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District Attorneys Reach Settlement with Amazon to Prohibit Force-Fed Foie Gras Sales in California
December 7, 2018
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that Amazon.com Inc. has agreed not to sell force-fed foie gras in California under a consumer protection settlement reached with her office and the Monterey County and Santa Clara County district attorney's offices. ... read more »
Rep. Jimmy Gomez and Sen. Edward Markey Lead Bicameral Letter to Jeff Bezos Expressing Civil Rights Concerns about Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology
November 29, 2018
In letters sent to Amazon on July 26, 2018 and July 27, 2018, Rep. Gomez, Sen. Markey, the ACLU, and a bipartisan group of legislators conveyed their alarm about the efficacy and constitutional impact of Amazon Rekognition on communities of color. To date, Amazon has failed to provide sufficient answers to their specific requests on this subject. ... read more »
Oscar Nominee Angela Bassett Hosts Release Event to Celebrate Friend and Vocal Powerhouse Ledisi Hosts Book Release Event at The Grammy Museum
October 4, 2018
The Walk is a new inspirational book, where Ledisi uses her voice as she does with music to tell her heartfelt journey to living her best life.  Evoking emotions and drawing readers in page by page, The Walk is currently available via Amazon and takes readers through simple and optimistic ways the singer harnesses from her own life: personal and professional.  The Walk will guide readers in finding their own happiness with the premiere vocalist’s sage advice. See photos from this weekend's event below! ... read more »
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Skirball Cultural Center Announces its Twenty-second Annual FREE Summertime Outdoor Concert Series
July 27, 2018
The Skirball Cultural Center announces the lineup for its twenty-second annual free summertime live music series, Sunset Concerts. This year’s artists showcase local and global influences from Malawian Nyanja Vibes, socially conscious R&B, psychedelic dream-pop, and Afro-Americana to experimental indie rock and Ethiopian funk. In addition to pioneering new sounds inspired by their own cultural identities and traditions, they utilize their art to bridge communities. Presented every summer since 1997 in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside setting, Sunset Concerts features both emerging and established talents, drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Amazon’s HQ2 Moves In, Los Angeles’ Small Businesses Move Out
May 24, 2018
What many Angeleno small business owners are discovering – better late than never – is that HQ2 will wreak havoc on thousands of small businesses that make up the local fabric of our communities while giving unprecedented tax subsidies and corporate welfare to one of the richest companies in the world. ... read more »
Run-DMC sues Wal-Mart, Amazon for $50M
January 5, 2017
Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit accusing retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. ... read more »
Author Jasemine Knowles, from College Grad to Amazon Best Seller List
June 8, 2016
Award winning journalist and author of ‘Between Love and a Hardplace’ and ‘A Tease-Spoon of Love and Revenge gives advice to young black authors ... read more »
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