Commentary

COMMENTARY: HBCUs are going where the Black Church can’t

FLORIDA COURIER — Several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have quietly changed admissions policies to better reflect diversity in gender identification and sexual classification over the last decade. […read more]

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Rajah Caruth, a 16-year-old from D.C., participated in NASCAR’s 2019 Drive for Diversity Youth Development Combine March 23-24 in Charlotte, N.C. (Courtesy Photo)
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D.C. Native Chosen for NASCAR Youth Combine

THE AFRO — While some teens dream of owning their first car to freely ride around the District and not depend on a parented escort, 16-year-old Rajah Caruth dreams of tooling his car, a race car, around a speedway in NASCAR. Caruth’s dreams are getting closer as this past weekend he had a chance to participate in NASCAR’s 2019 Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine, in Charlotte, N.C. […read more]

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Business

AmEx VP Mikeisha Anderson Jones on importance of workplace diversity

ROLLINGOUT — Mikeisha Anderson Jones has become a connoisseur of inclusion. She has studied and observed how diversity enhances and beautifies the corporate culture. There is empirical and hard data that proves authentic inclusion improves the bottom line of a corporation. Furthermore, inclusion raises morale in the workplace when all demographics are given authentic opportunities for upward mobility in the workplace. […read more]

Op-Ed

Google Boldly Did the Right Thing

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist Last week, Google made the bold and necessary decision to release information about their employment diversity, detailing the race and gender makeup of its workforce, admitting in the words of Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock, “Google is not Read More

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Un-United Betrayal in Chicago

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Like many American cities, Indianapolis was a venue for mass discrimination against Black owned construction business.  I had been working since 1989 to change that.  For the most part, we were very successful.  The “Indy Way” was complete diversity Read More

Press Room

Aspirations: Financial Resources for Women in Business

Aspirations: Financial Resources for Women in Business by Michelle Thornhill Strategy and Integration Manager, Wells Fargo Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Special to the NNPA For a number of years, I taught college courses on entrepreneurship and small business management to students who aspired to become Read More

Press Room

Michelle Thornhill Named Strategy and Integration Manager for Wells Fargo Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion

Media Media C. Nicole Pierce Valerie Miller Williams 312-228-8820 704-383-8025 Michelle Thornhill Named Strategy and Integration Manager for Wells Fargo Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Charlotte, May 15, 2013- Wells Fargo recently named Michelle Thornhill, senior vice president, as strategy and integration manager reporting directly to Read More

Op-Ed

Opportunity and Diversity One Industry at a Time

by Benjamin Todd Jealous Special to the NNPA from the North Dallas Gazette   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy.  It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need for Read More