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Like other companies, Twitter also comes up short on diversity

Twitter is the latest company to confirm that the field of technology isn’t diverse. The company released a statistical breakdown of the genders and ethnic backgrounds of its employees, and like many companies, the “diversity report” does not live up to its name. 

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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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Obama calls for an end to job bias against gays, signs executive order

President Obama called on Congress on Monday to ban job discrimination against gay Americans. The call came as he signed an executive order doing so for workers of federal contractors. 

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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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Here’s how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could protect LGBT workers

The Following post originally appeared on Vox, and was written by German Lopez. The piece appeared under the original title, “How The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Could Protect LGBT Workers.” By: German Lopez Exactly 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law is being interpreted to protect […]

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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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First Lady: ‘U.S. is ready for a female president’

First lady Michelle Obama says that America is ready for a female president. The comments came during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

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Duke dorm named after racist to be renamed

Duke University officials have changed the name of a dorm that honors a known white supremacist. The dorm, formerly named after racist leader and North Carolina governor Charles B. Aycock, will now be know as East Residence Hall. 

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Texas reps accidentally support reparations for slavery

The Dallas County Commissioners Court accidentally declared Tuesday that African-Americans deserve reparations for slavery. Most commissioners did not seem to know that they were doing so. 

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Here’s why 2014 should be another Freedom Summer

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post, and was written by Rev. Al Sharpton. The original title is , “Why 2014 Should Be Another Freedom Summer.” By: Al Sharpton During this very week 50 years ago, Americans — many of them students and young folks — gathered in the state of Mississippi alongside […]

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