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Jessica M. Taylor is the external engagement lead for diversity and inclusion at Toyota Motor North America. With more than 10 years in diversity initiatives, education and the nonprofit sector, Taylor manages a variety of diversity initiatives, including talent sourcing, scholarship programming and brand alignment. She also oversees the North American Advisory Councils for all…

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Several impactful women were recognized and celebrated on the first day of the third annual Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment (RIDE) Conference Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta. Hosted by rolling out, the RIDE Conference provides a platform for leading innovators in business, entertainment and tech to share their expertise with…

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Michelle Reaves is the executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), an organization focused on connecting youth in metropolitan Detroit to educational opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and equipping students with the skills that will lead to high-demand careers and entrepreneurial opportunities. Armed with a passion for creating experiences…

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Made official by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness named this awareness month in honor of author and advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, some of the disparities impacting minorities include limited access to…

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  Janelle Monáe has made a bold statement asking for the world to start appreciating females more. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter has called for women to consider abstaining from sex until “every man” begins campaigning for equal rights for both males and females. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine, she said, “People have to start…

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The 21st century is becoming the era of American entrepreneurship, and minorities have embraced it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of minority-owned businesses increased by 45.6 percent to 5.8 million between 2002 and 2007, more than twice the national rate of all U.S. businesses. There were 1.9 million black-owned businesses in 2007,…

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Research recently publishes shows that blacks and women and other minority ethnic groups have collectively lost ground in their level of representation in America’s corporate boardrooms over the past few years. The study, titled Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards, found that six years after a similar census, white men still overwhelmingly…

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Some things cannot exist and thrive independently unless they feed off of something else. Plant a beautiful garden, and it will give life to a gang of weeds. Without the pernicious, blood-curdling, ganglike hatred for President Obama to prop up the Tea Party’s putrefied-smelling tent, the dastardly outfit would collapse into nothingness, much like the…

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