Tag: Amazon

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Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and Leading US Companies Launch Black Boardroom Initiative

The number of Black executives in corporate boardrooms remains shockingly sparse even with the ongoing push for diversity and inclusion all across American culture — including companies big and small alike. But some of the biggest corporations in the United States are working on a new initiative to change that….

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America’s Biggest Companies Profit Despite Massive Layoffs; MacKenzie Scott Donates $4.1 Billion to Charity; and More

America’s biggest companies have profited greatly from the coronavirus, even as they drastically cut their workforce. In the ultimate example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, a new Washington Post survey has revealed that between April and September, 45 of the 50 most valuable publicly traded…

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Four Reasons to Shop Small This Year

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $187.8 billion after profiting more than $48 billion from the COVID-19 pandemic. Capping an already historic year for a select group of retail titans, Americans are now turning in droves to do their holiday shopping online, if not only to maintain social-distancing protocols,…

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Detroit Approves Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology With Limits

After controversy over whether police should be able to use facial recognition technology, the Board of Police Commissioners in Detroit approved its use but imposed certain limits. Debates surrounding the use of this technology are steeped in both claims of privacy violations and racism. While Detroit police celebrated the move,…

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Former Amazon Employees and Free and Fair Markets Initiative Create Hotline to Report Unsafe Working Conditions

Despite Amazon’s poor working conditions being widely publicized, and despite the widespread strikes and protests that took place this past Prime Day, Amazon is still raking in money. It recently became the second company (in addition to Apple) to reach $1 trillion. But in an effort to combat this superpower…

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Abortion Bans Threaten ‘Health, Independence and Economic Stability’ of Employees, Say CEOs

Ongoing abortion restrictions in states across the U.S. including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Missouri are resulting in businesses standing up for reproductive health care. Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a “fetal heartbeat” bill in May that would effectively sentence women to life imprisonment and the death penalty if they chose to have…

Lack of Enforcement of Amazon's Policies Allow White Supremacists to Make Money: Report

Neo-Nazis are able to generate revenue, propagate their ideas and grow their movements because of the Amazon affiliate program’s “inadequately enforced policies,” according to a report released Friday. The report, authored by the Action Center on Race & the Economy and the Partnership for Working Families, finds that Confederate, anti-Black,…