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Responding to Terror

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

While a narrow fanatic outlook can only lead to differences that divide us, it requires wisdom and a broad vision to go past them and arrive at values that unite us. The world needs the latter and not the former!

How Can The University of Missouri Heal From Its Racial Divide?

Subha V. Barry | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Subha V. Barry

The University of Missouri has an incredible opportunity to heal and turn this situation into a positive one. Start by bringing together the passionate change leaders of the football team, faculty, and administration that so boldly believed and took a stand.

Media Diversity Is a Global Issue

Antonia Opiah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Media
Antonia Opiah

Shows like Scandal, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat lead the way to a more diverse TV landscape. Outside of the U.S., however, there's still much more work to be done.

50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Fortune | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices

Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with Essence and People en Español to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority. Rankings wer...

On the "A" w/Souleo: How One Organization is Giving Black Content Creators a Boost

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has worked to provide a viable solution by developing, producing and finding content about the Black experience. Through an email exchange with NBPC executive director Leslie Fields-Cruz, we learned more about how NBPC is changing the game for black content creators.

Be Who You Are: Making Audiences Laugh Without Selling Out

Nathan Timmel | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

If you hear everyone around you laughing and you feel the need to badger the comedian because you don't like him? To put it politely: you're the jerk in this situation, not the comic.

A Crisis of Leadership at MIZZOU: Why White Male Leaders Must Learn the Language of Inclusion

Vernā Myers | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices
Vernā Myers

The "Black Lives Matter" movement has become a wake-up call emboldening people of all backgrounds, especially young people, to stand up and say, "No more!" At this point in history, you can't be an effective leader unless you are culturally aware and inclusive.

Isn't It Time We Address the Gap in Multicultural Toys and Books? This Mom Says Yes

mater mea | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
mater mea

My daughter's clear dislike for what she looked like broke my heart. My daughter is beautiful and I want her to know it every time she looks in the mirror. I wondered, do other parents of minority children share this same experience?

Peak Inequality: Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among TV Directors

Variety | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

One. Zero. One. Zero. One. That is the number of women of color who directed episodes of television in the 2014-2015 TV season at AMC, FX, HBO, Netfli...

What The Entire Country Needs To Learn From The Students At Mizzou

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices

Here's what we know so far about what led to University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe's resignation yesterday: We know that in September black stude...

The Path to Success as a Woman Academic

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Cassie Premo Steele

If you want to do your best work, you must begin not by focusing on the work but on who you are.

Is Diversity Less Important than We Think?

Stephen Turban | Posted 11.09.2015 | College
Stephen Turban

seek diversity. Be yourself. Make your own path. But, also seek out common bonds. Look for kindred values. And create the memories you'll share for a lifetime. In the words of M. Scott Peck, "Share our similarities, celebrate our differences."

Brooklyn Boy E.J. Bonilla of A&E's Unforgettable Talks About Diversity in the Acting World

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I love the curly locks on this actor, E.J. Bonilla. But let me get away from his looks for just a second. E.J. really has something going for him. A fruitful acting career and now his own production company is in the works. There's no stopping him!

Theology in the Hands of Racist Colonialists

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Craig Luekens

I know that the Church has committed untold amounts of suffering and evil in the name of Christ. (There is no religion, philosophy, or worldview, for that matter, that hasn't, all to greater or lesser degrees of distortion).

Just 19 Out Of 790 SNL Episodes Have Been Hosted By A Latino

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices

On Feb. 21, 1976, the Cuban-born actor and musician Desi Arnaz took the stage to host the 14th episode of the inaugural season of “Saturday Night Li...

Techonomy Preview: Beyond Tech's 'Pipeline Problem' Toward Inclusive Meritocracies

Laura Mather | Posted 11.06.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Techonomy kicks off November 8 and is one of my favorite events of the year. Thought leaders from business, academia, government, social sectors and beyond gather to wrestle with some of the toughest questions that have arisen in our digital age.

Grime and Open Data: A Match Made in London

Jack Hardinges | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Jack Hardinges

Through a Vice documentary last year, grime artist JME asked for transparency to be brought to something that affects both his livelihood and his way of life: performing music. Without realizing it, he may well have been talking about a need for open data.

Harlem Nights: A Bar That Embodies The Heart & Soul Of Harlem

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 11.05.2015 | New York
Yolanda Shoshana

Harlem was my home until about three years ago. As I was leaving the neighborhood, it was quickly changing. That was good and bad depending on the cir...

Who's Selling You That Tampon? There's a 97% Chance It's a Man

Tanya Hayre | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
Tanya Hayre

How do men know what we look for in our bras, yoga pants or even our monthly menstrual cycle needs? This gap between who is doing the buying and who is doing the selling seems outrageously unbelievable in this day and age.

Should Even Tech Companies Strive For Age Diversity?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

Of course companies should strive for age diversity, 'even in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.' Make that especially in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.

An Open Letter to the Silent Yale

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 11.04.2015 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

Dear Yale, I may be Black, but I'm not silent. I spent a year at Yale, and I am still taken aback by the lack of acknowledgment of the issues that take place on this campus day in and out. The racism, both explicit and implicit, bothers me, and I can no longer be (publicly) silent about it.

The Silicon Heroes Are Coming

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Anastasia Roumelioti

A graphic novel called Silicon Heroes follows five young tech workers who embark on a quest to discover their inner entrepreneurial superpowers. One major theme is focusing on the challenges that women and minorities face in the workplace.

The Fine Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Diffusion

Rachel Eckhardt | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Rachel Eckhardt

Determining when the line between cultural diffusion and cultural appropriation has been crossed presents several challenges, starting with the difficulty of ascertaining the difference between the two.

Every Child Is Like a Flower

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Once when I was feeling less than pretty, it occurred to me, "Who told you that you aren't beautiful?" I began to wonder, what if our differences act...

Top Black Engineer Blasts Twitter's Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

Twitter say it's committed to creating a more diverse workforce, but, like the rest of the tech industry, it has yet to succeed. This week, a former e...