Race & Ethnicity
To increase diversity of programming, Comcast plans 10 new channels and Fox forms Fox Hispanic MediaSubmitted by samantha.chiafalo on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:17
To satisfy commitments made to win approval of its merger with NBC Universal, Comcast Corp. yesterday announced plans for 10 new independent channels, to be launched over the next eight years, with African-American, American-Latino or Hispanic majority owners or operators, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. The first channel, scheduled to launch July 2012, will be American-Latino operated; two other majority African-American owned channels should launch by January 2013, WSJ reported.
The financial hardships experienced by so many people during the last couple of years have hit minority communities the hardest, not only with increased unemployment, but indirectly in terms of health care, education, life expectancy and community safety. The problems are so widespread they may seem insurmountable, but at last month’s meeting of the Workforce Opportunity Network (WON), Blair Taylor of the Los Angeles Urban League urged companies that want to get involved to start one neighborhood at a time.
WON Meeting Highlights: The Impact of the Recession on Minority Communities and Emerging Issues and Trends from the EEOCSubmitted by Jessica Kirby on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 17:07
ORC Worldwide’s WON Meeting hosted by Mattel in El Segundo, CA was an opportunity for rich dialogue and a collaborative networking experience for the 26 organizations in attendance. Attendees covered a variety of sectors including financial, automotive, manufacturing, media, health care and pharmaceutical, technology, government and non-profit.
A new study conducted at the University of Michigan finds that public companies in Norway have been negatively affected by a recent law requiring corporate boards to have female membership of at least 40 percent -- but not because of gender.
Two studies find that a judge's race or gender makes a dramatic difference in the outcome of cases they hear, at least for cases in which race and gender allegedly play a role in the conduct of the parties.
The National Equality Panel, chaired by Professor John Hills and whose memberships comprised an independent body of academic researchers, published on 27th January 2010 the largest study of equality and inequality in Britain.
In October, WON members were delighted to meet at the world headquarters of The Boeing Company in Chicago. A briefing on Boeing’s global diversity strategy by Joyce Tucker kicked off a two-day session that included a wide range of diversity and inclusion as well as EEO compliance topics.
A Russian-born immigrant who stabbed to death a pregnant Muslim woman as she gave evidence against him in court was given Germany’s highest possible sentence for murder (15 years’ jail with no chance of early parole).