirely voluntary and have no deadlines.

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By Barbara Frankel

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NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: 'Diversity Means Greater Returns'

In an interview with DiversityInc, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer discusses a new diversity initiative regarding pension funds.

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By Sheryl Estrada and Michael Nam

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QVC Hosts Mock Black Model's Natural Hair

Host Sandra Bennett has apologized after video surfaced of her mocking a Black model's natural hair on live TV.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Deadline for Disability Employment Tracker Extended, Included in Top 50 Survey

The National Organization on Disability has extended the deadline for the Disability Employment Tracker, which is a key component of The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disability list.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Supreme Court Continues to Scrutinize Civil-Rights Acts

After scaling back the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in 2013, the Supreme Court will now rule on the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which will affect future cases on housing discrimination.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

Marty Rodgers, one of the men behind the legislation that made MLK Day a day of service, now directs the participation of more than 2,000 Accenture employees in service projects around Washington, D.C.

By Sheryl Estrada

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