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Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of MLK Day With “City of Hope” Exhibition

Smithsonian Resurrect Dr. Martin Luther King’s Last Civil Rights Campaign Almost, half a century has gone by since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assasinated. He was  silenced on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before that he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that […]

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Helps Small Business Owners with Increased Microloans

NY Senator Introduces Legislation to Empower Minority and Women-owned Businesses with Microloans On January 8th, NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced conditions that would empower minority and women-owned businesses via the Microloan Modernization Act (MMA). She is also 1 of 40 senators, including Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, who have formed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to […]

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Marijuana Is Legal in 36 States. How Will It Impact the Workplace?

California Joins the Growing Rank of States  to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana As of January 1st, California has officially become 1 of now 36 states to legalize marijuana in some shape or form. Seven states and the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use with the newest additions being California, Nevada, Massachusetts, […]

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Uber and Lyft Drivers California Policy Makers Adjust to Tech-Transit Industries

We all need to get around and in this day and age, service providers have created innovative ways to take travelers from point A to B all the way to Z. Organizations such as Uber and Lyft have simplified the process by allowing consumers to book a ride via smartphone. Company drivers use their vehicles […]

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Facebook Accused of Age Discrimination in Ads Triggers Federal Lawsuit

Ageism in the Age of Facebook Facebook has been recently accused of intentionally filtering out users over the age of 40 in their advertisements. The New York Times and ProPublica both conducted an investigation determining that this discrimination hindered older applicants from applying to companies such as Target, Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Verizon. Facebook disabled […]

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Google News To Combat Fake News with Latest Measures

Google News to Delist Publishers who Aren’t Following New Rules Masking Country of Original To combat “fake news” and the distribution of irresponsible information distribution that isn’t worthy of being called news, Google News is implementing a new program that will automatically remove news listings that are purposely masking their country of origin or misleading […]

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Patagonia Leads Movement Against White House to Preserve Public Land

Patagonia Files a Lawsuit to Protect Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah By Anne Howard and Brandon Hinojos The outdoor clothing and gear company, Patagonia, is leading a movement against the Trump Administration to preserve protected lands and monuments. The president has recently approved an initiative to greatly reduce both the Bear Ears and […]

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Following a Forced Evacuation – FCC Kills Net Neutrality

The Day the Internet Died is Today The net neutrality vote by the Federal Communications Commission started on a dramatic note as participants were forced to evacuate for security purposes. The proposal to end the net still passed in a 3-2 vote after the fact. FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, told the 5 commissioners and members of the […]

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262 Journalists Were Jailed & 37 Killed for their Work in 2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) releases its annual report and partly holds the Presidency of Donald Trump for its all-time record-breaking number of 262 journalists jailed for reporting the news in 2017 as of Dec. 1. The countries leading the pack are Turkey, China, and Egypt ranking as the top three most repressive against media. […]

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Last Minutes Opposition Rises Against the Net Neutrality Vote

As we near the final hours before the long-awaited repeal of net neutrality, the opposition is breaking through the surface from every direction. As demonstrated in a National Tracking poll, and despite the overwhelming amount of Americans against this proposal, introduced by leading supporter and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai, the pathway […]

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