Author Archives: Dan T

Facebook has a problem with black people, former employee charges

Jessica Huynn – usatoday.com SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook has a problem with black people. That’s the assessment of Mark Luckie, a former employee who says racial discrimination is real, both on the company’s Silicon Valley campus and on the social media giant’s platform. A Facebook post he shared with management and employees earlier this month and released publicly on […]

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The Short Tenure and Abrupt Ouster of Banking’s Sole Black C.E.O.

  • By Dan T 
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nytimes.com By Kate Kelly 18-23 minutes Tidjane Thiam made Credit Suisse profitable again. But the Swiss rejected him as an outsider, and a sudden scandal took him down. Tidjane ThiamCredit…Michael Buholzer/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Last November, Urs Rohner, the chairman of the board of Credit Suisse, had a party at a Zurich restaurant to […]

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NAACP issues statement regarding Joe Biden’s comment, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re voting for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.”

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, made the following statement about a remark by former Vice President Joe Biden during his Friday morning interview on “The Breakfast Club.” “Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden made a comment about the NAACP’s endorsement. We want to clarify that the NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not […]

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NAACP Milwaukee urges Wisconsin Election Commission to count Early Absentee Votes

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NAACP Milwaukee challenges the Wisconsin Election Commission’s decision to reject absentee ballots postmarked before April 7th.

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NAACP issues a statement regarding Wisconsin Primary Executive Order #73

Baltimore, MD (April 4, 2020) — The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Governor Tony Evers signing of Executive Order #73, calling the Legislature to meet and to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. The NAACP is in support of the proposed legislation that would reschedule the Wisconsin primary election date, and extend […]

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2nd Vice President Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage

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2nd VP Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage effort for the youth of Milwaukee.

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The Unchecked and Increasingly Hostile Environment Surrounding Many Tech Industries for Minorities and Women

Monday mornings are about to get worse.

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Jerry Lawson: The Black Man Who Revolutionized Gaming As We Know It

Meet Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, the man who pioneered the video game cartridge. At 6’ 6” and 280 pounds, Jerry Lawson — a Black man — was extremely far from the stereotypical image of an engineer and inventor in 1970s America, or even today. But then, nothing about Jerry’s life was stereotypical. Black inventor and self-taught […]

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The Overlooked History of African American Skate Culture

  They’re impossible to miss, rolling in like a rainbow cavalcade. Their skates glide like an extension of the body, carving shapes and patterns into the tarmac. Passersby gawk. Their presence is encompassing, demanding even. They swerve with incomprehensible grace, in ways that don’t look possible on what is essentially a set of four wheels […]

Education Committee: “Reparations for Slavery: Repentance in Politics” [Video]

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  • Category: Education 
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Marianne Williamson at Harvard Divinity School on “Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in National Politics” on February 19, 2019

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