Keke Palmer unpacks her powerful protest encounter with the National Guard

[ad_1] Over the last few weeks, there have been many emotional, impassioned, and viral moments from the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept America and parts of the globe following the police killing of George Floyd.  One you might have seen, with 26.5 million video views, is Hustlers actor and singer Keke…

Why the social network of systemic racism is ripe for change

[ad_1] It took two weeks of explosive, transformative national upheaval on race and policing before the head of America’s hyperlocal social network finally took a stand. “Let me say it unequivocally,” Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar said in a statement sent to millions of members in 200,000 U.S. neighborhoods Thursday. “Racism has no place on Nextdoor.” …

Tennis star James Blake recounts being tackled by police before the U.S. Open

[ad_1] Stories of racism and police brutality deserve to be heard and amplified, especially during this time of protest and calls for action following the police killing of George Floyd, who died after three police officers pinned him down, one kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. One such story is that of tennis star…

If you’re not investing in diverse founders, you’re a bad investor – TechCrunch

[ad_1] BLCK VC is a nonprofit focused on empowering Black investors and increasing diversity in venture capital. We won’t sit here as we have for so many years with strong faces and encouraging words and pretend that we’re not tired. We’re tired because we’ve spent yet another week mourning our Black brothers and sisters who…

Snapchat ex-employees say past editorial practices were racially biased

[ad_1] Last week, Snap for standing up for Black Lives Matter. But former employees on the content team told Mashable the company didn’t always embrace the fight for racial justice so vehemently. One claimed their manager said a Men’s Fashion Week story featured too many black faces. Another said their editors thought stories on black…

IBM asks Congress for police reform, leaves facial recognition business

[ad_1] Enlarge / IBM CEO Arvind Krishna speaking at a conference in 2016, when he was SVP and director at IBM Research. IBM is walking away completely from the facial recognition business, CEO Arvind Krishna announced yesterday in a letter urging Congress to act against police misconduct and regulate the way technology can be used…

Trevor Noah condemns the brutal tactics police are using against protesters

[ad_1] The protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd — who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes — show no signs of slowing down. But while these protests are spreading globally, videos of police brutality are also being shared far and wide —…

Spike Lee tells Trump not to talk about George Floyd

[ad_1] On May 25, 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd died after Minneapolis police handcuffed him and knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. On July 17, 2014, 43-year-old Eric Garner died after New York police put him in a chokehold. On September 15, 1983, 25-year-old Michael Stewart died after New York police beat and hogtied…