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Berkeley again at forefront of anti-racism protests

usatoday.com — BERKELEY, Calif. - In the 1960s, the grandmother of Kadijah Means rallied against racial injustice alongside farmworker organizers and Black Panther members. This week, the college-bound high school senior organized more than 600 of her classmates to march on the same issue: racial injustice, thrown into high relief by recent killings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Berkeley sees fourth night of protests

usatoday.com — BERKELEY, Calif. - This liberal city is preparing for the fourth rally in as many nights to protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. Protesters are planning to gather in front of city hall at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.

Jesse Jackson holds diversity workshop in Silicon Valley

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Rev. Jesse Jackson will preach inclusion in the heart of Silicon Valley on Wednesday. The civil rights leader is bringing together 25 high-tech companies to brainstorm strategies to increase participation of minorities in the industry. Recent reports from top technology companies show their work forces are mostly white and Asian men.

Apple CEO Tim Cook met privately with Jesse Jackson

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Apple CEO Tim Cook met privately with Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday, the civil rights leader told USA TODAY. "I am impressed with him and the conversation," Jackson said in an interview on Tuesday. "He has a real vision for Apple and he sees the value in inclusiveness."

Berkeley faces third night of protests

usatoday.com — BERKELEY, Calif. - This liberal city is bracing for a third night of demonstrations over police killings in Missouri and New York, and its mayor blames "people coming from the outside'' for sparking violence.

Berkeley braces for third night of protests

usatoday.com — BERKELEY, Calif. - Berkeley is bracing for a third night of demonstrations over police killings in Missouri and New York. Protests turned violent again on Sunday night with some protesters vandalizing and looting businesses, lighting garbage cans on fire and blocking a nearby freeway despite calls from many in the crowd for a "peaceful protest."

Apple, Amazon Refuse to Release Federal Diversity Data

wltx.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Apple and Amazon.com, two of technology's most powerful companies, are refusing to release federal data on the diversity of their workforces. Spokeswoman Kristin Huguet declined to comment on why Apple would not release the data. Amazon.com spokesman Ty Rogers did not respond to requests for comment.

Apple, Amazon refuse to release federal diversity data

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Apple and Amazon.com, two of technology's most powerful companies, are refusing to release federal data on the diversity of their workforces. Spokeswoman Kristin Huguet declined to comment on why Apple would not release the data. Amazon.com spokesman Ty Rogers did not respond to requests for comment.

Venture capital is facing up to its diversity problem

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - For decades the venture capital industry - made up almost entirely of white men - has had the distinction of being the most exclusive club in Silicon Valley. Now the financiers who have funded some of the world's most powerful companies and minted hundreds of billionaires are trying to face up to their diversity problem.

Berkeley, Calif., protest gets violent for second night

usatoday.com — BERKELEY, CALIF. - A peaceful protest in the university town of Berkeley, Calif., Sunday night over police killings of black men was overtaken by a group vandalizing police cars and stores and briefly shutting a local highway.
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Dec 19, 2014

When you're offered an additional service by say a cable company and you refuse and customer rep processes order anyway, is that illegal?

Dec 19, 2014

RT @lauramandaro: Charlie Shrem sentenced to prison. 24-year-old founder stories don’t always have happy endings. #bitcoin usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @kajawhitehouse: These two firms used to be close, until the mortgage meltdown got in the way: usat.ly/1APnmch via @usatoday

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