Author: DiversityComm

A total of ten service members from the U.S. Army will represent the United States at this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. Seven active-duty soldiers will compete at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics later this month as part of Team USA, according to a defense official. Additionally, three athletes will participate in the Paralympic Games in August. The trials to join Team USA concluded on June 30, with the Army dominating the roster for U.S. service members. The soldiers will compete in shooting, rugby, track and field, wrestling, and swimming. Moreover, two other soldiers will serve as coaches…

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By Jeff Haden    A hard-charging, success-focused friend clicked off the same morning routine every workday for nearly two years. Alarm at 5:15 a.m. Grab a bowl of apple slices and blueberries placed in the refrigerator the night before. Chug a 16-ounce bottle of water. Warm up and stretch for five minutes. Hop on his Peloton by 5:30 a.m. for at least a 30-minute ride. Then a pedal on the bike broke. He ordered parts and waited. And his morning routine started to fall apart. His bike didn’t work so he couldn’t exercise. He couldn’t exercise so he stopped getting up…

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By Sarah Mosqueda      For nearly three decades, Usher Raymond has made music that is revered and relevant. Since breaking into the industry at a young age, the contemporary R&B artist known for his silky voice and ethereal dance moves has built an empire that continues to put out hit music and sell out stadiums. He has stayed busy, coming off one of the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime shows, a residency in Las Vegas, Nevada, the birth of his fourth child and his marriage to music executive and longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea. Not to mention the release of his…

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The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) recently held its 54th annual convention with over 3,700 attendees in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme for this year’s gathering, FLOW, was one that provided an immersive and engaging experience for Black professionals in the accounting, business, finance and entrepreneurship fields. The convention provided a variety of enriching sessions and an incredible line up of speakers who took to the stage to inspire, educate and elevate attendees. “FLOW is about embracing our source, and our source is power,” said Guylaine Saint Juste, NABA president and CEO. “It is about owning our story and…

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Cpl. Bradford Flores is honoring his culture by growing his hair out — and the Marine Corps authorized it. Flores, a Native American service member and anti-tank missile gunner, is the first Marine in the Corps to receive a religious waiver allowing him to grow his hair long in accordance with his Navajo heritage, the service confirmed to Military.com recently. The authorization, which was issued late last month, marks a critical milestone in a long push for service members to be allowed to observe religious practices while in uniform. The exemption is particularly notable, as the Marine Corps is known…

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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) invites nominations for the 41st Annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These awards honor the exceptional achievements of entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations dedicated to advancing business enterprises within underrepresented communities. For more than fifty years, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency has played a pivotal role in nurturing the expansion and global competitiveness of the nation’s minority business enterprises.  MBDA has been a trailblazer in honoring the achievements and economic contributions made by these businesses, which now number more than 10 million.  “The National MED Week Awards are more…

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The Organizers of Geo Week have announced a strategic partnership to bring a Reality Capture Network (RCN) education track to Geo Week in Denver, Colorado, February 10 to 12, 2025. Geo Week is the leading geospatial, 3D, and built world tradeshow and conference. The Reality Capture Network produces the RCN Podcast and R-CON, an annual event cultivating expert industry knowledge from the brightest innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, surveying, and mapping.  The RCN Track at Geo Week will spotlight cutting-edge Reality Capture technologies. Attendees can expect a dynamic mix of case study presentations and panel discussions, providing in-depth insights into…

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If you’re looking to enroll in higher education this year, there’s a lot to consider when choosing a school. But along with degree programs and financial incentives, you’ll want to add “inclusion” to your list of factors. Whether you’re spending every day on campus or logging into online classes once a week, attending a university that cares about your well-being, inclusion and safety on campus can make all the difference. Some of the best schools you can attend that prioritize these efforts are HBCUs and HSIs. But what are these schools? And why should you consider them? Here’s what you…

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In late 2023, Melmark Inc. President and CEO Rita M. Gardner was named among The Women’s Edge’s list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for the sixth consecutive year. The list includes 100 female power players from across the state of Massachusetts who generated more than $84 billion in total revenue in 2022, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy. But this business owner is more than just a powerful woman in the business sphere; she is using her authority to make a difference for those on the autism spectrum and those with intellectual disabilities.…

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Just before beloved social media personality, actress, entrepreneur, and author Tabitha Brown took to the Food and Wine stage at the ESSENCE Festival of Culture, Essence sat down with the always charming influencer and got the inside scoop on some exciting news. Brown, known for her popular partnership with Target which features clothing, home decor, food, and stationery, is now preparing to release her first wine collection exclusively with the brand. While some might be surprised by the idea of Auntie Tab enjoying a good sip, she’s actually been a wine lover for two decades and is quite knowledgeable about…

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