Rashad Robinson

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Name: Rashad Robinson
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Twitter diversity: white and male

_ Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, said diversity was akin to 'checking a box [and] saying ‘We did it!'Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/ What’s white, male, straight and occasionally hangs out with Asian guys? Silicon Valley.Twitter became the latest tech giant ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Appeals Court ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling Clouds Internet Access

A federal court ruling on Jan. 14 striking down “net neutrality” could forever change consumers’ access to the full Internet experience, observers say.Web surfers could find themselves having to pay to watch videos on YouTube or seeing traffic on their ... [Published Dallas Weekly - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Discussing the Renisha McBride Trial

The trial of the man charged with fatally shooting Renisha McBride began this week. Theodore Wafer ‘s lawyer has tried entering evidence into the proceedings to defame McBride’s character.Roland Martin talks with Rashad Robinson and Dream Hampton about ... [Published Atlanta Daily World - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Twitter's 'D' in Diversity Reflects Broader Industry Failure

Like many other tech companies, Twitter is largely made up of white, male employees, pointing to a lack of diversity in the industry.The company revealed statistics about its organizational demographics, noting that almost 60 percent of Twitter's U.S. ... [Published E-Commerce Times - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

USA Today Front Page: After much pressure, Twitter releases its diversity figures

After much pressure, Twitter releases its diversity figuresOverall, 59% of Twitter's staff in the United States are white, 29% Asian, 3% Hispanic and 2% Black.Men make up 70% of all staff but 90% of the company's tech staff, according toThe figures were ... [Published Rainbow/PUSH Coalition - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Chokehold Banned By NYPD Takes The Life Of Eric Garner

Staten Island resident, Eric Garner , died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was a ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Four emergency workers suspended in NYC chokehold death

The grassroots community is keeping attention on last Thursday's death of a New York City man after police held him in a chokehold, which is against police department policy.One organization is circulating a petition demanding movement toward firing the ... [Published News Leader - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

NAACP, Major Union Side With Cable Companies On Net Neutrality

The NAACP and a major union last week endorsed an FCC plan that could effectively end net neutrality, a position that aligns them with major broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast.The union and the NAACP seem to be banking on the broadband companies' ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Twitter Pressed on Diversity By Rainbow Push Coalition

So far Twitter refuses to join the tech titan trend of releasing employee demographic dataTwitter Inc ( NYSE:TWTR ) is under increasing pressure from various civil rights activists to publicly release the gender and ethnic breakdown of its employees. ... [Published Value Walk - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Fight over network neutrality goes to Congressional Black Caucus

Source: San Francisco ChronicleCoverage Type: reportingLocation:Capitol Hill, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, United StatesColor of Change called out 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus for opposing efforts to keep the Internet a level ... [Published Benton Foundation - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Fight over net neutrality gets racial

The big-time battle over net neutrality  just took on a racial twist as Oakland-based Color of Change   called out 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus for opposing efforts to keep the Internet a level playing field for all. No California reps ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Civil Rights Group: High Court ‘Gutted Black Women’s Right To Birth Control’

(Image: Thinkstock)(Image: Thinkstock)For the first time, the Supreme Court has deemed that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that some corporations can hold religious objections ... [Published Black Enterprise - Jul 02 2014]

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Twitter diversity: white and male [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
Appeals Court ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling Clouds In... [Published Dallas Weekly - Jul 25 2014]
Discussing the Renisha McBride Trial [Published Atlanta Daily World - Jul 24 2014]
Twitter's 'D' in Diversity Reflects Broader Ind... [Published E-Commerce Times - Jul 24 2014]
USA Today Front Page: After much pressure, Twi... [Published Rainbow/PUSH Coalition - Jul 24 2014]
After much pressure, Twitter releases its diver... [Published WKYC News - Jul 24 2014]
Should Black Colleges Accept Money From the Koc... [Published Bet.com - Jul 24 2014]
Twitter releases its diversity figures [Published USA Today - Jul 23 2014]
Using Twitter to challenge Twitter on workforce... [Published San Francisco Bay View - Jul 23 2014]
Chokehold Banned By NYPD Takes The Life Of Eric... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Jul 22 2014]
Four emergency workers suspended in NYC chokeho... [Published News Leader - Jul 22 2014]
NAACP, Major Union Side With Cable Companies On... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 21 2014]
A Year After Trayvon Martin, Who Is Leading the... [Published US News & World Report - Jul 18 2014]
Twitter Pressed on Diversity By Rainbow Push Co... [Published Value Walk - Jul 17 2014]
Civil rights activists target Twitter over dive... [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Jul 17 2014]
Comcast : Americans Bombard the FCC With Demand... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 16 2014]
Color of Change Targets Members of the Congress... [Published The Nation - Jul 14 2014]
Temple profs criticized for paper touting priva... [Published Philadelphia Tribune - Jul 11 2014]
Think tank struggles to survive [Published Charlotte Post - Jul 10 2014]
Fight over network neutrality goes to Congressi... [Published Benton Foundation - Jul 07 2014]
Fight over net neutrality gets racial [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 04 2014]
Fight over net neutrality gets racial [Published Tech Chronicles - Jul 04 2014]
Civil Rights Group: High Court ‘Gutted Black Wo... [Published Black Enterprise - Jul 02 2014]
Commentary: Florida’s juvenile justice system m... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Jun 27 2014]
New Shepard Fairey Poster Features May Day Prot... [Published PRWeb - May 02 2014]
Corporations Divest Nearly $60 Million From Pri... [Published Mojo Feed | Mother Jones - Apr 28 2014]
How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws [Published TAPPED - Apr 22 2014]
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Fight over net neutrality gets racial [Published Tech Chronicles - Jul 04 2014]
The big-time battle over net neutrality just took on a racial twist as Oakland-based Color of Change called out 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus for opposing efforts to keep the Internet a level playing field for all. No California reps are ...
Corporations Divest Nearly $60 Million From Pri... [Published Mojo Feed | Mother Jones - Apr 28 2014]
Three corporations announced their divestment from Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group , the two largest private prison companies in the United States, late last week. Scopia Capital Management, DSM North America, and Amica Mutual ...
How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws [Published TAPPED - Apr 22 2014]
Big Data will eradicate extreme world poverty by 2028, according to Bono , front man for the band U2. But it also allows unscrupulous marketers and financial institutions to prey on the poor . Big Data, collected from the neonatal monitors of premature ...
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