How to watch John Lewis’s funeral and Barack Obama’s reported eulogy live online

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Lewis was one of the most prominent civil rights icons, inspiring multiple generations. Since 1987, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th district (D). The private burial service for civil rights icon John Lewis takes place today in Atlanta. Lewis passed away earlier this month at the age of 80 from pancreatic cancer. Lewis was one of the most prominent civil rights icons from the 1960s onwards, and since then he has served in public office in varying capacities. Ever since 1987, Lewis has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th district (D). Read Full Story

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In honor of John Lewis, stream the documentary ‘Good Trouble’ this weekend. Here’s how

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John Lewis, the influential civil rights leader and Georgia Democrat who served in the House of Representatives, passed away on Friday at the age of 80. John Lewis, the influential civil rights leader and Georgia Democrat who served in the House of Representatives, passed away on Friday at the age of 80. Lewis was the last surviving member of a group of activists known as the “Big Six,” which included Martin Luther King Jr, having helped organize the 1963 March on Washington where King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. Two years later he survived a brutal police beating at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in a confrontation known as Bloody Sunday. Read Full Story

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The 19th Amendment is 100 years old. Voting rights are still far from equal

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The founder and CEO of Pipeline Equity points out that women of color had to wait until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to have free and fair access to the ballot box. And unfortunately, the road to universal enfranchisement didn’t end there. I met Representative John Lewis in 1993 while I was interning in Washington, D.C. As a sharecropper’s son, Lewis would preach to his father’s chickens as a young boy. He gave them names and even baptized them because he wanted to be a minister. Instead, he went on to become one of our nation’s greatest civil rights leaders. Read Full Story

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Most DEI efforts fail. Here are 4 strategies to ensure they don’t

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Although DEI initiatives have been around since the 1960s, progress has been incremental. These steps alone won’t break the negative cycle of doubt, discouragement, and attrition for underrepresented workers, but success is unlikely without this foundation. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) rose to prominence in the 1960s , driven by Civil Rights legislation. In the 1980s it was spurred by changing workforce demographics, and in the early 2000s as a business strategy to achieve higher profitability. Now, as racial awakening has brought DEI back into focus, it’s hard to find a U.S. company that hasn’t prioritized diversity and inclusion over the past year. Read Full Story

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Trina Turk is the fashion icon we need right now

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“I’ve always been drawn to bright vintage prints because they represent optimism,” says the California designer, who has a new book out. “We can respond to the world around us with joy.” In February, design lovers descend upon Palm Springs for Modernism Week, an annual celebration of midcentury modern art and architecture. Everywhere you turn, people look like they have walked out of the late 1960s: One woman wears a pink and yellow paisley mini cocktail dress; another is in a billowy bohemian top in a kaleidoscope of browns and oranges; a man strolls by in a dapper plaid suit as if he’s just stepped off the Mad Men set. Many are wearing clothes created by Trina Turk, the Japanese-American designer who has spent the past quarter of a century shaping the style of Palm Springs, setting up a boutique in what would become the town’s cultural district. In doing …

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Color of Change’s essential Black History Month reading list

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Rashad Robinson and Arisha Hatch, who lead one of the most powerful civil rights organizations today, tell us what they’re reading. Color of Change president Rashad Robinson and Arisha Hatch, vice president, chief of campaigns, have been at the forefront of some of the most prominent racial justice campaigns in recent years, many of them involving corporations. They’ve pressed Hollywood studios to diversify their writers rooms, pushed for banks to stop processing payments from hate groups, and helped launch a prominent ad boycott of Facebook last summer for not doing enough to limit hate speech. Read Full Story

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Is ‘work-life integration’ the new ‘work-life balance’?

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The author writes that if there are larger implications from this pandemic, a comfortable blend between work and life is a fortunate result. It’s been almost six months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization . During these six months, our world has seen many novel events: The first pandemic in our collective lifetimes. The largest civil rights movement in history. Major school districts declaring they won’t return to in-person classes this fall. Moreover, a record-breaking 300 million Zoom calls are conducted in a day . Read Full Story

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How Big Is the Gender Gap Between Men and Women in SEO?

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Posted by NicoleDeLeon To anyone working in SEO, it’s fairly evident that this is a male-dominated industry. Although there are powerful women SEOs in the field (like Moz CEO Sarah Bird, for example), if you glance at a conference speaker lineup or peruse the bylines on search-related blogs, you’ll see that those who identify as female are few and far between. A recent list of the 140 most influential SEOs featured 104 men and just 36 women. So how big is the gender gap? And how does it translate to tangible things like pay and job titles? To find out, we mined the data from our State of SEO 2020 survey , which featured 652 SEOs in 51 countries. Here are some of the things we learned. But first, a mea culpa. If SEOs who identify as women have an uphill climb in this industry, there’s no doubt that female-identifying …

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