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Clippers’ Tyronn Lue reflects on Black coaches’ success this season

PHOENIX — Clippers coach Tyronn Lue surveyed the NBA landscape late this season and shared a notable observation: Three of the final four coaches leading teams in the respective conference finals will be Black. It’s Lue and Phoenix’s Monty Williams in the Western Conference finals. And in the Eastern Conference, either Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers or Atlanta’s Nate McMillan was bound for the conference finals when Lue spoke before Game 1 in Phoenix on Sunday. “Three of the four coaches left standin...
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Day of history, discussion, hope: LA County joins nation to mark first Juneteenth national holiday

Daphne Glass, 70, of Rancho Cucamonga dances during the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event comes after Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, was officially recognized as a federal holiday. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Community members gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Sa...
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Californians Fete First Federally Recognized Juneteenth With Street Parades, Festivals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — For two decades, Sacramento’s Black community has organized a Juneteenth festival to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration features a parade, talent show, food and health fair, and even a golf tournament. It’s a meaningful undertaking for Gary Simon, executive director of the event, but this year’s Juneteenth carried even more significance for him. “This is the first Juneteenth where it’s being recognized nationally and socially, by ...
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LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
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Dollars, deals and the importance of nondilutive capital

Today, on Juneteenth, we recognize the efforts this nation still needs to put toward addressing structural racism and disparities, including in the world of tech. This week, HBCUvc, a nonprofit that aims to diversify the world of venture capital, launched a million-dollar fund. Founder Hadiyah Mujhid told me that the capital would provide nondilutive financing to overlooked founders, which they define as Black, Indigenous and LatinX entrepreneurs, replacing the traditional angel round. But she a...
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Senate Bill 12 would kill housing construction

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state housing crisis in 2019, calling for 3.5 million new homes to meet the state’s booming economy. California business organizations joined with the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Orange County Business Council, and BizFed LA in supporting that declaration and call to action. Lack of housing supply in all price ranges is the underlying driver increasing homelessness, reducing housing affordability, higher rents, longer commutes, a dying middl...
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Honoring Juneteenth at Google

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, is the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It marks the day when troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to establish Union authority and ensure that all enslaved people were freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. The following year, freed persons in Texas organized the first of what became the annual celebration of “Jubilee Day,” now known as Juneteenth. Today, it’s a time for reflection a...
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Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
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Racial disparities have reduced Black life expectancy and left more than 3 million Black families in the US with a negative net worth, warns a new McKinsey report

Black Americans continue to face a disproportionately harsh economic situation, according to a new study from McKinsey & Co. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images A study released by McKinsey & Co. illustrates the harsh economic reality faced by Black Americans. More than 3 million Black American households were found to have a negative net worth. One key cause is that Black Americans command single-digit shares of high paying jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. On the eve of th...
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Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of repres...
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LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to identify, dismantle systemic inequities

A trio of Los Angeles City Councilmembers on Friday, June 18, introduced a motion to have the city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department draft a “Racial Equity Audit” of L.A.’s programs, policies and practices. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson want to determine whether systemic barriers block Black Angelenos and other underserved communities from accessing benefits and opportunities in the city. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authorit...
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Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
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A Georgia town is celebrating Juneteenth for the first time in the shadow of America's largest Confederate monument

After decades standing in the shadows of the nation's largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history.
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Trump complained that Black voters 'all f------ hate me, and none of them are going to vote for me' after he'd 'done all this stuff' for them, book says

President Donald Trump speaks about H. R. 5682, the "First Step Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, which would reform America's prison system. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Trump complained that Black voters " all f------ hate me" in 2020, according to a forthcoming book. Trump blamed Jared Kushner for criminal justice reform not improving his standing with Black voters. Trump lamented that "none of them are going to vote for me," according...
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Nearly 40% of restaurant owners couldn't pay rent in June, new survey finds

People dine inside a restaurant in New York City, one of America's dining hubs. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A new survey has found that 39 percent of US restaurant owners were unable to pay rent in June. These numbers are better than in May, but still paint a bleak picture for the recovering industry. Many owners have blamed the labor shortage, which has left them short-staffed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pandemic restrictions are easing, but restaurants are still ...
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Facebook, Instagram Back Black-Owned Businesses for Juneteenth

Facebook Shop and Instagram Shop will help celebrate Juneteenth by showcasing collections featuring products from Black-owned businesses, under the theme #BuyBlack. Brands that will be part of the collection include Golde, House of Takura and Obia Naturals. Kamaro Brown will host a video series on Facebook Elevate, encouraging people to show love and support for...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Black, Facebook Shop, Social Pro Daily, Instagram Shop, Equity and Inclusion, Facebook Elevate, Facebook Instagram Back Black Owned Businesses, BuyBlack Brands, Golde House of Takura, Obia Naturals Kamaro Brown

I'm a minority tech founder. Making diverse hires isn't enough - here's how companies should also take action to support the wider Black community.

Ashish Toshniwal is the founder and CEO of Y Media Labs. Ashish Toshniwal Ashish Toshniwal is the founder and CEO of Y Media Labs, a global digital product and design agency. He says the onus is on tech leaders to use their resources to more actively support Black Lives Matter and other social initiatives. Diverse hiring is a great first step, but tech companies should also be active in underserved communities. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2020, as the Black Lives Ma...
Tags: Minnesota, US, America, Trends, Black Lives Matter, Black, Y Media Labs, YML, BIPOC, Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, Ashish Toshniwal, Ashish Toshniwal Ashish Toshniwal

Remember when making Juneteenth a national holiday was a Donald Trump campaign promise?

From September 25, 2020: "President Donald Trump made a series of promises at a campaign event in Atlanta on Friday in a bid to woo Black voters, including establishing Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of U.S. slavery, as a federal holiday" (Reuters).Of course, it was just "a bid to woo Black voters" when Trump promised to do it, but now that the members of Congress and the new President have actually made Juneteenth a national holiday, is anyone minimizing the achievement as pandering to ...
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A Georgia town is celebrating Juneteenth for the first time in the shadow America's largest Confederate monument

After decades standing in the shadows of the nation's largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history.

A Georgia town is celebrating Juneteenth in the shadow of America's largest Confederate monument

After decades standing in the shadows of the nation's largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
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Kurt Lash on Reconstruction (1): Defining the topic, setting the canon

For the Symposium on Kurt Lash, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (University of Chicago Press, 2021)(2 vols.). What follows is a two-part review of Kurt Lash’s truly important collection of materials on “the Reconstruction Amendments” just published by the University of Chicago Press.  Both Lash and the Press have performed a genuine service to anyone interested in American constitutional history by bringing out these handsomely produced two volumes.  They will be a...
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‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
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Apple Awards Grants for Computer Chip Courses to Historically Black Schools

By Stephen Nellis(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Thursday it will give $5 million to four historically Black universities to help expand their...
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Our racial equity commitments, one year later

One year ago today, we announced commitments to build sustainable equity for Google’s Black community and beyond, and make our products and programs more helpful to Black users. Since then, we've been working to translate our commitments into lasting meaningful change. Today we’re sharing more updates on our progress.We’re announcing a $50 million grant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to broaden access to opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM, and an update on the mor...
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A millennial founder who landed 6 figures in investments breaks down his plan to build an empire of applesauce. Yes, applesauce.

Ethan Holmes Ethan Holmes Ethan Holmes is the CEO and founder of Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce. He is one of the few Black-owned applesauce brands in the country. To Insider, he breaks down his plans to expand throughout the nation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since he was 15 years old, Ethan Holmes has had one dream: to build an applesauce empire. In college, he would map out his plans on the walls of his dorm room. "Anytime I could get my hands on $20, I'd bu...
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Q & A with Black Liberation Ride organizer Stephen Marea

Stephen Marea in June 2020.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Stephen Marea is working to create welcoming rides and spaces for Black Portlanders. He co-organized the Black Liberation Ride (with Jené Etheridge) last year and will be the leader of Saturday’s ride as well. He’s also just launched a new weekly series of rides for beginners. I caught up with Stephen to learn more about his work. (Edited for clarity and brevity.) How does this year feel different to you than last year? Or does...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 17-24

  Japan House LA presents a new exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito” through Sept. 6. (Photo courtesy of Japan House LA)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 17-24. EVENTS   Juneteenth at Watts Historic Train Station: Black Arts Los Angeles presents entertainment and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-20. Free admission. Location, 1686 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles. 323-412-0811. Email: [email protected]
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Apple Awarding $5 Million 'Innovation Grants' to Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Apple has today announced that it is awarding "innovation grants" worth five million dollars to four historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), as reported by USA Today. Alabama A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University will receive the grants as part of Apple's wider $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative that was announced earlier this year. The grants, set to be issued over a three-year period, are part of Apple's New ...
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IPG strikes deal with Black-owned airport TV company as travel resumes

ReachTV emerges as a player in this year's upfront as brands shift dollars to minority-owned media companies. 
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4 unhealthy aspects of the current US economy, according to Janet Yellen

Win McNamee/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed "destructive forces" in the economy in Senate Finance testimony. They include wage inequality, racial inequality, the climate crisis, and the labor force participation rate. All of those factors existed before the pandemic, but many have been exacerbated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into relief some of the hidden realities of the American economy, from low wages to i...
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