Author: DiversityComm

The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) 30th Awards Gala lived up to its tradition as the premier black-tie business event. At the sold-out event held on April 19, 2024, at the JW Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, awards were presented to deserving corporations, public servants and business owners recognized for contributing to the community and being champions of Black enterprise.The award-winning wireless network operator T-Mobile was the 2024 dinner sponsor for GLAAACC’s 30th Economic Awards Dinner.Communications giant Verizon was recognized as the Telecom Company of the Year for its commitment to the business community.…

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May 17 will now be known as “Shohei Ohtani Day” in Los Angeles County, for at least the next decade. On that special day of recognition Ohtani was honored at Los Angeles City Hall and presented with the resolution.While the event took place in the morning, Ohtani returned to Dodger Stadium in the afternoon. He celebrated his first Ohtani Day by hitting an opposite-field two-run homer to help the Dodgers beat the Reds, 7-3.Major League Baseball reports that the two-way superstar has accumulated multiple distinctions since making his Major League debut on March 29, 2018. At the end of his…

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Former NBA star Charles Barkley has committed to donating funds to support young Black girls at St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans and his alma mater, Auburn University, to help them achieve their potential.As reported by AL.com, the “Inside the NBA” host has pledged $1 million to St. Mary’s Academy after watching a “60 Minutes” segment featuring two of the school’s former students. The program highlighted Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, who used trigonometry to prove the Pythagorean Theorem, a feat previously thought impossible.“We teach young women to serve, empower themselves, and engage with their community. We nurture their spiritual…

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By Natalie Rodgers   Longtime actress and advocate, especially for the Latinx community, America Ferrera is finally making her directorial debut. Initially announced in 2021, Ferrera was hired to direct the book-to-movie adaptation of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Earlier this year, the rights to the film were sold to Amazon MGM studios, but it was confirmed that Ferrera will still be heading the project. The book, by Erika Sánchez, is renowned for its emotional and comedic insights into identity, race, culture and immigration topics. The announcement surrounding studio changes leads the public to believe that the production and…

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By Vladimir Kogan   Whether you’re a student yourself or the parent of a soon-to-be college kid, it’s natural to be anxious about the experiences that come with attending higher education and entering the next phase of life.Parents of children with autism know this overwhelming feeling all too well. Adolescents, teenagers and young adults with sensory processing challenges face distinct obstacles throughout their lives, especially as they approach college and face unfamiliar social norms and expectations.Teens who experience difficulties in sensory integration and regulation can struggle with low self-esteem and a sense of isolation. College and employment commitments often bring with…

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The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) MBE Center for Accelerated Growth, Innovation, and Resiliency and KDM & Associates are partnering to create The Best-in-Practices 12-Week Government Contracting Incubator cohort. This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA’s) Capital Readiness Program. It is designed to provide minority business enterprises (MBEs) and Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (SEDIs) with the tools, resources, and support needed to excel in government contracting and procurement opportunities. Participants in the program will receive the following:• Expert Guidance: Access to industry experts, government contracting specialists, and seasoned mentors who…

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In 2019, the U.S. military established the Space Force, a specialty branch of the Air Force dedicated to operations and protections in space. Less than five years after its conception, a Space Force Guardian is finally heading to the stars.Space Force Col. Nick Hague will be the first Guardian to launch into space on a NASA mission to the International Space Station. Though his exact launch date is unknown, Hague will embark on the mission no sooner than August 1st of this year. Commander Zena Cardman, Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mission Specialist Aleksandr Gorbunov will join him.…

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Jared Lyon, National President & CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA) has been named to the George W. Bush Institute Advisory Council to help advance the Bush Institute’s policy recommendations centered on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening our democracy, and advancing free societies.“The Advisory Council has been around in various forms since the Bush Institute’s inception to help the organization remain a leading voice on critical issues facing our nation and the world,” said David J. Kramer, Executive Director of the Bush Institute. “This consolidated council will offer guidance to help our domestic and global policy work have lasting…

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Historically, HBCUs have been given the smallest endowments compared to other colleges, receiving less funding for educational resources for their students. Although work still needs to be done, these donations have increased recently.Though 2024 has yet to hit its halfway mark, this year has already proven to be one of the most historic years for HBCU donations. In January, the Indianapolis-based foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc., pledged to donate a $100 million unrestricted grant to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the nation’s largest minority education organization.After carefully considering how to utilize Lilly Endowment’s unrestricted grant, UNCF has deployed it to…

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Companies worldwide recognize that embracing diversity isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s essential for driving innovation, fostering creativity and achieving sustainable growth. DiversityComm, Inc. stands at the forefront of this movement, championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace through its transformative initiatives. Exploring Opportunities Across Industries DiversityComm’s platform functions as a vibrant hub catering to the needs of both job seekers and employers, embodying the core principles of diversity and inclusion. For individuals seeking employment opportunities, it provides a wide spectrum of career options across different industries and proficiency levels, serving as a platform to explore and…

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