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

Beyond Meat upgrades its burger with better marbling and complete protein

Folks always gotta go fucking with ish… I liked the 1.0s…

Starting this week, Beyond Meat is selling a new “meatier” version of its Beyond Burger that the company says is a source of complete protein and both looks and tastes more like real meat. Continue reading