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Ellen McGirt


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Beyoncé Comes Home To Netflix

Early Wednesday morning, Netflix began streaming “Homecoming,” a 137-minute documentary about Beyoncé’s headlining set at Coachella → Read More

How Disparities in Benefits Contribute to the Racial Wealth Gap

A new study shows that if access to employer-based benefits were equal, the wealth gap between white and black families would improve → Read More

Donald Glover Debuts His Latest Project at Coachella

Now streaming on Amazon, Guava Island is a 55-minute long film starring a non-singing Rihanna and strong opinions about capitalism → Read More

Google's Chief Diversity Officer is Out Amid Controversies

Here’s your week in review, in haiku. Aunt Becky thought the and not a Full House. Find someone who looks at you like Katie Bouman looks at a black hole Change comes to Sudan. Bearded, bedraggled Julian leaves behind big Angel of Crenshaw sells out the Staples Center. Have a peaceful and stellar weekend. → Read More

It's Time To Talk About Reparations

While the Democratic presidential hopefuls have put the subject on the table, we're all going to need a history lesson first → Read More

Congress Learns A Lesson About Internet Hate In Real Time

The comments on the House Judiciary Committee’s livestreamed congressional hearing on online hate had to be disabled due to hate speech → Read More

Budweiser Pays Tribute to Dwayne Wade in an Emotional New Ad

Five people were chosen to honor the NBA star to mark his final season with the Miami Heat. → Read More

Lil Nas X Makes History

The country trap star has started a conversation about race and country music, with a little help from friends like Billy Ray Cyrus → Read More

Microsoft and Google Face Employee Protests

Here’s your week in review in haiku. Sometimes: When one door And then you just scream. Tears on the corner all those left behind. Homes and people swept away. Where were you when the Biden is mindful. Billy Ray is an ally. I look forward to presenting Mueller’s magnum Have a safe and mindful weekend. → Read More

How To Focus On Belonging

In a poignant video, an autistic, non-binary transgender employee named Kyle explains belonging at EY → Read More

Stress Is Good For You

This year at Fortune's Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego, attendees learned how stress and anxiety can be competitive advantages → Read More

The Many Aspirations of Nipsey Hussle

The Grammy-nominated rapper, who was shot and killed Sunday afternoon, was an entrepreneur with an eye for community transformation. → Read More

Lupine Apologizes, Trump Overrides, and Five Breaking News Haikus

Here’s your week in review, in haiku. The Mueller Report three thousand tweets long The Mueller Report is longer than the script for The Mueller Report! More detailed than all the news from Mali. Combined. The Mueller Report: shorter than the Brexit plan, Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack, no one cares if Have a peaceful and snack-filled weekend. → Read More

Facebook Faces Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

As the company struggles to curb hate speech on the site, it faces a new lawsuit for violating federal laws preventing discriminatory ads → Read More

The 2020 U.S Census Is At Risk

When people are undercounted, it affects election districts and $800 billion in federal spending. Stacey Abrams has a plan to help. → Read More

The Horror Of Us

As Jordan Peele's latest film wins big at the box office, its central metaphor plays out in the news → Read More

A Terrorist Attack In New Zealand

Forty-nine people were killed and many injured when a heavily armed white supremacist opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch → Read More

Microaggressions at Work

They're more than just back-handed compliments. Microaggressions are insults that reflect insidious ideas about race and inferiority. → Read More

Trust and Forgiveness Are The Hallmarks of Diverse Workplaces

An off the record session at the Great Place To Work Summit finds that data can help create a culture where trust and inclusion thrives → Read More

Celebrities and CEOs Caught In A College Admissions Scandal

On the same day, a sit-in at Sarah Lawrence College tells a different side of the diversity story → Read More