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United States: 10 Things I Know About ... How Companies Respond To George Floyd's Killing - Bowditch & Dewey

If the existence of systemic racism was not evident to you before 2020, the killing of George Floyd by the police and the staggering disproportionate number of people of color dying...
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Blavity has a big opportunity with Black millennials, despite struggling to fit the VC formula

Black Lives Matter may be the largest movement in U.S. history, according to four different polls cited recently by the New York Times that suggest anywhere from 15 million to 26 million people in the U.S. have participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and others since Floyd’s death in late May. Blavity, a six-year-old, L.A.-based media company that’s focused on Black culture, could hardly be better positioned to help outraged Americans better understand what’s really been go...
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California officer under investigation for allegedly sharing 'vulgar image' of George Floyd; NAACP San Diego calls for his firing

A San Diego officer is under investigation for allegedly sharing an "altered photograph" of a "naked black male porn star" kneeling on George Floyd.
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California officer under investigation for allegedly sharing 'vulgar image' of George Floyd; NAACP San Diego calls for his firing

A San Diego officer is under investigation for allegedly sharing an "altered photograph" of a "naked black male porn star" kneeling on George Floyd.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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University Of California System Names 1st Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets and upended campus life because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drake is a UC-trained physician who served as chancellor o...
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Laws on rioting an anachronistic snapshot into Texas Legislature's anti-civil rights mentality in 1965

Grits has heard of people reading someone the Riot Act, but until recently had never read Texas' own riot act for myself. On the Reasonably Suspicious podcast the other day, Mandy Marzullo and I discussed Texas' laws on "riots," which were invoked via dozens of arrests around the state, including "several dozen" in Fort Worth. In Dallas, protesters have sued to challenge the constitutionality of the law. First, some historical context. Texas' offense of "Riot" was created in spring 1965, rea...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Daniel, Legislature, Trotsky, Texas Legislature, John Connally, Subsection, Gritsforbreakfast, UT Austin, Wiley College


How wars in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to today’s deteriorating civil-military relations

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police exposed many Americans to an unsavory side of law enforcement. News coverage of demonstrations increased concerns about the actions of police, federal officers and the National Guard, with footage of riot police in Buffalo shoving an elderly man and casually walking past him as he bled on the sidewalk shocked millions of viewers. These and other incidents have led to widespread recognition of the need for police reform. Of particular focus is th...
Tags: Opinion, Iraq, Defense, America, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Pentagon, Trump, National Guard, LA County, Donald Rumsfeld, Newsom, Mark Esper, Guest Commentary


Hollywood’s Laugh Factory unveils 48-foot-long mural in tribute to Black Lives Matter

People take photos during the Laugh Factory unveiling a 148-foot-long mural as a tribute to Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Laugh Factory unveiled a 148-foot-long mural as a tribute to Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada speaks during an unvei...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Nascar, Southern California, Trump, Brown, Los Angeles Daily News, Masada


LA County Men’s Central Jail: Facts, figures and history

For years, Men’s Central Jail in Downtown L.A. has been the focus of a frequent refrain: Close it! And on Tuesday, leaders — with urgency fueled by the pandemic and recent protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd — were eyeing ways to shut it down. But this time — within a year. Even former Sheriff Lee Baca and advocates for inmates agreed long ago: The largest jail in the world — built nearly half a century ago — should be condemned. But how it should be replaced has been debated for y...
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Gun violence kills 160 as holiday weekend exposes tale of 'two Americas'

With more than 500 wounded across the US, local leaders see racism and under-investment at the root of the crisisA six-year-old in Philadelphia, a seven-year-old in Chicago, an eight-year-old in Atlanta, a 15-year-old in New York, all shot. Community cries of “enough is enough”.Neighborhoods in some of the largest US cities erupted in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend, killing an estimated 160 people and leaving more than 500 wounded from Friday night to Sunday.Georgia’s governor, Bri...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, White House, New York City, Americas, US, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Bill De Blasio, Philadelphia, Bronx, Illinois, Donald Trump


Mortgage injustice: Blacks twice as likely to get rejected for a loan

Blacks hear “No” from mortgage lenders twice as often as a typical American borrower. A report from LendingTree shows a huge racial gap in rejection rates for loans to buy a home. Stats compiled by the online loan marketplace reveal 12.64% of mortgage applicants from Blacks were rejected in 2019 vs. 6.15% for all purchase-loan submissions. Yes, this analysis of the latest federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data tells you Blacks are 105% more likely to get turned down for a home loan. I’m well ...
Tags: Business, Florida, Real Estate, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Housing, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Miami, Seattle, Blacks, Lendingtree


Deshaun Watson expecting uncomfortable conversations at camp

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson expects uncomfortable conversations at training camp after the May 25 death of George Floyd sparked protests and activism that he, some of his teammates and others around the NFL joined. The team has not been together in person since last season because of the pandemic, and so much has changed since [more]
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Crews Remove California State Capitol Christopher Columbus Statue

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Crews were out early Tuesday morning to remove the Christopher Columbus statue inside the California State Capitol building. CBS13 learned about the planned removal on Monday after a public CHP permit was filed for a “remodel” of the spot where the statue stands. Work crews could be seen outside the Capitol by 5 a.m. With the statue weighing four tons of marble and granite, it took the team until around 10 a.m. to lift it onto a waiting truck. Truck in place to remove ‘Colu...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, CHP, Columbus, Capitol, Christopher Columbus, State Capitol, Junipero Serra, California State Capitol, Sacramento News, Joint Rules Committee, Rachel Wulff, George Floyd, El Soldado, California State Capitol Crane


After March meltdowns, LA County aims to redeem voter confidence in $300 million ballot system

With the November general election swiftly approaching, Los Angeles County’s test run for its $300 million still-new voting center network has already begun, the county’s elections chief said Tuesday, seeking to reassure an electorate still shaken from the system’s meltdown during the March 3 primary. L.A County Registrar Dean Logan said a beefed-up assessment process, which requires the county’s “Voting Solutions For All People” system to undergo a vigorous third-party testing regimen independe...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brazil, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Donald Trump, County, Gavin Newsom, State, Disney World, Logan


San Diego Police Shoot Fleeing Suspect, Video Shows he was Armed

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A bit before 6 p.m., in downtown San Diego, California, two police officers noticed a man in a red tracksuit. He was wanted in connection with a recent robbery. He had a distinctive face tattoo, which is how the officers identified him so quickly. In the ensuing confrontation, the suspect flees from the police, He drops what he is carrying, and is shot. Protestors claim he was shot without justification. The next day, a hundred protestors gather. They threatened to “b...
Tags: Guns, Minneapolis, California, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, Arizona, San Diego, Police Shooting, Floyd, San Diego California, Gun Rights News, San Diego Police, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


#593 Take the Stress Test to See If Your Small Business Can Survive the Pandemic

Listen to “#593 Take the Stress Test to See If Your Small Business Can Survive the Pandemic” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There is no doubt that this pandemic will stress every small business in many ways. How can you figure out if your company will be one that survives and thrives? Here to share the stress test for your business is long-time entrepreneur Jay Goltz. SEGMENT 2, starting at 18:15: To say that these are turbul...
Tags: Amazon, Small Business, Minneapolis, US, Sales, Entrepreneur, Recession, Communication, Economy, Divorce, Stress Test, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, Jay, Radio Show, John Lawson


What Do Protests Accomplish? 5 Global Lessons From Demonstrations Over Floyd’s Murder

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is a popular meme about sex and politics: “Yeah you cute, but are you down with the revolution?” Based on personal experience, and Trump supporters’ apparent dating difficulties , politics literally and figuratively cut to the heart. During my early 20s — armed with only a passport, mismatched luggage, and a credit card — I boarded a one-way British Airways flight to London. Fed up with American racism, I...
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Black Americans report hate crimes, violence in wake of George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter gains

Across the U.S., Black people have reported incidents of alleged hate crimes and violent backlash as Black Lives Matter has gained broad support.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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How brands and agencies responded to racial injustice in the first month following George Floyd's death

Archived blog tracking how marketers, media companies and agencies took a stand against racism in the period to June 30, 2020.
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Crews Now Working To Remove California State Capitol Christopher Columbus Statue

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Crews are now working to remove the Christopher Columbus statue inside the California State Capitol building on Tuesday. CBS13 learned about the planned removal on Monday after a public CHP permit was filed for a “remodel” of the spot where the statue stands. Work crews could be seen outside the Capitol on Tuesday morning. With the statue weighing four tons of marble and granite, it will take a team of people and a crane several hours. Columbus’ Last Appeal of Queen Isabell...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, CHP, Columbus, Isabella, Capitol, Christopher Columbus, State Capitol, Junipero Serra, California State Capitol, Sacramento News, Joint Rules Committee, Rachel Wulff, George Floyd, El Soldado


Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is taking action on civil rights not because of advertiser boycotts, 'but because it is the right thing to do' (FB)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company is making changes to better address hate speech on the platform.  Those changes, Sandberg wrote on Facebook, are being made "not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, but because it is the right thing to do."  Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are meeting with civil rights leaders on Tuesday. The following day, Facebook plans to publish the findings from a two-year independent civil rights audit. Facebook's diversity and inclusion report wil...
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Behind by Design

As I sit here today writing this piece, the country burns as thousands of Black Americans (and our allies) are expressing their pain and…Continue reading on Austin Startups »
Tags: Startups, Wisdom, Blacklivesmatter, Police-brutality, Venture-capital, George-floyd


New BREATHE Act proposes, among lots and lots of reforms, eliminating federal mandatory minimums and life sentences

As reported in this new AP piece, headlined "Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes," a big new federal criminal justice reform bill includes some big new ideas for sentencing reform. Here are some of the details: Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movem...
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8 Black investors discuss the intersection of race, tech and funding

Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers heightened awareness about racial justice, the experiences of Black people in tech — and the industry’s lack of racial diversity — are getting new attention. In the tech ecosystem at large, the industry is still predominantly white and male, and venture capital is no different. Just 3% of investment partners are Black, according to a 2018 survey from by the National Venture Capital Association and Deloitte. Meanwhile, more th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Diversity, Harvard, Racism, Venture Capital, Deloitte, Black, National Venture Capital Association, Burns, Brian Brackeen, Charles Hudson, Techcrunch Include, Arlan Hamilton, Sarah Kunst, Kimberly White Getty


White Coats for Black Lives: How to transform anger into action

We dealt with the death, uncertainty, and fear of COVID-19 with a stiff upper lip. But our hearts broke when George Floyd was murdered by the police on May 25. George is a symbol of an immense problem. A study reported that one in every thousand Black men can expect to be killed by the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Speed cameras work, may help reduce unnecessary police encounters

Back in mid-May, in the throes of an ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a curious yellow robotic dog swept across social media. Deployed by the Singaporean government in the island nation’s public spaces, the camera-mounted robotic dog was tasked with gently nudging park patrons to respect social distancing guidance with kind verbal reminders. The reaction was swift and universally derisive—prompting comparisons to the dystopian science fiction series “Black Mirror.” But did the friendly robotic dog ...
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Future Uncertain as Writers “Rethinking” How to Move Forward, Andy Samberg Says

Amid the global anti-police brutality protests sparked by Minnesota police officers killing George Floyd, TV shows centering around cops are starting to re-evaluate their priorities. One of those shows is the goodhearted NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which we learned last month is trying to grapple with its place as a comedy show about cops by scrapping its season 8 scripts and starting from scratch. But even star Andy Samberg, who has played Detective Jake Peralta on the show for all seven se...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Minnesota, Nbc, Black Lives Matter, Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Andy-Samberg, Crews, Samberg, Dan Goor, Jake Peralta, George Floyd, National Bail Fund Network, Brooklyn Nine Nine Future Uncertain


Homicide victims’ advocates decry cuts to LA County Sheriff’s Department budget

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva joined relatives of homicide victims who spoke out during a news conference on Monday, July 6, against proposed budget cuts they believe will allow violent felons onto the streets, impede criminal investigations and put vital services at risk. The event held at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center in Whittier was hosted by the Crime Survivors’ Resource Center a day ahead of a meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supe...
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Homicide victims’ advocates decry cuts to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department budget

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva joined relatives of homicide victims who spoke out during a news conference on Monday, July 6, against proposed budget cuts they believe will allow violent felons onto the streets, impede criminal investigations and put vital services at risk. The event held at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center in Whittier was hosted by the Crime Survivors’ Resource Center a day ahead of a meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supe...
Tags: News, Police, Government, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Brad Sherman, OIG, Los Angeles County, Whittier, San Fernando Valley, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, Richard Walker, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


‘There Are Always Two Sides To The Story And Then There’s The Truth’: Keith David On ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

(CBS Local)– Keith David has been in a lot of great movies and TV shows during his storied Hollywood career, but few have been as important and timely as his appearance on CBS’s “NCIS: New Orleans.” The 3x Emmy Award winner appeared on episode 17 of the show’s sixth season called “Biased” in March. In the episode, a White New Orleans police officer shoots a Black Navy officer in the middle of a party. David’s character Gene Holloway is a Black New Orleans police officer and plays a key role in t...
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