Biden Seeks to Use Procurement ‘Power’ to Close Racial Wealth Gap

The administration intends to double the share of contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses.

GovExec Daily: The Definition, History and Misunderstandings of Critical Race Theory

Atiba Madyun joins the podcast to explain CRT and why so many are upset about it.

Diversity RFI Opens the Door to Rethinking How Government Reaches Its Goals

The administration is using a recent request for information as a crowd-sourcing tool for policy solutions around equity goals.

Democratic Lawmakers Urge Biden To Act On Gender-Neutral Federal IDs

The administration promised to allow nonbinary and intersex people to get passports that reflect their gender identities. Rep. Ro Khanna told The 19th an executive order is a “good first step.”

GovExec Daily: How Governments Can Promote Equity

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley joins the show to discuss how local governments can leverage data and information to promote equity.

GovExec Daily: Using Data for Racial Equity

Temilola Afolabi joins the podcast to discuss how the White House can use data in the pursuit of equity.

VA Seeks 125% Increase in Diversity and Inclusion Counselors

Lawmakers, stakeholders note that the Veterans Affairs Department has a long way to go to ensure equity in its workforce, particularly within senior executive ranks.

White House Seeks Ideas on How Agencies Can Deliver Services More Equitably

The Biden administration wants to know its blindspots and biases in operating federal programs.

Biden Promised the Most Diverse Administration Ever. Here’s How He’s Doing.

Seven figures that show the representation — and the gaps — in President Joe Biden's Cabinet and federal appointments.

‘I Feel like I’m Drowning’: Women Business Owners Keep Hitting New Barriers to Federal Loan Aid

Women, especially women of color, are driving small-business growth during a pandemic in which they’ve been hit particularly hard — and missed out on help.

A Year After Vanessa Guillén’s Murder, Family and Advocates Say not Enough Has Changed in the Military

The Texas woman’s death exposed a pattern of violence and abuse against soldiers at Fort Hood, the U.S. military’s largest active-duty base. It also sparked national outrage over federal officials’ handling of sexual harassment and noncombat deaths.

New State Department Diversity Officer Met with Praise

Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will hold the newly created position. 

USAID Partners with Nonprofit to Increase Diversity in Talent Pipeline

The initiative, through the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, is one of several actions the U.S. Agency for International Development has taken to improve diversity and inclusion.

Stop Blaming Tuskegee, Critics Say. It’s Not an ‘Excuse’ for Current Medical Racism.

When it comes to vaccine hesitancy, it's mainly academics and officials who are preoccupied with the history of the Tuskegee medical experiments.

New Blacks in Government President Reflects on Her Career During Women’s History Month

She was the first African American female to be appointed to the position of managing associate general counsel at the Government Accountability Office.

At the Women’s Bureau, a Renewed Focus on Passing Paid Leave and LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Wendy Chun-Hoon, the new director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor, speaks with The 19th about what needs to inform policies during a perilous time for women in the workplace.