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  • The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, “The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape”

    The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, “The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape”

    Acting Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) to Address ICMCP National Conference Ms. Essye B. Miller assists the DoD CIO as primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance and will keynote the ICMCP National Conference, September 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, GA has announced Ms. Essye B. Miller will headline an impressive list of speakers at this year’s event.  Ms. Miller, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, […]

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  • Howard University Launches “HU Stands” Campaign on Sexual Assault Prevention

    Howard University Launches “HU Stands” Campaign on Sexual Assault Prevention

    As National Campus Safety Awareness Month approaches in September, Howard University will kick off a year-long campaign, “HU Stands” to promote sexual assault prevention on campus.  Today, the Office of Title IX and several campus partners, will host a campus event inviting students, faculty and staff to take the pledge to stand against interpersonal violence. The Howard University Student Association and the 1867 Club are campaign kick-off partners. “We are committed to fostering and maintaining an academic and work environment that is free of […]

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  • A Final Farewell To Aretha Franklin After Her Death To Pancreatic Cancer

    A Final Farewell To Aretha Franklin After Her Death To Pancreatic Cancer

    African Americans have the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer – up to 59 percent higher than the incidence rates for other racial and ethnic groups. Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer given that the disease is third leading cause of caner death in the United States and  soon to become the second leading cause by 2020. “PanCAN mourns the loss of Ms. […]

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  • South African women march against gender-based violence

    South African women march against gender-based violence

      South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. This year, according to the Global Information Network: “Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the […]

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  • The incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than the bottom 99 percent in 43 states and DC from 2009-15 — New York, Florida, and Connecticut top the list of most unequal states

    The incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than the bottom 99 percent in 43 states and DC from 2009-15 — New York, Florida, and Connecticut top the list of most unequal states

    A new EPI paper shows that in 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the United States took home an average of 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent—an increase from 2013, when they earned 25.3 times as much. In The new gilded age: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county, authors Estelle Sommeiller, a socio-economist at the Institute for Research in Economic and Social Sciences in France and Mark Price, an economist […]

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  • Toyota Presents The Black Women’s Expo in Atlanta- Actress and Director Regina King to Speak on Diversity in TV & Film

    Toyota Presents The Black Women’s Expo in Atlanta- Actress and Director Regina King to Speak on Diversity in TV & Film

    Kim Fields, Ginuwine, Cynthia Bailey and Miss Mulatto Among Other Scheduled Celebs Regina King has spent decades wowing audiences with her award-winning character portrayals on the big screen. But for the past few years, the stellar actress has been calling the shots behind the camera, directing many popular TV programs and Hollywood films. Among other accolades, the Emmy Award, NAACP Image Award, and BET Award-winning actress will deliver a keynote address on the importance of Black representation behind the scenes […]

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  • Boycott in Boston – calling for a name change for historic landmark –Faneuil Hall – given its tie to slavery

    Boycott in Boston – calling for a name change for historic landmark –Faneuil Hall – given its tie to slavery

      Neighborhood activists and members of the faith-based community in Boston marched on Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday, August 2, in the wake of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s refusal to engage black citizens of Boston in discussion around hearing to rename Faneuil Hall.Faneuil Hall is connected to the practice of slavery in Boston. Activists and clergy want to rename Faneuil Hall to Crispus Attucks Hall to summon deeper conversations about structural racism in Boston a set a foundation for generations […]

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  • Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman opens Aug. 10. 

    Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman opens Aug. 10. 

    The timing of the release comes on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville protests which took place on Aug. 12, 2017.  BlacKkKlansman is based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.   Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city.  Stars in the movie include:  John David Washington, Adam […]

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  • Boston Globe reports: Boston’s schools are becoming resegregated

    Boston Globe reports: Boston’s schools are becoming resegregated

    By James Vaznis GLOBE STAFF  AUGUST 04, 2018 View this story at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/08/04/boston-schools-are-becoming-resegregated/brwPhLuupRzkOtSa9Gi6nL/story.html   An alarming pattern of racial segregation has re-emerged in the Boston Public School system over the last two decades, according to a Globe analysis, largely the consequence of steps taken by city and school officials to allow more students to attend schools in their neighborhoods as they did prior to court-ordered busing. Nearly 60 percent of the city’s schools meet the definition of being intensely segregated — meaning students […]

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