Brian Lamb, JPMorgan's head of diversity and inclusion, spoke about the firm's vision for racial equity and where the money is going.
Black women who Digiday spoke to believe PR agencies need to reexamine internal culture and hiring practices to become more inclusive.
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The paper's leadership has vowed to increase the number of Black and Latino newsroom leaders by 50% by 2025.
Conspiracy theorists might be targeting people of color with vaccine misinformation, as Latino and Asian Americans were targeted before the election.
Beats by Dre's Global Influence and Social Actions Lead talks about how the brand is leading by example when it comes to amplifying Black culture's voices.
One source told the LA Times that several of his friends who were "in a bracket where they're very protected," got vaccinated using a code.
Getting diverse talent into the industry is just the beginning of the issue, according to industry analysts.
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Black gamers and developers have made a major, positive impact on the industry. Here are a few games by Black developers that you should try out today.
"It was like nobody had seen an African American person before," one participant said.
The anti-racism collective on Wednesday announced plans to give out £600,000 in funding to grassroots groups working for Black communities.
The first round of grants, totalling £169,500, have now been handed out and the second round will follow later this year.
Founder and CEO Ngozi Fulani told HuffPost UK: “To be awarded this funding is both historic and fantabulous.
This is the first time a Black organisation can support a Black organisation and I think that’s worth so much.”
Describing the importance of the data that she seeks to compile, Fulani explained: “We’ve found that there’s limited or virtually no UK statistics [about Black survivors of domestic violence] – they’ve dumped us under the label of ‘BAME’ which is very discriminatory.
“There is a massive divide between African heritage women and girls receiving adequate support, [compared to] their white and Asian counterparts.
The proposed bill would mandate photo identification to vote absentee and narrow the window for requesting an absentee ballot, among other changes.
A Black-owned agency wants the industry to more consistently support investing in diversity in its creative teams.
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Also known as African-American History Month, Black History Month is a tribute to the contributions and influence of Black Americans to the cultural, historical, and technological achievements of the United States. Through innovations and bold ideas, they have helped lead the country forward — and Digital Trends has put together this collection of exclusive features […]
Vaccine hesitant Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are becoming more confident about the Covid jab, an NHS boss has said.Kevin Fenton, London’s public health director, said officials were “seeing improvements over time” as more people get the jab.It comes amid concern about the lower levels of take-up among BAME communities, with one study suggesting white people were almost twice as likely to have the jab as Black people in the first four priority groups.Fenton was appearing at a British Asian Trust event, addressed by Prince Charles and vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi, aimed at boosting take-up.On Wednesday, senior government scientist Angela McLean warned that deaths and hospitalisations could become concentrated among BAME groups if there was another wave of Covid after lockdown is lifted.Fenton said the NHS was engaging with communities in London to boost take up, where he heard “consistent” questions “about the content of the vaccine, the safety profile, were the vaccines rushed, were any people of colour in the trials that were done?”.“For all of those questions we have answers and we can show the data, and that goes a long way to restore trust,” he said.It came as NHS primary care director Dr Nikita Kanani told the event that sometimes distrust among BAME communities goes back “over centuries” due to medical mistreatment by the authorities.But Fenton highlighted a lack of trust as a key issue, as well as myths and disinformation driven by social media, and access.“The good news is we are seeing improvements over time,” he said.“Even among communities that were most hesitant a few weeks ago, as more people are getting vaccinated there is more confidence in the vaccine, people’s safety concerns are being addressed.“And there are more conversations happening between peers, family members, colleagues about the vaccine and I think that’s building confidence.”Fenton added: “This is not insurmountable, working together, listening to our communities, and having a plan need to be a key part in encouraging all of our communities to take the vaccine.”Kanani told the event that mistrust was “deep seated”.“This isn’t about blaming individuals, this is not an individual’s fault, we need to create a vaccine programme and ways of communicating that support everybody to have confidence about taking the vaccine,” she said.“That is our job and we are committed to doing it.“But that trust goes over centuries where people have been tested on inappropriately, really traumatic experiences in communities.“What we want to do, what we need to do, is move past that to make sure people get the vaccine.”Related...MPs Want Better Compensation For People Suffering With Long CovidKeir Starmer Calls For 'British Recovery Bond' So Savers Can Invest In Post-Covid RecoveryEmployers Could Require New Staff To Be Vaccinated, Minister SuggestsEnding Lockdown Too Fast 'Could See Deaths Focused In Vaccine Hesitant Groups'
(Office of Naval Research) Four Department of the Navy (DoN) employees at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) won 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) from the US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.
Trump is no longer in the White House but "anti-democratic threats are alive and well" in the US, one expert said of the former president's acquittal.
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Black sociology, literary, and history scholars shared their top book recommendations for people looking to educate themselves on anti-racism.
Dbrand, a tech accessory retailer, has already sold out of its first three "waves" of black PS5 covers.
It’s fair to say the PlayStation 5’s huge, two-tone industrial design is not for everyone, and now Dbrand says it has a solution. The company best known for its custom phone skins and cases has put “Darkplates” on sale, with the promise that the precisely carved slabs of plastic will turn your PS5 into a murdered-out matte-black hunk of hardware.
This isn’t just an unofficial accessory — Dbrand is actively encouraging Sony to sue it for putting the product out. The background there is that a small company, first called PlateStation5 then CustomizeMyPlates, was forced to cancel and refund orders for a similar product last year following legal action from Sony. Now Dbrand’s order page reads “Go ahead, sue us” at the top.