Tag: Women

Spelman College

Spelman College, Top HBCU in the US, Sees Record Applications for Fall 2021 Semester

Following 2020’s racial reckoning in America, interest in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has never been higher. The push to attend these schools is so great that Spelman College recently announced a new admissions record: more applicants have applied to attend the Black women’s college in Atlanta for the…

Black girls in school

The Ending PUSHOUT Act: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Introduces House Legislation to Fight Against Biased Treatment Impacting Girls of Color in Schools

Even at a young age, Black girls attending school are up to seven times more likely to be punished or suspended than their white counterparts. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts has introduced legislation to the House of Representatives to prevent and end this biased and disproportionate punishment. Ko Bragg of…

diversity officer burnout

Experts Warn of Burnout Within Corporate Diversity Workforce, One Year Into New Social Justice Era

Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others — and the increasing importance of the Black Lives Matter Movement — the push for increased diversity and inclusion in corporate America has grown like never before. But now, one year into this new era of social justice, some…

Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia Governor Approves Reform Law Making It Harder for People of Color to Vote; Democrat Congresswoman Arrested While Protesting the Bill

Incensed that his home state has gone blue and given wins in recent elections to President Biden and two state senators, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed one of the most controversial voting restriction measures in recent U.S. history. The sole goal of the bill? To disenfranchise and make it…

Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine Becomes First Trans Individual Confirmed to Cabinet-Level Position in US History

With her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine has made LGBTQ history, becoming the first-ever transgender person in history confirmed to a Cabinet-level government position. Dr. Levine was approved by the Senate with a vote of 52 to 48. In a statement following the…

Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono

Two Top Asian American Democrats, Angered Over Lack of Diversity in Biden Cabinet, Threaten to Block Votes of Future Nominees

Angered over the lack of Asian American representation among President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Senators Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii are threatening to begin voting against future White House Cabinet nominees who aren’t diverse minorities. Duckworth, the first Thai American woman elected to Congress and the first…

new Boston mayor Kim Janey

Kim Janey Becomes Boston’s First Black and First Female Mayor

Following Marty Walsh’s recent resignation to become the nation’s Secretary of Labor, Boston has sworn in his successor — Kim Janey is officially the first Black and first female to hold the position in the city’s history.  Ahead of her swearing-in, the former City Council president said “History will be…

sex workers

New York City Moves to Dismiss Nearly 1,500 Crimes Involving Sex Work — Arrests that Disproportionately Target Trans Women and Women of Color

In an ongoing effort to decriminalize sex work within the metro area, New York City officials have moved to dismiss nearly 1,500 pending criminal cases related to prostitution — arrests that tend to be highly biased and largely target transgender individuals and women of color. On March 8, Bronx District…

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth Hiring Royal ‘Diversity Czar’ Following Scandal Caused by Meghan Markle’s Interview With Oprah

Following Meghan Markle’s allegations of racism, unfair treatment and an overall lack of support from her royal in-laws in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II is admitting Buckingham Palace could use some help — and has actually begun the search for a royal “Diversity Czar.” Reporter Sara Dorn…