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Tanya Ward Jordan is the author of 17 STEPS: A Federal Employee's Guide For Tackling Workplace Discrimination. She serves as President and Founder of the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C). C4C is an proactive non-profit self-help organization comprised of former and present employees who have been injured or ill-treated due to workplace discrimination and/or reprisal. As a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Area of "Race Discrimination" with particular emphasis on Government's Role in Growing Racism in Modern America - Ms. Ward Jordan received the Fannie Lou Hamer -- Civil Rights Activists of the Year Award in February 2014 from the African American Voice Newspaper. She also received a "No FEAR" Award from Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner for her input into Public Law 107--174, known as "Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act 0f 2002, which was the first United States civil rights law of the 21st Century. In 2015, NAACP listed Ms. Ward Jordan among the notable 2015 Black History Makers. She also received recognition from the late Congressman Elijah Cummings for her invaluable input on the Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act bill. In 2021, Congress passed the bill into law. It is known as the Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020.
In addition to her many achievements, Tanya Ward Jordan authored The Personnel Demonstration Project--the New Spoils System (1999) and Breaking the invisible chains: A Guide for African-Americans to the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process (2001).
Tanya Ward Jordan writes poetry under her pen name Tanya DeVonne.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 14, 2022 Good Trouble "In Black Skin"
When it comes to addressing racial inequality, America has work to do. A new book by Tanya DeVonne entitled In Black Skin: A Poetic Journey from Black Enslavement in America to Black Lives Matter tells of events that have led a new generation to join in "good trouble" to end racism in America.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2020 Poetry Amid The Pandemic
The novel coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19, impacts the physical and mental health of American. The article discusses the use of expressive writing, such as poetry and journaling, to cope with feelings over despair.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 23, 2019 EEOC Fails Federal Workers
The federal agency, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), is to interpret and apply federal laws barring discrimination for federal employers and non-federal employers. However, the EEOC fails federal workers. The professed enforcement agency often collapses when executing guidelines on equality for federal employees and job applicants seeking federal employment.
SHARE Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Federal Employment: Enter With Your "Eyes Wide Open"
Harassment, discrimination, and subsequent retaliation for speaking out can happen to anyone, at any time, in any government agency. The article discusses the importance of learning your legal rights and your redress options "BEFORE" facing unfair treatment in the federal workplace.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 21, 2018 A Tribute to Diane R. Williams: A Trailblazer Who Paved a Legal Path for the #MeToo Movement
Tribute to Diane R. Williams, who left a remarkable legacy as she blazed an indelible legal path for silence-breakers in the #MeToo movement complaining of workplace sexual harassment. Diane R. Williams became the first person in America to take a sexual harassment into a U.S. District Court and to obtain a ruling that sexual harassment forms sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Is An Unfair Workplace Causing a Spike In Your Blood Pressure?
May is National High Blood Pressure Education month. The timely article shares reports from the medical community discussing how an unfair workplace can raise your blood pressure, make you sick, and (if left unchecked) may lead to a premature death.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 16, 2018 Women Whistleblowers Stand For Truth
In celebration of women's history month, the Essential Women's Movement for African American Women held its first "Annual Black Women's Shero Summit." The Summit, held on March 8, 2018, featured five women who selflessly risked it all to do what was right. Recognized during the event were Cathy Harris, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Tanya Ward Jordan, Arthuretta Holmes-Martin and Marcel Reid.
SHARE Saturday, August 27, 2016 Promoting a Positive Change in the Federal-Workplace Culture
The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), met with the EEOC to address the pervasive problem of federal-workplace discrimination. During the meeting, the C4C formally introduced its eight accountability and transparency measures for transforming the federal-EEO process and thereby improving the retaliatory federal-workplace culture.
SHARE Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Who's the EEOC's Carlton M. Hadden?
Who's EEOC's Carlton M. Hadden? Civil-rights groups assert that Carlton M. Hadden -- Director of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office of Federal Operations (OFO) -- has been ineffective in rooting out federal workplace discrimination.
SHARE Friday, February 26, 2016 Chair Jenny R. Yang: Will YOU Make the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Do Its Job?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) January 21, 2016 Press Release told of the incessant problem of retaliation in the U.S. Federal government. The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), a civil rights advocacy group, asserts that Federal workplace retaliation looms as a domestic threat to the public. The group asks EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang if she will make the EEOC do its job to root out discrimination.
SHARE Friday, October 9, 2015 America's Veterans Under Seige by Feds
The brave men and women of our military have dedicated their abilities and put their very lives on the line to defend the freedoms that all Americans enjoy. Still, far too many of our returning military combat employment discrimination when seeking federal jobs.