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The Latest: Steyer's candidacy impresses civil rights leader

The president of a civil rights organization once led by Martin Luther King Jr. says that Tom Steyer is the presidential candidate perhaps best suited to speak directly to some of the concerns weighing on black voters' minds. Charles Steele is president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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Read Tesla's aggressive employee handbook, which tells workers they can contact Elon Musk himself if they need to (TSLA)

Tesla's employee handbook is called "The Anti-Handbook Handbook." The document sets a high bar for employees. It also sets Tesla apart from its competitors in the auto and tech industries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla has a reputation for being unconventional. The electric-car maker's independent streak extends to its employee handbook, which is titled "The Anti-Handbook Handbook."  Written in a conversational, sometimes combative tone, the handbook positions Tes...
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As it takes on Google and Slack, the head of Microsoft 365 says the company has a 'no compromise strategy,' especially in security (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro said the company is going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Currently, Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft exec...
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One man's mission to add civil rights history to Google Maps

“I think in another life, I would have been a private investigator,” says Paul Kang. The Nashville resident is a paralegal for an immigration law firm, but it’s his hobby as a Local Guide on Google Maps that’s brought out his inner detective, turning him into something of a historian.Paul and his family moved to Tennessee in 2012, and it was out of necessity that he was first introduced to Google Maps and soon after Local Guides, the community of everyday people who are passionate about sharing ...
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Sunrun is crushing Tesla in the market for solar panels that go on your roof. A top exec revealed a key piece of the $2.5 billion company's strategy to widen its lead.

A little-known rival of Tesla called Sunrun is dominating the rooftop solar industry. Sunrun deployed about 300 megawatts of solar in the first nine months of 2019, dwarfing Tesla's deployment of 119 megawatts. A growing market for clean energy isn't the only driving force behind the company's success. A top executive says the company's products are the answer to power outages and could even replace gas-fired power plants on the grid. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Before SolarCity was...
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Jeff Bezos reportedly just bought the most expensive home ever sold in California — after spending nearly a year touring some of the priciest mega-mansions in the state

Jeff Bezos reportedly just spent $165 million on a new Beverly Hills mansion, shattering the previous record for the most expensive home ever sold in California. Bezos had been touring mega-mansions with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez since last March, The New York Post's Josh Kosman and Jennifer Gould Keil reported. The centibillionaire Amazon CEO toured and eventually passed on a 26-room Bel Air mansion that later broke sales records when it sold to Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan for about $150 mil...
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How to delete a playlist on Apple Music on desktop or mobile in 3 simple steps

It's easy to delete a playlist on Apple Music on any device if you're tired of listening to the same music. Deleting a playlist will not automatically delete all the songs in the list on Apple Music. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are times when you simply want to delete a playlist on Apple Music. Maybe your pump-up mix is no longer giving you the push during your workout or maybe you want to swap out the glum breakup songs for some happier new love jams. Whatever...
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'What is Google Chrome?': How to use Google Chrome and set it as the default browser on your computer

Google Chrome is a web browser with a clean, simple interface that allows users to customize and modify it to best suit their online activities. You can set Google Chrome as your default web browser on a PC or Mac computer. Some programs will not run on Safari, the default browser for Macs, so Chrome may be necessary even if you don't want to use it as your primary web browser. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you are a Mac user, then you're probably pretty familiar wit...
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How to fast forward on your Apple TV in nearly any app, with either type of remote

You can fast forward on an Apple TV using the buttons on the remote — however, what you'll need to press depends on which type of remote you have. You can fast forward on an Apple TV frame-by-frame, or seconds at a time. Some programs can also be fast forwarded chapter-by-chapter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In most Apple TV apps, you can fast forward as well as rewind the content that you watch. This includes apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and more. The biggest exc...
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You can't use Apple Pay on your Amazon account, but you can use your Apple Card — here's how

You can't use Apple Pay on Amazon, but you can add and use any cards saved in your Apple Wallet. You can also use an Apple Card as you would any other credit or debit card on Amazon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While Amazon does not directly integrate Apple Pay into its checkout system, you can still use cards saved to your Apple Wallet or enter your Apple Card information to make purchases. Here's how to do it.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Ma...
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Robot analysts are better than humans at picking stocks, a new study found

Robo-analysts seem to make better stock recommendations than human research analysts, according to a University of Indiana study. The study examined 76,568 reports issued by seven robo-analyst companies between 2003 and 2018. It found that portfolios based on the buy recommendations of robo-analysts outperformed those of human analysts, suggesting robo-analysts' buy recommendations are more profitable. It's not clear that investors act on robo-analysts' recommendations, however. Visit Business...
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Hartman Turnbow, Pro-Gun & Civil Rights Activist, Celebrating Black History Month

Hartman Turnbow USA – -( Hartman Turnbow (March 20, 1905 – August 15, 1988) was a Mississippi farmer, pro-gun advocate, orator, and activist during the Civil Rights Movement. On April 9th, 1963, Turnbow was one of the first African Americans to attempt to register to vote in Mississippi, along with a group called the “First Fourteen”. Turnbow was born on March 20, 1905, in Mileston, Mississippi. His grandparents were former slaves and he inherited their farm. He moved to Chicag...
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Black Youth Matter: Stopping the Cycle of Racial Inequality in Our Ranks

As we joined the rest of America in celebrating Black History Month and commemorating the legacy of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., with tweets, infographics, and sharing famous quotes, racism and colorism continue to plague the Muslim community.   When we hear of a weekend course about the illustrious muadhin of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Bilal Ibn Raba’ah, may Allah be pleased with him, or a whitewashed cartoon movie based loosely on his life, we flock to the l...
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Martin Luther King Jr. explains the meaning of love in rare handwritten note

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a rare handwritten note by Martin Luther King Jr. on the meaning of love has been discovered.
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"Democrats... want the race narrative to be 1619, America to be eternally damned as a foundationally racist country. Trump’s position, in contrast..."

"... raises everyone up: 'From the pilgrims to our Founders, from the soldiers at Valley Forge to the marchers at Selma, and from President Lincoln to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans have always rejected limits on our children’s future.' Trump wants to remind black Americans that this inheritance of striving and overcoming belongs to them, too.... It was clear from the choice of guests [at the State of the Union] that President Trump is going all out for the black vote, with ...
Tags: Law, America, Selma, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, Trump, Sotu, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Valley Forge, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump rhetoric, Karin McQuillan

Best cities for black travelers 2020

The Year of Return has come to an end, and whether or not you were able to make the pilgrimage, it remained a cultural phenomenon, sweeping the diaspora worldwide. This celebrity-studded, year-long event was created by the Ghanaian government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving at Jamestown, packaged in an invitation to Ghana. Formally announced by President Nano Akufo-Addo in September 2018, its aim was to celebrate “the cumulative resilience of all the ...
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Sanders lays out his 'radical dream' to solve climate change

At Friday’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, N.H., Sen. Bernie Sanders channeled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., expounding on his “dream” for the world to come together to solve climate change.
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Jeff Bezos uses Instagram to take an apparent swipe at a senior Trump official who accused him of ducking an important meeting (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos has taken to Instagram to vent following a Washington Post interview with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro.  In the interview, Navarro said Bezos told him at a recent party that they would meet, and has since dodged him.  But the exchange at the party and the Post report appears to have bothered Bezos enough for him to respond on his personal Instagram account. "Let's say you're at a big cocktail party and someone you don't know comes up to you while you're talking to your da...
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California pardoned a gay civil rights leader. Activists want clemency for more LGBTQ+ prisoners

Bayard Rustin, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr and died in 1987, was arrested in 1953 under a law used to prosecute LGBTQ+ peopleThe California governor has launched an initiative to grant clemency to people historically prosecuted for being gay, starting with a posthumous pardon for Bayard Rustin, a celebrated gay civil rights leader.Rustin, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr and helped organize the March on Washington, was arrested in 1953 for having consensual sex, convicte...
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Word and language museum in DC

There are plenty of museums that revolve around visual art — now words are finally getting their due. An interactive museum dedicated to words and language is opening on May 31, 2020, in Washington, DC. Planet Word is designed to educate visitors about language, with exhibits focusing on the spoken, sung, and written word. The 51,000-square-foot space will be located inside the historic Franklin School in the heart of DC. Photo: Anna Shuster/Vimeo The museum will feature 11 galleries with d...
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California Governor Pardons Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin Over Gay Sex Conviction

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday posthumously pardoned the openly gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who was charged with vagrancy and ordered to register as a sex offender in 1953 for having consensual sex with another man. Rustin was arrested in Pasadena, Calif., and sentenced to 60 days in jail for the misdemeanor “morals charge” after a police officer found him having sex with a man in a parked car. Rustin had been in Pasadena to deliver a speech on world peace. The pardon,...
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Civil rights hero Bayard Rustin gets official pardon for gay sex conviction

Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin, the right-hand advisor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the organizer of the Montgomery Bus Boycott will receive an official pardon for a gay sex conviction more than 70 years after the fact. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the pardon as part of a larger executive order aimed at granting clemency to citizens convicted of wrongdoing for consensual sexual encounters. “In California and across the country, many laws have been used as legal tools of oppres...
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Outrage over Trump giving Rush Limbaugh same medal awarded to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr

Donald Trump has been roundly condemned by critics for giving the controversial conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh one of the highest civilian awards in the country in the middle of his State of the Union address.Mr Trump announced his decision to award Mr Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his speech on Tuesday night, having Melania Trump present the medal and place it on the outspoken supporter of the president.
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5 times President Trump attacked socialism in the 2020 State of the Union

5 times President Trump attacked socialism in the 2020 State of the Union President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the ninety-seventh to be given in person and the third of his presidency. In addition to touting a booming economy and highlighting the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen and other groundbreaking Americans, the president attacked socialism, in the U.S. and abroad, at least five times. Here are the ways...
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Gov. Newsom Pardons Late Gay Civil Rights Leader In New Initiative

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Bayard Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963. He also helped plan other nonviolent protests and boycotts to end racial discrimination. Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned Rustin for his arrest in 1953 when he wa...
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Read the Full Transcript of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Trump’s speech came as his impeachment trial approaches its end — Senators will vote Wednesday on whether or not to remove the President from office. During Tuesday’s speech, which lasted about an hour and a half, Trump spoke about the economy, healthcare, and border security. He also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Tr...
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Willie O’Ree Says More to Be Done to Fight Racism in Sports

OTTAWA — Willie O’Ree is hopeful that one day sport will be free of racism and bigotry, but thinks it’s still a long way off. The 84-year-old O’Ree was in Ottawa on Monday as part of the NHL’s Black History Month Tour, which features a mobile curated museum displaying the history of black hockey players in the NHL. Being the only black player of his generation, O’Ree endured a great deal of racism. He said he is saddened it continues to happen today. “It’s not only happening in hockey, ...
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How Black Lives Matter Is Changing What Students Learn During Black History Month

Freshman year can make anyone feel lost, but Seattle teen Janelle Gary felt especially lost when she entered high school in 2015. At home, she watched a wave of gentrification drive change in the historically black Central District neighborhood, and at school, where she was one of the few students of color in an honors history class, she felt as if black perspectives were also in the minority. Looking back at that time, as now-18-year-old freshman at Central Washington University, she feels...
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6 Films to Watch for Black History Month, Recommended by an Expert

As February’s Black History Month observance rolls around, classrooms across the United States will turn their lesson plans to the African-American past — but the classroom isn’t the only place where that learning can happen. In addition to recent high-profile additions to the canon of movies about black history, like Harriet and Marshall, Hollywood history is rich with films that make fitting watching for Black History Month. Below, Jacqueline Stewart — host of Silent Sunday Nights on Turn...
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This policy would destroy $11.5 trillion of U.S. wealth

This policy would destroy $11.5 trillion of U.S. wealth A presidential season is a time of policies, proposals, and promises. All will guarantee they will increase national wealth and well-being, but history and rational analysis show that some reforms will hurt the very voters who support them. The wealth tax is one such policy, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. The organization released its analysis of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s “Ultra-Million...
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