Thursday, July 24, 2014

'Multicultural Australia is Mainstream Australia': Calling for True Diversity in Our Media

Article
The Wheeler Centre
Fatima Measham
July 23, 2014

Earlier this year, I attended a select-entry workshop for 'minority' or 'diverse' writers run by a media organisation. The terms were used interchangeably. Fifteen participants from different states paid their own way to Sydney to pitch three stories each. For most of us, it was unprecedented access to editors and we were thrilled.

Full Story: http://wheelercentre.com/dailies/post/cfbb191c0c94/

Twitter’s Diversity Report: Women Make Up 30% of Workforce

Article
The Wall Street Journal
Yoree Koh
July 23, 2014

Twitter released its workforce diversity numbers on Wednesday, which showed that like its tech peers, its employees are mostly white males.

Full Story: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/23/twitters-diversity-report-women-make-up-30-of-workforce/

Immigration reform debate fuels protests for Central Americans seeking asylum

Article
Fox17 West Michigan
Dana Chicklas
July 23, 2014

LANSING, Mich. - In the ongoing debate of immigration reform, the latest push appears to come from faith-based groups who are involving their local governments.

Full Story: http://fox17online.com/2014/07/23/immigration-reform-debate-fuels-protests-for-central-americans-seeking-asylum/

NAAM to be agent to empower Indian community

Article
The New Straits Times
July 23, 2014

SUNGAI PETANI: The New Affirmative Action Movement (NAAM) Foundation established throughout the country, will act as an agent between the government and the Indian community, towards enhancing their economic status.

Full Story: http://www.nst.com.my/node/16613

Leaders Like Ken Noble Remind Us of the Value of Affirmative Action

Article
The Root
Raymond T. Diamond
July 24, 2014

If elite colleges are limited to grades and test scores, they'll miss the chance to draw some of the future's most talented leaders

Kenneth B. Noble, a New York Times reporter who covered business and finance in Washington and civil war in Africa, and who headed the newspaper's Los Angeles bureau during the O.J. Simpson trial, died on Thursday in Gainesville, Fla. He was 60. 

Full Story: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/07/with_affirmative_action_schools_find_the_best_and_brightest.html

Additional $1M in funding to help Arkansas with winter storm recovery efforts awarded by US Labor Department

ETA News Release
Jaason Kuruvilla or Egan Reich
202-693-6587 or x4960
Kuruvilla.Jason@dol.gov or Reich.Egan@dol.gov
July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,013,495 National Emergency Grant incremental award to continue cleanup and recovery efforts in the wake of a severe storm that affected 14 countries in Arkansas on Dec. 5 and 6, 2013.

Full Story: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20141342.htm

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EEOC SUES AutoZone for Race Discrimination

Press Release
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
July 22, 2014

Auto Parts Giant Fired Black Manager for Resisting Race-Based Transfer, Federal Agency Charged

CHICAGO - Automotive parts retail chain AutoZone, Inc. violated federal law when it forced a black sales manager to transfer out of a store on the southwest side of Chicago because of his race and then fired him for resisting, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a suit filed today. 

Full Story: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/7-22-14a.cfm