• Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter' Cause

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.
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  • Amazon tweeted an extraordinary statement about the 'inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people' in support of George Floyd protesters

    Amazon tweeted an extraordinary statement about the 'inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people' in support of George Floyd protesters

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    As protests over George Floyd's death turned to riots across the country, Amazon offered an extraordinary show of support for the protesters and the Black community.
    The Seattle retail and cloud giant tweeted out a statement that point-black said that "inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people in our country must stop."
    Should Amazon decide to put its weight behind such a message, it could be a game-changer, given that Amazon has itself faced criticism of its treatment of its warehouse and Whole Foods workers, and the sale of facial recognition technology to law enforcement...
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  • Target temporarily closing stores due to protest dangers

    1 month ago - By Chron

    Target is temporarily closing 105 stores in 10 states after several were broken into during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
    The company is closing 46 stores in California and 33 in Minnesota, where the company is based and where the protests over Floyd's death began. Target is also closing some stores in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Georgia, Oregon, Michigan and Texas.
    Floyd, who was black and handcuffed, died while being arrested by Minneapolis police for suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill on May 25. Cellphone video showed that a white...
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  • Chicago George Floyd protests: City cleans up, reduces access into downtown area as it braces for more unrest

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    CHICAGO - On the morning after a riotous night in Chicago, workers were boarding windows in the Loop and beyond, and the city was on guard for more demonstrations, limiting access into the downtown area. A curfew imposed by the...
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  • Twitter changed its profile to honor Black Lives Matter amid George Floyd protests

    Twitter changed its profile to honor Black Lives Matter amid George Floyd protests

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Twitter's official account rolled out nods to the Black Lives Matter movement on its profile as protests over George Floyd's death and police brutality raged across the US.
    The social media giant changed its signature profile picture to black and added the " BlackLivesMatter" hashtag to its bio.
    The change came after the platform faced off with President Donald Trump over it put a warning label on tweets posted by him and the White House threatening to shoot protesters in Minnesota.
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    Twitter's official account changed its profile features...
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