diversity

An agency focused on sharing culturally-relevant content is helping revamp a digital diversity directory. To be included, ethnically-owned businesses can submit their information at www.diversitynwa.com. The project is sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Council and the Walmart Foundation.

Courtesy / Kiva

Startup Junkie, in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, has launched a Northwest Arkansas Kiva hub. Kiva is an international crowdsourcing nonprofit that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners who don't qualify for traditional bank loans with lenders from around the world.

Courtesy / University of North Carolina

Erika K. Wilson, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina School of Law, studies the effects diverse and homogeneous school populations can have on education and society. She came to the Carver Center for Public Radio during a recent visit to the University of Arkansas.

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Venture Noire, an entrepreneurial resource organization designed specifically for diverse business owners, to offer workshops, mentorship programs, trainings and boot camps aimed at entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds.

When it comes addressing a group of people, it can be tricky to know which term to use. Do you say Black or African American? Indian or Native American? As part of our continuing series on race and diversity, we discussed this topic with Niketa Reed and Colleen Thurston who both teach at the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas.

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