Tag: News

Viola Fletcher

107-Year-Old Survivor of 1921 Tulsa Massacre Testifies Before House of Representatives, Demanding Reparations

“I am seeking justice.” That was the reason 107-year-old Viola Fletcher traveled to Washington D.C. for the first time in her life, during a global pandemic, to testify before congress and recount the horrible atrocities she survived at the age of just 7. The Guardian’s David Smith reported that Fletcher…

Judy Chu

House Passes COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act Intended to Help Combat Ongoing Wave of Anti-Asian Violence within the US

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act was approved by the House of Representatives on May 18 by a vote of 364-62. The bill, which was designed to address the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, had already been approved by the Senate last month….

workplace diversity

The Wharton School, Moody’s and DiversityInc Release New Workplace Culture DEI Study

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with support from DiversityInc and Moody’s Corporation (No. 35 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021), today published a new study, “Improving Workplace Culture Through Evidence-Based Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices,” examining the relationship between diversity, equity and…

Space Force

US Space Force Fires Senior Officer Who Publicly Attacked Military Diversity and Inclusion Training

A senior officer with the U.S. Space Force has been relieved of duty after making a series of controversial comments attacking military diversity and inclusion efforts on a conservative podcast.  Eleanor Watson of CBS News has reported that “Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lohmeier, who was promoting his new book Irresistible Revolution…

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade and Women’s Reproductive Rights Now Under Real Threat From Supreme Court

For months, activists and academics have feared that women’s reproductive rights could soon be under attack in the U.S. And it looks like they were right. Following former President Donald Trump’s appointment of three highly conservative judges to the Supreme Court, the nation’s highest legal body has finally decided to…

settlement

4 Maryland HBCUs Awarded $577 Million Settlement in State Discrimination Case

Following a 15-year court battle, the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in a case alleging that it had discriminated against four historically Black universities and colleges, segregating and making it harder for them to compete with other nearby predominately white schools.  Bryn Stole of the Baltimore Sun has…