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Apple Launches New Nationwide Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects

Apple today announced a set of new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of color. Rendering of the Propel Center The projects include the Propel Center, a global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), an Apple Developer Academy to support coding and tech education for students in Detroit, and venture capital ...
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Apple Removes Parler From App Store Due to 'Inadequate' Measures to Address Dangerous Content

Apple today confirmed that it has chosen to suspend Parler from the App Store, stating that the self-described "non-biased, free speech social media" app has failed to take "adequate measures to address the proliferation" of "threats to people's safety." Apple said there is "no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," and noted that Parler will remain unavailable on the App Store until if and when these issues are resolved. Apple's full statement, issued to MacRumo...
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New Apple TV+ Series 'The Oprah Conversation' Launching on July 30

Apple and Oprah have established a multi-year multi-project deal, and the latest TV show to come out of that agreement is "The Oprah Conversation," which is set to premiere on July 30. "The Oprah Conversation," which is being filmed remotely during the ongoing public health crisis, will feature interviews with the "foremost newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft." In the first episode, titled "How to Be an Antiracist," Oprah will interview professor and author Ibram X. Kendi...
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Apple's Diversity Chief Christie Smith Leaves the Company

Apple's head of diversity and inclusion Christie Smith is leaving the company, according to a Bloomberg report today. Unlike her predecessor, who reported directly to CEO Tim Cook, Smith reported to Apple's senior VP of retail and people, Deirdre O'Brien. "Inclusion and diversity are core Apple values and we deeply believe the most diverse teams are the most innovative teams," Apple said in an emailed statement confirming the news. "Christie Smith will be leaving Apple to spend more time with ...
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