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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Comcast NBCUniversal

An Update on Our Continued Progress and Our $100 Million Commitment By Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation “In so many ways, 2020 was a challenging year, one that pushed our society to its limits. And yet, it also provided us with an opportunity – really an obligation – to deepen and accelerate our commitment to equity, inclusion, and our communities. Collectively and individually, we had to confront hard truths…

Probation Reform Bill SB 105 Introduced

ATLANTA, February 9, 2021 – Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is pleased to announce that Senator Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) has introduced legislation that will positively impact thousands of individuals serving a probation sentence in Georgia. Senate Bill 105 (SB 105) provides a unified process by which individuals that have served at least three years on probation and have successfully met a list of eligibility criteria can seek early termination of their probation sentence. Georgia has more individuals on community supervision (probation or parole) than any other state in the country: 1…

PBS Documentary “The Black Church” Feb 16 and 17

The McIntosh County Shouters from Briar Patch, Georgia will have some ring shouts aired in an upcoming PBS documentary, The Black Church.  This two-part, four-hour documentary will air on February 16.  More information is here:  https://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/

Virtual Funerals: A Safer Option During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

Physical distancing measures and the current restrictions on large group gatherings have left many to consider alternative approaches to commemorating the death of a loved one. Normally at a time of loss, a funeral, burial or celebration of life would occur, where individuals gather together to pay final respects to the deceased and support the bereaved. Awareness of virtual funerals is growing as demand for remote services has increased island-wide. A virtual funeral is a practical alternative to a traditional funeral, allowing individuals to connect, grieve, and commemorate via digital…

Op-Ed: It’s a Sad Day, But Not One That Could Not Have Been Predicted

By Joseph R. Hudson It is a sad day but not one that could not have been predicted based upon our business actions. You can’t blame it all on the President, yes, he may have stoked the fire and led the parade, but he had to have lieutenants and other officers to lead his troops.  I am not talking about those who think they are nationalists but those officers in C suites and C Suite organizations.  If you look at Georgia, you find the Chambers of Commerce and almost all…

The Great, The Horrible and The Wonderful

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. Now and then in our lives and in history, the three above realities take place at the same time. We witnessed each of the above events in our own time and space on January 5-6, 2021. One hundred years from now, I predict that preachers, teachers, writers, artists, historians, theologians, political scientists, legal scholars, journalists and many more will discuss and learn from the American events of January 5-6, 2021. This will take place locally and globally. First, the election of Raphael Warnock and…

How to Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday

How to Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday The angst and anxiety that so many people have been feeling the past several months is understandable.  From an unrelenting pandemic that has taken so many lives, to the plague of social injustice that continues to challenge the lives of Black people in the United States, it has been a difficult time in America.  How fitting it is, then, that the first major holiday of the year that we celebrate is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.  At a time when we…

Are We Woke Yet?

U. S. Capitol Under Siege; Former U. S. Presidents Push for Unity On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as many Georgians celebrated history being made, with Georgia’s first Black U. S. Senator and youngest U. S. Senator being elected to office, America was pushed to the brink of ruin. All should realize how deep the divisions in our country truly run. Many in the state of Georgia were rejoicing as Democrat Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock and Democrat Jon Ossoff had seized their elections in races for Georgia’s U. S. Senate…