Check out featured diversity, equity, and inclusion related stories in the news:
- A Muslim millennial was elected the country’s first out nonbinary lawmaker — in Oklahoma
- Mauree Turner — a 27-year-old queer, Black Muslim who wears a hijab and identifies as nonbinary — won a seat Tuesday in the Oklahoma state legislature‚ becoming the first openly nonbinary state lawmaker in the country. Read more about Turner’s decisive victory.
- 2020 Congressional races see historic victories for women of color, Indigenous, and LGBTQ candidates
This year’s House election winners included a number of history-making firsts. Check out this list to see trailblazing strides in America's legislative branch.
- Need A Reminder Of How Gorgeous Earth Is? Peep These Photo Award Winners
Take a look at the winning entries of the 2020 Siena International Photo Awards, an annual contest organized by a group of photographers and enthusiasts from Siena, Italy, that aims to showcase images of beauty, culture and nature across the globe.
- Iconic Doll Inducted Into National Toy Hall of Fame
- In 1968, California non-profit Operation Bootstraps created Baby Nancy, the first Black doll to rock an afro. Now, Baby Nancy has been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday (Nov. 5). Read about this toy's legacy and influence.
- Invest Atlanta expands executive team with first chief equity and inclusion officer
Bonika Wilson will lead the organization’s strategies around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and support programs that advance economic mobility across the city of Atlanta. The purpose of the new role is to help ensure economic investments benefit all Atlanta residents, especially those in disadvantaged communities. Read the full story above.