Race and society

Lokai Partners With A Kids Book About™ On Product Set For Children To Help Explain Racism

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

The product set includes an XS Black Lives Matter Lokai and A Kids Book About Racism, a book that provides a clear description of what racism is, how to spot it, and how it makes people feel when they experience it.

Key Points: 
  • The product set includes an XS Black Lives Matter Lokai and A Kids Book About Racism, a book that provides a clear description of what racism is, how to spot it, and how it makes people feel when they experience it.
  • "It's never too early to start the conversation around equality, justice, and race with kids.
  • We are proud to partner with Lokai to help bring more awareness to the fact that Black Lives Matter and empower kids to use their voices to speak out against injustice," says Jelani Memory, Founder & CEO of A Kids Book About.
  • This partnership allows us to provide educational resources to the next generation, thus helping start the conversation about racism with children," says Steven Izen, Lokai Founder and CEO.

‘Slavery, Religion & Regime’ by Phillip J. Linden Jr., gets a new marketing campaign

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:00am

This year, Linden launches a new press campaign for the book to reopen a discourse on the systems of slavery in the United States and around the world.

Key Points: 
  • This year, Linden launches a new press campaign for the book to reopen a discourse on the systems of slavery in the United States and around the world.
  • Slavery, Religion & Regime challenges readers to question the basis of a society founded on freedom for the elite and the subjugation and enslavement of natives and imported victims of slavery and slave trading.
  • Those who would like to know more and purchase a copy of Slavery, Religion & Regime may visit https://www.xlibris.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/797306-slavery-religion... .
  • After that, for four years before ordination to priesthood, Linden committed his life to live in inner-city parishes in service the poor.

International Slumber Party Empowers 10,000 Young Women of Color

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 8:54pm

The International Slumber Party (ISP) The world's largest virtual sleepover!

Key Points: 
  • The International Slumber Party (ISP) The world's largest virtual sleepover!
  • More than 10,000 women of color (WOC), ages 18 25 will come together for a FREE 24-hour virtual experience to celebrate and cultivate leadership, brilliance and divine purpose.
  • This ensures growth, access to new perspectives, and resources that help diverse women level up personally and professionally.
  • The International Slumber Party (ISP) is a place where women of color all over the world will be seen, heard, celebrated, and uplifted.

Mercy College President Tim Hall Challenges Institutions of Higher Education to Address Systemic Racism in Op-Ed, "Where Does Systemic Racism Live on College Campuses?"

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:30pm

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mercy College President Tm Hall has penned an Op-Ed titled, "Where Does Systemic Racism Live on College Campuses?"

Key Points: 
  • DOBBS FERRY, N.Y., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mercy College President Tm Hall has penned an Op-Ed titled, "Where Does Systemic Racism Live on College Campuses?"
  • to address the failure of Colleges and Universities to help end systemic racism and ensure equal success for all students.
  • by President Tim L. Hall
    George Floyd's murder has ignited a nation-wide focus on racism.
  • Not just the racism of bigoted individuals, bad apples consumed with racial hatred, but the racism embedded in systems and processes and rules.

Group of Global Tech Companies Cement Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion as the World Erupts in BLM Protests; Toronto-based startup Crescendo leads the charge to change

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

Anti-racism work must continue beyond this current emotionally-heightened state to create a more equitable environment, in and out of the workplace.

Key Points: 
  • Anti-racism work must continue beyond this current emotionally-heightened state to create a more equitable environment, in and out of the workplace.
  • Crescendo, a Toronto-based diversity and inclusion (D&I) startup, is calling on organizations across North America to do the work necessary to ensure that their anti-racism commitments extend year-round.
  • D&I and anti-racism work require a significant effort from D&I teams that are typically under-resourced and under-supported.
  • As the World's #1 Job Site, Indeed's 9,800+ global employees are dedicated to a single mission: We Help People Get Jobs.

ZoomInfo Announces Donations of Over $100,000 to Support the Black Community and Racial Equality

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

ZoomInfo , a global leader in go-to-market intelligence solutions, today announced donations of over $100,000 to seven nonprofit organizations in support of equal rights and racial justice for the Black community.

Key Points: 
  • ZoomInfo , a global leader in go-to-market intelligence solutions, today announced donations of over $100,000 to seven nonprofit organizations in support of equal rights and racial justice for the Black community.
  • We support Americans who are standing up and speaking up against racial injustice and inequality.
  • The mistreatment of the Black community and systemic racism in the U.S. must stop.
  • We brought together the ZoomInfo family to educate, inform, and have an open discussion on how we can all make an impact for the Black community.

CIBC Announces Measures to Stand Against Systemic Racism

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

"Racism in any form diminishes what we are all capable of together, and our bank is taking specific steps to combat anti-Black systemic racism and grow our culture of inclusion," said Victor Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC.

Key Points: 
  • "Racism in any form diminishes what we are all capable of together, and our bank is taking specific steps to combat anti-Black systemic racism and grow our culture of inclusion," said Victor Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC.
  • CIBC's measures to combat racism include a specific focus on talent, inclusive leadership, and supporting our clients and communities.
  • In addition to the bank's existing programs to support inclusive leadership and disrupt unconscious bias, all people leaders at CIBC will receive learning resources specifically focused on addressing anti-Black systemic racism.
  • CIBC is also taking on a leadership role against systemic racism with President and CEO Victor Dodig serving as co-chair of the BlackNorth Initiative, which was created to encourage leading organizations in Canada to make specific commitments to combat anti-Black systemic racism.

Hundreds of SF Union Members & Community Allies Stand United Against Systemic Racism and Cuts to Services, Call for a "Budget for All"

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 6:21pm

These murders are but one manifestation the pandemic of racism has long inflicted on communities of color.

Key Points: 
  • These murders are but one manifestation the pandemic of racism has long inflicted on communities of color.
  • Since the devastating pandemic began, many Black and Brown workers have risked their lives at the frontline and have kept the City running.
  • We are demanding a robust investment in the public services that protect vulnerable people and combat the effects of systemic racism.
  • We are demanding an end to the systemic racism that led to their murders and that also exists in our workplaces.

Community Leaders Work to Bridge the Racial Divide

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 2:00pm

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, moderated the town hall with panelists Eddie Rye Jr., Debadutta Dash and Maia Espinoza.

Key Points: 
  • Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, moderated the town hall with panelists Eddie Rye Jr., Debadutta Dash and Maia Espinoza.
  • Topics included the racial challenges communities are facing, the effectiveness of affirmative action, reducing funding for police and the role of media in community building.
  • Most wanted to know what actions they could take to improve race relations in their communities.
  • APPWW, supported by Indian American organizations nationwide, will work with the community leaders to focus on creating opportunities for economic inclusion and improving education outcomes for Black and other communities of color.

Global Thought Leader on Bias Says Address Structural Inequalities in Societies in Health, Wealth, Education, and Criminal Injustice to End Systemic Racism

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 8:00am

Structural Racism is not exclusive to the United States.

Key Points: 
  • Structural Racism is not exclusive to the United States.
  • Racism is clearly a global problem.
  • Rubin, Michael Baran, the Co-Author of Subtle Acts of Exclusion, says communities "need to work to address structural inequalities in societies in health, wealth, education, and criminal injustice."
  • Baran additionally advocates for more focus on training teachers to be inclusive, "as teachers can have unconscious biases as well."