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Trump makes a $500 billion economic appeal to Black Americans, while pledging to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

President Trump greets former NFL running back Herschel Walker at a campaign event aimed at Black Americans on Sept. 25, 2020. AP Photo/Evan Vucci At a Georgia campaign event on Friday, President Trump unveiled a $500 billion economic plan designed to boost opportunities for for Black Americans. The "Platinum Plan" would create 3 million new jobs and 500,000 new black-owned businesses, according to Forbes. Trump also announced that he supports making Juneteenth a federal holiday, along wit...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, US, NFL, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Racism, Hillary Clinton, Civil Rights, Kkk, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


Who is left out of the new American mainstream?

At a moment when the eyes of the nation are fixed on Black Lives Matter and the anti-racism struggle, it may seem odd to call attention to quiet breaches of America’s ethno-racial dividing lines. A South Asian immigrant family moving into a predominantly white suburb; an African American promoted to a position with authority over white employees; or the celebration of a marriage between white and Mexican-American partners — events like these, which are now common in many parts of the U.S., don’t...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, Virginia, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Black, Kamala Harris, Democratic, HARRIS, Roberts Court, Tom Campbell, Newsom, American Council on Education


A Black fourth grader was suspended for having a BB gun visible in his online class

Ka Mauri Harrison, a 9-year-old in Harvey, Louisiana, got suspended for showing a BB gun during his virtual class. Boston Globe / Contributor / Getty Images A Harvey, Louisiana elementary school suspended a Black fourth grader for unintentionally showing a BB gun during class.  NOLA.com reported that 9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison moved a BB gun that his younger brother tripped on during an English test. Because the gun was visible during class, school officials said it violated their intern...
Tags: School, News, Education, Colorado, Trends, Suspension, Michigan, Louisiana, Discrimination, Black, Boston Globe, NOLA, Harrison, Harvey Louisiana, Loyola University Chicago, US Education Department


Third Straight Night Of Breonna Taylor Protests Unfold In Downtown Sacramento

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Tags: News, Office, Local, Syndicated Local, Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CHP, Taylor, Black, Louisville, State Capitol, Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento News, DOCO, Downtown Sacramento News


Black founders face a unique set of challenges

The notion that Black people in America need to work twice as hard as others to succeed may be a depressing sentiment, but it has been deeply ingrained into the psyches of many African-Americans. At TechCrunch Disrupt, several Black founders spoke about some of the burdens that come along with being a Black person in tech. Many of us are familiar with imposter syndrome, where one feels like they’re a fraud and fear being “found out.” But another idea that came up was representation syndrome...
Tags: America, Tech, Black, Harlem, Matthews, Jessica Matthews, Uncharted Power, Harlem Tech Fund


Trump unveils 'Platinum Plan' for Black Americans in Atlanta

President tells Black voters Democrats take them for granted; correspondent Kristin Fisher reports
Tags: News, Atlanta, Black, Trump, Kristin Fisher


‘Mangrove’ Review: Steve McQueen Stages a Riveting Courtroom Drama on the Front Lines of History [NYFF 2020]

There have been a lot of conversations about Black pain as of late, whether in the news or in the movies. How do you thoughtfully depict it? Where is the line drawn? I’m far from an expert on the topic, but it seems to me that Steve McQueen, in Mangrove, the second of his Small Axe films, has found at least one answer: counterbalance that Black pain with Black joy. Set in 1968 Notting Hill, Mangrove is a snapshot of a pivotal turning point in the civil rights movement in the U.K.: the trial ...
Tags: London, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Steve-McQueen, Caribbean, Black, Mcqueen, Frank, Wright, Kirby, Notting Hill, Darcus Howe, Mangrove, NYFF, Malachi Kirby


After apologizing for its record on diversity, Harvard Business School is hiring a chief diversity officer, expanding scholarships, and planning to recruit more Black faculty

In this July 16, 2019, file photo people walk past an entrance to Widener Library, behind, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Steven Senne/AP Harvard Business School has announced new diversity measures, the Wall Street Journal’s Patrick Thomas reports. These include the hiring of a chief diversity offer, expanding case-study offerings on racial issues, and expanding scholarship offerings.  HBS confirmed to Business Insider that need-based scholarships, ...
Tags: Trends, Harvard, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Black, Thomas, Patrick Thomas, HBS, Harvard Business School, Jan Rivkin, Rivkin, Nitin Nohria, Nohria, Dominic Madori Davis, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, Widener Library


Alexis Ohanian files for a new $150M fund, with a nod to his Olympian family

According to an SEC filing, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and early-stage VC firm Initialized Capital, is raising a new fund, named 776, with a target of $150 million. The filing comes three months after the entrepreneur left Initialized Capital and a month after The Information first reported on his plans. Ohanian declined to comment on details regarding the fund due to general solicitation restraints. Along the filing, the fund launched an intentionally cryptic new website: sevensev...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Tech, Williams, Venture Capital, Reddit, SEC, Alexis Ohanian, Bumble, Serena Williams, Black, Initialized Capital, Michael Seibel, Ohanian, OLYMPIA Greece, TechCrunch Initialized Capital


Joe Biden is repeating the same mistakes that cost Hillary Clinton the election

Biden is trying to woo unhappy Republicans, when he should be mobilizing hundreds of thousands of DemocratsJoe Biden has staked his presidential campaign on his ability to “win back” white working-class voters in midwest swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin. But he has the wrong target.In Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a city that’s 90% white, Biden recently donned his populist hat, telling an audience: “I’ve dealt with guys like Trump my whole life … Guys who inherit everything they’ve ever gotten i...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Milwaukee, US, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Black


Drivers Keep Running Over Protesters—and Getting Away With It

When a blue Jeep sped down an Aurora, Colorado, roadway in July, narrowly missing protesters, some witnesses swore the driver had put their lives at risk.“I saw him look straight at the crowd and hit the gas,” Rebecca Wolff, a protester who spoke to police about the incident, told the Denver Post. Another protester broke a leg jumping off the raised highway to avoid the driver.But in an hour-long press conference on Wednesday, District Attorney George Brauchler announced that he would not press ...
Tags: Florida, News, Minneapolis, Kentucky, Manhattan, University Of Chicago, Seattle, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Denver, Long Island, Aurora Colorado, Black, Times Square, Gothamist, Buffalo New York


Federal government completes its seventh (and final?) execution in 2020

The federal government this evening completed is seventh execution in the span of just over two months.  This AP article, headlined "Feds put first Black inmate to death since execution restart," provides these details: A man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions. Christopher Vialva, 40, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. EDT after receiving a...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington, Georgia, Ap, Iowa, Death Penalty Information Center, Black, Trump, Todd, Barr, Bagley, Terre Haute Indiana, Douglas A Berman, Stacie Bagley, Todd Bagley


Maab Ibrahim works each day to fight for racial justice

In her role at Google, Maab Ibrahim works to guide the company on the path toward creating a more just and equitable future. And she draws from her personal experience to guide her work.Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, Maab reckoned with the city’s painful history and observed everyday injustices like racism and economic inequality. As the child of Black immigrants, she noticed racial inequity in her own backyard as her family and community navigated structural barriers. Today, as a grant portf...
Tags: Google, Virginia, America, Loving, Black, Google.org, Morehouse School of Medicine, Alicia Cormie, The She Word, George Floyd, Maab Ibrahim, Richmond Virginia Maab, Maab, Richmond Virginia Virginia, Satcher Health Institute


Jack Dorsey's Square just committed $100 million to boost Black-owned banks and businesses. Here's where the money is going.

Jack Dorsey, CEO and cofounder of Square, recently made a personal donation of $10 million to support anti-racist research at Boston University. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Square, the mobile payment company cofounded and led by Jack Dorsey, announced Thursday a $100 million investment to address racial inequality in the financial world. The company will commit $25 million to four areas including The Black Economic Development Fund, which funds Black-le...
Tags: US, Trends, Square, Jack Dorsey, Costco, Black, Dorsey, Citi, Boston University, Juneteenth, Ibram X Kendi, Community Development Financial Institutions, Rolf Vennenbernd, Amrita Ahuja, Mastercard Citi, Marguerite Ward


Before Limiting Ballot Drop Boxes to One Per County, Top Ohio Election Officials Secretly Consulted Promoter of Debunked Voting Fraud Fears

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On July 15, a civil rights group formed by Black union workers called on the Ohio secretary of state to make voting amid the pandemic easier and safer. It advocated placing multiple secure ballot drop boxes in counties across the state. When a deputy to Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose received the...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Heritage, Ohio, Cleveland, Department Of Homeland Security, Columbus, Black, Cuyahoga County, Trump, COLUMBUS Ohio, Frye, Shaffer, Heritage Foundation, LaRose, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio


Helping Googlers tackle student loan debt

Today, we’re introducing a student loan repayment program for all Googlers in the U.S. Starting in 2021, Google will match up to $2,500 per Googler per year in student loan payments to help them pay off their student loans faster, allowing them to save money to use in other ways, whether it’s purchasing a new home, starting a family, or investing in a 401(k). We plan to expand the program globally over time.Though student loan debt is an issue globally, Americans in particular face an enormous s...
Tags: Google, Black, John Casey, Life at Google


Breonna Taylor decision: riot declared in Portland as protests grip US cities – US politics live

Anger after grand jury refuses to charge officers involved in killingTwo Louisville officers shot in protests over Breonna Taylor decisionRiot declared in Portland as Black Lives Matter demos held in many citiesAuthorities in several cities deploy tear gas against crowdsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 12.14pm BST Anand Giridharadas has published on The Ink this morning a conversation with Kentucky state representative Charles Booker. He is a former Democratic candidate for the Senate,...
Tags: Kentucky, Senate, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Portland, Donald Trump, Black, Black Lives Matter Movement, Anand Giridharadas, Giridharadas, Breonna Taylor, Breonna, killingTwo Louisville, Charles Booker He


Giants Beat Rockies 7-2 To Take Lead In NL Wild-Card Race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race. Evan Longoria also went deep for San Francisco. Brandon Belt added three hits and walked twice. Logan Webb (3-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings to win in his first career appearance as a reliever. The Giants (28-27) have won three of four and ...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Reds, Black, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Cincinnati, Ac, NL


‘Department Of Trump’: Biden Says DOJ Has Become Trump’s ‘Private Law Firm’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused Attorney General Bill Barr of running the Justice Department as the “Department of Trump.” “This has been the most corrupt administration in modern American history,” Biden said. “The Justice Department has turned into the president’s private law firm.” “It’s become the Department of Trump,” Biden said at a summit for Black business owners and educators in Charlotte, North Carolina, a key swing state in the 2020 election. Biden sai...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Biden, Seattle, Doj, Justice Department, Black, Charlotte, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Charlotte North Carolina, Barr, President Trump, Jenny Durkan


Elizabeth Warren, AOC blast Wells Fargo CEO for blaming 'very limited pool of Black talent' for the bank's trouble hitting its diversity-hiring goals

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images In a June memo, Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf wrote that efforts to recruit minority talent were stymied by a "very limited pool of black talent to recruit from," Reuters reported Tuesday. He made similar a remark during a Zoom call over the summer, which bothered some employees at the bank, according to Reuters. "Wells Fargo is badly broken in multiple ways and that starts at the top," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a statement to Busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Finance, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Diversity, Warren, Hiring, Black, Business Insider, Wells Fargo, Reuters, Aoc, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown


Elizabeth Warren, AOC blast Wells Fargo CEO for blaming 'very limited pool of Black talent' for the bank's trouble hitting its diverse hiring goals

Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at Exeter High School in Exeter, New Hampshire during a campaign stop town hall in November 11, 2019. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images In a June memo, Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf wrote that efforts to recruit minority talent were stymied by a "very limited pool of black talent to recruit from," Reuters reported Tuesday. He made similar a remark during a Zoom call over the summer, which bothered some employees at the bank, accor...
Tags: Politics, News, Finance, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Diversity, Hiring, Black, Wells Fargo, Reuters, Aoc, Sherrod Brown, Sen Sherrod Brown, Exeter High School, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA


'Why the hell did I do that?': Trump 'went s--t house crazy' when criminal justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican Congressional leaders and members of his cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump and his guests talked about a proposed new round of financial stimulus to help the economy during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump reportedly scolded his senior aides after criminal justice reforms passed under his administration failed...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, White House, Race, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Voters, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Pew Research Center, Black, Trump, Abraham Lincoln


'Why the hell did I do that?': Trump 'went s---house crazy' when criminal-justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters, report says

President Donald Trump. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump reportedly scolded his senior aides after criminal-justice reforms passed under his administration failed to energize Black voters. "Why the hell did I do that?" Trump said, according to administration officials who spoke with The Washington Post. Trump has tried to boost his standing among Black voters, though polling figures show he is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in terms of support.  Visit...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Race, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Voters, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Pew Research Center, Black, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, John Bolton


'Why the hell did I do that?': Trump 'went s---house crazy' when criminal-justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters

President Donald Trump. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump reportedly scolded his senior aides after criminal-justice reforms passed under his administration failed to energize Black voters. "Why the hell did I do that?" Trump said, according to administration officials who spoke with The Washington Post. Trump has tried to boost his standing among Black voters, though polling figures show he is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in terms of support.  Visit...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Race, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Voters, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Pew Research Center, Black, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, John Bolton


In North Carolina, Black voters' mail-in ballots much more likely to be rejected than those of any other race

A voter peels off an "I Voted" sticker after voting in the presidential primary election in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 15, 2016. Reuters/Chris Keane Mail-in absentee ballot data from North Carolina shows ballots mailed by Black voters during the 2018 midterms were more than twice as likely to be rejected as those sent by white voters. North Carolina's disparity is similar to gaps in other states and raises concerns about whether systemic racism and voter disenfranchisement may be tai...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Maryland, Virginia, US, Trends, Georgia, Alaska, Aclu, Cosby, University of Florida, North Carolina, Propublica, Smith, Naacp, Jim Crow


People are calling for a boycott of Wells Fargo after CEO blames 'very limited pool of Black talent' for the bank's trouble hitting its diverse hiring goals

Charlie Scharf, the chief executive of Wells Fargo, was appointed to his post in late 2019. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images A call to boycott Wells Fargo is trending on Twitter in the wake of news that the bank's CEO claimed that efforts to hire minority talent were stymied by a "very limited pool of black talent to recruit from." He made similar a remark during a Zoom call over the summer, which bothered some employees at the bank, according to Reuters.  Lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio...
Tags: Twitter, News, Finance, US, Trends, Diversity, Hiring, Black, Wells Fargo, Reuters, Aoc, Boycott, Brown, Sen Sherrod Brown, Charlie Scharf, Jasmine Brown


Wells Fargo's CEO apologized for blaming the company's lack of diversity on 'a very limited pool of Black talent.' Here's why that attitude is pervasive and harmful to workers.

Charles Scharf, CEO of Wells Fargo, issued an apology Wednesday for problematic comments about hiring Black employees. Reuters Wells Fargo CEO and president Charles Scharf issued a public apology Wednesday following a report by Reuters citing racially insensitive comments made by the executive.  Scharf said that the bank had trouble reaching its diversity goals because there was not enough qualified minority talent, according to Reuters. It's important to discuss why that argument is false...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Black Lives Matter, Crossfit, Black, Wells Fargo, Reuters, Ingram, Jana, Lindor, Dei, Greg Glassman, Cheryl Ingram, REUTERS Wells Fargo, Charles Scharf, Christie Lindor


Happy birthday to John Coltrane

Born on this day in 1926, the great John Coltrane. Here is Saint John performing his civil rights elegy "Alabama" composed after members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 167th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls and injuring more than a dozen others. "You can play a shoestring if…
Tags: Video, Music, News, Alabama, Civil Rights, Jazz, John Coltrane, Black Lives Matter, Black, Saint John, Ku Klux Klan, Birmingham Alabama, A Love Supreme, 167th Street Baptist Church


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Wells Fargo CEO for blaming 'very limited pool of Black talent' for the bank's trouble hitting its diverse hiring goals

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during the Climate Crisis Summit in Iowa in November 2019. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images In a June memo, Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf wrote that efforts to recruit minority talent were stymied by a "very limited pool of black talent to recruit from," Reuters reported Tuesday. He made similar a remark during a Zoom call over the summer, which bothered some employees at the bank, according to Reuters.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) clapped back, tweet...
Tags: Politics, News, Finance, US, Trends, Diversity, Iowa, Hiring, Black, Wells Fargo, Reuters, Charlie Scharf, Scharf, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Stephen Maturen Getty


The True King of Our Imagined Future

I had just crawled into bed when I saw the ticker on my phone that Chadwick Boseman had passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Within seconds of reading those words on my screen, the tears came flooding down, and I didn’t know how to make them stop. I wept and wept for days afterward. That whole weekend was a blur of tears and sleep and more tears. I’d find myself scrolling on social media or playing with my kids or watching a movie, and then all of a sudden I’d be weeping again...
Tags: Inspiration, Jesus, Christ, Black, Matthew, Chadwick Boseman, Christ Jesus, Wakanda, Boseman, T'Challa, Jacob Blake