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H&M temporarily closes nearly 100 US stores amid George Floyd protests and looting

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  • H&M said Tuesday that it has temporarily closed 95 of its stores in the US because of protests and lootings following the death of George Floyd.
  • Some of its stores have been damaged during thes…

    naacp legal defense fund - Business Insider
    3:04am PDT - June 3rd, 2020

After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

A group of Facebook employees complained the company should have acted against Mr. Trump's posts containing the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”

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4:03pm PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Zuckerberg rejects employee calls to act on Trump posts

Facing a swell of employee disapproval, the Facebook CEO defended his decision during a private question-and-answer session with staff.

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3:34pm PDT - June 2nd, 2020

What You Can Do to Protest Racial Injustice in the Music Industry Right Now

Regardless of your stance on Black Out Tuesday, it's clear that the music industry is plagued by inequality. That has to change.

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2:41pm PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Celebrities Dig Deep During George Floyd Protests, Donating Millions to Racial Justice Causes

Chrissy Teigen, Seth Rogen, Janelle Monae, The Weeknd, Cynthia Nixon, Halsey, Colin Kaepernick and more have donated to various organizations.

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9:20am PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Civil rights groups condemn Zuckerberg's inaction on Trump's posts

Civil rights leaders condemned Facebook's inaction on a recent series of controversial posts from President Donald Trump following a conversation Monday between their groups and top Facebook execs, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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8:26am PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Colin Kaepernick Was Right, and Pro Athletes Won’t Stand Down

Athletes like Kaepernick, who've grown more emboldened to engage in social demonstration and discourse in recent years, were on to something

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8:11am PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Facebook employees plan first major walkout over company's decision not to act against Trump

Disgruntled Facebook employees, upset for days over the company's decision not to take down what they saw as calls for violence from President Trump, made their grievances public on Monday, with reportedly hundreds of workers staging a virtual walkout.Why it …

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6:49am PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Facebook faces further backlash over Trump post

Civil rights leaders say Mark Zuckerberg sets a "dangerous precedent" by leaving the post up.

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4:20am PDT - June 2nd, 2020

Civil rights leaders blast Facebook after meeting with Zuckerberg

A trio of civil rights leaders issued a blistering statement Monday following a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives to discuss the social network's decision to leave up comments from President Trump they say amount to calls for …

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9:19pm PDT - June 1st, 2020

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Who Had Their Wedding on a Plantation, Donate $200,000 to the NAACP

"We want to use our privilege and platform to be an ally," the couple said in a statement.

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5:58am PDT - June 1st, 2020

Sherrilyn Ifill: Scenes from streets of Minneapolis show 'lack of faith in the justice system'

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss how the people of Minneapolis are "absolutely justified" in their lack of faith in the country's justice system and demand "acco…

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10:04am PDT - May 29th, 2020

Jared Kushner clarifies after saying he’s ‘not sure’ he can commit to date for presidential election - The Washington Post

  1. Jared Kushner clarifies after saying he’s ‘not sure’ he can commit to date for presidential election  The Washington Post
  2. Kushner, Law Aside, Doesn’t Rule Out Delaying 2020 Election  The New York Times
  3. Jared Kushner Admits There's …

    naacp legal defense fund - The Washington Post
    4:10am PDT - May 13th, 2020

A united front takes aim at police immunity from lawsuits

The diverse opponents of qualified immunity have thrown their weight behind at least five appeals now awaiting the Supreme Court’s attention, each considered a potential means of removing or softening the doctrine.

naacp legal defense fund - Reuters
3:08am PDT - May 8th, 2020

The people in power don't look like the people hit hardest by Covid-19

Ras Smith's first inkling of a serious problem at the Tyson Fresh Meats processing plant near his Waterloo, Iowa, home came a little more than three weeks ago. A relative who works at the plant was on the phone, outraged that the plant's managers had not told…

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12:29pm PDT - May 6th, 2020