Guys 1, Gals 0
by Kim Fredrich

Are women really earning only 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns? Maybe. There's still some discussion about where that line should be drawn, but reasonable people can agree that there is a wage equality gap. And when it comes to sports, that gap is even wider.  

In the wake of their triumph at the Women’s World Cup last year, five members of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team recently filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Not only are their salaries 40 percent of what their male counterparts are paid, but the World Cup prize money distributed by FIFA to the women’s team is just $2 million while the men’s team splits $35 million. You can see why the women are up in arms.  Read more...
Team McKinney Finds Its WOJO
Regular CommPassions readers know that Susan Burton is one of our favorite people. We’re elated to once again be working with Susan and A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, this time on a leadership training curriculum for formerly incarcerated women in Southern California. Read more...
#SocialJusticeChat: Authenticity in Communications

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Calling all communicators in the social justice arena! Join us for our second Twitter conversation, #socialjusticechat, Wednesday, May 4 at 2pm ET.
The Write Word
By Carmel Ferrer | @TheGrammarnator

Semicolons: More Than Just a Winky Face

Few punctuation marks confound like the semicolon, which may be why it’s rarely used in modern, nonacademic writing. Fortunately for us, Grammar Bytes came up with a great formula for semicolon use that may yet save it from the grammar trash heap. Read more...
Trade Tips
#TradeTips: The Golden Rule

Always remember the Golden Rule. It was relevant for our grandparents and it remains relevant for us. In this month's  #TradeTips video, Shannon Mouton Gray, Managing Director at McKinney & Associates, gives some quick and helpful tips on work etiquette.

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#TipsIn20: 7 Lessons Gleaned from Flea Markets
Did you know you could learn a lot from flea markets?
Join Shannon Mouton Gray, Managing Director, for #TipsIn20: 7 Lessons Gleaned from Flea Markets. During this free 20-minute webinar, Shannon will share the significant ways flea markets are great places to hone your business development, customer relations and marketing skills. As P.T. Barnum once said, "Every crowd has a silver lining."
Secrets, Place and Race: A Conversation with Diane McKinney-Whetstone

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Bestselling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone's latest novel, Lazaretto, was released April 12 on Amazon. An enthralling story set in the late 1800s, with Philadelphia's quarantine hospital at its center, Lazaretto touches on racial prejudice, social justice and gender equality - issues that are still debated today.

McKinney & Associates' Kim Fredrich spoke with the author. Read more...
Win a Copy of Diane McKinney-Whetstone's New Book Lazaretto!
The turbulent aftermath of the Civil War, the fascinating inhabitants of Philadelphia’s diverse black community, and one of the country’s first quarantine hospitals are all brought to life in this highly anticipated return of a major literary talent.

We have two copies to give away to the first two readers who tweet us @McKPR with the correct answer to this month’s quiz:
Which center processed more immigrants: the Lazaretto or Ellis Island?

Find out more in Secrets,
Place and Race: A Conversation with Diane McKinney-Whetstone in this issue.
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