Diversity

DC group connects female and minority leaders with entrepreneurs

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

The founder of a Washington, D.C.-based startup calls her company the eHarmony “for connecting minorities and women in tech to career mentors from companies” during her interview on What’s Working in Washington. Janice Omadeke, founder and CEO of The Mentor Method, explained how her company works to increase the number of female and monitories in
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Ivanka back in DC for meeting with Latina business owners and quality mommy time

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

Ivanka back in DC for meeting with Latina business owners and quality mommy time Ivanka Trump’s return to the Big Apple on Wednesday was a brief one, with the first daughter spotted in Washington DC early Thursday morning leaving her plush rented home. The 35-year-old mother of three sat in the backseat talking on her
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Federal judge blocks new travel ban; Trump calls it ‘judicial overreach

Mar 16th, 2017 | By

(CNN)A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, hours before the ban was set to go into effect. In a 43-page ruling, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson concluded in no uncertain terms that the new executive order failed to pass legal muster at this stage and the
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UMPD investigates white nationalist fliers as hate bias

Mar 16th, 2017 | By
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (ABC7) — University of Maryland Police are looking for the person behind offensive fliers spotted on-campus.  “You see things like that and it kind of brings you back to a time when you know minorities weren’t appreciated and weren’t even on this campus,” said Adria Obonyo. According to the university’s student newspaper, The
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DC pledges to stem the rise in hate crimes

Mar 12th, 2017 | By

WASHINGTON — Ruby Corado is blunt when she assesses the current climate for D.C.’s gay and transgender community. “Things are really bad”, said the founder of Casa Ruby, a nonprofit that assists gay and transgender clients. That’s reflected in D.C. statistics: The number of reported hate crimes rose by 62 percent last year — from
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