Diversity

Ending Segregation Through Duplication

Nov 10th, 2017 | By

A federal judge will appoint a third party to address segregation imposed upon Maryland’s public historically black universities, issuing a middle-of-the-road decision that does not completely fulfill the requests of either side in a bitter and long-running court case. Judge Catherine C. Blake on Wednesday ordered the appointment of a “special master” who will create
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African-Americans Want More Financial Education From Their Employers

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

“Across the board, African-Americans are more likely to say they are unprepared for retirement and feel less financially secure, but [they] are more open to education and financial guidance,” says Evan Taylor, head of MassMutual’s African American Markets. His observations derive from a study by MassMutual that surveyed 492 African-Americans with an annual household income
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Register Today: Mayor Bowser’s Women’s Leadership Conference

Oct 26th, 2017 | By

On Saturday, November 4, Mayor Bowser and the DC Commission on Women will host their first annual Women’s Leadership Conference. In addition to a series of speakers, the event will feature a variety of breakout sessions on civic engagement and running for office. The goal of the conference is to empower more women to think creatively about
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Great Expectations: Why Are Millennials Moving Out Of D.C.?

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By

After the Great Recession and during the Obama presidency, millennials flocked to the nation’s capital in droves. Symbolically, the district represented change and idealism. Practically, it was also a hub for jobs. Local leaders welcomed them, marketing the city as a hip home where they could start their careers. But now, for the first time
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The Black Billionaires 2017

Oct 10th, 2017 | By

Of the 2,043 people who made it to the 2017 FORBES list of the World’s Billionaires, 10 of them are black, down from 12 a year ago. This year, two black moguls fall off the ranks of the richest black people on earth, and they are both Nigerian – oil tycoon Femi Otedola and cement
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