black history month

5 Ways One Company Is Working to Boost the Health of the African-American Community

By Susan Segrest
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In honor of Black History Month, learn how Johnson & Johnson has made it a mission to help address disparities in healthcare—from partnering with the Black AIDS Institute to reduce HIV infection rates to improving representation in clinical trials.

Campaigns to increase bone marrow registration. Leadership training for nurses. A push for diversity in clinical trials. These are just a few of the ways that Johnson & Johnson is striving to help transform the health of African-Americans and other minorities.

And the need for that transformation is great.

GMAAN and Cadillac Discover 'The Power of Reinvention'

13th Annual Black History Month Program brings together GM employees and the community
Press Release

February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors African Ancestry Network (GMAAN), in partnership with Cadillac, discovered “The Power of Reinvention” during its 13th annual Black History Month Program. This year’s theme acknowledged the power of the organization’s collective history born out of diverse experiences to bring together GM employees and the community.

Cadillac has a long history of supporting African American doers, innovators and artists through strategic brand partnerships.

What Black History Month Means to These Duke Energy Employees

Employees share the importance of celebrating Black History Month
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Since 1976, February has been a designated month to honor the accomplishments of black Americans and celebrate their contributions to our culture and history. Black History Month and other history and heritage celebrations support Duke Energy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. According to Duke Energy’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joni Davis, these holidays give us an opportunity to better understand the rich traditions and cultures of Duke Energy's employees, customers and communities it serves.

Spotify Celebrates Black History Month Every Month

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February is Black History Month, and many companies celebrated the month by hosting events and highlighting African American employees and icons that have inspired us and shaped history. Yet, nearly two months after the close of Black History Month, Spotify has announced that "Black History Is Happening Now.” The streaming service is debuting a multi-approach effort aimed at challenging the limited timeframe celebrating the achievements of black creators and instead encouraging their creativity year-round.

Employees Enjoy a Unique Black History Month Celebration

Cast members from Baltimore Center Stage treated the audience to a performance that was authentic, emotional and, at times, playful
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Employees in Legg Mason’s Baltimore headquarters recently enjoyed a unique educational and cultural celebration of Black History Month featuring a performance by local artists.

In their theatrical reading from New York Times Best Seller “The Warmth of Other Suns, The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” by Isabel Wilkerson, three cast members from Baltimore Center Stage treated the audience to a performance that was authentic, emotional and, at times, playful.

Viacommunity Hosts a Screening of Selma in Honor of Black History Month

by Amanda Critelli
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On Feb. 21, 40 high school students from New York City and neighboring public schools made their way to Viacom’s Times Square headquarters to celebrate Black History Month with a screening of Paramount’s critically acclaimed Selma, a crucial film about the African-American experience.

NAACP: Fighting to End Racism and Economic Inequality

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Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s premier civil rights organization. Our members, throughout the United States and the world, are the leading advocates for civil rights in their communities.

STEM Program Helps African-American Males Excel, Go to College

The Long Beach Math Collaborative has been SCE’s community partner since 2011
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Life was all about sports for young Torieaun Hilbert — that is, until he met Doris Robinson.  

For Hilbert, a sophomore majoring in criminology and a football player at the University of La Verne, academics was not a priority when he started high school with a 2.2 GPA.

“I grew up in foster care,” he said. “I didn't have anyone who could explain to me how important education actually is.” 

Difference Is Beautiful: Where We Came From Leads Us to Where We’re Going

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“I didn’t know Bloomberg wrote about that.”

I often hear this response when I tell people what I cover as a reporter on Bloomberg News’ diversity and management team. This beat looks at the intersection of race, class and gender in the workplace – one that has become increasingly relevant in our political and social climate.

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