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January 17, 2017

Erykah Badu Named Essence Black Women in Music Honoree

The official Grammy Week event will be held Feb. 9 in Los Angeles.

Erykah Badu will be the woman of the hour when Essence honors the four-time Grammy Award winner at its eighth annual Black Women in Music celebration. The magazine’s invite-only gala will take place Feb. 9 in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Week event, presented in collaboration with The Recording Academy, will also salute the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards airing on Feb. 12. As part of the Black Women in Music festivities, Roc Nation-managed Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage will perform.

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November 17, 2016

DO MINORITIES HAVE A PLACE IN PUTIN’S RUSSIA?

Russia, more than most other countries, knows the difference between nations — ethnic, cultural, geographic bodies — and sovereign countries. The Russian Federation alone contains dozens of discrete nations: ethnic Russians, of course, but also Yakuts in the east, Chechens and Ossetians in the Caucasus, ethnic Ukrainians, Russian Jews, and a widely dispersed population of Muslim Tatars. Each nation speaks its own language, practices its own religion, and follows its unique traditions. They are citizens of, and outsiders in, a Federation dominated by ethnic Russians.

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November 17, 2014

Why Do Fermata Partners Have Issues With Black Men?

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November 17, 2014

For minorities in tech, workplace discrimination begins before they even arrive

Shireen Mitchell, the founder of Digital Sisters and Stop Online Violence Against Women, knows firsthand the challenges women of color face when interviewing for jobs in the tech industry. That is, if they can land an interview at all.

“There’s a clear bias — some people have said this to my face — [that] it’s not possible there’s a woman, a black woman in particular, who could possibly do any of this technical work and do it well,” Mitchell said.

“From the gate,” interviewers don’t expect “expertise or knowledge coming from a person of color,” she [...]

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