Author: Black Community

The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History, a free and openly available online search tool at www.umbrasearch.org that facilitates broad access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions across the United States. “Now out of its beta and testing phase, Umbra Search builds a national corpus of African American works,” said director Cecily Marcus. “No library…

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As a person with a visible disability who has spent most of my professional career in HR leading diversity and inclusion, I’m frequently asked to offer an opinion on the merits of completing the DEI. Knowing how precious resources are to fill out any kind of survey or assessment tool, it’s an important question, where do companies get the greatest return on investment? Here are 6 reasons why I encourage companies to register for the DEI by January 13, 2017 and complete it by April 21, 2017: 1.) The DEI is a joint initiative of the US Business Leadership…

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Thinking about going for a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Now is the perfect time. STEM is a quickly growing and high paying area that is a great direction for new or graduating students to take. But is it really right for you? Check out these 10 reasons why you should consider making STEM your future career. 1). Cross-Marketability of SkillsIt’s not like if you’re a biologist than you can suddenly go into theoretical physics, but the basic skills you learn are useful in many different professions. By studying to follow a field in science or technology you’ll…

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Nothing lasts forever. Hot brands in franchising don’t stay hot forever. New brands are always entering the marketplace. New ideas for products and services are introduced every year. Some of these new franchise concepts end up succeeding–exploding even. Some of them fade away soon after they’re launched. But, even the hot ones eventually lose their fire. Keep that fact in mind as you’re searching for a franchise you’d like to own. Picking the WinnersToo bad crystal balls don’t really work. If they did, you could choose franchise concepts that were getting ready to go big. But, they don’t, so you’re…

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USBLN is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation.” USBLN is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation.” The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes August 21-24, 2017. The USBLN is the only business-to-business national membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. This premier event provides the…

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by Belo Miguel Cipriani Hiring a person with a disability can seem like a big risk, especially as a small business owner with limited resources. Many businesses still hold misconceptions about employing the disabled, including the cost of accommodations and employees’ ability to add value. The perceived risks of hiring employees with disabilities often overshadow business owners’ good intentions to make fair hiring decisions. Employees taking more time off for health problems, the prohibitive costs of adaptive equipment, potential legal issues, and accessibility could make any small business owner concerned about his company’s bottom line. The fact is that the…

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Companies can add value and profit to the bottom line with supplier diversity If you are looking for a tip on how to grow the value of your business and gain a competitive edge, one that the executives in the C-suite at Georgia Power, Ryder, Duke Energy, Southern Company, Frito- Lay, Microsoft or Delta Air Lines might pass along is: Take a closer look at a supplier diversity program and commit to making it a core part of your business strategy. In order to ensure your program is successful, get your executive team on board. Supplier diversity is a proactive program…

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By Judith Lindenberger If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader’s attention. As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company, certified career counselor, and board member of several nonprofit organizations, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. Based upon my experience, here are 10 tricks of the trade for writing a winning resume. 1 Include an objective statement at the top…

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Pomona College’s Board of Trustees has named G. Gabrielle Starr as the school’s next president, the first time a woman and African American has been appointed to lead the Claremont liberal arts institution. Starr, the dean of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, will succeed David Oxtoby when he retires in June. She will join other new leaders at Scripps College and Pitzer College. Pitzer’s appointment in January of Melvin L. Oliver, the first black president to lead one of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, came at a time of national campus unrest over racial, ethnic and gender equity. Across the Claremont schools, student activists had asked…

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Wyatt Worthington II doesn’t just want to make birdies, he wants to make history. Worthington did both Tuesday, shooting another 2-under 70 to win Event No. 1 of the PGA Tournament Series by two shots at PGA Golf Club. The 29-year-old Worthington is believed to be the first African American to win a PGA Tournament Series event. Earlier this year, he became the second African American club professional to qualify for the PGA Championship. “It’s a great moment in my life,” Worthington said. “This is one of the goals I wanted to achieve, and I’m fortunate I got it on…

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