Microsoft releases its 2020 US diversity report: workforce was 4.9% Black and 6.6% Latinx and Hispanic, both up just 0.3% YoY, and 6.1% identify as disabled (Dina Bass/Bloomberg)

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Microsoft releases its 2020 US diversity report: workforce was 4.9% Black and 6.6% Latinx and Hispanic, both up just 0.3% YoY, and 6.1% identify as disabled  —  Microsoft Corp., which in June announced a plan to double the number of Black managers and leaders at the company …

South Wales police defend use of Taser on pregnant woman

Leanne Perrett, 35, lost her baby after officer fired stun gun at her during fracasA police force has defended the use of a Taser by one of its officers on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after the stun gun was fired at her.Leanne Perrett, 35, was three months pregnant when a South Wales police officer who had been called to a fracas between her and her partner discharged the Taser. Continue reading…

Nigeria: protests continue despite curfew and president’s plea

Demonstrators against police brutality killed in Lagos after security forces opened fireProtests against police brutality have continued in many Nigerian cities despite a call for calm from the president and curfews enforced by armed security forces.In a statement, Muhammadu Buhari called on Nigerians to be patient as police reforms “gather pace” but failed to mention the attack by Nigerian security forces on hundreds of people gathered at a key protest site on Tuesday night. Continue reading…