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Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking action to fight for racial justice and equality by announcing that the company would commit $100 million to a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Read more.
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Netflix Launches ‘Black Lives Matter’ Collection of Movies and Shows

Netflix is launching a ‘Black Lives Matter’ collection that will highlight movies, shows and documentaries about the experience of black Americans.
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Where to Support Black-Owned Restaurants Nationwide

Many Americans are turning the spotlight on black-owned businesses amid calls for justice and support for the black community. Find a list of black-owned restaurants, eateries and bars here.
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Teachers Reach Out for Help to Get Books by Black Authors in Classroom

While watching the protests across the country after the death of George Floyd, one teacher wanted to take this opportunity to educate her classroom.
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George Floyd to Be Laid to Rest in Houston Today

Thousands are expected to pay their respects to George Floyd in Houston, Texas, over the next two days, starting with a public viewing on June 8, followed by a private funeral on June 9.
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Man Asks ‘Did I Miss Anything?’ After Emerging From 75-Day Isolated Retreat

It’s impossible to ignore what’s happening in our world, but one man did just that when he embarked on a 75-day isolated silent retreat in March and returned to a world with coronavirus and protests against police brutality. Read on.
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Tear Gas Could Increase Spread of Coronavirus Among Protesters, Experts Say

As crowds gather protesting amid a pandemic, some of the demonstrations have resulted in tear gas being used to disperse protestors. Experts warn its use could further the spread of coronavirus.
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Journalist Fired After Pretending to Board Up Building in Photo Op

A writer for the Washington Examiner was fired posing for a photo where she acted as if she was helping board up a vandalized building in Santa Monica amid the George Floyd protests.
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Home Depot Donates $1 Million, Citing George Floyd

Home Depot is contributing $1 million to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, CEO Craig Menear announced Tuesday citing “the senseless killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and other unarmed black men and women in our country.”
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Coronavirus: The COVID Cost of Demonstrating

The wave of street civil-rights demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death raise obvious concerns for medical professionals, who have been stressing for weeks the importance of keeping social distance with strangers.
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