One Georgia city’s entire justice system is run by Black women

Black woman judge

CNN reports that South Fulton, an Atlanta suburb and one of Georgia’s newest cities, has the distinction of being perhaps the first city in the nation to have its criminal justice system led entirely by Black women. The city of South Fulton was incorporated in May 2017, and work soon began on putting together a municipal court system. The women are quick to point out that this wasn’t some kind of grand diversity experiment by South Fulton, Georgia’s fifth-largest city, whose population is almost 90% black. Read the full story from CNN.

Oxycontin manufacturer cuts entire sales team

 

Oxycontin

The Daily Caller Reports the pharmaceutical giant behind the painkiller OxyContin revealed it cut its entire remaining sales team in a shift away from opioids. Purdue Pharma announced the changes Tuesday, which will effectively end any contact the company has with medical providers regarding their medications. The company says that while it will still manufacture opioid-based medications, it is shifting primary focus to research and development into medications aimed at treating cancer and central nervous system disorders. Get free legal news daily from News.law

Harvard Business Review shares 5 tips for successful workplace diversity programs

Diversity arial view

Research shows that most workplace diversity programs fail to produce meaningful diversity and inclusion, and some have actually increased bias among individual employees, according to a report by HBR. The first tip is to bystander intervention training, so people know how to step in when they observe instances of bias and discrimination. Read the full article from the Harvard Business Review. 

University research reveals flagrant racism in STEM fields

Racism highlighted in the dictionary

KCCI CBS 8 reports new findings from a six-year study conducted at Iowa State University finds that racism is rampant for Black men in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Black men face obstacles in areas of higher education because of inequalities and a lack of support from advisers and peers, according to the findings. But the study also shows that Black males students are riding out the storm, despite the extra challenge. Read the full story from KCCI CBS 8.

Country Time offers “Legal-Ade” to kids who were fined for non-permitted lemonade stands

Children at a lemonade stand.

U.S. News reports that stories of local authorities shutting down or fining children’s lemonade stands for operating without permits or business licenses have been grabbing headlines across the nation in recent years. In response, Country Time lemonade is launching a “Legal-Ade” initiative which will reimburse the cost of the fine or permit up to $300. Read the full article from U.S. News.