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The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, Dick Costolo, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Porsche, Gm, Starwood, Silicon Valley, Bmw


Anthony Levandowski Closes His Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. From a report: Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the proc...
Tags: Google, California, Tech, Silicon Valley, Internal Revenue Service, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Lior Ron Claire Delaunay, Don Burnette Uber, George Floyd


The former Uber exec who was pardoned by Trump has closed his church that worshipped AI, donating its funds to the NAACP

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber and Google employee, dissolved a church he founded and dedicated to artificial intelligence. The engineer had been convicted of stealing trade secrets, but received a pardon from Donald Trump. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and founder of the tech company's self-driving car project Waymo, has closed his AI-focused church and donated its holdings to the NAA...
Tags: Google, Uber, News, Trends, Tech, Naacp, Donald Trump, Trump, Justin Sullivan Getty, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Tech Insider, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Annabelle Williams, TechCrunch Levandowski


Anthony Levandowski closes his Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the process had started...
Tags: Google, Transportation, California, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Irs, Trump, Ron, Internal Revenue Service, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, OpenAI Inc


FBI warns Iran and Russia obtained voter data as part of election interference efforts – live

Biden ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania while the two are tied in TexasTrump cuts short interview as Covid stimulus bill moves closerReport: Trump paid nearly $200,000 in taxes to ChinaFlorida accused of sowing confusion with voting changesVideo: how Trump failed OhioSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 2.06am BST Meanwhile, in the courts, Republicans have scored another victory in their ongoing crusade to restrict voting rights. The Supreme Court allowed Alabama offici...
Tags: Russia, US, Alabama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Fbi, Pennsylvania, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, The Supreme Court, House Homeland Security Committee


RECAP: Betty Buckley Talked About Her Introduction to Musical Theatre and Sang on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Wednesday night with Betty Buckley. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Betty Buckley, BWW News Desk


RECAP: Former Phantoms Talk About How They Booked the Part & Backstage Secrets on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Saturday night 8pmwith a special Phantom-themed episode, featuringRamin Karimloo,Sierra Boggess,Norm Lewis,Howard McGillin, andHugh Panaro. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, BWW News Desk


RECAP: Devanand Janki and Ronald Dennis Talked About Their Struggles Getting to Broadway on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continued this afternoon2pm for VARIETY THURSDAY withRonald Dennis, Orville Mendoza,andDevanand Janki. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Broadway, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, BWW News Desk, Devanand Janki, Ronald Dennis, Dennis Orville Mendoza


Brand Moves for Wednesday June 3

Fourteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid this latest crisis in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand mov...
Tags: Nordstrom, Hbo, Congress, France, Advertising, America, Converse, Adidas, Paris, Citigroup, University of Pennsylvania, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Mailchimp, Black


RECAP: Schele Williams Talked About the Legal Defense Fund on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continued Monday night 8pm with Schele Williams and Robin de Jess.This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, BWW News Desk, Schele Williams, Robin de Jess


RECAP: Leslie Uggams Talked About Her Involvement with the NAACP and Michael James Leslie Sang We Shall Overcome on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continued thisafternoon 2pm for June is bustin' out all over withLeslie Uggamsand guest Michael James Leslie.This episode is in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Naacp, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Leslie Uggams, BWW News Desk, Michael James Leslie


What Starbucks Will Discuss in 5/29 Racial Bias Training

Starbucks is ready to close its stores for four hours on Monday for an unprecedented U.S.-wide training session to address racial bias by its managers and partners (baristas, cashiers) towards customers and each other. Sparked by the April incident in Philadelphia in which a store manager called the police on two black male customers, the sessions will begin at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. local time and last three to four hours. Most stores won’t reopen after the training is over, though most normally sta...
Tags: Eric Holder, Uncategorized, Advertising, Training, Diversity, CSR, HR, United States, Howard Schultz, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Usa Today, Kevin Johnson, Kevin, Frederic, Oakland CA


Starbucks Stores To Close For An Afternoon Of Racial-Bias Education

Noel King talks to Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, who is among the experts advising the company on the curriculum.
Tags: News, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Starbucks Stores, Sherrilyn Ifill, Noel King, Afternoon Of Racial Bias Education


Attention Starbucks fantatics: Stores to close for half a day in May for bias training

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement Tuesday comes after the arrests sparked protests and calls for a boycott on social media. A video shows police talking with two black men seated at a table. After a few minutes, officers handcuff the men and lead the...
Tags: Business, New York, Eric Holder, America, Sport, Companies, Soccer, United States, Howard Schultz, Michael Brown, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Ferguson Missouri, Johnson, Local News, Kevin Johnson


May Day: Starbucks to Close for Racial Bias Employee Education

Three years ago Starbucks introduced “Race Together” as a way to spark a conversation around race in America. Elements included a content series with USA Today and conversational starters provided to partners (employees) to engage customers in topics around equality, diversity and the simmering tensions that had sparked the Black Lives Matter movement. Starbucks employees also their own experiences in a townhall. One of the boldest efforts by a brand to use its platform to improve the state o...
Tags: Human Rights, Campaigns, Eric Holder, John Oliver, Restaurants, Race, Uncategorized, Advertising, America, Employee Engagement, Diversity, Howard Schultz, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Johnson, Usa Today


NAACP Legal Defense Fund Takes Aim At Sessions In New Report On His Record

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund published a harsh rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general Monday, writing in a lengthy and detailed record of his career that “unrelenting hostility toward civil rights and racial justice has been the defining feature of Jeff Sessions’ professional life." Read More → [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Naacp, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund


Gwen Ifill's Funeral Was A Revival Meeting For America

WASHINGTON – The Ifill family’s journey from Barbados to the pinnacle of American society was an arduous and inspirational one. It was not the kind of story you heard from the campaign of Donald Trump, because it is one that undercuts and invalidates the worst aspects of the message of fear of “others” that Trump peddled. The Ifills left three generations ago, with an education in faith and a faith in education, but no money or prospects. They made their way to jobs in the U.S. Canal Zone in Pan...
Tags: New York, News, Eric Holder, Washington, Alabama, America, Pennsylvania, House, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Paul ryan, Gwen Ifill, Donald Trump, Panama, Huffington Post, Trump


Trump's Attorney General Nominee Was A Chief Opponent Of Federal Hate Crime Law

Questions and Controversy Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-Elect Donald J. Trump's new nominee for United States Attorney General, was one of the chief opponents of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crime Act passed by Congress in 2009 over his vigorous objections. Significant questions are arising about his nomination and the future of hate crime enforcement during the next administration because the Act specifically mandates the Attorney General's approval for all federal enforcement under its pro...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, Alabama, America, Fbi, United States, Wyoming, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Jordan, Huffington Post, Justice Department, Bureau Of Justice Statistics


Civil Rights Groups Condemn Nomination Of Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

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Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Alabama, America, United States, Ronald Reagan, Aclu, Iowa, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Bush, Senate Judiciary Committee, American Civil Liberties Union


John Oliver Has A Whole Post-Election Plan For You To Follow

John Oliver summed up many people’s feelings on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” when he named 2016 “the fucking worst,” and tried to make sense of Donald Trump’s victory. All roads led back to the same important question: “What the fuck do we do now?” “We’re going to need to stay here and fight, and not just politically in four years when he’s up for reelection, but constantly, monitoring legislation as it moves through Congress, and fucking voting when your legislators come up for reelection in t...
Tags: News, Congress, John Oliver, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Center For Reproductive Rights, Oliver, Trump, Rebecca Shapiro, Natural Resources Defense Council, Mexican American Legal Defense And Education Fund, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund


NAACP Joins With Knife Rights in Support of New York Knife Law Reform

By Dean Weingarten Dean Weingarten Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The two knives in the lower left corner are actual gravity knives.  The others have resulted in prosecutions for possession of a “gravity knife” in New York City.Knife Rights has been aggressively working to reform the New York State law on pocket knives.  The law was passed in the 1950’s as part of the trendy and hyped “switchblade” ban based on false information and emotional arguments.Some organizations associated with “progress...
Tags: New York, Guns, Senate, Virginia, New York City, Department Of Defense, Village Voice, Arizona, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, Naacp, New York State, De Blasio, Cuomo, Cyrus Vance


Monday round-up

In The Washington Post, Mark Berman reports on the aftermath of the Court’s recent decision in Hurst v. Florida, in which the Court “struck down Florida’s unique system of imposing death sentences as unconstitutional because it let judges, rather than juries, make the final call.”  Kent Scheidegger weighs in at Crime and Consequences with a detailed analysis of what the ruling might mean for other inmates on the state’s death row. In Slate, Robert J. Smith focuses on the pending case of Georgi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Court, America, Los Angeles, Georgia, Atlantic, Huffington Post, Round-up, Antonin Scalia, Linda Greenhouse, Adam Feldman


Red Line and race

Few things put otherwise reasonable people in a fighting mood like an accusation of racism. So it's safe to assume Gov. Larry Hogan and his advisers were none too happy to hear that the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the ACLU of Maryland have filed a complaint this week with the U.S. Department of Transportation alleging that the decision to kill the Red Line was part of a racially discriminatory pattern of transportation decisions in Maryland.
Tags: Maryland, Aclu, Larry Hogan, U S Department of Transportation, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund