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Google Still A Long Way From Meeting Diversity Goals

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google on Thursday released data on its two-year-old initiative to create a more diverse U.S. workforce, saying i...

Mark Zuckerberg Venture Training And Recruiting Software Developers In Africa

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in a startup tha...

The Global Search for Education: How They Decide Who Gets In

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Many assumed that applicants from China, in particular, would have had a lot of formal test preparation, given the country's long history of the civi...

The Misconception About Feminism

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Feminism is not the hatred towards men. The point of feminism is not to discriminate against men. Feminism is not a movement to discourage men. Feminism is not a movement plotting to pull all men out of power.

You Might Be a Racist If... A Candid Discussion on Racism and Social Identity

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
20 Beautiful Women

There are so many allegations of racism hurling about in the media these days, it is hard to decipher who is a racist and who is not. Minorities accuse white people of racism. White people accuse minorities of racism. Just who is the racist?

My Experience Competing With The Average Able-Bodied White Guy

Jack Choros | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Jack Choros

My mom had always preached to me about the importance of getting a good job at institutions that seemed most likely to hire an educated individual with a physical disability, which in my case is cerebral palsy.

This Is The Biggest Difference Between Hillary And Bernie

Les Leopold | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Why did Hillary take $11,000,000 in speaking fees during 2013-14? Because she believes there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the process of runaway inequality.

Myth: Hard Work And Credentials Determine Employment Opportunities

Alev Dudek | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Alev Dudek

Many jobseekers spend a great deal of time applying for job postings hoping that their fine-tuned resumes will land them the job of their dreams, or a...

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part IV

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part III

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Too often, young people who are deaf are discouraged from following their dreams. They are told "you can't..." or "you won't be able to..." and they a...

DeafTalent Everywhere! Part II

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

In reality, however, there are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.

Why I'm Working to Level the Playing Field for NYC's Youth

Richard Buery | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Richard Buery

Every day, I traveled between the two New York Cities. I watched kids from my neighborhood who were just as smart, just as talented and just as deserving as those at Stuyvesant get left behind again and again because they weren't afforded equal opportunities to thrive.

DeafTalent Everywhere! Part I

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Talented Deaf individuals in fields across the board are working to defy social expectations, remove barriers, and prove that there are NO limits to what people who are deaf can do.

6 Great Reasons to Hire Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

People who are deaf spend much of their lives finding ways to adapt within hearing culture. Because of this, deaf employees may exhibit impressive patience and flexibility in the face of a challenge. 

All Americans Not Equal: Mistrust and Discrimination Against Naturalized Citizens in the U.S.

Alev Dudek | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born, of which about six percent are naturalized U.S. citizens. Given the image associated with immigrants, one would assume that all Americans in the U.S., natural born or naturalized, have equal worth as citizens. This, however, is not necessarily the case.

When Given Opportunity, Military Women Do Succeed

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Kelsey L. Campbell

I am so proud of CPT Kristen Griest and 1LT Shaye Haver, and am excited to watch their career progress. Though, to be honest, I am also a bit jealous. They were afforded an opportunity, gave it their all, and succeeded. It is not a complicated concept. Opportunity + preparation = success.

The New 'Why' That Will Restore America to Greatness

Christine Horner | Posted 07.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Horner

This country is going through an identity crisis. Perhaps the whole world is. This isn't the identity crisis of gender, race, or sexuality that is c...

5 Fallacies Poisoning U.S. Politics

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The last thirty years have seen private sector dominance of government. The results are disastrous and clearly seen. Tax codes and laws were established to benefit specific corporations and industries, while creating barriers to entry for new technologies and small companies.

The Job Market: A Game of Musical Chairs Over Hot Coals

Scott Santens | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Scott Santens

There's a common belief that people who don't have jobs somehow just aren't trying hard enough, and this belief is therefore based on the idea that there are enough jobs for everyone. To get a job, all one really needs to do is just go get one. But what's it really like out there?

Baltimore and Beyond

Frank Islam | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Frank Islam

It may have been hard to live in Baltimore during those difficult and recessionary times. We don't know if it is harder for those in the underclass and grinding poverty living there today. We do know that it is not easy.

Book Review: 7 Wealth Building Secrets

Suna Senman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Money
Suna Senman

While the title 7 Wealth Building Secrets, looks ordinary, the contents of this book are extraordinarily grounded in greatest wisdom and proven practicality.

Opportunity Inequality: The Plight of America's Poor Kids

Frank Islam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

We are at a critical pivot point in terms of the futures of poor kids in America. What happens over the next decade will determine many of their fates and to a certain extent that of the American dream.

Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

If affirmative action -- or, better, equal opportunity -- is to be reinstated, we need to "build it better," as the new mantra goes. And its practitioners need to keep control of their instrument.

Working for Equal Opportunity

Tom Fox | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Jenny Yang, a child of immigrant parents and the first Asian American to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has spent her career focused on ensuring fairness in the workplace. In this interview, Yang discusses her goals for the EEOC, which she took over as chair in September, and some of the lessons she has learned from her parents, children and mentors.

Internet Supports Man With Down Syndrome With #GiveBenAJob Campaign

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.19.2015 | Good News

One small tweet from Kensington, Liverpool, has been heard around the world. On Friday evening, Fiona Hodge took to Twitter to ask people to help ...