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The Five Whitest Industries in America

The report reveals which industries are embracing diversity and which remain the whitest in the…

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Why Teacher Diversity Matters

New research by the Center for American Progress and Education Trust shines a light on a growing problem

And I wrote just this morning about a Mexican American studies program in Tucson, Arizona—taught…

By Robin White Goode

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LC Johnson is creating a space for black women entrepreneurs

Newsflash: Funding Black Women Entrepreneurs Is A Social Justice Issue

Founder of co-working space for women of color shares her struggle to find adequate funding

LC Johnson, founder of Zora’s Place, a coworking space for women of color, says funding…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Wayne Sutton (Image: Creative Startups)

What Happens When Companies Create a Diverse Workforce?

Diverse companies have higher productivity, low turnover, and are more profitable.

According to Wayne Sutton of Change Catalyst, “diverse companies have higher productivity, low turnover and…

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Google Just Granted $1 Million to Increase Black Male Presence in Tech

'Students are five times more likely to take an interest in computer science if they often see people who look like them in that field...'

The Hidden Genius Project is an Oakland-based organization dedicated to increasing the representation of black…

By Samara Lynn

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As If We Didn’t Have Enough To Deal With, Black Executives Demoted More

Research shows that African American professionals are lagging behind when it comes to promotions and pay

Research shows that black executives lag behind when it comes to promotions and pay, and…

By Alisa Gumbs

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DeRay Mckesson and Wayne Sutton (Image: File)

[Video] DeRay Mckesson: Equity vs. Equality in Tech. Which is Fair?

Equality is people get the same thing, and equity is people get what they need and deserve

Equality is people get the same thing, and equity is people get what they need…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Pressure Increases for More Tech Firms to Tie C-Suite Exec Bonuses to Diversity Goals

Socially conscious investment firms say their clients make more revenue with diversity

Last year, Microsoft announced that its executives’ bonuses would be determined on whether that executive’s…

By Samara Lynn

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Columbia Pledges $100 Million to Diversity Initiative

Diversity a core value, university president says

Early this month Columbia University announced a pledge of $100 million committed to diversify its…

By Robin White Goode

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Ryan Ford talks diversity in Hollywood

PR Pro: Why We Shouldn’t Look to Hollywood to Tell Our Stories

Chief Creative Officer Ryan Ford

As the executive vice president and chief creative officer of Cashmere Agency, Ryan Ford is…

By Kandia Johnson

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For These Two HBCU Students, an Intel Internship Opened Up a New World

The internship offered access into Silicon Valley that many tech professionals would envy

The internship program is part of a $125M diversity initiative from Intel—this program specifically comes…

By Samara Lynn

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Jotaka Eaddy VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement & Impact (Image: LendUp)

Jotaka Eaddy Takes on New Role as Vice President of Policy, at LendUp

She's working to improve economic opportunities for those facing financial instability

Eaddy will work to advance policies and partnerships that improve economic opportunities for millions of…

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Dell Appoints Former SAP Exec Brian Reaves as Chief Diversity Officer

Reaves is now responsible for driving gender and diversity at the tech giant

Dell has appointed Brain Reaves, a former executive at multinational software corporation SAP, as the…

By Selena Hill

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Here Are The Largest Companies in America With Zero Black People on Their Boards

A call to action for these companies to diversify their boards!

For the fifth year BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed its annual report on boardroom power, including…

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Boardroom Power: Blacks on the Board of Directors

The African American directors of the S&P 500

The blacks who sit on the board of directors of the S&P 500 are being…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Google CEO Cancels Company Diversity Town-Hall Meeting

The tech giant is taking steps to curb over its latest diversity crisis

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a company wide town-hall meeting to discuss diversity that was…

By Selena Hill

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Five Cities Receive Half-a-Million-Dollar Grants to Boost Spending with Black Businesses

Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles will each get $100,000 to boost spending

The program, funded by the non-profit agencies of Living Cities and the Citi Foundation, was…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For More Diversity in the Entertainment and Tech Industry at Cannes Lions

“For too long, Hollywood has stereotyped people in ways that have either damaged the culture or been indifferent to change,” said the outspoken civil rights leader

The Rev. Jesse Jackson took a jab at Hollywood and Silicon Valley for their lack…

By Selena Hill

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NYC Pension Funds Aims to Top $12 Billion Invested with Black Asset Management Firms

New York City wants to embrace more black-owned financial firms into its vast pension fund

The New York City Pension Funds is beefing up its diversity activity, including enhancing…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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New Bill Aims to Boost Diversity and Black Broadcast Station Ownership

G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is sponsoring the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2017, which could increase ownership prospects for minorities and women in the broadcasting industry, should it become a law.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield is pushing for a bill that could increase the number of African…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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