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Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked the harrowing police testimony about the Capitol riot with snickers and a 'best political performance' trophy

A composite image of Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on their Fox News shows on July 27, 2021. Fox News The Fox News hosts mocked the testimony at Tuesday's January 6 committee hearing. Carlson snickered at one officer's testimony, while Ingraham gave out "awards" for "performances." Both hosts selectively used footage to exclude testimony about racial abuse and violence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham had a decid...
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From one phone call to 40 million Instagram views, two So Cal students start national push for ethnic studies

It started about 13 months ago, with a FaceTime chat between a couple of friends. Now, it’s a message resonating across the country. Diversify Our Narrative – a push to expand multicultural studies in public schools – was born because two Stanford students, Jasmine Nguyen and Katelin Zhou, were inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the murder of George Floyd. Their non-profit has one goal; to achieve racial justice through education. Nguyen and Zhou’s first step was to circul...
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Corporate activism is too often cynical. In Ben & Jerry’s case, it offers hope | Nesrine Malik

The company’s stand against illegal Israeli settlements is a small but welcome contribution to an ongoing shift in opinionThere is possibly only one thing worse for social justice movements than getting no recognition, and that is getting too much. Over the past few years, the subversive energy of popular movements for equality, whether #MeToo or Black Lives Matter, has regularly been appropriated by corporations.Big businesses tend to have a good nose for trends that could affect their bottom l...
Tags: Israel, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Black Lives Matter, Ben, Jerry, Nesrine Malik, Ice-cream and sorbet

The power of Simone Biles

TOKYO >> The day after Valorie Kondos Field’s first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, the UCLA gymnastics coach was visiting with a 15-year-old recruit from Texas named Simone Biles. Kondos Field, known to all as Miss Val, warned Biles before the recruiting trip that she might be worn out from treatment when the gymnast arrived in Westwood. But here was Kondos Field, going full speed ahead with her sales pitch, when Biles reached across and placed her hand on the coach’s arm. “Miss Val, ...
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Report Finds City's Police Response to Protest Appropriate

A consultant hired by Maine’s largest city to review a police response to Black Lives Matter protests last year has found that local law enforcement acted appropriately.
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More than half of Silicon Valley workers say they would avoid an employer that banned political discussions

People react to the Derek Chauvin verdict in Minneapolis on April 20, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images Two surveys asked tech workers for their views on political speech at work. Half of Silicon Valley employees would steer clear of a firm that didn't allow discussion of social issues. Black and female workers feel less comfortable than white men discussing politics at work. See more stories on Insider's business page. Discussing social and political issues in the workplace is a hot-...
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Israeli PM: Ben & Jerry’s sales ban will have ‘serious consequences’

Naftali Bennett hits back at Unilever after subsidiary stops selling ice-cream in occupied territoriesThe decision by Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its ice-cream products in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem has been met with fierce criticism from the Israeli political establishment, including a warning from the prime minister, Naftali Bennett, that the decision will have “serious consequences” for Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever.The announcement from the ice-cream...
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Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to burning D.C. church's banner

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio and others stole a Black Lives Matter banner in December.
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Proud Boys Leader Pleads Guilty To Burning Church’s Black Lives Matter Banner

The leader of the Proud Boys pleaded guilty Monday to destruction of property after admitting months ago that he’d burned a historically Black church’s Black Lives Matter banner in Washington, D.C., the Justice Department .  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Washington, Black Lives Matter, Justice Department, Black, Matt Shuham, Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, Capitol insurrection, Burning Church s Black Lives Matter Banner

Teaching critical race theory at the tip of a whip

In this Air Mail piece, Boing Boing pal George Pendle (Strange Angel, Death: A Life) writes about the late Mistress Velvet, "the revolutionary dominatrix who educated her clients in critical race theory as she beat the pulp out of them." — Read the rest
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"Mayor Bowser’s graffiti is made permanent with our tax dollars, while Black children die from increasing Black violence in DC ever more frequently."

"Most recently, a six-year-old girl yesterday. Priorities reassessment needed, Mayor Bowser. Black lives mattering shouldn’t be about memorializing your political stunts."That's the top-rated comment on a WaPo article that begins: "Construction to make Black Lives Matter Plaza a permanent art installation will begin Monday, with 16th Street NW between H and K streets closing to vehicle traffic. The mural spelling 'Black Lives Matter' down 16th Street will be on brick pavers, and there will be a ...
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Wild seed, wild solace: Moonga K finds his footing

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, the songwriter’s career is coming into full bloom in South Africa The post Wild seed, wild solace: Moonga K finds his footing appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Mike Pence keeps saying 'Black lives are not endangered by police' in a play for white voters as police disproportionately kill Blacks

Former Vice President Mike Pence Sean Rayford/Getty Images Former Vice President Mike Pence is workshopping a new line on Black Lives Matter. "Black lives are not endangered by police. Black lives are saved by police every single day." Only about 2 in 5 Republicans viewed police violence as a serious problem, a recent poll found. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Vice President Mike Pence has been rolling out a new line aimed at Black Lives Matter.Pence, who Insider r...
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GOP lawmakers slam 'Marxist' Black Lives Matter for statement blaming US for Cuban unrest

Republican lawmakers are slamming Black Lives Matter after the organization posted a statement that appeared to back Cuba’s communist...
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Black Lives Matter blames US, praises Cuban regime, social media erupts

Black Lives Matter faced fierce criticism late Wednesday after its official Twitter account blasted the U.S. and praised Cuba's...
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Radio host Larry Elder enters California recall election

By Michael R. Blood | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder entered California’s Sept. 14 recall election on Monday, bringing a well-known voice on the political right to a muddled Republican field trying to oust first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Elder, whose show is nationally syndicated, is a regular guest on Fox News. He’s dubbed the “sage from South Central” on his website, a reference to the area of Los Angeles where he grew up. In an interview...
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Advisor To Major Pro-Trump Group Runs Racist Newsletter

This article was co-published with The Informant, which covers hate and extremism in the U.S. It was an email so racist it might make a ku klux klansman blush. An advisor for the influential conservative youth organization Turning Point USA recently published an essay for subscribers of his personal newsletter that, among other things, said Black people have "become socially incompatible with other races" and "American Black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime-ridden mess." ...
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Charlottesville removes Confederate statues

Charlottesville, whose statues of Confederate generals and slavers Robert Lee and Stonewall Jackson attracted a white nationalist rally in 2017, is finally removing them this weekend. Lee's will be "hoisted off its pedestal" and "sent to storage", officials told the AP. — Read the rest
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L.A. teachers union to consider BDS resolution that has divided LAUSD community

A proposed resolution urging support for Palestinians and a boycott of Israel, set to come before leaders of the Los Angeles teachers’ union this fall, continues to fracture the education community and, in recent weeks, has raised the specter of members defecting from the union should the resolution pass. The resolution under consideration by United Teachers Los Angeles expresses “solidarity with the Palestinian people” and calls on the U.S. government to end aid to Israel. It endorses the globa...
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John Boyega Joins War Drama ‘892,’ Replacing Jonathan Majors

A little over a month ago, we told you how John Boyega suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out from a Netflix film called Rebel Ridge that was in the middle of filming, helmed by Green Room and True Detective director Jeremy Saulnier. This kicked up a brief firestorm of insider gossip and rumors that painted a slightly different picture than the official statement by Netflix and Boyega’s party. Whatever the case may be, Boyega has since set his sights on his next project and, in an amusing slice ...
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TikTok Blocked Creators From Using 'Black Lives Matter' In Their Bios

TikTok, a company that’s no stranger to content moderation concerns, set off some major red flags this week when it erroneously blocked popular creators from including phrases like “Black Lives Matter” in their bio’s. At the time, TikTok claimed the phrases were “inappropriate content”—an issue that the company…Read more...
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'I want them in jail': Trump screamed at his aides for not doing more to quell protests in Seattle and Portland while he was 'getting killed on Tucker,' new book says

President Donald Trump leaves the White House on foot to go to St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump screamed at his aides for not taking more action to respond to protests last summer. "We're not doing a damn thing," Trump yelled, according to a new book. Insider obtained a copy of the forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Pres...
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Manual advises how to stop removal of Confederate statues: don’t mention race

A 2016 document from the Sons of Confederate Veterans offering guidance on rallies, lawsuits and the media is firmly rooted in skewed ‘Lost Cause’ ideologyA 2016 internal document from the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization lays out detailed tactics for members to use in preventing the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols, including lawsuits, rallies, media management and political campaigns.The SCV is a neo-Confederate group dedicated to preserving what it sees as southern ...
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Jeff Bezos is about to step down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Jeff Bezos inside Amazon's Spheres in 2018. The Washington Post/Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5, 27 years to the day after he founded the company. Bezos got his start as a New York hedge-funder and grew Amazon into a $1.7 trillion business. Along the way, he faced antitrust scrutiny, weathered scandal, and became the world's richest man. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After 27 years in charge, Jeff Bezos is stepping down as A...
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Whose streets? The picturesque, Central Park, and the spaces of American democracy

Dedicated to Alice Lipton (1/30/1930-6/20/2021), who loved Central Park Last summer, during the “Black Lives Matter” protests in US cities which were galvanized by the murder of George Floyd, it was common to hear marchers chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets!” In some instances, police seeking to break up the protests also took up this chant, an ironic retort to the crowd’s claim to political power. These contesting claims to possession of the city streets framed a conflict over social repres...
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3 guiding principles for CEOs who post on Twitter

Lisa W. Liu Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa W. Liu is a senior partner at The Mitzel Group, where her practice focuses on business and immigration issues. A CEO’s fiduciary duties to their company and its shareholders do not end when they are off the clock — they must always act in good faith. However, navigating the boundaries between a company’s official communications and a personal voice can be difficult in today’s socia...
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The Meaning Behind These Gorgeous Limited-Edition Doritos Bags

Last year, many brands made shows of general support to Black Lives Matter in the wake of worldwide protests against police brutality and violence in the U.S. For Doritos, this meant participating in a then-new campaign titled #AmplifyBlackVoices, which saw the brand release a video by Luke James alongside donating $650,000 in the advertising space...
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UK firms giving targeted support to staff of color record much higher revenue on average than firms that don't, a new report says

Dr. Pasha stresses that racial equity and business success should not be separate conversations. Getty Images / 10'000 Hours Top UK firms that give staff of color targeted support also report higher revenues, new research has found. Henley Business School's report said "targeted support" included training on racial equity and commitment to recruiting from underrepresented groups. Firms that offered this support recorded a mean average of 58% higher revenue than those that didn'...
Tags: Business, UK, Enterprise, Small Business, Finance, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Black Lives Matter, Black, Nordic, Pasha, Henley Business School, Luis Alvarez, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Ruqayyah Moynihan

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' law punishing student 'indoctrination' is a 'disgraceful' assault on academic freedom, free speech experts warn

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. First responders and people over 65 years-old began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday during a trial run of the site which will open to seniors at a later date. Wilfredo Lee/The Associated Press DeSantis signed a law mandating public universities survey students and faculty on their political beliefs. Scholars and advocates said the law is "disgrace...
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Startup leaders need to learn how to build companies ready for crisis

It’s been a tough year for business. From ransomware attacks and power outages to cloud downtime and supply-chain disruptions, it’s never been more important to communicate to customers and stakeholders about what’s going wrong and why. Yet, with partial data and misinformation often spreading faster than official word, it’s also never been harder to deliver accurate and timely messages. Given the complexities of this environment, I wanted to convene a group of specialists to talk about what the...
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