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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies. So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and […]

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that. 

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Report: 90% of employees at Facebook are white

For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment. 

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Guest Post

The reason why young black men can’t work

The following post originally appeared on ColorLines as part of its “Life Cycles of Inequity” series. The series explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a life stage or event in which that impact has been shown to be particularly profound. Previously, we focused on implicit bias […]

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Study: black gay men make as much as straight white men in corporate America

  According to a study released by researchers at Princeton University, negative stereotypes about black gay men has very little impact on their salary. The research is described in a paper titled “The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes: Race, Sexual Orientation and the Job Application Process“, and challenges the commonly held idea that membership in multiple […]

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Caught on tape: supervisor threatens to hang blacks who drink from fountain

Two black workers at a cotton warehouse in Memphis have filed charges against the business for racist behavior executed by its supervisor. The men say their manager called them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only. 

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Study: job market discriminates against black graduates

According to a recent study, recent black graduates face a particularly difficult situation when finding work after school. The report, released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, states that the unemployment rate for recent grads who are black was almost twice that of overall recent college grads. 

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Study: most college institutions governed by White men

A study released by the University of Central Florida shows that the top leaders at Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and schools remain mostly white and male. The study examined race and gender of conference commissioners and campus leaders holding positions of college and university presidents, athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives such as football coaches […]

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