Corporate Counsel Women of Color

This group is having a networking event in Paris this July!

Corporate Counsel Women of Color (SM) is a 501 (c ) (3) not-for-profit organization of women attorneys of color who serve as general counsel, assistant general counsel, corporate counsel, in-house legal counsel, and in other capacities for Fortune 1000 companies, Forbes 2000 companies, not-for-profit corporations, and other entities in the United States of America and abroad. Read the founder Laurie’s bio, and their event schedule.

Rachida Dati

For the first time in French history, the cabinet includes almost as many women as men. Seven of the 15 ministers are women, among them Rachida Dati, a young lawyer and the daughter of North African immigrants, who will head the Justice Ministry.

Commentators said that Sarkozy, the son of an Hungarian immigrant, had made an important move in appointing Dati to the Justice Ministry.

“This is not an Arab in charge of Arabs, it’s a woman of North African descent running one of the most important ministries in the government,” said Yves Michaud, a French philosopher.


My beloved Uncle – Bryant George, longtime civil rights champion, dies of heart failure

???Bryant had a foot in so many different worlds,??? said the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, the stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)???s General Assembly. ???He was a leader in the civil rights movement. He was a leader in international affairs. He was a leader in the Ford Foundation, but was always first and foremost a pastor and a leader in the church. His passion in all of those was justice and human rights.???
Read more about why we mourn our loss.

Rama Yade, une jeune etoile montante dans l’equipe de Sarkozy

Femme, jeune et noire: 30 ans, la secretaire nationale de l’UMP charge de la francophonie Rama Yade est l’une des figures montantes de l’equipe de campagne de Nicolas Sarkozy, charg??e de porter haut les couleurs de la diversite.

Beau visage et grande allure, la jeune femme d’originie senegalaise, diplome de Sciences-Po et administratrice au Senat, vice-presidente du club XXIe siecle qui milite en faveur de la diversite, fait partie des douze femmes promues dans les instances du parti le 6 mars 2006. Read more.

Time Out London’s guide to Slave trade abolition commemoration events

London was the place where the movement to abolish slavery took root and this Sunday March 25 marks the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery Bill, passed on March 25 1807, forbidding the trade throughout the British Empire. While the country gears up to commemorate the bicentenary of this historic legislation, here’s a lowdown on how Londoners can both commemorate this landmark anniversary, and raise money for those around the world who continue to be blighted by the evils of slavery in the 21st century.

Read the comprehensive listings plus more related information.