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Harriet Glickman, teacher who got ‘Peanuts’ its first black character, dies at 93

When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, Harriet Glickman was so angry and outraged she asked herself what she could do to change the “fear, hate and violence” that led to his death. The answer ultimately led Glickman to help change the course of comic-strip history. Glickman, who persuaded Charles M. Schulz to introduce a black character into his enormously popular “Peanuts” comic strip in 1968, died late last month. She was 93. Glickman died at her home in Sherman Oaks from compli...
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Martin, Malcolm and the Fight for Equality

Peniel E. Joseph’s “The Sword and the Shield” shows that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had more in common than is generally believed.
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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98

A lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Lowery helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
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Joseph Lowery: Veteran US civil rights leader dies aged 98

Joseph Lowery, a former "dear friend" of Martin Luther King Jr, was a champion for civil rights.
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Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader, dies at 98

He worked hand in hand in the civil rights movement's formative years with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson.
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America's civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies, aged 98

Lowery was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama in 2009, a few months after he had given the benediction at Obama's inauguration. Lowery was a former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an Atlanta-based civil rights organization formed in 1957 by Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders as bus boycotts across the South signaled a new era in the movement for racial equality.
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MGM Pushes Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ For Awards Season Christmas Release

Finally, a piece of release date news that’s not a depressing coronavirus-related delay. MGM is pushing the release date of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the powerful-voiced singer, for Christmas Day, with the intention of propping it up as an awards season contender. The film was originally set to arrive in October. Deadline reports that the “mind-blowing” dailies of Jennifer Hudson’s performance as Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic Respect have ins...
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National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha Adds Four to Cast, Unveils First Look

National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha adds four to cast, unveils first look Just in time to celebrate what would have been Aretha Franklin’s 78th birthday, National Geographic has unveiled the first look at Genius: Aretha, the third installment in the acclaimed anthology biopic series, as well as announcing four new stars joining the roster. (Via Deadline) RELATED: Genius: Aretha Teaser Features Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul The cast is expanding with the additions of Tip “T.I.” Harris...
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12 books by black authors to read

Just when the Black Travel Movement was gaining so much speed, we now all find ourselves confined to our houses. While the onset of COVID-19 has put the entire world on the no-fly list, we don’t have to pass this time idly. Instead, we can use these weeks we’ll be grounded to absorb the work of the legends that paved the way for us to be able to lead our nomadic lives. If you have been previously unfamiliar with the work of black travel writers, you’re in for a treat: Black travel writers can...
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The White House may hand out checks to Americans — or a short-term universal basic income — to soften the blow of coronavirus. Here's how the Silicon Valley dream became a policy plank for Andrew Yang and now Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it is "looking at sending checks to Americans immediately" to help offset the financial burden the novel coronavirus. Senator Mitt Romney proposed the idea of giving every US adult $1,000 — or an interim universal basic income — on Monday.  This concept, called universal basic income is a government guarantee that each citizen receives a minimum amount of money. The ideas behind a universal basic income, or UBI, is centuries old, but has been gaining t...
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Here's the full memo from advertising holding company IPG saying all its offices will stay open amid coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus impacts workplaces around the world, ad agency holding company IPG said its offices would stay open for business, though employees can ask managers to work from home. IPG encouraged staff to take steps to comply with local regulations and minimize risk, such as avoiding large meetings and staggering work schedules. One of IPG's agencies, Weber Shandwick, confirmed that two employees at its New York headquarters had been exposed to someone who later tested positive for the vi...
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A top Netflix exec breaks down its upcoming push into home and property shows, the company's next major reality-TV focus (NFLX)

Netflix's next big push in reality TV will be in the home-renovation and property space, the company's head of unscripted content told Business Insider.  The company has been in production on a few home-makeover and property shows that will test different formats. "You'll see a lot of home or property shows coming up in the next year," Brandon Riegg, vice president of nonfiction series and comedy specials, said Click here for more BI Prime stories. Netflix has landed a string of reality-TV hi...
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Netflix's unscripted boss explains the strategy that's led to a string of reality-TV hits like 'Cheer' and 'Love Is Blind' — and his next big bet (NFLX)

Netflix content exec Brandon Riegg is leading the streaming service's rise in reality TV. His strategy is two-fold: Find a few projects in every genre in the unscripted category — which can span food, competition, dating, auto, home makeover, docuseries, and more — and push producers to bring something new to the table, like compelling formats or subject matters. He's also experimenting with staggered release schedules for reality series that have elimination rounds and other overarching narra...
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Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods for Deaths of 3 Officers Who Were Shot by Another Man

(ATMORE, Ala.) — A man convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 killings of three police officers in Alabama who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, authorities said. The inmate had no last words before the chemicals began flowing, but appeared to arrange his hands in a sign of his Islamic faith. Alabama’s first execution of the year came af...
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Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods, Man Convicted in Killing of 3 Cops Who Were Shot By Someone Else

A man convicted in the 2004 killings of three police officers who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening in Alabama. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, authorities said. The inmate had no last words before the chemicals began flowing. The execution came after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary stay to consider last-minute appeals and then denied the inmate’s petitions. It als...
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How to make money on Twitch, TikTok sponsorship rates, and Olivia Jade's return to influencer marketing

Welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, and I'll be briefing you on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. Before we get started, I want to first introduce a colleague who will be appearing more frequently in this newsletter moving forward: Kevin Webb! Kevin has been covering gaming for Business Insider and he'll be digging into the business of esports and gaming influencers. This week, Kevin spoke to top Twitch streamers who broke down ...
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Supreme Court Halts Alabama Execution of Nathaniel Woods so It Can Review His Appeal

(ATMORE, Ala.) — Alabama was set to put to death an inmate Thursday evening for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected drug house. The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution plan at least temporarily to review his appeal. Nathaniel Woods, 43, was scheduled to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, Alabama, unless the governor or courts ultimately intervene. In Washington, the Supreme Court announced it was staying the execution, w...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 5-12

  Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta,” with a variety of gravity-defying acts, continues until March 8 in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. (Photo by Benoit Z. Leroux/Courtesy Cirque du Soleil)   Here is a sampling of upcoming and ongoing events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Cirque du Soleil – Volta: The company’s new show is inspired by street sports, 8 p.m. March 5; 4:30 and 8 p.m. March 6-7; 4 p.m. March 8. Tickets $44 and up. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Lo...
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Alabama executes man convicted in killing of 3 officers

A man convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 killings of three police officers in Alabama who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, authorities said. Alabama's first execution of the year came after a last minute bid to stop it, that included support from the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and others who argued it was unfair...
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son Asks Alabama to Stop Inmate’s Upcoming Execution

(MOBILE, Ala.) — The son of Martin Luther King, Jr. has called on Alabama’s governor to stop Thursday’s plan to execute an inmate for the 2004 killings of three police officers in which authorities say a co-defendant did the shooting. Nathaniel Woods, 43, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at a south Alabama prison unless the governor or courts intervene. Family members of Woods also have urged the governor to halt the execution. Woods and co-defendant Kerry Spencer...
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MLK's son asks Alabama to stop inmate's upcoming execution

The son of Martin Luther King, Jr. has called on Alabama's governor to stop Thursday's plan to execute an inmate for the 2004 killings of three police officers in which authorities say a co-defendant did the shooting. Nathaniel Woods, 43, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at a south Alabama prison unless the governor or courts intervene. Family members of Woods also have urged the governor to halt the execution.
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Keep Talking to Your Kids About Race and Racism

If you are a non-black American, you probably (hopefully?) found a couple of moments during February to talk with your kids about slavery, civil rights and racism. The kids came home from school at some point throughout the month, talking about Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream or Rosa Parks’ bus seat and you jumped…Read more...
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Reddit and Twitter users are lashing out at Robinhood's back-to-back service outages. Here's what they're saying.

Robinhood experienced its second straight daily outage during Tuesday's hectic trading session, prompting fresh backlash from clients online. Markets slipped as the day progressed as investors mulled the Federal Reserve's first emergency rate cut since the 2008 financial crisis. The discount brokerage experienced a "system-wide outage" during most of Monday's session after an infrastructure issue locked users out of their accounts. The Tuesday error restored by 11:54 a.m. ET, according to a Ro...
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An internal Microsoft memo tells employees to talk to managers about coronavirus travel concerns — and some employees say it's not enough (MSFT)

Microsoft Executive Vice President Kurt DelBene sent an email to employees on Monday instructing them to discuss with their manager any concerns they might have with work travel amid the spread of coronavirus. Some Microsoft employees expressed concerns to Business Insider that the company's response is insufficient. Salesforce, for example, has paused nonessential travel for its 50,000 employees.  Microsoft has yet to respond to a request for more information, but DelBene in his email said "g...
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‘I Was Not Going to Stand.’ Rosa Parks Predecessors Recall Their History-Making Acts of Resistance

On March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was sitting on a totally full bus in Montgomery, Ala., when the driver asked her and three black schoolmates give up the whole row so that a white woman could sit. According to her biographer Phillip Hoose’s account of the events, her classmates got up and moved to the back, but Colvin did not — and the white woman remained standing, refusing to sit in the same row as the black teenager. Under the city’s Jim Crow-era segregation laws, black pas...
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10 quotes from great minds on why you should vote

Everybody occasionally wonders if they should bother to vote. To help out, we have quotes from 10 great minds explaining why voting, and participation in politics in general, is the right thing to do. Some of them will inspire you, some will scare you, and some are pretty funny. Very often, going to vote seems like a dreary chore. Between the long lines, candidates you're tired of hearing about, and endless down-ballot races you forgot to form an opinion on, it all seems like a pain. However, ma...
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The coronavirus has already cost the ultra-wealthy more than $100 billion. Here's why they're likely to feel more pain from the market drops than the average American.

Cases of the novel coronavirus may be concentrated in China, but the stock market losses are not. Bernard Arnault, the chairman of Louis Vuitton parent LVMH, lost $8.8 billion from his personal net worth in the past week as reduced spending in China hurts luxury sales.  The world's 500 richest people lost $139 billion from their collective net worths on Monday in the largest single-day drop since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index started tracking that metric in October 2016. The ultra-wealthy ...
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The LA Phil delivers Power To The People! with Herbie Hancock, Patti Smith, Angela Davis and more

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall as conductor Gustavo Dudamel and jazz icon Herbie Hancock began to brainstorm who and what they might include in the LA Phil‘s upcoming Power To The People! festival. Just imagine the suggestions: What about Patti Smith and her band? Do you think Angela Davis might come and talk? Hey, maybe Terence Blanchard can play his scores for Spike Lee’s films? The festival cooked up by Dudamel, the LA Phil’s music and artistic director, and Hancock, the orchestra’s creat...
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Joyce Ladner Used Her Stories to Raise Awareness of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, She’s Telling Them in a New Way

When The March, TIME’s virtual reality re-creation of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, opens to the public on Friday at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, visitors will be able to experience being part of the crowd on the day in 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. For Joyce Ladner, summoning that feeling requires no VR headset. Ladner was a teenage college student when, on Aug. 28, 1963, she ended up right behind King ...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 27-March 5

  Suzi Kades’ “Skater-Gator” is part of her solo show “pArts” through April 6 at the Town Center Art Space at Westfield Valencia Town Center. (Photo courtesy of Suzi Kades)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   San Fernando Valley Audubon Society: Guest speaker Bill Mandel, senior volunteer in the Aves Division at the Los Angeles Zoo, discusses the “Condor Project” and its suc...
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