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The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington DC. Reuters The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday. The bill would be the most ambitious police reform passed in the US in decades. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where it needs at least 10 GOP votes to become law. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US House of Representatives passed the George Floy...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Police, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Npr


IBM, Call for Code, and the Linux Foundation announce new open source projects to combat racism

The Linux Foundation last week announced it was hosting seven open source projects in partnership with IBM and David Clark Cause’s Call for Code for Racial Justice. Background: Call for Code for Racial Justice launched late last year to solicit solutions from the global coding community. The goal of the challenge is to come up with novel open source solutions backed by IBM and partner technologies such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence. There are currently seven “solution starters” ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Linux Foundation, David Clark, Ruth Davis, Racial Justice, Neural


Graham while criticizing Trump's impeachment trial: 'I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached if the Republicans take over the House'

Then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) speak before then-President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on February 5, 2019. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File Lindsey Graham suggested that Kamala Harris could be impeached by a future GOP-controlled House. "We've opened Pandora's box to future presidents," he said. Graham voted to acquit the former president in his second impeachment trial. Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, California, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pandora, Gop, Arkansas, House, Fox News, Graham, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Kamala Harris


Technology and society 'smashed together in a head-on collision.' Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social media companies faced one of their toughest challenges in 2020 as misinformation surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rafael Henrique/Getty Images In 2020, technology's true impact on society was exposed, a new Mozilla Foundation report argues. It examined how tech shaped debates over racial justice, labor rights, and corporate accountability. In 2021, companies will face pressure to build "responsible" tech, Mozilla's president told Insider. Visit...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Transparency, Politics, Technology, Microsoft, California, Washington, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Social Media, Surveillance


White House official calls Trump administration's rhetoric on race 'dangerous' as Biden halts DOJ contracts with private prisons

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden issued four executive orders on Tuesday. One of them will order the DOJ to halt any new contracts with private prisons. A senior official called the Trump administration's rhetoric and policies on race "dangerous." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a series of executive actions announced on Tuesday, President Joe Biden will halt any new contracts between the Departm...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ice, Department Of Justice, Executive Order, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Rice, Trump, Department of Health and Human Services, Customs Enforcement ICE


Apple is launching a US app developer academy and a hub for HBCU students as part of its $100 million pledge to fight for racial equality

A rendering of Apple's Propel Center, an education hub for HBCUs. Apple Apple has announced three new projects aimed at addressing systemic racism as part of its $100 million racial equality initiative. The iPhone-maker will launch a new innovation and learning hub in Atlanta, called the Propel Center, to support historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. Apple is also opening its first US developer academy in Detroit and investing in two venture capital firms that provide...
Tags: Apple, John Lewis, Cook, US, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Atlanta, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Cbs, Detroit, Black, App Developers, Southern Company, Gayle King, Apple Apple


More than 100 pastors call on Loeffler to stop spreading 'reprehensible falsehoods' about Warnock, denouncing them as 'an attack against the Black Church'

GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock appear during a debate on December 6, 2020, in Atlanta. Ben Gray/AP Photo A group of over 100 pastors criticized the campaign strategy of GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, calling her out for political attacks against Democrat Raphael Warnock which they feel have devolved into "a broader attack against the Black Church." "We call on you to cease and desist your false characterizations of Reverend Warnock as 'radical' or 's...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Senate, Religion, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Donald Trump, Black, Political Campaigns, Trump, Democratic


Biden and Harris have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2020

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2020. The pair were chosen for the honor over finalists that included President Donald Trump, the movement for racial justice, and frontline health workers with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said that Biden and Harris received for the honor "...
Tags: Politics, California, Time, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Time Magazine, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Delaware, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Electoral College


Two women detained for speaking Spanish in Montana convenience store settle border patrol lawsuit

Two women, both U.S. citizens, who were detained for speaking Spanish while shopping at a northern Montana convenience store by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have reached a monetary settlement in their lawsuit against the agency, the ACLU of Montana announced Tuesday. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Montana, US news, Racism, Aclu, Racial Profiling, Customs And Border Protection, U S Customs, Border Protection, Racial Justice


Honoring Black Consciousness Day in Brazil

In Brazil, November 20 is Black Consciousness Day, or Dia da Consciência Negra in Portuguese, a public holiday celebrated in more than 830 cities around the country. It’s a tribute to Zumbi dos Palmares, the most prominent resistance leader against slavery and a symbol of the fight for freedom and recognition.In a country where more than half the population of 212 million people identify as Black, Brazilians celebrate this day to raise awareness about the history and the achievements of the Blac...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Europe, United States, Brazil, Sundar Pichai, Black, Salvador, Twitter Instagram, FGV, Racial Justice, Diversity and Inclusion, Google Arts Culture, Africa Google, Zumbi


Majority of tech workers expect company solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Loren Appin Contributor Share on Twitter Loren Appin is co-founder and COO of Fishbowl, a workplace social network bringing together professionals during the new era of remote work. The death of George Floyd and the recent Black Lives Matter protests have drawn widespread attention to the systemic racism within the United States. Millions of individuals across every state have come together to demand change. Yet, whether co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Maryland, Washington Post, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Missouri, Kansas, Kpmg, Louisiana


Lee Anna Osei honouring brother through Black Canadian Coaches initiative

Lee Anna Osei's brother Samuel would have turned 31 on May 26 — the day after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, sparking an American uprising.It was an emotional time for the St. Francis Xavier University women's head basketball coach, but a pivotal one.In the days that followed, the 30-year-old from Toronto, who's one of the youngest and one of the few Black coaches in Canadian university sports, started the Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA), an ini...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Toronto, Canada, Miami, Ncaa, Charlotte Hornets, Mcgill, Ghana, Vaughan, Waterloo, Allan, Samuel, Floyd


"Promissory Note" marries MLK's moving words with music and imagery

Filmmaker Jazeel Gayle took a key passage from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and transformed it into a powerful short film about Black Lives Matter. Jazeel says: This film is a tribute to this great country and its bloody imperfections. I detest the idea that Black Lives Matter is somehow un-American. The framers of the Constitution made a promise of Freedom and Justice for all. And that promise is overdue! And we’ve come to collect. Below is the relevant passage from Dr. Ki...
Tags: Video, News, America, Mlk, Martin Luther King, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Racial Justice, I Have A Dream, Jazeel, Jazeel Gayle, Freedom and Justice


Infosec community debates changing ‘Black Hat’ terminology

Some argue the term contributes to racial stereotyping
Tags: Terminology, Security, News, Trends, Hacking, Infosec, Racial Justice


Biased AI perpetuates racial injustice

Miriam Vogel Contributor Share on Twitter Miriam Vogel is the president and CEO of EqualAI, a nonprofit organization focused on reducing unconscious bias in artificial intelligence. The murder of George Floyd was shocking, but we know that his death was not unique. Too many Black lives have been stolen from their families and communities as a result of historical racism. There are deep and numerous threads woven into racial in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Column, Microsoft, Opinion, Government, Tech, Diversity, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Department Of Justice, Sally Yates, Ftc, Racial Justice


The US military is allegedly investigating the cause of racial disparities in the US military

During a Congressional hearing on June 16, 2020, top legal officers from the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps acknowledged the results of a 2019 study from the Government Accountability Office, which noted that Black and Hispanic servicemembers of any gender were significantly more likely to be sent to court-martial for formal punishment after an act of misconduct than their white counterparts. The judge advocates of each of these wings of Armed Forces recognized that this is, indee...
Tags: Post, News, Navy, US, Racism, Military, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, U.S. military, US Navy, US Air Force, Armed Forces, GAO, Congressional, JEFFREY


20 resources to help you begin your anti-racism journey

Don't know how to cope with everything happening in the world? These 20 books, films, essays, podcasts, and experts will help you turn thoughts into actions.
Tags: Listings, Radio, Racism, Prejudice, Discrimination, Social Justice, Don, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Select, Racial Justice, Antiracism, Antiracist


Microsoft employees call for company to cancel its police contracts

In a new letter addressed to executive leadership, a group of Microsoft employees is demanding that the Seattle-area company end its existing law enforcement contracts. As reported by OneZero, the letter, sent via email, emerged out of a Facebook group for young employees at the company. It addresses Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Executive Vice President Kurt DelBene directly and was copied to 250 supporters. In the past, Microsoft employees have organized other kinds of activism through th...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Government, Satya Nadella, Tech, Seattle, Policing, Seattle Police Department, Nadella, Racial Justice, Kurt DelBene, Black Lives Matter Seattle, Onezero, George Floyd


Microsoft employees call for company to cancel its contracts with law enforcement

In a new letter addressed to executive leadership, a group of Microsoft employees is demanding that the Seattle-area company end its existing law enforcement contracts. As reported by OneZero, the letter, sent via email, emerged out of a Facebook group for young employees at the company. It addresses Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Executive Vice President Kurt DelBene directly and was copied to 250 supporters. In the past, Microsoft employees have organized other kinds of activism through th...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Government, Satya Nadella, Tech, Seattle, Policing, Seattle Police Department, Nadella, Racial Justice, Kurt DelBene, Black Lives Matter Seattle, Onezero, George Floyd


Zillow CEO Rich Barton signs letter supporting Georgia hate crimes law

Rich Barton, along with leaders of three national real estate companies, signed a letter asking Georgia legislators to pass a hate crimes bill.
Tags: Georgia, Radio, Discrimination, Zillow, Social Justice, Industry News, Select, Rich Barton, Racial Justice, Anti-defamation League, Hate Crimes Law


It’s time to break your silence on racial injustice

Each and every one of us can change the trajectory of racial inequality in America for good. Here's why you need to do your part in spreading the word of racial equality and show up for racial justice every day. 
Tags: Opinion, America, Service, Radio, Agent, Satire, Black Lives Matter, Racial Equality, Racial Justice, Jeff Glover, 13TH, Code Switch


Black tech leaders issue call to action to combat racial injustice in the Bay Area

As a tumultuous week of protests draws broad attention to America’s open wounds of racist police violence, a coalition of Black founders, advocates, investors and other leaders are issuing a call to action for those in the tech industry to stand against the systemic forces that continue to claim Black lives. The effort, called “Black Tech for Black Lives,” pulls together a set of specific, actionable commitments intended to “support frontline leaders working to create a more just world.” The ple...
Tags: Startups, TC, Minneapolis, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, PPP, Black, Jones, Megan Rose Dickey, Bay Area, Darrell Jones III, Catherine Bracy, Maurice Wilkins


Black tech leaders issue call to action to fight racial injustice in the Bay Area

As a tumultuous week of protests draws broad attention to America’s open wounds of racist police violence, a coalition of Black founders, advocates, investors and other leaders are issuing a call to action for those in the tech industry to stand against the systemic forces that continue to claim Black lives. The effort, called “Black Tech for Black Lives,” pulls together a set of specific, actionable commitments intended to “support frontline leaders working to create a more just world.” The ple...
Tags: Startups, TC, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, PPP, Black, Jones, Megan Rose Dickey, Bay Area, Black America, Darrell Jones III, Catherine Bracy, Maurice Wilkins


A Holy Fire

My city has been on fire this week. The Scandinavian meat market that my mother grew up walking to — sawdust crunching under her feet once inside. A hard-worked-for Hmong market. Owned by a pair of brothers, a distillery that, due to COVID, began producing gallon jugs of hand sanitizer. A Mexican panadería, formerly a florist that my mom rode her bike to as a kid to peer in the display windows. Neighborhood gas stations and groceries. Post offices and banks. Hundreds of other businesses, buildin...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Inspiration, Racism, Christ, Pentecost, CSB, Sunday Scripture, Eugene Cho, Racial Reconciliation, Racial Justice, Deidra Riggs, Alia Joy, IGTV


Friday opinion: Tough love on a tough subject

Charles Brown speaking at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit held at the Oregon Zoo last week.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) “How can you call yourself a bike-friendly town if you have people of color who are afraid to leave their house? How do you even accept these awards? It’s a moral question.” Those comments are why Charles Brown (@CTBrown1911) is a name that won’t soon be forgotten by the hundreds of people in attendance at his keynote speech during the Oregon Active Transportation Co...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Brown, Oregon Zoo, Charles Brown, Jonathan Maus, Racial Justice, Oregon Active Transportation Summit, BP Headlines


'Privileged,' Utah Jazz star Kyle Korver's powerful essay on race in the NBA and America

What an incredibly powerful piece of writing from Utah Jazz basketball player Kyle Korver on playing in the NBA, on coming to understand his own racial justice blind spots, and -- beautifully -- the difference between guilt and responsibility. Excerpt from 'Privileged' at theplayerstribune.com: Two concepts that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately are guilt and responsibility. When it comes to racism in America, I think that guilt and responsibility tend to be seen as more or less the same t...
Tags: Post, News, America, Racism, Nba, White Supremacy, Utah Jazz, Kyle Korver, Picks, Racial Justice


Google’s nonprofit arm donates another $7.5 million to advance racial justice

 Google.org is donating $7.5 million to racial justice organizations Vera Institute for Justice, LatinoJustice, The Leadership Conference and R Street’s Justice for Work Coalition. This brings Google.org’s total amount of funding to racial justice organizations to $32 million since 2015. Google.org’s racial justice portfolio arc has focused on the three Ps: policing,… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Diversity, Google.org, Racial Justice, Vera Institute for Justice


Google’s non-profit arm donates another $7.5 million to advance racial justice

 Google.org is donating $7.5 million to racial justice organizations Vera Institute for Justice, LatinoJustice, The Leadership Conference and R Street’s Justice for Work Coalition. This brings Google.org’s total amount funding to racial justice organizations to $32 million since 2015. Google.org’s racial justice portfolio arc has focused on what Justin Steele, principal at… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Diversity, Google.org, Racial Justice, Justin Steele, Vera Institute for Justice


Aug. 26: Ha exhibits work in upcoming new book

Robin Ha on Saturday holds a gallery show at the Tiniest Gallery in D.C. featuring some pages ans sketches from her upcoming book Fly with Your Own Wings, A Memoir, which is scheduled to be published in late 2019. Per her Facebook event page: "Chronicling her expatriation from South Korea to Acclimating to life in the US, starting in the Alabama and ending up here in the local area. See it first at the #tiniestgallery's premiere art show. Come eat and view Robin's work with friends and acti...
Tags: South Korea, Comics, US, Alabama, Aclu, Robin, Matt Dembicki, Racial Justice, Robin Ha


March for Racial Justice organizers sorry for scheduling it on Yom Kippur

The march is a response to the June 16 verdict acquitting a Minnesota police officer in the death of Philando Castile.            [Author: Religion News Service]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Religion News Service, Racial Justice, Philando Castile