Dove ads reveal need for more blacks in corporate leadership

Blog   |   October 17, 2017

By NBL member Melanie Bates Earlier this month, news broke that Dove posted a racially insensitive advertisement on Facebook. The ad appears to depict a Black woman who turns white after using the Dove product. It conveys the faulty message … Continue reading

Increasing employment opportunities for D.C.’s returning citizens

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By NBL member Melanie Bates Earlier this week, Georgetown University released a report, African-American Employment, Population & Housing Trends in Washington, D.C. The key findings indicate African-Americans in the District of Columbia have experienced steady patterns of declining income gains, … Continue reading

Baltimore prosecutor keeps up the fight

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Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore prosecutor who charged six police officers in the shooting death of Freddie Gray, says despite death threats from that case, she’s fighting new battles as she prepares to run for re-election. Three of the officers were … Continue reading

Podcast: When court-ordered rehab becomes slave labor

Blog   |   October 16, 2017

An Oklahoma rehab center is being sued after some of the people sent there said they were forced to work at a chicken plant that one described as “a slave camp.” Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery, or CAAIR, was … Continue reading