Tag: Politics

President-elect Joe Biden

President-Elect Biden Vows To Correct Many of President Trump’s Policies; Researchers Elated Over New COVID-19 Vaccine; and More

President-elect Joe Biden promises a flurry of progressive activity once in office. In addition to establishing a COVID-19 task force, rejoining the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization and signing the monumental Equality Act, President-elect Biden has a full plate of legislation and executive orders he plans to…

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2020 Election Brings a Number of Historic Wins for Diversity

While results of the Presidential election remain in question, there were still a number of positive advancements in other areas that are definitely worth celebrating. Among them: Delaware elected the first transgender state senator in U.S. history. Sarah McBride, a well-known LGBTQ advocate, defeated Republican Steve Washington to represent Delaware’s…

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U.S. Cities Scramble to Prepare for Potential Election Day Unrest; First Black Female Director Named for Marvel Movie; and More

Dozens of major U.S. cities boarding up in preparation for potential Election Day unrest. With nearly 100 million ballots already cast for what many are calling the most important election in generations, concern over potential rioting and civic unrest in major cities across the country is also at an all-time…

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Black and Latinx Individuals Increasingly Worried About Impact of COVID-19 on Career; Potential Spike in New Disabilities Due to Pandemic; and More

More than 50% of Blacks and Latinx individuals significantly worried about finances and career prospects due to pandemic. COVID-19 continues to be top of mind for most of the country, especially as cases appear to be worsening in our current third wave of the illness. But a new survey of…

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.)

Rep. Jahana Hayes Attacked in Racist Campaign Town Hall; 1 in 4 Americans Unemployed According to New Data from Axios; and More

Racist trolls interrupt Zoom town hall hosted by Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s first Black congresswoman. “I am not OK,” wrote Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) in a moving post describing a violent attack that took place at one of her recent campaign events. Ten minutes into the Zoom town hall for one…

Thousands of Vets Missing Out on Key Benefits; Sesame Street Tackles Racism; and More

Thousands of veterans with “less-than-honorable” discharges missing out on government benefits; facing unnecessary challenges in employment. Being dishonorably discharged from the military can wreak havoc on a veteran’s career. Whether it was the result of alcohol or drug abuse, insubordination, fighting or being LGBTQ+ or disabled (areas that were not…

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First Ever Corporate Diversity Board Requirements Passed in California; $1 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Redirected to Defense Department by White House; and More

California passes first ever state-mandated corporate boardroom diversity law. More than 660 public corporations with headquarters in California will soon be required to have at least one board director from an “underrepresented community, the Washington Post reports. A new state law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will require boards…

Biden Stands by His Commitment to LGBTQ rights; Cost of Racism in the U.S. Tops $16 Trillion; Black and Latinx Continue to Die from COVID-19 at Nearly Twice the Rate of Whites; and More

Biden reaffirms commitment to LGBTQ rights; promises to pass Equality Act. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden doubled down on his promises to the LGBTQ community while speaking at a presidential town hall for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on Sept. 24. “You deserve a partner in the White House to…