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Black Republican Running for Congress Files Compliant Against Facebook, Twitter and Google
October 22, 2020
Aja Smith along with other conservatives, insist that digital media platforms should be investigated, and the government should reevaluate their status. ... read more »
Google Recognized by LADWP for Pioneering Use of Recycled Water
September 25, 2020
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recently announced Google LLC as the 2020 Recycled Water Customer of Year for their ground-breaking use of recycled water at their Google Spruce Goose facility in Playa Vista. ... read more »
New ways to support Black-owned businesses
August 12, 2020
Starting today, merchants in the U.S. with a verified Business Profile on Google can add a Black-owned business attribute to their profile, making it easier for customers to find and support them. As part of our $300 million commitment to support underrepresented entrepreneurs, we’re also integrating the attribute into the digital skills training programs we offer Black business owners through Grow with Google Digital Coaches. And through Google for Startups Accelerator for Black Founders, we’re starting our work with the first cohort of 12 startups. ... read more »
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Valeisha Butterfield Jones Named as The Recording Academy’s First Diversity & Inclusion Officer
May 7, 2020
“We are thrilled to welcome Valeisha Butterfield Jones into the Recording Academy family,” said Academy Chair and Interim President and CEO Harvey Mason Mason in a statement. “Valeisha has been a force in driving systemic change and enhancing equal opportunities for underrepresented groups across entertainment, technology, and politics.” ... read more »
Black Press of America Expands and Innovates in 2020 via NNPA
January 30, 2020
An annual highlight of the conference was the 2020 NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to The Dallas Examiner’s distinguished publisher, Mollie Finch Belt. ... read more »
Journalists Blast Facebook’s Zuckerberg for ‘Free Expression’ Speech
November 8, 2019
A growing group of publishers, news gatherers, journalists, photographers, and other professionals, the Save Journalism Project’s is to educate and activate journalists across the country to tell the story of big tech's threat to journalism. ... read more »
States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe
September 12, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators. ... read more »
Effie T. Brown is All In — Duly Noted — Making Moves Her Way!
May 24, 2019
I’ll do my best to try and paint a picture of film, digital and television producer Effie T. Brown, but it’s hard to do with just words. Brown is the reason Podcasts were invented, meaning that her tone often reveals what she’s really saying versus what you just heard her say. ... read more »
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Chevrolet and NNPA Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Launches its Fourth Year!
May 9, 2019
Each year since 2016, General Motors’ Chevrolet brand has partnered with the NNPA, a trade association that represents more than 200 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the country. The Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship provides a $10,000 scholarship, $7,500 stipend and the road trip of a lifetime to between six and eight students selected for the honor. ... read more »
African Americans Were Russian Targets in 2016 Election
January 3, 2019
The Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports this week about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They both highlight the efforts by the Internet Research Agency (IRA) in St. Petersburg to influence black voters. The IRA is owned by Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a good friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
NBA All-Star Voting 2019 Presented By Google is in Full Swing
December 27, 2018
Google Becomes the Presenting Partner of NBA All-Star Voting for First Time. Fan Voting Across Google, NBA.com and NBA App from Dec. 25 to Jan. 21; Includes Five “2-for-1 Days” When Votes Count Twice ... read more »
Criminal Justice Reform Long Overdue for Black America
November 29, 2018
For 40 long years, until North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed “Pardons of Innocence” documents for each member of the Wilmington Ten (including myself), the issues of unjust and disproportionate mass incarceration, bail reform, racism in the judiciary, prosecutorial misconduct, and reentry challenges were not matters of partisanship, but were matters of fundamental civil and human rights. ... read more »
Civil Rights Town Hall Focuses on Financial State of Black Angelenos
April 26, 2018
The town hall provided an opportunity to discuss relevant issues with a variety of experts and leaders. The event featured keynote speaker Valeisha Butterfield Jones of Google, as well as a panel discussion with Lori R. Gay, brand strategist, Sheila Coates, financial psychologist, Anita R. Johnson, AARP California’s associate state director for multicultural outreach, Jennifer L. Hopson and urban planning scholar Andre Comandon. NABJ – LA Vice President Jarrett Hill served as emcee and moderator. ... read more »
Defining Justice Forum Engages Conversation with Hollywood and Politicians
November 16, 2017
Google and the Atlantic publication invited California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and others to discuss criminal justice reform. ... read more »
Google Event Combines Tech & Fashion For High School Students
October 19, 2017
The event had various interactive exhibits designed by high school students. Exhibits included electronic emoji backpacks, phone app controlled neckties, and 3D printed ice pops ... read more »
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