The CROWN Act updates the state’s anti-discrimination law so that “race” includes “traits historically associated with race,” such as afros and braids.
African Americans have made significant gains in life expectancy, and the mortality gap between white and black Americans has been cut in half since 1999.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been arresting undocumented immigrants with no state charges against them. He has now been charged with criminal contempt.
The NAACP is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans by a group, including, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.
Ben & Jerry’s, The Coca-Cola Company, Eddie Bauer, The Hershey Company, Levi Strauss & Co., Magnolia Pictures, The North Face, Patagonia, REI, Unilever, Verizon, and more have boycotted Facebook advertisements as the company declined to take action against misinformation from President Trump — the same ones that Twitter flagged as misleading or glorifying violence.
Adobe, the Arizona Cardinals, Best Buy, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, JC Penney, Lyft, Mastercard, The New York Times, Nike, the NFL, Postmates, Square, Target, Twitter, and Vox Media – are making Juneteenth a permanent paid holiday, this year and all years moving forward.
Johns Hopkins University has now published a free online course that helps people offer psychological first aid to those in need, whether they are suffering from depression, anxiety, or some other form of distress. More than 200,000 around the world have already completed the course.
Advocacy groups like the ACLU have long raised significant privacy concerns regarding facial recognition. Researchers like Joy Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, and Deborah Raji have demonstrated that these technologies can come with built-in racial and gender biases.
Thousands of researchers and STEM professionals, including two prominent scientific journals, have vowed to not partake in business as usual on Wednesday as an act of solidarity with ongoing protests against racial injustice.
Her election is further sign of the black community’s increasing political influence in Ferguson. In 2014, the city had one black council member. Now four of six council seats are filled by African Americans.