Acritas CEO Lisa Hart Shepherd shares comments on the recent Global Legal Diversity Survey

  Acritas is the world’s leading source of client and market research to law firms around the world. A new global legal market survey by consulting firm Acritas examining the impact of diversity has found major differences in legal buying behavior between men and women. The survey of 1,771 senior in-house counsel found that overall, male general counsel get paid more than female general counsel.  “The firms who take this seriously and make radical changes will move ahead in their […]

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Off-Broadway Show about Dick Gregory

Producers John Legend and Mike Jackson announced today that Turn Me Loose , a new comedic drama by Gretchen Law about the life of comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory, will open Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on May 19, 2016. Previews begin on May 3, 2016. The production stars Tony Award-nominee, Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winner Joe Morton (“Scandal”) in the lead role of Dick Gregory, under the direction of John Gould Rubin. The […]

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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ IN ADVANCE OF JUNE PREMIERE

Family Megachurch Drama From Lionsgate TV Featuring Oprah Winfrey’s Return to Acting on Television Debuts with Two-Night Premiere on June 21 and 22 OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network unveiled a first look at its new original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer  Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”).  Featuring Oprah Winfrey’s first recurring scripted television role in two decades, the family drama set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch will launch with a two-night […]

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Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete

  “OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” AIRING THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 12 ON OWN Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah sits down with actress/philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete and husband and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete to discuss their new OWN docu-series “For Peete’s Sake,” marriage, family and raising a child with autism. Celebrity updates include writer and comedienne Ali Wentworth, actress Lauren Holly, […]

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  • Democratic National Convention Committee:  Diverse Businesses Selected for Design and Printing Contracts –

    Democratic National Convention Committee: Diverse Businesses Selected for Design and Printing Contracts –

    Gabrielle Martinez, Owner and Managing Partner at AgencyEA, Linda Smith, President and CEO of the Standard Modern Company and Jimmy Sun, Owner of the Sunrise Hitek Group The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced that it has selected AgencyEA as the official design firm for the 2016 Democratic National Convention credential badges. AgencyEA, a Latina-owned business, is an experienced marketing firm that specializes in digital and traditional design. The firm will work with the DNCC, the security printing vendor, and other […]

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  • U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker Encourages George Washington University Graduates to ‘Stay Faithful’

    U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker Encourages George Washington University Graduates to ‘Stay Faithful’

    U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) brought enthusiasm and power to the podium for his Commencement address to graduates from the George Washington University on Sunday at the National Mall. On a bright and unseasonably chilly morning, Sen. Booker and members of the GW community gathered to celebrate the end of the university’s 195th academic year. With more than 25,000 people in attendance, Sen. Booker channeled life lessons from his parents, personal triumphs and tragedies in a speech that urged […]

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  • Golden Krust President & CEO Lowell Hawthorne on CBS Hit Series UNDERCOVER BOSS

    Golden Krust President & CEO Lowell Hawthorne on CBS Hit Series UNDERCOVER BOSS

    Episode to be broadcast Sunday, May 22 at 10 PM EST Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning series UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, May 22 (10:00-11:00 PM EST/PST) on the CBS Television Network. Known for its signature golden crust patties and other Caribbean culinary delights, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is one of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S. with over 120 franchise restaurants in nine states.  […]

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  • Acritas Global Legal Diversity Survey

    Acritas Global Legal Diversity Survey

    Acritas is the world’s leading source of client and market research to law firms around the world. A new global legal market survey by consulting firm Acritas examining the impact of diversity has found major differences in legal buying behavior between men and women. The survey of 1,771 senior in-house counsel found that overall, male general counsel get paid more than female general counsel.  It also found that male GCs spend more on legal services than female GCs. Over the […]

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  • President Obama Appoints Janice Bryant Howroyd, ACT-1 Group CEO, to Key Administration Post

    President Obama Appoints Janice Bryant Howroyd, ACT-1 Group CEO, to Key Administration Post

    The White House announced President Barack Obama has appointed ACT-1 Group founder and CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “As a product of an HBCU, I know the value to our society and economy from these institutions,” says Bryant Howroyd. “The need and privilege of working to support the collective and expanded missions of these schools are tremendous. It is an honor to […]

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  • Economic Policy Institute: Unemployment for young black grads is still worse than it was for young white grads in the aftermath of the recession

    Economic Policy Institute: Unemployment for young black grads is still worse than it was for young white grads in the aftermath of the recession

    Economic Snapshot • By Elise Gould and Tanyell Cooke • May 11, 2016 The black unemployment rate is typically twice as high as the white unemployment rate, and African Americans are often the last to feel the economic benefits during a recovery. These realities are reflected in the fact that the unemployment rate for young black graduates is still worse today than it ever was for whites in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Young black college graduates (age 24–29) […]

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  • The Gap Widens: Hispanics Underrepresented in the Boardroom

    The Gap Widens: Hispanics Underrepresented in the Boardroom

    Research conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, highlights the persistent under-representation of Hispanic directors appointed to boardrooms within the Fortune 500. Here are the facts: – Hispanics accounted for just 4% of new directors named to Fortune 500 Boards in 2015 – versus 17% in overall U.S. population. The gap of under-representation has widened over past seven years. – Pipeline remains a critical issue: Fewer than 2% of CEOs […]

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  • National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Quarterly Newsletter

    National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Quarterly Newsletter

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  • Addressing the Systems of Economic Disparity

    Addressing the Systems of Economic Disparity

    An important—yet often overlooked—dimension of economic inequality in America centers not on how much money families have, but on the tools available to them to manage it. While many people use credit and debit cards and other electronic payment technologies, millions of households across the United States remain locked in an expensive cash-only society. Financial exclusion is a decades-old problem, but new technologies are helping to address it like never before. A biannual report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation […]

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