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Comerica Bank Launches National Initiative to Combat Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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Committing $100,000 to Nonprofit Organizations to Support Asian American and Pacific Islander Seniors   Comerica Bank announced a national program to counter the rise in racially motivated violence targeting the elderly of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that has occurred since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Comerica’s newly created Asian Senior Citizens Anti-Violence Initiative will focus on directing $100,000 in…

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Association of Black Cardiologists Condemns Violent Attacks and Racism Against Asian Americans

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The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and our cardiovascular partners are stunned and saddened by the mass murder of eight women, six of Asian descent, in Atlanta. The killings highlight the horrific rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans since the pandemic began. While this population, like Blacks and Hispanics, has long been subject to overt and subtle racism,…

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Asian Hall of Fame Seeks Severe Penalties for Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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CEO releases “Make Hate Crimes a Crime” call to action on social media LOS ANGELES, CA, March 25, 2021/PRNewswire/ — Anti-Asian violence and open acts of hate against Asians of all nationalities continue to escalate in America and worldwide. Asian Hall of Fame, a global recognition program that advances equity, excellence and equality seeks more severe penalties for hate crimes…

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Racial Justice research report released by the Literacy Research Association

The Literacy Research Association (LRA) has released a Literacy Research Report entitled Racial Justice in Literacy Research. “For centuries, literacy has been at the center of the dehumanization of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, a national insurrection, the waning of a global pandemic, exacerbated educational inequity across the globe, and the recent anti-Asian hate crimes…

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Sesame Workshop’s New “ABCs of Racial Literacy” Content to Help Families Talk to Children About Race and Identity

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(New York, NY) – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is releasing new resources to support families in talking to their children about race and racism. The “ABCs of Racial Literacy” is part of Coming Together, Sesame Workshop’s ongoing commitment to racial justice. Designed to provide families with the tools they need to build racial literacy, to have open conversations…

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Aunt Jemima, Not Just Pancakes!

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Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The Aunt Jemima pancake mix was advertised in 1889 as the first ready-mix. Aunt Jemima is based on the common enslaved “Mammy” archetype, a plump Black woman wearing a headscarf who is a devoted and submissive servant. Her skin is dark and dewy, with a pearly white smile. Although depictions vary…

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Lincoln Financial Strengthens Racial Equity Commitment

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Company announces long-term sustained actions that will increase minority opportunities, align executive compensation with measurable diversity goals and further support the Black community Lincoln Financial Group shared its plan to amplify the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion and drive meaningful, measurable change. Designed to ensure long-term, sustained action that supports racial equity, the plan focuses on the company’s…

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For Hispanic Heritage Month: Hyundai Celebrates Latinx Artists in Drive-Thru Art Experience

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  In honor of For Hispanic Heritage Month, Hyundai has partnered with the Chief Curator of the Museum of Latin American Art, Gabriela , and The Art of Elysium, to create an outdoor, drivable and free art experience. The exhibit, DRIVEN: A Latinx Artist Celebration Presented by Hyundai, will take place from October 1 – 4, 2020 from 12 –…

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Reach Media Addresses Current Climate And Gives Voice To Independent Artists

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“The Song” Contest Encourages Independent Artists to Use Their Art to Promote Change Radio One Vice President of Programming, Colby Tyner, announced the launch of “The Song” Contest a music competition, presented by Reach Media’s nationally syndicated show, The Morning Hustle and 300 Entertainment.  “The Song” Contest, sponsored by McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden, offers up-and-coming, independent artists an opportunity to create…

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