The acting president considered hiring the former NFL player as “among his predecessor’s mistakes.” A former NFL player who served as a diversity officer at Liberty University has sued the Christian school for $8 million, claiming his firing violated the Civil Rights Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act. In a complaint filed Friday in federal court for the Western District of Virginia, Kelvin Edwards, a former executive vice president of management efficiencies and diversity, alleges that he was fired because Liberty’s acting president, Jerry Prevo, does not value diversity. Edwards was hired in the summer of 2020, according to…

Meetup is an app designed to build communities based on shared interests. Graveyard tours. Bat watching. Train spotting. Whatever floats your boat, you can find others with a shared interest. It’s a great tool for meeting people—for building community in a culture where loneliness is almost as dangerous a pandemic as Coronavirus. In a surprising turn of events, while the pandemic ravages the lives of individuals, local communities across Europe are thriving. Neighbors are reaching out to support one another. People are singing on balconies, spontaneously performing concerts in the street for their neighbours, fetching shopping, and offering up their…

Rather than wait for outside demands, faith-based organizations should proactively pursue representation as part of their mission. Once Oscar winner Frances McDormand ended her acceptance speech with the two words “inclusion rider,” so many people Googled the phrase that inclusion became the most-searched word of the night on Merriam-Webster’s site. In the entertainment industry, a rider refers to special provisions of a contract; in this case, the agreement would require producers to involve a certain level of underrepresented groups in the cast and crew in order for a prominent performer to take part. The concept was proposed by Stacy L….