Truckers block Oakland port to protest a California labor law

Jul 22, 2022
It's one more thing for a supply chain under unprecedented pressure.
Frustrated truckers obstruct the Port of Oakland on Thursday, piling another burden onto the supply chain.
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Canadian protests are choking off one of the most important arteries in the auto industry

Feb 9, 2022
U.S. automakers depend on parts from Canadian manufacturers. And a lot of them cross the Ambassador Bridge.
A trucker protest against Canada’s COVID-19 rules has blocked traffic at the Ambassador Bridge in Ontario, halting the supply of some auto parts to Detroit.
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Athletes protest police shooting of Jacob Blake by refusing to play

Kenneth Shropshire called Wednesday a "universally unique day in history and in sport."
The Milwaukee Bucks, scheduled to play against the Orlando Magic in the NBA playoffs Wednesday, decided not to play to take a stand against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
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With PepsiCo's second-quarter earnings out, activists look beyond profits and losses

Jul 13, 2020
The company has committed to helping the Black Lives Matter movement, but has faced pressure to go beyond writing a check.
Pepsi’s CEO says the company will spend $400 million to "lift up Black communities," but some say that's avoiding taking responsibility for internal change.
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Police departments have spent millions in overtime during protests

Jul 3, 2020
While activists call for redirecting police funding, overtime compensation can exceed cities' budgeted amounts. Sometimes officers are paid in comp time.
New York Police Department officers gather during a rally following the death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020, in New York City.
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An updated Community Reinvestment Act faces criticism

Jun 18, 2020
Activists are concerned that a new rule could weaken banks' partnerships with their communities.
Activists say that big banks will be able to comply with the CRA by funding projects like roads and bridges.
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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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What makes people want to smash windows or destroy property?

Jun 5, 2020
Researchers say underlying factors, such as people's relationships with police and with communities, can contribute to destructive behavior in the midst of unrest.
A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard outside a boarded Target store in Philadelphia Wednesday.
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Employees look at their companies' actions — not just statements

Jun 4, 2020
Many companies issued statements in support of the anti-racial bias movement. But some employees question internal actions and policies.
Starbucks closed its stores in 2018 to provide anti-racial bias training for employees.
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Neighborhoods where stores were destroyed become food deserts overnight

Jun 4, 2020
Grocery stores. Bodegas. Pharmacies. Check-cashing spots. All gone.
A burned Walgreens in Minneapolis on May 30.
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