Orange is The New Black’s Laverne Cox Takes a Stand for Authenticity

From the moment she appeared on the new Netflix dramedy, Orange is The New Black, Laverne Cox had us talking about her beauty, her performance, and her ability to shed a light on what it’s like to be transgender. In Continue reading Orange is The New Black’s Laverne Cox Takes a Stand for Authenticity

As a Black College Graduate, Do you Face Limited Job Prospects?

A recent study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, cited in the Huffington Post article, “The Job Market Discriminates Against Black College Grads,” indicates that the 2013 unemployment rate for recent black college graduates is over twice that Continue reading As a Black College Graduate, Do you Face Limited Job Prospects?

Baseball Hits a Homerun for People with Disabilities

You may not be aware of this, but baseball and people with disabilities have a lengthy history. Long before the color barrier was broken, players like Mordecai Brown, William Ellsworth Hoy, and many others were breaking the disability barrier. They Continue reading Baseball Hits a Homerun for People with Disabilities

The Power of Words and the NBA’s Silver Lining

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During a brief and sobering press conference yesterday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, who was recorded making racist remarks to his now estranged mistress, will be fined $2.5 million and banned from Continue reading The Power of Words and the NBA’s Silver Lining

April 2014 Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows Decline in Demand for Diverse Talent by 10.7%

Professional Diversity Network’s Diversity Jobs Index (DJI) is intended to serve as an indicator of the employment condition for diverse Americans like yourself. The DJI is derived from a wide cross section of leading employers in various industry sectors, geographic Continue reading April 2014 Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows Decline in Demand for Diverse Talent by 10.7%

Women’s History Month: Inspired by 31 Days of Extraordinary Women

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As Women’s History Month draws to a close, so does our campaign highlighting an exceptional woman each day.  It has been a privilege to feature these extraordinary women who go above and beyond to serve their families and communities. The Continue reading Women’s History Month: Inspired by 31 Days of Extraordinary Women

Professional Diversity Network: A Year in Review – 2013 Highlights

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2013 has been a monumental year for diverse professionals.  Overall veteran unemployment is down to 6.7 percent, just under national unemployment levels; the LGBT community can now enjoy benefits offered to same sex-married couples after the repeal of the Defense Continue reading Professional Diversity Network: A Year in Review – 2013 Highlights