Archive for July, 2010

Tea Party Leader Says Muslims Worship ‘Monkey-God’

In reaction to news of plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, Mark Williams—a radio talk-show host and the chairman of the Tea Party Express—insulted Muslims on his blog, calling Allah a “monkey-god.” What else did he say?

The Work/Life Balancing Act: How 4 Companies Do It

A growing number of companies are adapting to the needs and wants of an ever-changing diverse and multigenerational workforce—and are being rewarded for their efforts.

The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks

What makes a company an inclusive place where Black employees feel they can flourish and reach their highest potential? We looked at submissions from the 449 participants in The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list and found the comp…

The Unveiling of the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50

Nearly 400 people representing about 100 major companies, government agencies and organizations saw The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® unveiled March 9 at a dinner in Washington, D.C. Which companies moved the needle on diversity ma…

Obama Backs Deal Fast-Tracking DADT Repeal

The White House fulfilled its promise made to LGBT advocates and allies yesterday, agreeing to back a proposal in the House and Senate to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Read the White House letter here.

The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities

How do we determine which corporations are most welcoming and accommodating to employees with disabilities? Read our criteria and what sets these companies apart.

Breaking News! Legendary Civil-Rights Leader Dr. Benjamin Hooks of NAACP Dies

The former NAACP executive director and distinguished Black icon has passed. His resounding message: “Don’t lose hope.” Here’s how Dr. Hooks’ accomplishments are remembered.

The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Latinos

What makes a company an inclusive place for Latino employees where they can reach their highest potential? We examined several factors that create an inclusive culture, such as mentoring, employee-resource groups, diversity training and communications,…

The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention

The companies in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention show the most progress in bringing in new talent that’s diverse in every way, retaining that talent and promoting people of all races/ethnicities, genders, orientations and …

Baloney Meter: The World According to Vanity Fair: Thin. White. Female.

Vanity Fair comes under fire for putting only white starlets in its annual Hollywood issue.


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NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.