Sunday, June 26, 2016
Blog
On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas in a 5-3 decision. The decision was not only important in that it upheld the use of affirmative action in narrowly tailored cases, but also...
Tesla and Solar City consistently make headlines as innovative, first-in class clean tech companies.  But the brainchildren of famed billionaire, Elon Musk, are coming under scrutiny this week amid the announcement that Tesla is looking to acquire Solar City.  Musk is...
For months, advocates on both sides of the aisle and representatives from a variety of industries and perspectives - tech, cable, and diverse content creators, big and small - have grappled with the Federal Communications Commission's "Unlock the Box"...
The Congressional Black Caucus, as the conscience of Congress, has been working diligently since last year’s launch of the CBC Tech 2020 Initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in the high-tech sector. At the same time, African American state...
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, who is the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has decided to end the investigation into the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers who were registering voters in Mississippi: James Chaney,...
Hillary Clinton is not only the presumptive Democratic nominee, she’s the first woman to achieve this feat. Now she has to pick a Vice Presidential running mate. At first I thought, she should pick a young, charismatic Latino.   Then I thought...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Democrat representing Glendale, is determined to play an active roll in ushering forth an era of innovation and digital opportunity in California. He recently authored Assembly Bill 2788 to make it easier for small cells...
CBC Laser Focused on Tech Hiring. Last year Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. waged a widely publicized push to expose the number of minorities employees working at major tech firms. After successfully convincing initially reluctant executives at Google to reveal...
Again and again and again and again... and absolutely nothing will change. Columbine 12 murdered. Aurora 12 murdered. Sandy Hook 28 murdered. Virginia Tech 28 murdered.  And now Orlando, where last night at the gay nightclub Pulse at least...
Adams Wins in NC-12. In an election cycle that featured a new district and political uncertainty in a year where real estate mogul Donald Trump unexpectedly came out on top of the Republican field, it's difficult to tell if...