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How Google’s Code Next Lab Is Tackling Tech’s Diversity Problem

Inside Google’s Code Next lab in Oakland on a typical Tuesday afternoon, a 13-year-old might be opening up an old gadget–maybe a calculator–and trying to put the pieces back together in a way that hasn’t been done before. On a Saturday,...Show More Summary

Nirvana and powerful women inspire Balmain's teen spirit

Olivier Rousteing says his Paris collection is about youth, power and diversity as animal prints, fringing and crystals dominate The Balmain show at Paris fashion week always attracts an extraordinary crowd, and Thursday afternoon’s presentation was no different. Show More Summary

Trudeau, Sturgeon Respond To Refugee Ban: "Welcome To Those Fleeing Persecution, Terror And War"

In response to Trump's immigration ban, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted on Saturday afternoon "To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada." To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Show More Summary

For Santee's Jennifer Perez, cross-country is a welcome distraction during troubling times

On a sweltering afternoon this week in Woodland Hills, the melting pot of what makes living in Southern California so unique was on full display. Diverse teenagers of all shapes, sizes and nationalities were running the hills at Pierce College, refusing to let the heat or the challenge of running...

Vin Scully's one-man symphony gave us a welcome diversion

10 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Vin Scully’s Summer of Love ends Sunday afternoon in San Francisco when he signs off his final Dodgers broadcast after 67 years.

Afternoon Static: SUPERGIRL, EMMYS, THE BIG BANG THEORY & More!

• Your Definitive Fall TV 2016 Calendar: Print and Download Here! • DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: Meet the Characters • It Gets Better: Emmys paint promising picture of TV’s diversity • Must Read TV: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Writer George R.R. Martin Is Now Teasing A Prequel • Supergirl Season 2: Superman Takes Flight in First Teaser Trailer […]

Quickies: Evolution of kiwis, body diversity, and tree lobsters

Categories: Quickies Georgetown University plans to atone for slave past – “Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, who announced the measures in a speech on Thursday afternoon, said he would offer a formal... (Read more...)

DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

11 months agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives...Show More Summary

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris: “I’m So Tired Of Talking About Diversity” – TCA

Things got heated during the Black-ish TCA panel this afternoon, when a reporter noted the show has gotten past the “how will it be received” in the country stage, past the Donald Trump tweeting “How is ABC Television allowed to have...Show More Summary

Saturday Afternoon Open Thread: Graphic Images

So. I am writing a comic book series for Marvel. https://t.co/adcBWBtThT — roxane gay (@rgay) July 22, 2016 My inner teenage comix geek still gets excited when new, diverse writers get top billing… especially when they’re highlighted in the NYTimes! … Her story, written with Mr. [Ta-Nehisi] Coates, will follow Ayo and Aneka, two lovers […]

Afternoon Open Thread

Here’s a quick diversion from your daily force-feeding of a shit sandwich of horrible fucking tragic news. Overheard in the grocery store a bit ago: Kid- 12-13 years old: “Don’t stop, believing…” Dad: If you keep singing Journey I am going to put you up for adoption. Kid, singing louder: “HOLD ON TO THE FEELING…” […]

The Nations Have Come to Our Cities

We cannot overlook the influx of "the nations" ready for the gospel. Our first public service for Church of the Beloved launched on a cold Saturday afternoon in the diverse Near West Side of Chicago, surrounded by different African American, Mexican, Chinese, even historically Italian neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Maxim Integrated Jumps 4% on In-Line FYQ3, Higher Forecast

Chip maker Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), which makes a vast array of different chips serving a diverse set of end markets, this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue and earnings in line with Street expectations, and forecast results this quarter above Street consensus, sending its shares higher in late trading. Revenue in the three months ending in March declined to $555 […]

Obama on SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland's Diversity: 'Well, He's From Skokie'

On Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama visited the University of Chicago Law School to continue to exhort congressional Republicans to reconsider their Supreme Court obstructionism. Read more...

Obama Dismisses SCOTUS Diversity Criticism: Didn’t Search for ‘Black Lesbian from Skokie’

last yearNews : Mediaite

This afternoon President Obama addressed the criticism that his Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is just another white guy and he didn't go for a more diverse pick.

Can the Nation's Largest Writers' Conference Transcend Lit's Lack of Diversity?

I was reading Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric in a hotel bar in downtown Los Angeles Saturday afternoon when I got a series of texts from my partner, who was in Ventura County, sitting by a lake and writing poetry. The police were harassing him. Three white men...

Diversity takes center stage at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Hollywood's debate over diversity is taking center stage at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. ? At the annual indie-movie ceremony in Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon, presenters and hosts have been making a number of diversity-related comments -- while Idris Elba, whose Academy Awards omission...

Fighting Whitewashed History With MIT's Diversity Hackers

Hackathon participant Nelly Rosaria, making the Wiki-world a more textured place. (Photo: Atlas Obscura) It's a scene no one would look twice at–on a Friday afternoon at the end of January, in a gray-walled MIT computer lab, a dozenShow More Summary

The Academy Responds to #OscarsSoWhite, Announces Efforts to Double Minority Members

2 years agoNews : Mediaite

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this afternoon that they're taking immediate steps to address the diversity issues raised by #OscarsSoWhite.

Quincy Jones Challenges AMPAS On Diversity – NATPE

Asked this afternoon for his take on the lack of Oscar nominations for African Americans, Quincy Jones — who’s scored 34 films beginning with The Pawnbroker in 1964 — told the audience at NATPE in Miami that he too might withdraw from...Show More Summary

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