BIG 10 Announces Guaranteed 4 Year Full Scholarships

Source: ESPN The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete’s enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship. Several individual Big Ten schools had announced similar scholarship initiatives for athletes, but the league felt a policy statement was needed …

1921 Greenwood Massacre Survivor, Wes Young, Died Today at 97 Years Old

Wess H. Young Sr. 1921 Race Riot survivor, WW II Veteran, Father, Grandfather,  great-grandfather and friend passed this afternoon, September 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Dallas, Texas. He was surrounded by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. His wife of 60+ years, Cathryn J. Young passed December 1, 2013. Mr. Young was 97 years old.  Mr. Young was …

Court: Woman Fired Because She Is ‘Not Black Enough’

A Canadian woman has been awarded monetary damages after an arbitrator found that she was fired for not being Black enough. Source:  Albert Lin/Diversity Inc Rachel Brothers, who is biracial, worked as a Regional Educator for the Black Educators Association’s office in Kentville, Nova Scotia, in 2006 for 11 months before she was fired that December. In a ruling released …

Racial Profiling Costs Macy’s $650,000

Source: Julissa Catalan /DiversityInc Following an 18-month investigation, Macy’s has agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement to address racial-profiling claims at its flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. The Herald Square store had been accused of disproportionately accusing Blacks and Latinos of shoplifting, and in some cases subjecting them to heightened surveillance procedures and even detention. The agreement—which …