Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Native Americans Were Influential Communicators Without Formal Titles

November 1st, 2021 by

If you search ‘Native American PR pioneers,’ you will be hard-pressed to find one name, let alone a list. Not because there haven’t been Native Americans who excelled in PR, but because most never held a traditional PR title. But suppose you are willing to dig a bit deeper and look at PR not as a title but as a role or a mission. In that case, you will find that there are many Native Americans who not only practiced PR, but helped shape the world through the spoken and written word.

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As Walkout Looms, Netflix ‘The Closer’ Crisis Spirals

October 18th, 2021 by

Netflix is in a prolonged internal-turned-external communications crisis following controversy over comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, “The Closer.” In it, the comedian doubled down on dismissive remarks he has made about the transgender community.

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[VIDEO] Brandon Espinosa, VP Brand and Partnerships at Bronx Brewery, Discusses DEI and Meeting Your Community

October 14th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Brandon Espinosa, VP of brand and partnerships for The Bronx Brewery. Espinosa discussed how the craft beer industry is focusing on DEI, as well as communications and meeting consumer needs throughout the pandemic.

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Hispanic Diversity in PR: A Slow Work in Progress

October 13th, 2021 by

The prominence of multiculturalism in media is very noticeable. Still, it has been painfully slow. As Latinos conclude celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this week, emphasizing representation is as relevant as ever.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021: Communication Takeaways

October 11th, 2021 by

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, President Biden issued a proclamation that included some communication best practices. Some brands weaved celebration of Indigenous culture and acknowledgement of centuries-long displacement and discrimination throughout their internal and external communication.

How a Daughter’s Plea Helped Dismantle Her Dad’s Bias

September 30th, 2021 by

Communicators must critique company culture, making it a safe, inclusive place. Do this continuously, our author writes.

Education about Multiculturalism in the Deaf Community is Key to Communication

September 7th, 2021 by

In a broad-reaching conversation via virtual roundtable, we discussed the impact the pandemic has had on the deaf community, the lessons learned about communicating during crises,  how so-called mainstream communicators can work to make accessibility part of their DEI conversations and what corporations looking to embrace DEI and accessibility should do to push forward inclusive campaigns.

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AP Style Updates: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 18th, 2021 by

One of the most perennially popular articles on PRNEWS is an article reviewing AP style. We took that as a sign and decided to deliver a new series of AP style updates that may be helpful for communicating on emerging topics. Here we take a look at common DEI terminology in 2021 to ensure proper use for important announcements and releases.

NAACP CCO, CMO Urges Authentic, Steady Progress on Racial Justice

August 17th, 2021 by

While companies may feel enormous pressure to issue a major diversity announcement, tectonic shifts rarely work, according to the NAACP’s Aba Blankson. Instead, she says, acknowledge what the company has, or, more importantly, has not done on racial justice previously.

Diane Anderson-Minshall of Pride Media Speaks to PRNEWS

[VIDEO] Diane Anderson-Minshall, the CEO and Editorial Director of Pride Media on Pride 365

August 11th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Diane Anderson-Minshall, the CEO and Editorial Director of Pride Media. We spoke on authenticity, pitching and how to keep Pride conversations going throughout the entire year.