‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.

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Video of Police Beating Black Man in Paris Fuels Debate on Filming Officers

Footage from security cameras and bystanders suggested the officers had lied about the beating, bolstering critics of a new bill that would restrict circulating videos of security forces.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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In the Wake of Ferguson, a Style-Blurring Album

Protests over police brutality inspired the composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. to write “The Grey Land,” a mono-opera.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #numinous-music-group, #opera, #phillips-joseph-c-jr, #the-grey-land-album

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On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before

As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

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Fatal Shooting of 2 Black Teenagers by Florida Deputy Is Under Investigation

Relatives are demanding answers about the shooting deaths of Angelo Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, by a sheriff’s deputy in Cocoa, Fla.

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than Us?

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.

#artificial-intelligence, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #buolamwini-joy, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-science

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What Happened When a School District Banned Thin Blue Line Flags

Some students in a mostly white New York suburb said the flag made them feel unsafe. Banning it prompted accusations of political bias.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #education-k-12, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #pelham-ny

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As M.L.S. Playoffs Open, Black Players Press for Progress

In protests and meetings, Black players have pushed M.L.S. for better representation. Now, as the playoffs open, and with the league’s help, they are focused on follow through.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #garber-don, #major-league-soccer, #soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

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A Simple Theory of Why Trump Did Well

Elections are complicated, but the money the government sent to more than 150 million Americans didn’t hurt.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bush-george-w, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Challenge of Black Patriotism

For Black Americans, loving the country and criticizing it have always been inseparable — something other Americans have often struggled to understand.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Police Chief Who Backed Charges Against Lawmaker in Confederate Statue Case Is Fired

Angela Greene was fired in Portsmouth, Va., on the same day that prosecutors dropped charges against a state senator and others for damaging a Confederate monument in the city.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #confederate-states-of-america, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #greene-angela, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #portsmouth-va

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Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality

Young people staged the biggest anti-government uprising in a generation, triggered by relentless police brutality. Rattled, politicians are promising reforms, but using repressive tactics, large and small.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buhari-muhammadu, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nigeria, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #special-anti-robbery-squad-sars

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Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa

The secretary general of the governing African National Congress faces 21 charges including kickbacks and fraud, in a case likely to deepen divisions within the party.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #johannesburg-south-africa, #magashule-ace, #politics-and-government, #ramaphosa-cyril, #zuma-jacob-g

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London Police to Recruit 40% of Officers From Minority Backgrounds

The Metropolitan Police also announced a review of all road traffic stops, as Commissioner Cressida Dick acknowledged that her force was “not free from racism or discrimination.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #minorities, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #williams-bianca-1993

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Black Voters Helped Deliver Biden a Presidential Victory. Now What?

Joe Biden thanked Black voters in his victory speech, saying “you’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.” But many remained skeptical that he would usher in real change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #harris-kamala-d, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states

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Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why.

About a fifth of all voters said the protests were the single most important factor in their decision at the ballot box, according to a new survey.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

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Gay in Nigeria, Black Male in America

I learned how to carry myself to protect my safety back home, only to come to the U.S. and face a different danger.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #men-and-boys, #race-and-ethnicity, #torture, #united-states

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Protests Over Vote Count Sweep Through Minneapolis, Portland and Other Cities

Protesters marched in Minneapolis, New York and elsewhere against President Trump, while some of his supporters gathered near a Phoenix building where crucial votes were being counted.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Police ‘Kettle’ and Arrest Nearly 60 Protesters in Manhattan

The police broke up crowds after peaceful demonstrations turned into heated confrontations in the West Village and near Union Square.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #manhattan-nyc, #monahan-terence-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Be Ready for a Lengthy, Vicious Struggle

The Trump-Biden matchup has ramifications far beyond those of an ordinary presidential election.

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‘Our Democracy as We Know It Is at Stake.’

The Trump-Biden matchup has ramifications far beyond those of an ordinary presidential election.

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Georgia Court Allows Prosecution of Ex-Deputies in Eurie Lee Martin’s Death

The State Supreme Court unanimously rejected a lower court’s decision to grant immunity for three former deputies in the death of Eurie Lee Martin, who was repeatedly tased.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #copeland-henry-lee, #decisions-and-verdicts, #georgia-supreme-court, #howell-michael, #immunity-from-prosecution, #martin-eurie-lee, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scott-rhett, #washington-county-ga

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Harry Belafonte: Trump Is Standing in Our Way

If the president wins again, we have so much more to lose.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax

Trump is telling two big lies, and a third will come soon.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bush-george-w, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-taxes-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Am On Your Side’: How the Police Gave Armed Groups a Pass in 2020

Armed groups showed up to scores of racial justice protests since May. Our video shows how police officers at times let them operate freely.

#antifa-movement-us, #black-lives-matter-movement, #boogaloo-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #oath-keepers

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Police Reform Is on the Ballot

When it comes to curbing violence by law enforcement, local elections matter most.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

Statues of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore and a Union Army colonel in Madison, Wis., will be repaired.

#baltimore-md, #black-lives-matter-movement, #columbus-christopher, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #douglass-frederick, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hall-of-fame-for-great-americans-bronx-ny, #madison-wis, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-endowment-for-the-humanities, #peede-jon-parrish, #rochester-ny, #trump-donald-j

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After a Summer of Racial Reckoning, Race Is on the Ballot

The coronavirus and battered economy are focal points in national campaigns. But in many local elections, systemic racism and police reform have emerged as dominant themes.

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Louisville Officer Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Is Now Suing Her Boyfriend

In a court filing, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Kenneth Walker’s actions had caused him “severe trauma, mental anguish and emotional distress.”

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Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing

Supervisors denied civil-rights prosecutors’ request to use a grand jury for their investigation into the 2014 shooting of a Black boy by a Cleveland police officer, but did not tell his family.

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What We Know About the Death of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia

The fatal shooting of Mr. Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, set off protests, looting and violent clashes with the police in Pennsylvania, a swing state, days before the presidential election.

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How to Be an Active Bystander When You See Casual Racism

A few small actions can go a long way.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity

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A Divided Nation Agrees on One Thing: Many People Want a Gun

Gun buyers say they are motivated by a new destabilizing sense that is pushing them to purchase weapons for the first time, or if they already have them, to buy more.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #firearms, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trace-the

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Kushner, Employing Racist Stereotype, Questions if Black Americans ‘Want to Be Successful’

In a “Fox & Friends” interview, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser also criticized protesters as more concerned with what he called “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”

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Can Fashion Photography Survive the Pandemic?

Glossy magazines are going digital. Brands are shutting down. The fantasy images of women in ball gowns with elephants may soon be no more.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #jarvis-shaniqwa, #lemons-quil, #luchford-glen, #magazines, #mitchell-tyler-photographer, #photography, #walker-timothy-1970, #your-feed-fashion

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V.M.I. Head Resigns Amid Review of Racism on Campus

A week after the governor ordered an investigation into reports of racism at the college, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III says the governor and other officials have lost confidence in his leadership.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #discrimination, #j-h-binford-peay-iii, #lexington-va, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #virginia, #virginia-military-institute

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As a Coach and a Cop in Minneapolis, Where Would He Draw the Line?

While his city struggles with the pandemic and wounds laid bare by George Floyd’s killing, Charles Adams embodies the everyday people trying to make change.

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Reimagining Lady Liberty’s Torch to Meet This Moment

In her first New York solo exhibition at Madison Square Park, Abigail DeVille conjures a long line of freedom fighters.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #deville-abigail, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #madison-square-park-manhattan-ny, #sculpture, #statue-of-liberty

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Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Black Man

The officer, who has not been named, was fired three days after he shot and killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, the passenger in a car he had been approaching to investigate.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stinnette-marcellis-2001-20, #waukegan-ill

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Joe Biden Had Close Ties With Police Leaders. Will They Help Him Now?

His proposed solution to addressing both urgent calls for police reform and animosity from law enforcement toward Democrats is one he’s long relied on: He’ll just get everyone in the same room.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020

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The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late?

Vogue’s September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors. But some employees say the magazine’s powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #models-professional, #race-and-ethnicity, #vanity-fair, #vogue, #wintour-anna

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A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

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What Do Polls Say About the Issues on the Agenda for Tonight’s Debate?

On topics from climate change to leadership, most Americans say they prefer Joe Biden over President Trump.

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Judge Dismisses Third-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd Killing

The judge upheld the more serious charge of second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was captured on video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck.

#assaults, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kueng-j-alexander, #lane-thomas-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #thao-tou

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A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces

Nigerians are stunned after police and soldiers opened fire on protesters against police brutality. The largely peaceful demonstrations have grown into a challenge for the government.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buhari-muhammadu, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lagos-nigeria, #nigeria, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump

In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion discussed the work of More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes trying to combat misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #james-lebron, #more-than-a-vote, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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False Political News in Spanish Pits Latino Voters Against Black Lives Matter

On family WhatsApp groups and in Spanish-language media, misinformation paints 2020 as a zero-sum game.

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An N.Y.C. Enclave Where Trump Flags Fly

Breezy Point, a private enclave in Queens, is bastion of Trump supporters in liberal New York City.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #breezy-point-queens-ny, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #turner-robert-l-1941

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The Dystopian Police State the Trump Administration Wants

Law enforcement’s problems could get even worse.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #center-for-policing-equity, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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