Here are a few items of interest.
First is an article on the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers. It sounds like it was a wonderful event. For those who may be unfamiliar with her, note that Joyce Mitchell Cook is in the photo accompanying the article. She is the first black woman to obtain a PhD in philosophy in the United States (1965). The article observes a bit of the difficulty she faced as a philosophy student at Yale.
Second is an article about the keynote speaker at the Collegium, Anita Allen. Allen notes that given certain aspects of academic philosophy today she might not necessarily encourage particular students to pursue a career in academic philosophy. One reason she brings to support this is philosophy’s unfriendliness towards diversity. However, she also says she wishes philosophy were more open to diversity.
Third is an older article about the Collegium written before it took place (for those who didn’t know about it and want to learn more).