D&I News Roundup from COLOR – February Edition Part II

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In this issue, COLOR announces its long-awaited power list of national CDOs, Nicole A. Simmonds-Jordan explores the impact of colorism on today’s society, acclaimed author Hanif Abdurraqib curates a one-of-a-kind music series for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more! 

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Presenting the inaugural POWER 50 CDOs

COLOR Presents The POWER 50 CDOs 

Inside the special digital publication you’ll find interviews, features, and profiles with game-changing DEI executives like Merck’s Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion Celeste Warren; Rebekah Splaine Salwesser EVP, Social Impact at the Boston Red Sox; Dr. Carla Carten, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Mass General Brigham; Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Foley Hoag Rosa Nuñez; and Dr. Kimberly Truong, Chief Equity Officer of MGH Institute of Health Professions; and more.

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The Tests, Trials, and Truths of Colorism

DEI expert Nicole A. Simmonds-Jordan explores the “class hierarchy and fear factor” imposed by the overvaluing of white, Eurocentric beauty standards and expectations in US society today.




2022 BAM Musical Series, curated by Hanif Abdurraqib (source: BAM.org)

BAM Unveils Spring Music Series Curated by Hanif Abdurraqib

Conceived by acclaimed author, poet, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, BAM’s (Brooklyn Academy of Music) 2022 spring music series features an ebullient lineup of artists including: Mdou Moctar with Bartees Strange, Moses Sumney’s Blackalachia in Brooklyn with L’Rain, Little Simz with Javon Jackson featuring Special Guest Nikki Giovanni, and more.

Left to right: Sean Scott, Kimberly Mutcherson, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig (source: 19thnews.org)

More Black women are leading U.S. law schools and changing the conversation on race and gender

A rising cohort of new women leaders want to help their institutions better understand the country’s history and how it inextricably shapes the law today.





President Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanj Brown Jackson (source: The Guardian)

Supreme Court: Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to top court

On Feb. 25, the White House confirmed that President Joe Biden is nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Jackson, who currently serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and who the White House described as an “exceptionally qualified” nominee in a statement, is poised to become the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.


EVP, Jaime Raul Zepeda (courtest of BridgeTower Media)

In case you missed it: Jaime Raul Zepeda joins Color as EVP

BridgeTower Media, (“BridgeTower”), the premier provider of business information, research, events, and marketing solutions in more than 25 local, regional, and industry markets across the U.S., has appointed Jaime Raul Zepeda as Executive Vice President of Best Companies Group (BCG) and Color Magazine. Zepeda, who has more than a decade of experience in human resources and technology, will support the ongoing growth and expansion of BCG and Color Magazine.




Inclusion Revolution by Daisy Auger-Dominguez (source: Seal Press)

Authors of COLOR: Inclusion Revolution by Daisy Auger-Dominguez

In Inclusion Revolution, Daisy Auger-Domínguez provides frank answers to why popular efforts fail. She then presents the definitive roadmap for revolution, through her dynamic step-by-step process: Reflect, Visualize, Act, and Persist. She offers proven, research-based strategies for racially inclusive management.  

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