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Jesse Jackson to take on tech's lack of diversity

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting...
Read more Mar 18 2014, 4:55pm CDT


Barack Obama's most tragic failure

Source: WND

The lead article in Wednesday’s Kansas City Star email blast spoke of President Barack Obama’s visit to the city on Tuesday. At an inner-city barbecue joint, the reader learned, Obama “met with four White House-chosen Kansas Citians over a half slab of ribs and a Bud Light and discussed how what he does in Washington registers in people’s lives.” On that same day, about a mile or so away, an event sparked the second lead Star article. As the headline suggests, even ...
Full article at: WND 9 hours ago, 6:42pm CDT

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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Source: AppleSlashdot

theodp writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," Jackson said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" than many others, such as car makers that have been pressured by unions. He said tech behemoths have largely escaped scrutiny by a p ...
Full article at: AppleSlashdot 14 hours ago, 1:38pm CDT

Presidential Politics and Predictions: Be Ready to Be Wrong

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Markos Moulitsas at Dailykos has a thoughtful piece up on the 2016 presidential primary for the Democrats, arguing that Hillary is inevitable; Elizabeth Warren isn't running; and that the latter fact is actually a good thing for progressives. I agree with Markos that Warren is a major asset right where she is- her Senate seat gives her a great platform to drive the progressive cause forward, now and for ma ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 2 days ago, 2:33pm CDT

Hundreds Attend Funeral for 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams


Shamiya Adams was remembered by hundreds Saturday with heartwarming memories and powerful words. At the Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, family, friends and community members gathered for the 11-year-old’s funeral, more than a week after she became a victim of Chicago’s gun violence. “She just loved to dance and sing,” said her cousin Gerald Frazier. “Didn’t have a care in the world. She just wanted to play with her friends all the ...
Full article at: 4 days ago, 6:28pm CDT

Pinterest's Diversity Numbers Are Almost As Bad As The Rest Of The Tech Sector

Source: Business Insider

Pinterest disclosed its company's diversity statistics Wednesday, following a pattern of other tech giants releasing their own diversity numbers. Similar to Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, Pinterest's employees are predominantly white. However, Pinterest is 40% female and 60% male. While that's not ideal, it's very slightly better than the female-to-male ratio reported by other tech companies. The company has a lot of work to do in terms of race. Pin ...
Full article at: Business Insider 6 days ago, 3:29pm CDT

Twitter Confesses To An Imbalanced Workforce In Terms Of Diversity

Source: bidness etc

Twitter Inc (TWTR) released employee diversity data yesterday for the first time, following Google Inc (GOOG), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), and Facebook Inc (FB). The data, encompassing 3,000 employees worldwide, is similar to other tech companies in the industry; it is skewed toward a dominance of white males. Twitter reported that 70% of its total workforce was male. However, the imbalance became more pr ...
Full article at: bidness etc 6 days ago, 5:13am CDT

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A reader comment prompts me to again address the California bashers

Source: Steve Heimoff

  It is fairly common, in the anecdote-sphere (a universe parallel to the blogosphere), for knowledgeable people to say that superpremium California wine is nearly impossible to sell back East, or even east of the Rockies. According to this take, nobody in America likes California wine anymore, except, possibly, Californians—and even they (or so it’s claimed) are having second thoughts. The culprit? According to the anecdote-spinners, it’s due to the “imbalance” of Califo ...
Full article at: Steve Heimoff Jul 23 2014, 2:10am CDT

Racial Discrimination Continues at the Development Banks Hobbling Efforts to Meet the MDGs in 2015

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Recently, the Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about the problem of racial discrimination at the World Bank. Jackson wrote that the Bank's legal immunities from civil lawsuits in the countries where it operates have allowed it to perpetuate racially discriminatory hiring practices without sanction from the courts. This problem casts a long shadow. At the Government Accountability Project in Washington ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jul 21 2014, 1:01pm CDT

Twitter Urged To Share Numbers On Workforce Demographics In Campaign Launched On Twitter Itself

Source: CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself. The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the are using Twitter to host a forum on the issue of low minority representation within tech companies. Twitter is being singled out after previous efforts by the advocacy groups resu ...
Full article at: CBS San Francisco Jul 17 2014, 8:28pm CDT


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