Since Dara Khosrowshahi came to Uber as CEO about a year ago, there has certainly been less drama, but drama remains. Over the last few months, there were reports of Uber COO Barney Harford making insensitive comments about women and racial minorities, as well as Uber’s now-former Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey making denigrating comments toward Uber’s global diversity and inclusion lead Bernard Coleman and Bozoma Saint John, the chief brand officer who left in June. (read more)
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. (read more)
As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, some people on the political right are questioning whether the change will fray the fabric of American society. In a recent segment, Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked a pointed question:
“How precisely is diversity our strength?…[In] institutions [like] marriage or military units, [is it true that] the less people have in common the more cohesive they are? Do you get along better with your neighbors or your co-workers if you can’t understand each other or share no common values?”
The realm of possibility is oftentimes limited for young black boys living in forgotten communities. Many are too consumed with the everyday struggle of survival to dream of making history—unless, of course, they possess an extraordinary athletic or musical talent. Maurice A. Stinnett, however, beat the odds and made NBA history without a stellar jump shot or layup.
The Reboot Representation Tech Coalition, spearheaded by Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation company, Pivotal Ventures, found that of 32 leading technology companies surveyed, only 5% of their philanthropy ($26 million annually) goes toward gender diversity in technology, and less than 0.1% of their grants ($335,000) focus on women of color.
Netta Jenkins, head of diversity and inclusion at IAC Applications, has a strong understanding of what empowering people in the workplace can do for the growth of the company. Her mission is to make sure everyone (all sub-groups) is represented at the table.
In an open letter published on the organization’s website Tuesday, the group tells the network “this is your moment.”
Time’s Up is calling for CBS to commission an independent investigation of work culture and conduct a pay equity study to close racial and gender pay gaps in the wake of former CEO Les Moonves’ resignation on Sunday.
Two days ago Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams in the Women’s Final of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament. The somewhat surprising outcome of this match was largely overshadowed by controversy surrounding a clash between Williams and the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos.
John Legend made history twice over the weekend.
The singer/actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special winner, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”
At 39, Legend is the youngest ever EGOT winner and also became the first African-American man to snag that honor.
“EGOT” stands for the big four awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.