Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on a visionary leader for social justice, the progress our country has made, and the work we still have to do. It is also a “day on” that inspires service across the nation, for as Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” This year, we have the unique opportunity to approach service with fresh eyes, and the ability to move toward making a Service Year — in which young adults ages 18 to 28 from all backgrounds, commit to a year of full-time service — a common expectation across our country. Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reminds Us All That Service Is What Makes America Great
The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History Continue reading Umbra Search African American History makes Black History freely available
He and his father are among five new Trustees at the DuSable Museum Continue reading Chance the Rapper Named to Chicago African American History Museum Board
Wow! Tracee Ellis Ross became the first black woman to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical in 35 years on Sunday, January 8. Continue reading Tracee Ellis Ross Is the First Black Woman to Win Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy In 35 Years
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? Continue reading Here are 6 Reasons Why You Need the Disability Equality Index (DEI)
Kamala Harris was sworn in as California’s newest U.S. senator on Tuesday, becoming the first African-American senator in the state’s history. Continue reading Kamala Harris Sworn in as California’s First African American Senator
She is an all American. Continue reading American Girl diversifies its line-up with new African-American doll Gabriela
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. Continue reading 10 Reasons to Consider a Career in the STEM Fields
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. Continue reading Ever Thought About Owning Your Own Franchise?
The civil-rights leader calls on the ride-hailing company to release diversity figures on its workforce, as Apple, Facebook and others have done. Continue reading Uber challenged on diversity by Jesse Jackson
USBLN is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation.” Continue reading Registration for the USBLN 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz is now open!