Diversity

Arkansas

Agriculture program aims to increase opportunities for minority students

Agriculture has always been a part of Wendell Scales’ life.  While growing up in a small town in Lonoke County, he loaded crop dusters and worked at a grocery store. Although he was raised in a middle-class African American family surrounded by agriculture — his grandfather was a sharecropper, his mom chopped cotton and his […]

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Boston Mayor Wu’s DEI Misstep Leads To Backlash And Division

conference ahead of the 114th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention, in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 27, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The phrase “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” proved fitting this week […]

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Boston Mayor, Michelle Wu, shows off photo from ‘electeds of color’ holiday party after defending gathering

News By Nicholas McEntyre Published Dec. 16, 2023, 2:06 a.m. ET Boston Mayor Michelle Wu proudly shared a photo of the controversial “electeds of color” holiday party she hosted on Wednesday, showcasing all the smiling government officials of minority backgrounds at the “no whites” gathering. “Last night was my turn to host the annual holiday […]

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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu defends electeds of color’ holiday party after invitation backlash

News By Nicholas McEntyre Published Dec. 14, 2023, 12:48 a.m. ET Boston Mayor Michelle Wu defended holding a holiday party for “electeds of color” just hours before hosting the controversial gathering inside the city’s official reception hall Wednesday. Wu admitted it was a mistake that every member of the Boston City Council received invitations to […]

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Alabama

A change will come; it always does | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

In the heart of the South, Alabama’s political climate, a stronghold of conservatism, is approaching a crossroads. State politicians have long promoted “Alabama values,” a term synonymous with conservative ideologies deeply embedded in the state’s historical and racial divisions. However, this rhetoric now faces an unprecedented challenge from a diversifying electorate, especially younger voters and […]

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City councilwoman Ceretta Smith running for Grovetown Mayor

Ceretta Smith wants constituents to know she’s for the people, not the party. “At the end of the day, it’s about people, it’s about families,” she says. “Everybody wants to raise their family in a great city, in a great town, where they feel the love, where they feel accepted and where they know they’re […]

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Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas businesses look to increase opportunities for people with disabilities in the workforce

The Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities will host its annual Arkansas Business Inclusion Summit Tuesday. The summit serves as an opportunity for Northwest Arkansas businesses to come together and share practices and ideas on integrated employment. “I think this is going to be an excellent opportunity for J.B. Hunt and other companies here in […]

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Alabama

Former Pentagon manpower and diversity chief running for Congress | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Pentagon’s former personnel chief announced Monday that he’s making a run for Congress again, after losing his competitive seat back in 2020. Gil Cisneros, a Navy veteran turned representative for California’s 39th Congressional District, just finished a stint as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. From August 2021 until Sept. 8, he […]

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Atlanta mayor unveils new inclusive language guide

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced Thursday that he has signed a new administrative order introducing an inclusive language guide. The 24-page document provides definitions for terms related to diversity, health, race, the LGBTQ+ community and more. It also includes a messaging guide with “do’s and don’ts” on how to […]

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Alabama

Admission to Alabama universities ‘not based upon race’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

On Thursday, Alabama Higher Education commissioner Jim Purcell told 1819 News that Alabama’s public colleges and universities did not make admission decisions based on race. On Thursday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case that affirmative action in college admissions violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. Affirmative action policies and programs […]

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