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Can We Dream Again?

This week, I had the privilege of being a part of some celebrations commemorating the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also, for the first time, I participated in the The National Day of Racial Healing, and with February, aka Black History Month, right around the corner, I have been reflecting on being God’s voice in my sphere of influence. In elementary school, I remember being taught about Dr. King and his leadership in the movement to secure human rights for Black a...
Tags: Hope, Future, Inspiration, America, Diversity, Racism, Community, Courage, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Dreams, Jr, Mahalia Jackson, NIV, Anti-racism, Dr. Martin Luther King


Branded Content Project to Hold Bootcamp for BIPOC Publishers

The Branded Content Project--an initiative started by the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium in 2019--is now accepting applications from Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) publishers for its Branded Content Sales Bootcamp. The 24-week program will begin in February and wrap up during the summer. Its training...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Local Media Consortium, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Map a Purpose Journey With Love and Growth, Says Microsoft

Looking at Microsoft's advertising, it's apparent that the tech giant is a fan of purpose. Some of the brand's more eye-catching and prominent work includes 2018's campaign for the Xbox Adaptive Controller and last year's Super Bowl ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers, an Adweek Pride Star, the first woman to coach...
Tags: Microsoft, Advertising, San Francisco, Diversity, Ces, Katie Sowers, Equity and Inclusion, Adweek Pride Star


Simple and Powerful, This Ad Filmed Girls as They Watched VP Kamala Harris Be Sworn in

To some women who grew up with trailblazers like Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King and Angela Davis, Wednesday's inauguration of Kamala Harris was a miraculous payoff for decades of heavy lifting. To kids reared in slightly more progressive times, watching a daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants become the country's 49th vice president was an...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, Diversity, Kamala Harris, Angela Davis, Equity and Inclusion, Gloria Steinem Billie Jean King


The New Presidency Marks a New Era for Marketers

Being woken up by the dull, white noise of helicopters overhead seems to be the new norm these days in D.C. On Inauguration Day, my mind was wandering many unknowns, wondering about the "what ifs" had lockdown and a pandemic not been lurking in the background. For what seemed to be a frozen moment in...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, Diversity, Voice, Equity and Inclusion


New nonprofit aims to increase diversity in real estate

The Real Estate Apprentice Foundation is spearheaded by real estate consulting firm T3 Sixty.
Tags: Diversity, Radio, Agent, Industry News, Stefan Swanepoel, T3 Sixty, Kenya Burrell-VanWormer, Real Estate Diversity, The Real Estate Apprentice Foundation, Real Estate Apprentice Foundation


The Geek in Review Ep. 102 – Nicole Morris on Emory Law Schools TI:GER Innovation Conference

Nicole Morris is the Director of the TI:GER Program and Professor in Practice for Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. She joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming TI:GER Innovation Conference on January 28, 2021. This free (yes FREE!) online conference on “Advancing Equity in Innovation” is focused on addressing the needs of women and people of color in technology. Not just legal technology, but the overall scope of issues affecting them from STEM education, to Patents, and to the lack of Ven...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, UK, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington Post, Uncategorized, US, Atlanta, Diversity, Finland, Emory, Houston, University Of California Berkeley, University Of California


This Site Lists the Unofficial ‘Rules’ Black People Often Feel Obligated to Follow

As a child, Alex Pierce was not allowed to play with toy guns or anything that resembled them. Even Nerf guns were off limits. "My mom was super strict about that," recalls Pierce, an associate creative director at Hawkeye, an agency based in Dallas. "At the time, I was so upset about it. As an...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Dallas, Hawkeye, Pierce, AdWeek Instagram, Alex Pierce, Equity and Inclusion


Dear Sophie: What are Biden’s immigration changes?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What’s the new minimum salary required for H-1B visa applicant...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, California, Washington, US, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, Trump, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card


If You Don’t Stand For Something…

While having a conversation with a friend of mine on Facebook, I thought of a line I believed I had used in a blog post some years ago. Turns out I did, back in 2012, when I talked about taking a stand for fairness. As I read that post I have to admit that I […]
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Sexism, Diversity, Fighting Racism


Facebook to Pack More Details Into Descriptions of Images for Blind, Visually Impaired People

Facebook revamped its automatic alt text experience, which provides detailed descriptions of images for people who are blind or visually impaired. The social network introduced AAT in April 2016, using artificial intelligence and object recognition to automatically generate descriptions of photos on-demand. Instagram added AAT in November 2018. Instagram AAT is available to people using...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Diversity, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Barbie’s New Maya Angelou Doll, Part of Its Inspiring Women Series, Is Already Sold Out

Barbie's Inspiring Women doll series just added another to its ranks--the incomparable Maya Angelou. While most famous for her memoirs, Angelou expressed her incredible creative talent through a wide range of mediums, including song, dance, poetry, journalism, playwriting and acting--grappling with American racism, sexism, trauma, resilience and Black identity. The first installment of her seven-tome...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Barbie, Angelou, Equity and Inclusion


Leaning Into Its Tradition of Purpose, David&Goliath Launches Creative Impact Hub

Anyone who has spent time with David&Goliath founder David Angelo knows he is not short on passion for his work. But Angelo is equally--if not more so--dedicated to a higher purpose. The nonprofit organization Today, I'm Brave, Angelo's brainchild, started with a message of hope for children in Sierra Leone and has grown to empower...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Sierra Leone, Angelo, David Goliath, David Angelo, Brand Purpose, The Future of Agencies, Equity and Inclusion, Goliath Launches Creative Impact Hub


UK’s WhiteHat rebrands as Multiverse, raises $44M to build tech apprenticeships in the US

University education is getting more expensive, and at the moment it feels a bit like a petrie dish for infections, but the long-term trends continue to show a dramatic growth in the number of people worldwide getting degrees beyond high school, with one big reason for this being that a college degree generally provides better economic security. But today, a startup that is exploring a different route for those interested in technology and knowledge worker positions — specifically by way of appr...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Education, Developer, US, Tech, Diversity, Tony Blair, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Blair, Cutler


How to Impact Diversity When All Brands Are at Stake

As marketing professionals, we are uniquely positioned to shape how people think, see themselves and view the world. Marketing has the power to influence culture; this is a power we should not take lightly. Our storytelling exposes people to perspectives. We decide what stories get told. We decide what stories don't get told. We decide...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Voice, Equity and Inclusion, 2021 Outlook


GitHub’s head of HR resigns in light of termination of Jewish employee

A GitHub internal investigation has revealed the company made “significant errors of judgment and procedure” in the firing of the Jewish employee who cautioned his coworkers about the presence of Nazis in the DC area on the day of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a blog post today, GitHub COO Erica Brescia said the company’s head of HR took full responsibility for what happened and resigned from the company yesterday. GitHub did not disclose the name of the person who resigned, but it’s wide...
Tags: Labor, Tech, Diversity, Dc, Github, Brescia, Erica Brescia, Carrie Olesen, Gia Colosi


Fired GitHub employee who warned coworkers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel

On the day a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a worried GitHub employee warned his co-workers in the D.C. area to be safe. After making a comment in Slack saying, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about,” a fellow employee took offense, saying that type of rhetoric wasn’t good for work, the former employee told me. Two days later, he was fired, with a human relations representative citing a “pattern of behavior that is not conducive to company policy” as the rationale for...
Tags: TC, Nazis, Tech, Diversity, Github, Trump, Friedman, U S Capitol, Google Alphabet, Nat Friedman


Fired GitHub employee who warned co-workers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel

On the day a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a worried GitHub employee warned his co-workers in the D.C. area to be safe. After making a comment in Slack saying, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about,” a fellow employee took offense, saying that type of rhetoric wasn’t good for work, the former employee told me. Two days later, he was fired, with a human relations representative citing a “pattern of behavior that is not conducive to company policy” as the rationale for...
Tags: TC, Nazis, Tech, Diversity, Github, Trump, Friedman, U S Capitol, Google Alphabet, Nat Friedman, Techcrunch Include


Tracy Chou launches Block Party to combat online harassment and abuse

Block Party, an anti-harassment startup that aims to help folks feel safer on social media founded by Tracy Chou, launched today. Currently only available for Twitter, Block Party helps people filter out the content they don’t want to see and into what Block Party calls the Lockout Folder. That’s where all of the filtered-out content lives in the event you want to review it later. “We think it’s important to still acknowledge that these people exist,” Chou told me. If you pretend like it doesn’t...
Tags: Facebook, Harassment, Tech, Diversity, Quora, Tracy Chou, Include, Block Party, Chou, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Twitter Block Party, Alexia Bonatsos Ellen Pao Alex Stamos


More Action Than Words on MLK Day

Next week, the nation will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a federal observance that honors the birth of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and provides a platform for organizations to communicate their commitment to his fight for equity and freedom for all Americans. Organizations and individuals celebrate this observance by volunteering in communities as part of the MLK Day of Service. However, more often, we mark the day by flooding social media, blogs and websites ...
Tags: Washington, Diversity, Pr, Black Lives Matter, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Thought Leadership, Vanguard, PRSA, Diversity and Inclusion, Dei, Dr. Martin Luther King, Crystal Borde, Vanguard Communications, Stephen F Somerstein


The Guardian Hires New Editor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Susan Smith Richardson has been named deputy editor for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Guardian US, the latest publication to add DEI coverage to its masthead. The position will involve developing coverage on "race and identity, power and inequality," as well as bringing diversity and inclusion to editorial sourcing, audience and recruitment, according to...
Tags: Publishing, Advertising, Diversity, Guardian US, Equity and Inclusion, Susan Smith Richardson


Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet

The collaborative online encyclopedia, which has become a reliable source amid a flood of misinformation, turns 20 today The post Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Knowledge, Wikipedia, Information, Diversity, World, Editing, Wikimedia, Jimmy Wales, Editors, Alexa, Volunteers, Larry Sanger, Sci-tech, Fact-checking


Where Taco Bell’s Potato CEO Failed

Taco Bell CEO Mark King, as a talking potato, was clear and candid in explaining why potatoes had been removed from the lineup in the first place. His video, complete with filter, had a very fun young vibe to it. It even featured popular sound effects like the DJ airhorn and a chime that played...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Voice, Taco Bell, Food & Beverage, Mark King, Equity and Inclusion, Where Taco Bell


Ogilvy Hires James Kinney to Serve as Global DEI Lead

As agencies continue to make pledges and plans to combat systemic racism internally, Ogilvy has brought in a new DEI lead to help it make progress. The WPP-owned agency has hired James Kinney to serve as global chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. He takes over responsibilities previously held by Donna Pedro, who's served as...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, WPP, Ogilvy, James Kinney, Equity and Inclusion, Donna Pedro


Facebook Introduces Business Equality Resource Center

Facebook introduced a new Business Equality resource center for businesses focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. The social network said in a blog post that the site contains information on steps businesses need to take to create a more inclusive and diverse environment, accelerate inclusive representation in advertising and media, expand economic mobility for diverse...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Diversity, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Dear Sophie: What’s the new minimum salary required for H-1B visa applicants?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Banging my head against the wall understanding the US immigrat...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, California, US, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, Trump, Sophie, USCIS, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Alcorn


Netflix releases latest diversity numbers

Netflix has released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report. Though, it’s not the first time Netflix has shared this type of data. Netflix has shared representation numbers since 2013, but the company had not put a bow on it until now. Worldwide, women make up 47.1% of Netflix’s workforce. Since 2017, representation of white and Asian employees has been on a slow decline, while representation of Hispanic or Latinx, Black, mixed race and folks from native populations has been on the rise. ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Diversity, Netflix, Middle East, Diversity Report, U S Netflix, Vernā Myers, North Africa Netflix


TikTok for Black Creatives Incubator Program to Choose 100 Creators, Musical Artists

TikTok Wednesday introduced TikTok for Black Creatives, a new incubator program aimed at investing in and supporting emerging Black creators and musical artists on its video creation platform. The three-month program will involve 100 Black creators and musical artists, and it will include motivational town halls with successful Black entrepreneurs and celebrities, community building forums...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion, TikTok for Black Creatives Incubator Program


Chief Diversity Officer Departs Publicis Groupe

Publicis chief diversity officer Ronnie Dickerson Stewart is leaving her post after nearly a year --and the holding company has no immediate plans to find a replacement in that position. The loss of Publicis' chief diversity officer comes as ad agencies continue to grapple with promises of greater inclusion and aims to root out racism....
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Publicis, Ronnie Dickerson Stewart, Equity and Inclusion


Niger museum is eclectic national ‘mirror’

It has displays covering art, history, dinosaurs, nuclear energy, craftwork and music as well as live animals, for it is also a zoo The post Niger museum is eclectic national ‘mirror’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Africa, Diversity, History, Zoo, Dinosaurs, Niger, Openaccess, Sahel, Nuclear Energy, Top Six, National museum of Niger