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Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Hired to Build New Terminals at JFK and Laguardia Airports | BlackBusiness.com

Staff, BlackBusiness.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHNY PITTS. Featured Image a woman in the male-dominated construction industry could be challenging for some. But for Cheryl McKissack Daniel, who is the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest Black-owned and female-run construction company in the US, it always feels like home. Based in New York City, McKissack & McKissack is known for several major projects including the revamping of Long Island’s railroad hub, which runs below the Brooklyn Net’s home. They are also the firm behind the new construction taking place at LaGuardia Airport and the new Terminal One at JFK. […]

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The Impact of Structural Racism in Employment and Wages on Minority Women’s Health | American Bar Association

Ruqaiijah Yearby, American Bar Association 2010, at the end of the great recession that disproportionately harmed racial minorities and women, the federal government recognized that health disparities are caused by the social determinants of health (SDOH) (Figure 1), which are outside an individual’s control. In fact, research shows that SDOH account for 80 to 90 percent of health factors that contribute to health outcomes. One of the five SDOH is economic stability (employment and wages), which accounts for 40 percent of the health factors that contribute to health outcomes. To address the SDOH and health disparities, state and local governments […]

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How One Woman Is Shattering The Glass Ceiling In Wall Street | Forbes

Janice Gassam, Forbes Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. IDA JOHN. Featured Image progress made in making our workplaces more diverse, there are still several industries where the glass and concrete ceilings are more prevalent. One such industry is the financial industry. Wall Street is notorious for being mostly male and mostly White, but one trailblazer is changing that and making a name for herself. At 23 years old, Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). […]

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5 Small Business Grants for Black Women Entrepreneurs in 2019 | Black Enterprise

Tarra Jackson, Black Enterprise On average, black women workers are paid only 67 cents on the dollar relative to white non-Hispanic men, even after controlling for education, years of experience and location. (Photo by WOCinTech Chat | Flickr CC 2.0). Featured Image women-owned businesses continue to grow, one of the significant obstacles they face is unequal access to funding and venture capital. While most people seek business loans, small business grants provide the capital needed to start or grow a business. Also, grants do not need to be paid back as long as the requirements and obligations are met. The […]

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Whites maintain grip on leadership roles in Philly | The Philadelphia Tribune

Michael D’Onofrio, Tribune Staff Writer, The Philadelphia Tribune | Octavius V. Catto Memorial, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Featured Image government’s workforce is nearly half Black and overwhelmingly male, while white employees dominate leadership positions, the majority of which females hold. The Kenney administration released its 2018 Workforce Diversity Profile report on Friday, which gave a snapshot of the racial and ethnic makeup as well as average age and tenure of the city’s full-time, permanent employees, including both civil service and those exempt, serving under Kenney’s jurisdiction. Overall, a total of 24,717 employee made up the city’s workforce as of June […]

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Michigan drops conviction box from job, license applications | Michigan Chronicle

David Eggert , Michigan Chronicle Formerly incarcerated New Yorkers rally with VOCAL to ban the box outside City Hall. (VOCAL) Featured Image , MICH. – Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony. Photo credit: PBS, “Banning ‘the box’ to give ex-convicts a better chance at finding a job,” Dec. 25, 2014. Image Credit. Snyder, who announced the changes on Friday, said the box is being replaced with a statement by which applicants can affirm their good […]

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The Black Struggle for Technology Jobs | The Atlantic In Atlanta and other racially segregated cities, the education system is stacked against African Americans competing for STEM careers. If Amazon picks the city for its second headquarters, things could get even worse.

In Atlanta and other racially segregated cities, the education system is stacked against African Americans competing for STEM careers. If Amazon picks the city for its second headquarters, things could get even worse.

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Nation’s first shopping center owned, operated by Blacks turns 50 | The Philadelphia Tribune When he was a boy, Howard Sullivan was always excited to join his father at the construction site of what is now Sullivan Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia.

When he was a boy, Howard Sullivan was always excited to join his father at the construction site of what is now Sullivan Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia.

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The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action | The Atlantic Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

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Women and Men of Color Pay an ‘Emotional Tax’ at Work That’s Detrimental to Their Overall Health and Ability to Thrive: Report | The Root “Women of color continue to deal with some of the workplace’s most entrenched hurdles, such as pay inequities and near invisibility in top leadership roles, as well as daunting roadblocks that stifle the meaningful dialogue that would help make real progress...”

“Women of color continue to deal with some of the workplace’s most entrenched hurdles, such as pay inequities and near invisibility in top leadership roles, as well as daunting roadblocks that stifle the meaningful dialogue that would help make real progress…”

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