For years the image of who drives change in our democracy has reflected an old narrative of straight white men in smoky rooms. 

The Beat DC blows through that trope. 

We’re the only daily political news platform that highlights the people of color driving policy in the nation’s capital and beyond, and the policies that impact communities of color at large. 

Facebook Diversity Report Shows Black and Hispanic Leadership Numbers Decreasing or Stagnant

Facebook Diversity Report Shows Black and Hispanic Leadership Numbers Decreasing or Stagnant

In a new diversity report released on Thursday, Facebook said that the numbers of Black and Hispanic employees in technical and leadership roles are stagnant or, in some cases, decreasing. Over a four-year period, Facebook made no increases in the percentage of Black people in technical roles -- which is at a low 1% -- nor did it increase the percentage of Black leaders at the company, which is stuck at 2%. Hispanic employees in technical roles stayed at 3%, while Hispanic leaders dropped from 4 to 3%. Overall, however, the number of Black and Hispanic employees at the company have increased from 2 to 4% and 4 to 5% over the same period. The social media giant also revealed that women now make up 36% of the company, up from 31% in 2014, and that a little under one-third of its leaders are women, as well as about 22% of its technical workers. Facebook did announce that: “Over the next year, we will partner with the UNCF to design courses for their HBCU CS Summer Academy. We will also co-host the HBCU CS Faculty Institute in partnership with UNCF’s Career Pathways Initiative to offer faculty professional development.” More here.

FCC Proposes Easing Children’s TV Mandates on Broadcasters

FCC Proposes Easing Children’s TV Mandates on Broadcasters

Black Government Relations Professionals Honors Kamala Harris, Joyce Beatty, and The Beat DC

Black Government Relations Professionals Honors Kamala Harris, Joyce Beatty, and The Beat DC