Tag: Race

Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75, Leaders Call Him 'Hero'

By Sheryl Estrada Julian Bond during the dedication the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo credit: Kadesh DuBose/KMBD Studios) The Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement on Sunday morning its co-founder, civil rights activist Julian Bond,…

President Obama 'Feels Great Urgency' Toward Race Relations

By Sheryl Estrada President Obama speaks at the annual convention of the NAACP in Philadelphia in July 2015. “There has been an awakening around the country to some problems in race relations and police-community relations that date back for decades,”President Obamasaid last week in an interview with NPR just days…

To Improve Diversity, Talking About Race Cannot Be Taboo

By Moses Frenck Bob Moritz, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner speaks with Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments. For Bob Moritz, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner, diversity is a paramount issue. He attributes the firm’s success to its initiatives addressing diversity, and he is a major proponent of…

PwC To Discuss Importance of Talking Openly About Race

PwC’s commitment to diversity has been essential to the firm’s success, according to US chairman and senior partner Bob Moritz, who next week will host a live webcast discussing the importance of speaking openly about race. Moritz will be speaking with Mellody Hobson, whose TED Talk “Color Blind or Color…

Dolezal Leaves Her Position as President of Spokane NAACP Chapter

By Sheryl Estrada Rachel Dolezal, 37, just resigned from her position of president of the Spokane, Wash. NAACP via an open letter posted on the chapter’s Facebook page. Since last week she has been making headlines and trending on social media when allegations of a fake racial identity began to…

Michelle Obama: My Critics Don't Define Me

Michelle Obama spoke candidly about her experience as the first Black First Lady of the United States to Tuskegee University graduates onSaturday. During her commencement address at the Historically Black College and University in Alabama, Mrs. Obama explained how she eventually realized “the chatter, the name calling, the doubting” she…

Princeton's 'Urban Congo' Controversy Highlights Race Relations

Princeton University (photo by Shutterstock) When an April 4 performance by the Princeton Urban Congo, a student group of white males on Princeton University’s swim and diving teams, was posted on social media, it placed a spotlight on race relations at the school. Dressed in loincloths, the young men practiced…