Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals selected hometown kid and Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday.Kirk checks all the boxes of being a local product from Saguaro High School, filling an immediate need as a pass-catcher and potential returner all while being a high-rated choice in the mid-second round.That led to the nearly unanimous approval of the selection on Twitter. WR Christian Kirk of Texas A&M was just selected by the Cardinals in the 2nd round (47th overall).Kirk was the Cardinals High School Player of the Week in 2014 (Wk 1) while playing at Saguaro HS. pic.twitter.com/620DSl9jtZ— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) April 28, 2018 A lot of names taken tonight. You all are going to feel me, trust me.— Christian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2) April 27, 2018 – / 97 If A&M receiver/returner Christian Kirk falls into the 2nd round — as many project he will — some team will get a hell of a football player for a bargain.— Olin Buchanan (@olinbuchanan) April 27, 2018 The @AZCardinals get the perfect complement to Larry Fitzgerald in Christian Kirk. He was drafted a little later than expected but he is a rock-solid route runner and “catch-and-run” specialist. Kirk will make an immediate impact as a WR2/WR3 in AZ. #NFLDraft— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 28, 2018There’s also the local angle on Kirk, who is a Valley native. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Going home @ChristianDavon2 congrats my brotha you deserve it all #GigEm 3 Comments Share Christian Kirk comes home to the Cards. GREAT value. Mature beyond his years. Nifty return guy too. Josh Rosen will love him.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 28, 2018 Christian Kirk on being drafted by the Cardinals: “I’m a valley kid born and raised.. when I got that phone call it was so surreal.”— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) April 28, 2018 Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk jumps before running the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) The #AZCardinals take at No. 47 a local product, #TAMU’s Christian Kirk. GMs loved him, character-wise. “Off the charts.” “I’ll take 53 of him.” On and on. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Congratulations to Saguaro alum Christian Kirk – DRAFTED by the Arizona Cardinals!— Gridiron Arizona (@gridironarizona) April 28, 2018First-round choice Josh Rosen made headlines Thursday for saying teams that passed on him will regret it and Rosen will be pleased to know that Kirk shares the same type of mentality. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2018 — Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 28, 2018
be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/multicultural-professionals-challenge-silicon-valley-to-build-an-inclusive-workforce/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/multicultural-professionals-challenge-silicon-valley-to-build-an-inclusive-workforce/ Go West, Young Professional, to Attend Black En…Best Accelerators For Entrepreneurs of Color To…Diallo Riddle Talks ‘Silicon Valley’ and New Sh… There has long been a conversation in Silicon Valley in regards to not just hiring more diverse candidates but, actually retaining the talent. Recently, BeVisible’s #BeWokeSF, a conference in the Bay Area took place challenging Silicon Valley to do more than just hit certain diversity numbers. Their demand was that companies be intentional about going further than simply inclusion. The suggestions: move toward developing a sense of belonging that leads to retention and productivity. “Belonging is what we should be talking about all the time,” said Andrea Guendelman, co-founder of Be Visible and the event’s organizer.The event brought together hundreds of young underrepresented professionals to the Pearl in San Francisco. It was filled with conversations that sparked thought including #MeToo, equal pay, activism and multiculturalism in tech. Additionally, there was also a unique mix of companies involved including Pathbrite, AT&T, Airbnb, Mitú, Backstage Capital, Tinder, and Lucasfilm. “It means a lot to me to be invited to speak here today because this is really the first opportunity for me to speak to an audience who may be interested in not only my perspective of working in the entertainment industry for 20 years but as a woman working in the entertainment industry, as a woman of color working in the entertainment industry, and as a woman of color who is a first generation child of immigrant parents,” shared Keynote Speaker Julie Peng, senior manager of Talent & Production, ILMxLAB at Lucasfilm.In addition to the discussions, the guests didn’t leave before work was done. They were invited to participate in an intimate and immersive experience where they connected and built a community committed to fostering a more inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of America. Not everything at the event was heavy and serious. The night ended with an epic party that paid homage to diversity and multiculturalism. Performances included Smoked Out Soul, Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data, Afrolicious, DJ Umami, the exquisite rapper Aima the Dreamer, DJ Icon with a Silent Disco, and much more.To learn more about BeVisible and their plans for more dynamic #BeWoke events in the future click here.