Eyes on Enterprise: Racism in Corporate America - Importance of Diversity

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October 24th, 2014
Written by Michael Liedtke in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.
Magic Johnson want to help tech companies in Silicon Valley hire more minorities. Google, Twitter and other big tech companies have come under fire recently for a workforce that is predominantly white male with some Asian employees. Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur...
September 24th, 2014
The leadership at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce believes Utah offers a strong business environment, a growing Latino population and a compassionate approach to immigration.
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sees opportunity in Utah and is holding its annual convention in Salt Lake City this week, a location the organization's leader said may seem "kind of counterintuitive." U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez said that while Utah is not a usual Latino stronghold like Florida or California, it makes sense for the country's largest...
September 17th, 2014
Efforts are being made in Alabama and other states to register more Hispanics to vote.
Hispanics are being registered to vote in Alabama by an immigrant rights group so improve participation in local, state and national elections. The group is trying to change the current trend of very low voter turnout among Hispanics. The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice says it's launching a program called "Alabama Vota" to encourage more Hispanic voters to get involved in the electoral...
September 15th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Voting continues to be a struggle for many minorities in local communities, like Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis.
Voting is being emphasized in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown by a member of a nearly all-white police department. Ferguson is nearly 70% black. Increased voting will be one of the ways to increase black representation in city government as well as law enforcement. Political participation is increasing on the national level for blacks and Hispanics. On the local level...
September 9th, 2014
Written by Ray Henry in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cheers from the stands in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Atlanta. Levenson said Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt "to bridge Atlanta's racial sports divide."
Blacks can play basketball, but they are not welcomed in the stand to view the game, a new revelation by another NBA team owner seems to indicate. The Atlanta Hawks officials agreed Monday to meet with civil rights leaders after one of its team owners disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away. The Rev. Markel Hutchins said he and others...

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