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With a simple tweet, April Reign launched a diversity movement

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — Reign, a writer, editor and a former attorney who frequently tweets about race, politics and pop culture, said she was compelled to tweet in 2015 watching the Academy Awards nominations being announced on national television and being disappointed about the lack of diversity in the nominations. Her tweet #OscarsSoWhite went viral and a movement was underway. […read more]

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Port Hires First Senior Director For Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion

THE SEATTLE MEDIUM — The Port of Seattle announced that Bookda Gheisar will serve as the Port’s first Senior Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and lead the Port’s first ever Equity Department, beginning June 12.  Prior to joining the Port, Gheisar served as Policy Advisor for King County’s Office of Equity and Social Justice, in the office of King County Executive, Dow Constantine. […read more]

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NCNW Hosts National GirlTech Town Hall and Forum

NNPA NEWSWIRE — With a vision to drive more Black females into the fields of STEM, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the newly elected president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), recently lead a major National Town Hall with a special focus on Black millennial women and career development at the NCNW headquarters, located in Washington D.C. […read more]

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)

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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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]


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


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

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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

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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


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