Tag: Business

Twitch

Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch Bans Anonymous Users Known for Hitting Black and LGBTQ Streamers with ‘Hate Raids’

Streaming service Twitch is known for providing livestream feeds of video games and esports competitions. But it also has a dark underbelly in which some users seek out and target minority users with racist and homophobic attacks. Fortunately, the service has decided this type of behavior cannot stand and has…

Balenciaga

Balenciaga Criticized for $1,000 ‘Sweatpants’ That Culturally Appropriate — and Capitalize on — Black Style

Black men have been harassed, discriminated against, and in some cases even killed for wearing so-called “sagging jeans” that hang low and leave the exposed waistline of underwear underneath. But now, one of the world’s biggest and most popular luxury fashion brands is being accused of not only culturally appropriating…

Serena Williams

Tennis Legend Serena Williams Partners With Nike To Create New Line of Sportswear With a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has already won 23 Grand Slam singles titles — the most by any player ever in the modern era. And now, the living legend is turning her considerable skills and influence to a new line of sports athleisure wear focused on lifting up and supporting underrepresented…

tech workforce

More Than Two-Thirds of Companies Still Lack Necessary Diversity Within Their Tech Workforce

Despite changes in hiring strategies and an increased push for inclusion, many large corporations are still struggling to increase diversity within their tech workforces. Global employment advisor Staffing Industry Analysts reported that “68% of companies feel there is a lack of diversity in their tech workforces, according to a survey…

CNN Headquarters

CNN Enforces Company-Wide COVID-19 Vaccination Policy; Fires 3 Employees Who Refused to Comply

In a high profile — and potentially precedent-setting — firing, cable news network CNN has announced that it has terminated the employment of three employees who came to work unvaccinated, despite company policy mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees. David Bauder of the Associated Press reported that Warner Media chairman…

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Used Royalties From Whitney Houston’s Cover of ‘I Will Always Love You’ To Support Nashville’s Black Community

As if her efforts to invest in COVID-19 vaccines or help to promote literacy for children weren’t enough, it appears that country music legend Dolly Parton is also a staunch supporter of efforts to help build up the Black community — especially in the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee. …