Tag: Virginia

Who's Left on Trump's Business Councils

During a critical time for business leaders, CEOs and other company leaders have faced decisions. Some chose to remove themselves from White House business councils after President Donald Trump did not immediately disavow white supremacy after violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., left one counter-protester dead and many others injured. Trump…

Republicans Seek to Criminalize, Deter Peaceful Protesting

Republicans in eight states have proposed bills that would criminalize peaceful protesting a right that is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Initially, legislationwas proposed in five states: Iowa, Michigan, Washington State, Minnesota and North Dakota. The bill in North Dakota says motorists can freely run over protesters as long as…

VIDEO: Find Out What It's Like to Work at Altria

Altria(a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company), in Richmond, Va., is a leader in corporate responsibility and community investment. Along with giving back to its hometown, Altria supports its people with great benefits, flexibility and mobility to create the perfect place to launch or grow a career. Discover the benefits of working with…

Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Nearly six million people will be barred from voting in elections this November due to having felony convictions on their records. Heavyweights in the political world have weighed in on this topic, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who calls for voting rights to be reinstated immediately after someone…

Scholastic Shelves 'Smiling Slaves' Picture Book

By Sheryl Estrada An illustration from “A Birthday Cake for George Washington.” Scholastic Publishing is stopping the distribution of a controversial children’s book about George Washington’s enslaved cook, Hercules, and his daughter, Delia, after being highly criticized for illustrating slavery as joyful. “A Birthday Cake for George Washington,” released on…

Customer Demands White Delivery Man; Supervisor Says OK

A Lowe’s store manager in Danville, Virginia, has been fired after pulling a delivery driver out of a job because he is Black. And now, at least two others have either been fired or resigned, according to The Associated Press. Marcus Bradley, who has been an employee at a Danville,…

Alabama Physically Removes Confederate Flags Without Delay

While South Carolina’s state legislators debated whether to debate taking down the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, Alabama’s governor directed the four flags flying over a memorial in his state’s Capitol grounds be removed — and by Wednesday morning they were gone. “This is the right thing to do,” Alabama…