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As Long as Kennedy is in power — (Mississippi and JFK)

In June of 1963, the University of Mississippi must decide whether or not to block the entrance of a second black student to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). But “so long as the Kennedy’s are in power, situations like this will have to be endured…” notes an investigator for the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission. Did […]

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network: Main Stream Media Did Not ‘Catch’ all Election News

Received from GLSENNov, 7, 2012 For those invested in equality for LGBT people, last night’s election had several primary story lines – races and issues that loomed large on Twitter and our personal networks but that were not always front and center in the mainstream coverage. We bit our nails and sought out the latest […]

Remembring the Scarlet Letter; Fighting Discrimination

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Young Women and The Scarlet Letter Just learned that AOL became the eighth advertiser to pull their ads from Rush Limbaugh’s show earlier this week in wake of the controversy over Limbaugh’s characterization of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute.”* * * * * Shantelle Hicks, kicked out of middle school and […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Strong Women to be Remembered, Praised During Women’s History Month

MARCH IS WOMEN’S History Month. Particularly meaningful for me, are the courageous acts of two deceased women, Mamie Till and Rosa Parks, as well as the courage shown yesterday by a young New Mexico Native American woman, ShantelleHicks.  The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf […]

Freedom Riders Under the Sovereignty Commission Radar

As Mississippi honored the 1961 Freedom Riders on the 50th anniversary of the movement that changed America forever, one among them returning was Thomas Armstrong, the first to join the Rides in his native Mississippi. Armstrong led more than 30 students from Tougaloo College, Jackson State University and local high schools in going to the bus […]

Status of Black US Males in “Crisis” New York Report States

(Buffalo News) The Council of Great City Schools today released a stark report detailing the status of young black males in the United States. “The nation’s young black males are in a state of crisis,” the authors write. “This report is likely to make people angry, and it should. We hope that this is a […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter – November 5, 2010 Issue

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/05/2010 Volume 1, Issue 12 Group Klopfer Diversity Consulting Welcome back to Diversity Briefings. I hope you are enjoying these diversity stories and links. Please feel free to resend this Diversity newsletter on to friends and colleagues. If you would like to subscribe to receive daily updates, the form for Diversity Briefings […]

Peace On Earth — It Can Happen, Says Virginia Woman (The Queen of the Internet)

Establishing Peace on Earth by 2027 is the brainchild of Deborah J. Boyd, a futurist and an author who dreams of having Peace on Earth. Her Peace Project online is kind of like Wikipedia. She will tell you it will take 2 BILLION people to make peace happen. I recently spent several hours with Deborah on […]

Kellogg Holds to Multicultural Principles

Companies can make a difference by being truly multicultural. Kellogg is one example — here’s way: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently sponsored a poll of more than 2,000 teachers, childcare providers, healthcare workers, social workers and law enforcement officials. Sixty percent of respondents said that white children have many opportunities to grow up in communities […]