How one artist expanded her role during the pandemic and protests

Jul 6, 2020
Multimedia artist Atiya Jones says she makes art about “small, accumulative actions.” But the form of that art has changed during COVID-19.
A self-portrait of multimedia artist Atiya Jones, who started making and selling masks during the pandemic.
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Visa CEO: "The world has changed dramatically"

Jun 30, 2020
Visa CEO Al Kelly discusses the consumer economy and corporate responsibility today, amid the global pandemic and nationwide protests for racial justice.
"We've seen debit card volume increase much more than credit card volume," Visa CEO Al Kelly says.
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Nike's brand burnished by its affiliation with Colin Kaepernick

Jun 25, 2020
According to a recent Harris poll, Nike’s reputation with the general public has strengthened over the past two years.
There’s been renewed interest in Nike’s commercials featuring brand ambassador quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Those first ran in September of 2018.
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Some old films will come with a racism warning, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 22, 2020
In the last few weeks, several historic films have come under increased scrutiny.
Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) kisses the hand of a tearful Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in "Gone With the Wind."
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More companies offer a paid day off for Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2020
Some corporations made the move just days ago.
Marchers celebrating Juneteenth at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington on Friday.
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Historically Black colleges get a $120 million gift. They need it.

Jun 18, 2020
The co-founder of Netflix and his wife hope their donations will help “reverse generations of inequality.”
A Morehouse College graduation ceremony. The HBCU is one of the recipients of a $120 million donation from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
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"For too long, economists have dodged the issue of racism and discrimination"

Jun 18, 2020
In an “open letter to economists,” Howard University professor and Chief Economist for the AFL-CIO William Spriggs asked his fellow economists to consider how the profession views race.
As protests over racial inequality continue around the country, many economists are reconsidering their profession's approach to race.
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Lists of Black-owned restaurants are circulating. Here's what that means for one baker.

Jun 16, 2020
Rita Magalde, owner of a Utah bakery specializing in baklava, says the increase in business feels like a miracle.
Rita Magalde, owner of Sheer Ambrosia, a baklava bakery in Draper, Utah.
Carlos Linares/Photo Courtesy of Rita Magalde

Is this the end of police reality shows?

Jun 11, 2020
Activists are calling for the end of police dramas and reality shows in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality.
A police line tape at a crime scene. The reality shows "Cops" and "Live PD" have been canceled, and activists are criticizing the genre.
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Small businesses struggle with the pandemic and protests

Jun 11, 2020
Small businesses, already under strain from COVID-19 lockdowns, are trying to navigate how they engage with their communities and employees during ongoing protests.
Antoine Tate shampoos a single client in a room at LocLov salon in Washington, D.C.  Normally, multiple clients and stylists would be in the room.
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