Category: Op-Ed

Op-Ed: Why Corporate Diversity Matters

Saturday, April 27, 2019 || By State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch || @maywoodnews

We can and must do better to ensure that African American, Latino and women voices are heard in the boardroom. Many in the business community agree. A recent survey of board members and executives commissioned by Deloitte concluded that “Business leaders clearly believe in the benefits of diversity on their boards of directors. Yet it’s equally clear that current methods of sourcing and selecting candidates tend to reinforce a lack of diversity.”

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Freedom’s Journal, The Nation’s First Black-Owned Newspaper, Shows Importance Of A Free Press

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

I think it’s fitting that I set aside some time in February, Black History Month, to recognize what, in some ways, was this paper’s precedence — Freedom’s Journal, the first African American owned and operated newspaper in the United States.

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OPINION: What ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Says About How We Value Black Girls

Monday, January 14, 2019 || By ShaRhonda Dawson || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Protesters gather outside of R. Kelly’s Chicago studios on Jan. 12. | Alexa Rogals

As the black mother of two black girls, I am always acutely aware of how black girls are harmed in this society. However, there are some moments in America when it is amplified that me and my girls are truly at the bottom of the totem pole of those deemed in need of protecting.

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