D&I News Roundup from COLOR – February Edition

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In this issue, COLOR welcomes Jaime Raul Zepeda as EVP, Texas Southern University hosts 2022 College Day, NFL comes under fire (once again) for racist practices, and more. 

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Jaime Raul Zepeda, EVP of COLOR

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.




Texas Southern University HBCU College Day.

2022 HBCU College Day at Texas Southern University

The “HBCU College Day” Tour mission is to offer direct access to multiple HBCU recruiters for High School Juniors and Seniors interested in HBCU higher education options. The event also offers the opportunity to connect current HBCU students seeking internships and job opportunities to major companies seeking qualified applicants.


Former Miami coach Brian Flores

Brian Flores sues NFL, three teams as former Miami Dolphins coach alleges racism in hiring practices

Brian Flores has sued the NFL and three teams — the Dolphins, Broncos and Giants — alleging discrimination regarding his interview processes with Denver and New York and his firing last month by Miami.

The 58-page lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday and seeks class-action status.


A Still from A Crime on The Bayou


story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager arrested and convicted for touching a white boy’s arm in Louisiana in 1966. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans and challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight
goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Duncan and Sobol’s lifelong friendship is forged. The film is executive produced by John Legend, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski.

Twin Seas Media just launched a six-month Screening Tour to bring A CRIME ON THE BAYOU to audiences across the country and spark meaningful dialogue about civil rights, law, and racial justice using this powerful story as a tool for reflection, engagement, and debate.


A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

Authors of COLOR: A Little Devil in Devil America by Hanif Abdurraqib 

 A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé.

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