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U.S. Department of Labor to Partner with Companies to Reach Diversity Goals

Developing a more diverse, inclusive and representative economy is a top priority of President Joe Biden’s administration. The U.S. Department of Labor is working to deliver on this promise by creating partnerships with some of the country’s largest employers to ensure that diversity is prioritized during both corporate hiring and management. According to Jenny Yang, …

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Three HBCUs Selected to Receive $1.2 Million in NASA MUREP Grants

The NASA Minority University Research and Education Programs (MUREP) was founded with the intent of ensuring access to NASA and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers for undergraduate and graduate students at minority-serving institutions (MSIs).  Currently, MUREP works with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal …

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Measuring Racial and Social Justice in the Art World

Equitable representation and social justice in the museum and art world are hard to quantify. That’s what The Art Newspaper found out when it took a survey of 22 museums in the U.S. asking about progress made over the last year regarding diversity and inclusion.  The Art Newspaper survey included inquiries about museum staff, exhibitions, …

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Considering Racial Inequities During Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Beyond

October 1st will mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of this disease, as well as to support people who are living with it. In 2021, an estimated 280,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. and 43,000 women will die from it. More broadly, …

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Reducing Student Loan Debt for Low- and Moderate-Income Students

September 27, 2021 marks the 14th anniversary of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which expanded Federal Pell Grants in order to make college more affordable for low- and moderate-income students. Enacted during the second Bush Administration, the legislation increased funding for Pell Grants by $11.4 billion in the first five years, as well …

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Made in America Event Rocks Philadelphia and Benefits Charitable Causes

From September 4–5, 2021, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hosted an outdoor concert event that rocked the city all Labor Day weekend. Known as Made in America, the two-day festival was set up near the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the heart of the city, just days after Hurricane Ida nearly flooded the entire metropolis. …

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New Article Shines a Light on the Importance of Diversity in Leadership

A recent article by Ashley Sharp, Executive Director of nonprofit Dwell with Dignity, explains the importance of having a diverse leadership team at the helm of an organization. She highlights the multiple benefits that having a diverse group of leaders provides, which span from improved problem-solving abilities to revenue growth. Sharp also questions what corporations, …

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Corporate Action Can Help Protect the Planet

A new scientific report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), showed that climate change is “unequivocal” and that the world must take immediate action to prevent the worst effects of climate change.  However, communities across the country are already dealing with the impacts of climate change, while at the same time working …

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Amazon Launches the Black Business Accelerator to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

As of 2021, there are millions of retail establishments in the United States, with retail sales growing 4% annually since 2010. Despite unprecedented circumstances in 2020, the National Retail Federation forecasts that businesses and retail sales will only continue to grow. It is estimated that there will be an increase of sales between 10.5% and …

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