Mercedes-Benz sued for discrimination, overcharging African American customers

Not surprised in the least…

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WTHR) – A former sales manager at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lafayette is now suing the business for racial discrimination.

The lawsuit against his former employer alleges he was “fired in retaliation for complaining about the owner’s repeated use of the N-word, including boasting about systematically overcharging African American customers for vehicles, referring to it as ‘n***er scalping.'” Continue reading

The Companies Built On The Backs Of Our Enslaved Ancestors | PushBlack Now

FYI

Tiffany & Co.

Iconic high-end jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. would have never been built into an empire
if its founder, Charles Tiffany, hadn’t made his fortune in the 1800s in the cotton
industry, built on the backs of enslaved people.

New York Life

Like Aetna and many other insurance companies, New York Life got its start by selling life
insurance for enslaved people to their owners – thus directly profiting off the slave trade.

JP Morgan Chase

Now one of the largest banks in America, JP Morgan Chase literally owned slaves,
because it accepted them as collateral and took ownership in the case of default.

In 2005, Chase apologized and offered $5 million in scholarships to Black students as
reparations – but given the bank makes almost $10 BILLION a year in profit, the gesture
is insulting.

CSX Transportation

One of the largest railroad corporations in the Southeast and Eastern U.S., CSX’s railroad
tracks were built by slave labor – as were most railroad tracks throughout America.

USA Today

Countless newspaper brands still publishing today, like USA Today, once published ads
for the buying and selling of slaves, which were a huge portion of the newspapers’
profits.

via The Companies Built On The Backs Of Our Enslaved Ancestors | PushBlack Now

8 Sites to Find Closeout Stores and Going Out of Business Sales

Some gems here…

Nobody likes to see business liquidation sales. It’s often a sign of a struggling local economy, meaning a loss of jobs and livelihoods for residents.

But if there’s one upside, it’s the great bargains you can find. Businesses are desperate to shift every last bit of merchandise in their stock before they shut down for good. Continue reading

How Nike’s FIRST Athlete Lost $8 Billion On One Decision

This story illustrates how YT will screw you over if they ain’t getting any money out of a business deal… and how indigenous people didn’t think about business ownership…

We all make mistakes…just not eight billion dollar mistakes.

via How Nike’s FIRST Athlete Lost $8 Billion On One Decision – YouTube

Coding While Black: Black Tech Professionals Share

I ain’t been corporate in over a decade but I definetly saw a lot of this… even with my “light skin” privilege…. and why I am not surprised the Nigerian claims racism hasn’t affected him while noting racists events…smmfh

“Until my tenure at Twitter, I strongly resisted being ‘the Black guy,’” writes Mark S. Luckie, an author, digital strategist, and former Twitter employee. “I didn’t want to be the sole representative of a multifaceted group of people or be siloed into focusing on Black issues.” Continue reading

Voting Machine Makers Claim The Names Of The Entities That Own Them Are Trade Secrets

So much for oversight huh? But I been warning folks about these voting machine companies and their practices for years…

Recently, the North Carolina State Board of Elections asked suppliers of electronic voting machines a simple question: who owns you? (h/t Annemarie Bridy)

On June 14, 2019, the State Board of Elections requested that your companies disclose any owners or shareholders with a 5% or greater interest or share in each of the vendor’s company, any subsidiary company, of the vendor, and the vendor’s parent company.
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Criminal Defense Attorney Turned Entrepreneur’s New Board Game Keeps Teens Out of Prison

And people always wanna talk about the bad in Chi… good work sista educating the babies on this just-us system….

April D. Preyar, creator of the game, says that 35 minutes of play can save teens from having to serve 3 to 5 years in jail.

Nationwide — Chicago native, 19-year veteran criminal defense and civil rights attorney, April D. Preyar, has launched an original boardgame called JustUs Junkie’s Trials & Triumph.
Preyar is partner and co-owner of the boutique law firm, the Shiller Preyar Law Offices. She is an author, viral vlogger, and a new adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the John Marshall Law School. Preyar has been appeared on the Oxygen Television Network (“Dark Web Exposed”), NBC News Chicago, ABC News Chicago, WGCI Radio Chicago, WVON Radio Chicago, and V103 Radio Chicago as a guest legal correspondent. Continue reading

How lynching was used by whites to destroy competition from black business owners

This is just one example of YT not wanting a level playing field because they know we will take it all back in spades. They remember when we stood on their backs like they do us currently…. and then act as if we are the inferior ones…

To the editor: Many sincere white Americans have raised the question of why African Americans have failed to become as successful as other people of color, especially recent immigrants to United States. The article on lynchings sheds some light on the subject.

The story of the murder of Elmore Bolling, a successful black businessman, by his jealous white neighbor in Alabama in 1949 was just a glimpse into a pattern of racist violence that terrorized African Americans for generations. On a broader scale, during the Jim Crow era white Americans destroyed prosperous black businesses in many communities. Continue reading