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  • Microsoft board is looking for women and minorities for pool of candidates who could someday replace CEO Satya Nadella

    10/20/2020 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    Microsoft has stated repeatedly said it’s committed to boosting diversity. Now the company has strengthened that commitment by pledging it will seek minority candidates who could one day take the place of CEO Satya Nadella. “The board is committed to actively seeking highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool of potential CEO candidates,” Microsoft said in its annual proxy statement on Monday. The board handles CEO succession planning, including identifying both internal and external candidates and coming up with plans to develop internal candidates, according to the filing.
  • Dodgers headed to World Series once again after defeating Braves in Game 7

    10/18/2020 9:23:29 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 44 replies
    KTLA Television ^ | October 18, 2020 | AP
    Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the World Series for the third time in four years by topping the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday night. Bellinger connected an inning after Kiké Hernández became the first pinch hitter with a game-tying or go-ahead homer in a winner-take-all-game. His homer tied it at 3 and, like Bellinger’s, came on the eighth pitch of the at-bat.
  • Oreo debuts limited edition rainbow cookies in support of LGBTQ+ community

    10/11/2020 8:32:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Nexstar Media Wire ^ | Oct 10, 2020
    Oreo, in partnership with PFLAG, announced Friday that it has released a limited-edition rainbow cookie in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Starting Oct. 9, the colored cream cookies, which will not be sold in stores, will be given away to the first 10,000 people to share on social media their idea of allyship.
  • NBA CAVES — League To Cancel Social Justice BLM Messages On Courts And Jerseys Next Year

    10/06/2020 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Adam Silver sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols on NBA Countdown earlier this week, and indicated that the social justice messaging that you see on the courts and the backs of players’ jerseys will be “left off the floor” next season. Rachel Nichols: The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion-dollar organization championing social justice and civil rights. As you noted in your press conference the other day, though, that has not been universally popular. How committed are you to being that going forward? Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s...
  • Would You Kneel? A College Coach and a Veteran on the National Anthem

    09/25/2020 9:30:02 AM PDT · by grayhog · 12 replies
    Tree House Letter ^ | 9-25-20 | MyLinh B. Shattan
    “Good morning,” Tom said. “I’ve been thinking about what you said. Our conversation.” Tom and I had met years ago at a college camp though he likely hadn’t remembered. He was a coach from an elite college and my older child attended his sports camp. We knew a lot of the same pros and players. And now, both of our younger children were in competitions together. This particular weekend we were settling in on a beautiful crisp morning near the water, the breeze cool on the skin. Tom came over soon after I arrived, because he wanted to share something...
  • Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand

    09/23/2020 5:12:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 23, 2020 | Alexandra Olson
    The Uncle Ben’s rice brand is getting a new name: Ben’s Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year. “We listened to our associates and our customers and the time is right to make meaningful changes across society,” said Fiona Dawson, global president for Mars Food, multisales and global customers. “When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone. But it’s about doing the right thing, not the easy...
  • A's clinch first AL West title since 2013 after Astros lose to Mariners

    09/21/2020 10:35:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    It took longer than they had hoped, but the A’s officially clinched their first AL West title since 2013 when the Houston Astros lost to the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on Monday night. I The A’s (33-20) will head to the playoffs with a different, yet familiar feel. The expanded playoff format should benefit the A's, who haven't been able to get past the single-elimination Wild Card game. This year, they will play in the best-of-three Wild Card round at the Oakland Coliseum. If the A's are able to advance out of the Wild Card round, they will enter...

    09/17/2020 4:00:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | 9/18/20
    Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey is expressing remorse over wearing a helmet tribute to a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police ... saying he didn't know the whole story. "I want to personally clarify what transpired this past Monday night in regard to having Antwon Rose's name on the back of my helmet," Pouncey says. "I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon, and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy." Remember, on Monday the Steelers announced the entire team and coaching staff would honor Rose...
  • Woke Capitalists Pandering To Colin Kaepernick And The ‘Social Justice’ Movement Will Never Win

    09/17/2020 8:29:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2020 | By Emily Jashinsky
    Colin Kaepernick is right about one thing—the NFL’s new social justice messaging campaign is best described as “propaganda.” Kaepernick’s dissatisfaction with the league’s explicitly pro-Kaepernick efforts, however, should be a major lesson for other woke capitalists. Absolutely nothing short of dismantling the capitalist system will satisfy their detractors.Corporations can go to great lengths to mollify critics, but those critics will never be pleased because their worldview is ultimately rooted in radical anti-capitalism. Mark Cuban, for instance, should recognize that Kaepernick and the leaders of Black Lives Matter do not see him or Roger Goodell as allies, no matter how...
  • NBA Ratings Fall As Games Become Increasingly Important

    09/16/2020 12:52:42 PM PDT · by md1986 · 87 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 16, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    NBA ratings are continuing to decline despite games becoming increasingly more important. The troubling trend is extending to Game 7s, previously the most highly-anticipated events in all of basketball.
  • Sue Bee Honey changing longtime logo

    09/15/2020 8:56:21 PM PDT · by Rastus · 62 replies
    Siouxland News ^ | 09/03/20
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — After nearly one hundred years in business, Sue Bee Honey is changing its longtime logo. The cooperative of beekeepers from across the nation is painting over the wall of its headquarters on Lewis Boulevard where an image of a Native American girl with a feather in her hair and wings has been featured for years. The president of the Sioux Honey Association says the change has been in the works and isn't linked to recent concerns by some companies about racial insensitivity. "We have moved away from that logo with any of our labels and consumer...
  • Taryn Manning [to star in new film] ‘Karen’ [Plot: Karen White tries to remove new black neighbors (and BLM members) from the neighborhood, who then fight back]

    09/14/2020 6:01:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 26, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    As of late, the name Karen has been synonymous with entitlement, bigotry and “I want to speak to a manager” energy. What better way to explore this phenomenon than with a suspense thriller appropriately titled Karen starring Taryn Manning as the titular touchstone of privilege? The Orange Is The New Black alum is set to play Karen White (a suitable name) who believes that races should stick to their “own kind”. She carries this belief into her neighborhood. So when her new Black neighbors Assata and Malik move in, she makes it her personal mission to remove them from the...
  • Burger King Depicts Mascot in Gay Kiss with Ronald McDonald for New Ad Campaign

    09/11/2020 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2020 | Jack Montgomery
    Burger King has launched a new advertising campaign in Finland featuring its eponymous mascot sharing a deep kiss with Ronald McDonald, along with the English slogan ‘Love Conquers All’. The image is front and centre on the landing page of the fast food chain’s Finnish website, with various outlets with a focus on advertising showing physical posters at locations such as public bus stops as well. The campaign appears to be in aid of Helsinki Pride Week, which was moved to September from its usual slot due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. It also appears to have been influenced by...
  • CEO Brad Alberts says Stars have lost season-ticket holders over the team’s support of Black Lives Matter

    08/29/2020 8:23:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 29, 2020 | By Matthew DeFranks
    The Stars have lost customers over their support of Black Lives Matter and protests over racial inequality, president and CEO Brad Alberts said Friday afternoon. “But we/I stand by our organization’s commitment and support our players 100% to express their views,” Alberts said. When asked which customers the team has lost, Alberts said season-ticket holders, and that it was a mix of individual and company accounts. He did not disclose specific names. Alberts said no advertisers have pulled funding.
  • Clothing store waives $20 appointment fee for black customers — but whites still have to pay up. And backlash is intense.

    08/24/2020 9:37:27 PM PDT · by monsoonrains · 85 replies
    A clothing store in downtown Savannah, Georgia, raised some eyebrows recently when it waived a $20 appointment fee for black customers and other people of color while keeping the fee intact for white customers, WJCL-TV reported. "Most of the feedback has been that our decision to waive this refundable deposit is racist because it favors people of color, black people, and indigenous people," Blunk added the station. However, the store said that white customers who don't have $20 for an appointment can select the "don't agree" on the booking form so the booking manager can reach out and come up...
  • Vanity: Walgreens thinks America is Racist

    08/21/2020 3:57:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    How systemic racism affects public health Part 1: Health disparities among Black people As the nation reckons with racism, medical communities are taking action to address the health disparities among minorities—by declaring racism as a public health crisis. While racism impacts all people of color, Black Americans have historically been among the most impacted. In this series, we'll look at some of the connections between race, racism and health in the United States and discuss actions toward health equity for all. What is racism? While it might seem obvious, the definition of "racism" has evolved—it doesn't just refer to hate...
  • Endorsed BLM And Banned Blue Lives Matter

    08/20/2020 5:51:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies ^ | 8/20/2020 | Sara A. Carter
    Goodyear executives in Topeka, Kansas warned employees this week during diversity training that they could be reprimanded for wearing accessories that promote or support law enforcement like Blue Lives Matter at work. The executives training said face coverings, t-shirts and accessories that promote Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ, however, would be acceptable. Say what? After this story broke this week Goodyear executives in Kansas said the employee lied about the information given to a local news station, that is until this audio recording leaked Thursday of the diversity training. In the audio, an unidentified executive states that “if any associate...
  • NFL Fans Turn Against Wokeball with Over 80 Percent of Season Ticket Holders Opting Out in Green Bay

    08/20/2020 4:40:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 70 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/20/20 | Shane Trejo
    A backlash against the National Football League’s embrace of “wokeball” is beginning to develop, with over 80 percent of season ticket holders for one team opting out for the upcoming season. Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy made the announcement of the fan exodus over the weekend. He blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the formerly hardcore fans rejecting the NFL product. “The fact that that high a percentage of our fans were not comfortable coming to games was a factor that weighed into my thinking,” Murphy said in an interview published Saturday by Green Bay is typically the NFL’s most...
  • Mozilla Shrinks to Survive Amid Declining Firefox Usage

    08/19/2020 4:20:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 114 replies
    ITProToday ^ | 18 August 2020 | Christine Hall
    Mozilla has been watching the user share of its flagship Firefox web browser shrink for a while, so it was hardly a surprise last week when the company announced it was doing some belt tightening that would result in another round of layoffs. What was a surprise were the numbers involved: The company is laying off about 250 employees, for a staff reduction of 25%, and is completely closing its operations in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, 60 employees will be shifted to new jobs, and the company will reduce spending on such things as developer tools, internal tooling and platform...
  • Seattle Beer Maker Puts Anti-Cop Hate-Slur on Can – and Let's Just Say It's Falling Flat

    08/17/2020 7:12:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUG 15, 2020 | VICTORIA TAFT
    Even Seattle cops drink beer, but you can rest assured, police officers won’t be buying anything from Mirage Beer for a long time, if ever. And neither will a whole lot of other people after the brewery put an anti-cop message on its beer.