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MSNBC Signs Maya Wiley

MSNBC Signs Maya Wiley

MSNBC has signed civil rights activist Maya Wiley as a contributor. Wiley is currently the Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School's Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Before that, the DC native served as counsel to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. She also previously worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Open Society Institute. She also founded and served as president of the Center for Social Inclusion, a national policy strategy organization dedicated to dismantling structural racism. The Dartmouth College graduate completed law school at Columbia University. More here.

Kiron K. Skinner Named Chief State Department Planner at State Department

Kiron K. Skinner Named Chief State Department Planner at State Department

Meet the Immigrant Woman Taking the Helm of the United Farm Workers

Meet the Immigrant Woman Taking the Helm of the United Farm Workers