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BLACK LIVES MATTER LEADER RECEIVES PRIZE O!

April 9, 2021

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BLACK SPRING BREAK O!

April 9, 2021

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POLICE Killer Trial-BIG BLACK MEN ARE THREATENING O?

April 9, 2021

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POLICE KILLER TRIAL O-BIG BLACK MEN ARE THREATENING?

April 9, 2021

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BLACK O! – FIRST BLACK MAYOR IN EDMOND O!

April 9, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O!-FACEBOOK HAS A CASE TO ANSWER DISCRIMINATING AGAINST BLACKS O!

April 9, 2021

Facebook accused of not hiring Black candidates because of ‘culture fit’

Facebook is accused of rejecting Black qualified applicants.

By Christian Spencer | April 7, 2021  

A Black doctorate holder was allegedly told she would not like working at Facebook despite qualifications. A white manager played a Drake song featuring the n-word to taunt Black employees wanting diversity. Black qualified applicants were allegedly rejected because they are not a “culture fit” for the role. Black applicants applying for a job at Facebook were denied because they were not a “culture fit,” according to The Intercept. In an initial report, an unnamed Black woman with a doctorate claimed she felt rushed and belittled during her interview for a Facebook position set up by white staffers, and later she got told that she would not like the job, according to The Intercept. “[They said], ‘you have a big brain, you wouldn’t like this job,” the woman told The Intercept, recalling the incident. “There’s no doubt you can do the job, but we’re really looking for a culture fit,” she was told. America is changing faster than ever! The women, including two other Black applicants, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to investigate workplace discrimination. The Black applicants are part of an extensive investigation that will examine whether or not Facebook’s “culture fit” test is designed to exclude Black people. “We believe it is essential to provide all employees with a respectful and safe working environment,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told The Intercept. “We take any allegations of discrimination seriously and investigate every case.” Oscar Veneszee Jr. still works as an operations manager for the social media app, and he told WaPo he has seen qualified applicants get rejected because they failed to be “culture fit.” “When I was interviewing at Facebook, the thing I was told constantly was that I needed to be a culture fit, and when I tried to recruit people, I knew I needed [to] find people who were a culture fit,” he told WaPo. “But unfortunately not many people I knew could pass that challenge because the culture here does not reflect the culture of Black people.” The Post reported alleged mistreatment of Black employees at Facebook, as well. A Black recruiter recalled an incident in which he sought to hire more highly trained Black engineers, a goal Facebook has pledged in its 30 percent more people of color in a leadership plan for 2025. In a virtual meeting in August 2020 regarding the issue, the recruiter felt disrespected by a white manager who played Drake’s “Laugh Now, Cry Later” song five times, specifically for the line, “Where do these n***s be at.” “It shows you the insensitivity and the lack of awareness,” Rhett Lindsey, the offender recruiter told The Post.

BLACK PEOPLE O! -TARGET WILL SPENT 2 BILLION WITH BLACK BUSINESSES O!

April 9, 2021

Target says it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses by 2025

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Target said it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses by 2025 by adding new brands to its shelves, hiring Black-owned construction or advertising firms and launching a new program fort start-ups. Over the past year, major companies like Nike, Walmart and Ulta Beauty have rolled out their own racial-equity pledges, such as featuring more Black people in their ads and reducing the number of police or security in stores. Generation Z — the group of teens and early 20-somethings who are aging into shopping and establishing relationships with brands — care more about social justice than previous generations, according to an annual survey of teens by Piper Sandler released Wednesday. Target said it will hire more Black-owned companies, launch a program to identify and support promising minority entrepreneurs and add products from more than 500 Black-owned brands to its shelves or website. Altogether, the discounter said Wednesday, it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses by 2025. “We have a rich history of working with diverse businesses, but there’s more we can do to spark change across the retail industry, support the Black community and ensure Black guests feel welcomed and represented when they shop at Target,” chief growth officer Christina Hennington said in a news release. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and protests across the country have ratcheted up pressure on corporate leaders to advance racial equity and do more than simply cut a check — or risk losing business. The uneven death toll of the coronavirus pandemic and financial toll of the recession also spotlighted the country’s sharp racial disparities with health care and economic opportunity. Floyd was killed in Target’s hometown of Minneapolis, now the site of the murder trial for the police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck. One Target store, located near the site of Floyd’s death, had to be completely rebuilt and some of its other stores were damaged during rioting. Companies have spoken out about diversity and inclusion as consumers pay attention and some direct their dollars toward businesses that align with their values. Generation Z — the group of teens and early 20-somethings who are aging into shopping and establishing relationships with brands — care more about social justice compared with former generations, according to an annual survey of teens by Piper Sandler released Wednesday. Teens surveyed by the firm ranked racial equity as their most important political and social issue, followed by the environment and Black Lives Matter. Over the past year, major retailers like Nike, Walmart and Ulta Beauty have rolled out their own pledges, such as devoting more shelf space to Black-owned products, evaluating how they hire and promote employees, featuring more Black people in their ads and reducing the number of police or security in stores to prevent racial profiling. A growing number of retailers, including Macy’s, Sephora and Gap, have signed on to the 15 Percent Pledge, which aims to make Black-owned products on store shelves proportional to the country’s Black population. Among Target’s changes, the retailer said it will more actively seek out advertising firms, suppliers, construction companies and other kinds of businesses that are Black-owned. It said it will create a program called Forward Founders for early-stage start-ups led by Black entrepreneurs to help them develop, test and scale products to sell at mass retailers like Target. It will be modeled off of Target Accelerators, a program for start-ups that the retailer uses to foster up-and-coming brands and ultimately, to sell fresh and exclusive products that attract customers and help it differentiate from competitors. In some categories, such as beauty, Target said it already has 50 Black-owned and Black-founded brands — but would like to add more for other kinds of merchandise. Target previously committed to increasing Black representation in its workforce by 20% over the next three years. The company and its foundation are also giving $10 million to nonprofit organizations focused on addressing barriers for Black communities. VIDEO01:28 Retailers pledge 15% of shelf space to Black-owned businesses In this article TGT +0.70 (+0.34%)

GHANA FOOD OOO!

April 9, 2021

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