This Week in White Supremacy, Week #118: White supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon

Yahoo News - White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize coronavirus via “saliva,” a “spray bottle” or “laced items,” according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on Feb. 17. https://yhoo.it/2ygLYVL THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: Janai Nelson on Twitter: "Today, March 20, 2020, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund turns 80 years … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #118: White supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon

At Long Last – The Remembering 1619 Video is Released

On August 20th, 2019, in the pre-Covid-19 world, many of us saw an amazing and transformative performance created by Faye Carol, Joanna Haigood, Marcus Shelby, Cheo Tyehimba-Taylor, David Goldberg, Kim Euell, Steven Anthony Jones, and Joe Warner. The performance took us from Mother Africa in the 1600s to the present day. In the intervening seven … Continue reading At Long Last – The Remembering 1619 Video is Released

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims

This week the U.S. Supreme Court voted unanimously to require a higher standard of proof for bringing racial discrimination claims under United States Code Section 1981. In Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media News, a Black-Owned Media Company founded by Byron Allen sued Comcast for placing burdens on them during the contract formation … Continue reading Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims

This Week in White Supremacy, Week #117: Coronavirus sparks an epidemic of people helping people in Seattle

Naomi Ishisaka, Seattle Times: What this crisis has also exposed in the past week is the way in which people, guided by their hearts, are stepping up to support each other in extraordinary ways. People like Yadesa Bojia, who is a Seattle-based artist and University of Washington graphic designer. Bojia recently became alarmed after talking … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #117: Coronavirus sparks an epidemic of people helping people in Seattle

Something you can do at home to help level the playing field

While many of us are staying home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, we have an impactful way you can take action to support small businesses that are hurting the most from the crisis.  Currently, small businesses run by women and people of color lose out on $1.1 billion in public contracts ANNUALLY because of … Continue reading Something you can do at home to help level the playing field

EJS and COVID-19

Well, the world has changed. I was up late on Tuesday after the President’s alarming remarks followed by the suspension of the NBA season followed by learning about Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The pandemic was no longer a nebulous concept but was real. The Management Team at EJS talked about how to best protect … Continue reading EJS and COVID-19

This Week in White Supremacy, Week #116: ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and a broad coalition of colleagues and business leaders on March 10 announced ACA 5, which would initiate a ballot initiative to officially repeal Proposition 209, California’s ban on affirmative action. An antiquated law passed under Republican Governor Pete Wilson, Proposition 209 has prevented equal opportunity programs in public … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #116: ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209

ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and a broad coalition of colleagues and business leaders on March 10 announced ACA 5, which would initiate a ballot initiative to officially repeal Proposition 209, California’s ban on affirmative action. We need your help! Write your legislator | Join or endorse | Donate Media coverage as of March 12 (updated):- San Francisco Chronicle: "California’s affirmative … Continue reading ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209