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TikTok for Black Creators

TikTok Launches ‘Black Creatives’ Program to Foster New Talent

TikTok has launched a new program to support Black creators, as part of its broader effort to ensure greater diversity and representation on the platform. As explained by TikTok: “Black creators on TikTok have been a driving force for our community, from starting trends to fostering connection to introducing new ways to entertain and inspire …

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Delivering Episode 22: Friends on Email With Rachel Black - Litmus

Delivering Episode 22: Friends on Email With Rachel Black – Litmus

In this episode of Delivering, host Jason Rodriguez chats with one of his friends about how they use email, think about common email marketing practices, and how email marketers can make their campaigns more valuable for everyday subscribers. Delivering is brought to you by Litmus. Litmus is the only platform that helps you send email with …

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Black roboticists on racism, bias, and building better AI

Black roboticists on racism, bias, and building better AI

Jasmine Lawrence works with the Everyday Robots project from Alphabet’s X moonshot factory. She thinks there’s a lot of unanswered ethical questions about how to use robots and how to think of them: Are they slaves or tools? Do they replace or complement people? As a product manager, she said, confronting some of those questions can …

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In Protest Cities, Twitter's Billboards Amplify Black Voices

In Protest Cities, Twitter’s Billboards Amplify Black Voices

While many brands have released statements in support of Black Lives Matter, few have gone out of their way to advertise directly to the communities where protesters have been rallying for the movement. For Juneteenth, the annual June 19 holiday commemorating the emancipation of U.S. slaves, Twitter has launched a wide range of initiatives in …

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Black creators sue YouTube, alleging racial discrimination

Black creators sue YouTube, alleging racial discrimination

The suit is the latest allegation that YouTube’s software, which can automatically remove videos suspected of violating the company’s policies, discriminates against certain groups, such as LGBT people. It comes during a national reckoning over racial discrimination in which companies such as Google have promised to push for change. YouTube uses its “absolute, and ‘unfettered’ …

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These best friends created a wildly popular Google doc about how to be an ally to the black community

These best friends created a wildly popular Google doc about how to be an ally to the black community

Gupta and Wallace, 23 and 22, respectively, had roomed together at the University of Southern California, bonding over “Grey’s Anatomy” and their Christian faith. Gupta called Wallace — and listened. “We spent two and a half hours on the call, with me sharing my experience of how it feels when these incidents of racial injustice …

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Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

(The exception, Twitch said, was showing protest content that violates its guidelines because it is extremely violent or contains illegal acts. ) Some streamers said that while they haven’t had any official communication with Twitch about the protests, company employees have privately supported their efforts. Mr. Whiting said a Twitch employee had reached out to …

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Netflix C.E.O. Reed Hastings Gives $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges

Netflix C.E.O. Reed Hastings Gives $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges

Reed Hastings, the co-founder of Netflix, and his wife, Patty Quillin, donated $120 million to the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College and Morehouse College, the largest-ever individual gift to support scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. The record donation comes amid protests following the police killing of George Floyd, and the national conversation …

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