Trinidadian chow is a simple and spicy dish that can be made with an array of fruits and vegetables, such as cucumber, green mango or pineapple. The herb shado beni, also known as culantro, is a key component to the salad but can be substituted for cilantro, and a Scotch bonnet pepper turns up the heat.
The number of female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list will reach a record -- 38 -- when Linda Rendle starts her role as CEO of Clorox next month. Female representation on the list has been slow to progress, and an even smaller fraction is women of color.
A lack of understanding may be one reason Black women aren't in many leadership positions, and addressing the issue starts with company executives, says Sandra Gaddy, CEO of the Women's Resource Center. "I challenge the CEOs and leadership teams to look at their leadership team: Does that reflect the community and does that embody what you want your organization to reflect?" she says.
Tech firms need to look at the diversity of their teams, as only a small portion of employees are women of color, writes Mayka Rosales-Peterson of Telesystem. Research shows that diverse companies outperform those lacking, and executives "should be very intentional with their strategy for creating visibility for women of color who are in their companies," she writes.
The term "ethnic food" hints at a continuing racial bias that suggests such cuisines are inferior, and American society as a whole expects to pay less for them, writes Nancy Kruse, president of Kruse Company and menu trends analyst. Writer Bret Thorn argues that "ethnic" is often a pejorative term that "implies that something isn't normal" and that chefs and recipe writers should be specific when referring to what culture inspired their dishes.
A bill being considered in California would require companies to have at least one person of color on their corporate boards by the end of next year. "[People of color] need to have the same access as those who have benefited for so long, and the time is now," says Chris Holden, Assembly member.
Kanika White, Tanika Harper, Deidra Harper, Dasha Lundy and Angela Dennis have banded together to tackle the 42% poverty rate among Black residents in Knoxville, Tenn. They have formed The Women LLC of Knoxville and The Women Foundation, which help revitalize Black communities by redeveloping affordable residential and commercial real estate and helping Black entrepreneurs get loans.
Chef and author Klancy Miller is creating the first food magazine dedicated to and created by Black women. "For the Culture" is scheduled to publish its first issue this fall and will use Patreon for additional members-only content.
A commitment to diversity means more than diversity training and public promises, writes The LEE Group CEO Mark Lee. Leadership teams should reflect the communities they serve and real changes in hiring practices and intentional inclusion at higher company levels must be addressed, Lee elaborates.
Kroger has launched a free plastic recycling program for its Simple Truth store brand items. Under the partnership with TerraCycle, the initiative allows customers to ship the flexible plastic packaging from more than 300 Simple Truth items for free and earn redeemable points for each pound sent as a charitable donation.