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NJ Candidate Claims He Helped Diversity by Promoting People Who 'Didn't Deserve It' NJ Candidate Claims He Helped Diversity by Promoting People Who 'Didn't Deserve It'

After being stumped during a recent debate, a New Jersey political candidate explained his efforts to improve diversity and inclusion by telling his constituents that he has a history of promoting employees who don’t “deserve it,” adding that he umm... Actually, he didn’t add anything else.

The NRA is So Mad About Thomas the Tank Engine's Black Friends, They Put a KKK Hood on Him The NRA is So Mad About Thomas the Tank Engine's Black Friends, They Put a KKK Hood on Him

Although I would probably find it difficult to digest poultry seasoned with thoughts and prayers and couldn’t imagine preferring guitar solos to bass-infused musical breakdowns, I must confess that there is one part of caucasity that I found undeniably attractive:

Misty at The Met: Misty Copeland Twirls and So Do Little Black Girls Misty at The Met: Misty Copeland Twirls and So Do Little Black Girls

On a hot, muggy summer day earlier this month, there were two lines stretching from the doors of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House to its iconic fountain. The Met wasn’t giving out free ice cream and Cardi B had canceled all of her performances until September, so what could have caused such a mammoth queue?

2 Birds, 1 Racist President: Trump to Undo Obama Policy That Used Race as Factor for Diversity in Schools  2 Birds, 1 Racist President: Trump to Undo Obama Policy That Used Race as Factor for Diversity in Schools 

In continuing with the White House’s theme on hating people of color while simultaneously undoing the legacy of former president of the United States and current president of Wakanda, Barack Obama, the Trump administration will rescind policies that included using race as a factor in achieving diversity in schools.

Say Bye to #OscarsSoWhite; Academy Announces New Members in Hopes of Becoming More Diverse  Say Bye to #OscarsSoWhite; Academy Announces New Members in Hopes of Becoming More Diverse 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wasn’t too happy when the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was going around in 2016, so it decided to go with so diverse instead.

White Dudes at Morehouse Isn’t Really News. White Women at Spelman Would Be a Much Better Story White Dudes at Morehouse Isn’t Really News. White Women at Spelman Would Be a Much Better Story

Vice dropped a video on Wednesday about a white student named Tiago who just finished his freshman year at Morehouse College, the all-male historically black college in Atlanta which boasts alumni such as Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Panama Jackson, Robert E. Johnson, etc.

‘Around the Way’ Barbie, Is That You? What’s Really Going On With This Black Barbie’s Hair? ‘Around the Way’ Barbie, Is That You? What’s Really Going On With This Black Barbie’s Hair?

It all began so innocently—just like a child’s toy should. Just three Barbies (or two Barbies and their black friend?), preparing to watch a documentary about ... themselves.

Watch: Zuck Reveals How White Facebook Is

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to testify about Facebook’s privacy policies. During the 10-hour testimony, Zuckerberg was also grilled on Facebook’s lack of diversity. That confrontation was a reminder of an ongoing racial and gender divide across major tech industries.

Watch: What It’s Like to Be a Black Woman in Hollywood

Diversity and representation are the hot-button topics in Hollywood right now. In an industry that reflects the world in which we live, black people and women—so, basically black women—are often underrepresented in Hollywood. But people like Tyler Perry are changing that. Sure, he’s a polarizing figure based on his…

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Drinking Chocolate Milk for ‘Diversity’ Is the Whitest Thing That Ever Happened This Week Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Drinking Chocolate Milk for ‘Diversity’ Is the Whitest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

The pervasive mindlessness of white people—a dynamic stemming from the perpetual withdrawing from humanity required to keep whiteness erect—is something we’re reminded of and endangered by every day.

Watch: This Is What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl in a White Ballet World

Isabella Soto has big dreams of becoming a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

Google Looks to Train More Black Engineers, but Will It Hire Them? Google Looks to Train More Black Engineers, but Will It Hire Them?

Google created Howard West last year as a three-month residency program for rising junior and senior computer science majors at Howard University. Students attended the program on Google’s Bay Area campus and were taught by senior Google engineers as well as Howard faculty.

On Reinvention and Remission: Chef Elle Simone Scott Is Paving the Way for Women of Color in the Culinary Industry On Reinvention and Remission: Chef Elle Simone Scott Is Paving the Way for Women of Color in the Culinary Industry

Detroit native chef Elle Simone Scott is one of the scintillating on-air talents and food stylists on America’s Test Kitchen. Her rich roots and passion for culinary arts were inspired by cooking with her grandmother at a very young age; years later, she’d moonlight in the hospitality industry after earning…

8 Things Companies Should Keep in
Mind When Marketing to Black People 8 Things Companies Should Keep in Mind When Marketing to Black People

As much as I love seeing white people apologize for their white ways and lose wealth we’ve helped them amass, being the racism police grows wearying. And quite frankly, I’m tired of laying my favorite brands down because the dumb folks in corporate communications elected to take a college course on the importance of …

Killing the Donald Trump in Us: How to Be Less Like the Man We Elected to Lead Us Killing the Donald Trump in Us: How to Be Less Like the Man We Elected to Lead Us

Despite late-2016 blather about the “forgotten white people,” those of us comfortable with reality have agreed about what led to the rise of Donald Trump: seething racism, toxic masculinity, nihilism and greed. Some also say it was the news breaking shortly before the election that there had been a BET party at the…

The Glow Up Gaze: Seynabou Cissé Is the Real-Talking ‘Real Woman’ We’ve Been Waiting For

Model Seynabou Cissé—Seyna, for short—quietly rocked our worlds when she visited our offices in her signature unapologetic, pared-down, woman-conquers-menswear style. We fell in love at first sight with the 23-year old Senegalese JAG Model and her tailored separates, naturally chic cadence and glowing—SO GLOWING—skin.

Dear Companies That Produce and Sell Shit, Would It Kill You to Add Some People of Color to Your Packaging? Dear Companies That Produce and Sell Shit, Would It Kill You to Add Some People of Color to Your Packaging?

On a recent trip to buy some gifts for my own and other children for Christmas, I decided to venture to the beads-and-bracelets-and-shit aisle of a Toys R Us near my home. This is my go-to aisle when I need a random gift for my daughter or her classmates when we’re on the way to a birthday party. My daughter in…

Mahalo for the Holidays! Sephora Features Its 1st Afro-Hawaiian Beauty ... and So, So Much More Mahalo for the Holidays! Sephora Features Its 1st Afro-Hawaiian Beauty ... and So, So Much More

That skin. That glow. That hair. Sephora’s 2017 holiday campaign features a new crop of models—freshly plucked from their very own stores.

I Am Not Your Token: What Rihanna Taught Us This Week About ‘Diversity’ Casting  I Am Not Your Token: What Rihanna Taught Us This Week About ‘Diversity’ Casting 

This week, one lucky Rihanna fan got an impromptu lesson in tokenism—from the star herself—after they suggested that she include transgender women in her next Fenty Beauty campaign. The new beauty mogul, who rocked the cosmetics industry this past September with her full-spectrum beauty launch, responded kindly and…

Tenn. Teacher Suspended After Video Posted to Social Media Shows Hijab Being Removed From Student’s Head Tenn. Teacher Suspended After Video Posted to Social Media Shows Hijab Being Removed From Student’s Head

Another day, another video leaked of ridiculous behavior in a school. This time, video circulating across the internet shows a student’s hijab being pulled off her head even as she tries to hide her face and readjust it.

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