Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Jonathan Holifield: Trump Names Executive Director for the HBCU Initiative. After insistent calls to name an Executive Director for the White House Initiative on HBCUs, the Trump Administration named one on the morning of September 18. It was Jonathan...
After a three-week nomination period, and a little over two months of deliberation, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his picks for the newly chartered Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) last Friday, September 8, 2017. He has appointed Julia...
ESPN reported this week that the NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, and the head of the players union sent a message to players on social activism. The letter, in part, read: "None of us operates in a vacuum. Critical issues that affect...
House Democrats hosted a Capitol Hill forum on Affirmative Action, Inclusion and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses on September 8. Student leaders, college diversity officials, and legal experts discussed the role of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in ensuring...
“Let me be clear at the outset: Acts of sexual misconduct are reprehensible, disgusting and unacceptable. They are acts of cowardice and personal weakness, often thinly disguised as strength and power. Such acts are atrocious, and I wish this...
In the midst of a standing room only crowd during the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, Charter Communications partnered with TVOne and the Central Florida Urban League to premier Downsized, a family-friendly dramatic comedy staring Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari...
Friday, September 8 at 10am in room 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. House Education and the Workforce Committee ranking member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.) will hold a forum entitled, Affirmative Action, Inclusion and...
Only a few weeks after the pardon of racial profiler extraordinaire Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump is back again.   The focus of the Trump Administration on minorities, specifically Blacks and Hispanics, remains relentless. Of course no one should be surprised. In...
A second major Hurricane is headed to the East Coast of the United States, and this time, it looks like it will be historic. Hurricane Irma, is now headed for the Island of Barbuda, one of the first countries in...
In their typical late-on-a-Friday-on-a-holiday-weekend fashion, Team Trump (in this case the Department of Education) dumped this in inboxes at exactly 6:30 p.m. tonight: "Responding to suggestions and feedback from many key stakeholders, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges...