Tag: Eric Holder

Uber CEO Gives Advice on Having Sex with Coworkers

The sexist workplace culture at Uber Technologies Inc. starts from the top down, according to a recently leaked internal email. In 2013, after the ride-hailing company rolled out its 50th global city, it was time to celebrate at the Shore Club in Miami, Fla. But before the festivities, CEO Travis…

Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Nearly six million people will be barred from voting in elections this November due to having felony convictions on their records. Heavyweights in the political world have weighed in on this topic, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who calls for voting rights to be reinstated immediately after someone…

Airbnb Responds to Racism by Tweaking Anti-Bias Policies for Hosts

“When we designed the platform three white guys there were a lot of things we didn’t think about,” Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said. By Sheryl Estrada Opponents of Airbnb rally at City Hall in New York. REUTERS The Twitter hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack, filled with accounts of Black people who experienced discrimination…

President Obama ‘Feels Great Urgency’ Toward Race Relations

By Sheryl Estrada President Obama speaks at the annual convention of the NAACP in Philadelphia in July 2015. “There has been an awakening around the country to some problems in race relations and police-community relations that date back for decades,”President Obamasaid last week in an interview with NPR just days…

Ferguson, Mo., One Year Later: Has Much Changed

By Sheryl Estrada In May, a plaque was installed where Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. A small, predominantly black St. Louis suburb, Ferguson, Mo., has been at the heart of national debates on race and sparked civil unrest against police brutality following the killing of unarmed…

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Stalled More Than 160 Days

Loretta Lynch has been on the verge of making history as the first Black woman to hold the post of U.S. Attorney General – but her confirmation has been stalled by Senate Republicans for more than 160 days. President Clinton appointed Lynch, 55, as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District…

DOJ Clears Darren Wilson of Civil-Rights Violations

By: Julissa Catalan Following an investigation by the Department of Justice, Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face civil-rights charges for the shooting death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown. The DOJ reportedly came to this decision based on lack of evidence to support a civil-rights violation. While…