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  • Simone Manuel Becomes First African American Woman Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: August 12, 2016

    It was both a triumphant and historic win for Simone Manuel, when she became the first African American woman gold medalist in swimming, after winning in the women's 100m freestyle, with an Olympic record of 52.70s, in the world's most prestigious sports competitions on Thursday night. [[googlead]] Simone Manuel, who hails from Houston, Texas, tied with Penny Oleksiak of Canada in beating ...
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  • The Legacy of Muhammad Ali: Greatest Role Model for African Americans
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: June 12, 2016

    "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali [[googlead]] The world has just bid farewell to the man called “The Greatest” - - Muhammad Ali, the “people's champ,” but his legacy will live on. For all Americans. Most especially for those facing difficulties or challenges. For Muhammad Ali's life is an exemplary examp ...
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  • Black History Month 2016: Where Do We Go From Here?
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: February 01, 2016

    In President Obama's proclamation of this year's Black History Month (February 1 -28), he cited the “generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our nation is unending and strived to expand the reach of freedom to all” [[googlead]] The gist of the message of the presidential proclamation of this national event ...
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  • Black Artists Dominate Screen Actors Guild Awards
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: January 31, 2016
    News Source: LA Times

    It was a big night for Diversity and for Black artists as they dominated the Screen Actors Guild Awards with their wins. As evidenced by the SAG Awards show, the TV industry seems to be faring better than the big screen in promoting diversity and inclusion. [[googlead]] Four of the six awards for individual performance in a television movie, mini-series, or series went to black actors, t ...
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  • Diversity Comments by Sam Club CEO Riled Up Some Whites
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: December 20, 2015
    News Source: NY Daily News

    Recently, Sam Club's CEO Rosalind Brewer was interviewed by CNN's Poppy Harlow and asked about the diversity in the company. Her diversity comments were said to have riled up many white people, some of whom have taken to social media to post tirades, the NY Daily News said. [[googlead]] The report said Brewer commented white males often occupy high-ranking positions in the company's top ...
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  • Jamar Clark Laid to Rest As Fight Against Police Brutality Lives On
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: November 26, 2015
    News Source: StarTribune

    The young unarmed black man killed by white police in Minneapolis, Jamar Clark, has been laid to rest after days of unrest, as his family and supporters vowed to continue to “fight with the tools you have provided,” StarTribune reports in an article. The fight against police brutality lives on. [[googlead]] According to various sources, including that of StarTribune, Clark was shot b ...
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  • Defacement of Harvard Law School's Black Professors' Portraits Decried
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: November 20, 2015
    News Source: Think Progress

    Racial tension is gripping Harvard Law School after portraits of its tenured black professors, on display at the law school's main building, have been found defaced with black tapes across their faces. [[googlead]] The defacement was discovered the day after Harvard students and affiliates rallied in support of national calls for racial justice on campuses, according to a report by Think ...
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  • African Immigrant Population in the U.S. on the Rise
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: November 08, 2015
    News Source: Quartz Africa

    The number of African-born people living in the U.S. has been on the rise, and continues to do so, a recent study shows. [[googlead]] In a report, Quartz Africa says Africans are becoming one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations in the United States. The number of foreign-born Africans moving to the US has nearly doubled every decade since 1970, according to a new study from the P ...
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  • College Scholarships Available for Black Students for 2016
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: November 07, 2015
    News Source: College Financial Aid Advice

    For 2016, there are several scholarships available for African American students, the College Financial Aid Advice announced. These scholarships are either based on merit, or are based on both merit and financial need. It is also advised that students start early to search for scholarships and the school they intend to attend, and the time is now. [[googlead]] Leading the list of scholars ...
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  • Study Shows Drivers Have Racial Bias Against African Americans
    By: DiversityWorking Press
    Date Posted: October 25, 2015
    News Source: Science Daily

    Drivers on the road eshibit racial bias against African Americans, a new study found. In the original investigation -- the first known field experiment of its kind -- the team found that African-Americans experienced a wait time about 32 percent longer than for whites before drivers chose to yield. The team also found that African-Americans were twice as likely as white pedestrians to be passed ...
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