Showing posts from May 19, 2019

Meet Bed, Bath & Beyond’s New CEO, Mary Winston

Mary Winston will be the first black women to lead a Fortune 500 company since Ursula Burns  was the CEO of Xerox in 2017.

Winston worked as executive vice president and chief financial officer of family Dollar Stores landing her a spot on Black Enterprise’s‘50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.’

 According to  USA Today, Bed Bath and Beyond is facing a decline in sales due to Amazon and had a round of layoffs earlier this year... “Bed Bath & Beyond has a significant opportunity to drive value creation by building on its great brands and strong customer affinity,” said Patrick Gaston, Independent Chairman of the Bed Bath & Beyond Board.

  “As the Company continues its efforts to improve its financial performance and enhance its competitive position, the Board determined that now is the right time to identify the next generation of leadership. We are fortunate to have someone of Mary’s caliber to serve as Interim CEO while the Board conducts a search for a permanent suc…

Book of the Day "Chokehold: Policing Black Men"

Why are cops, politicians, and ordinary people afraid of black men??? Regardless of the reason, the result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every Black man like a thug...

  In this new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it was designed to. With Black men under watch, and unjustified police violence widespread - all with the support of judges, prosecutors, and politicians.

  In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States.
  For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be raped by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man.

  Butler also frankly discusses the problem of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer, without relying as much on police.

Chokehold demonstrates why current efforts to …

New Book on Black Justice BANNED in Prisons

A book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, has been banned by Arizona prisons. I guess First Amendment rights no longer apply in prisons.

  The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections to rescind the ban on “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” The book takes a good look at law enforcement and mass incarceration as it relates to African American men.

  The author, criminal law professor Paul Butler, said his publisher was notified by email in March that his book had “unauthorized content.” The notice did not specify what led to the decision but warned that some aspect of the book was “detrimental to the safe, secure, and orderly operation of the facility.”

  “In order for them to ban a book, they have to show the restriction is related to a legitimate prison interest,” said Emerson Sykes, an ACLU attorney. “There’s no interest to keep inmates from learning about the criminal justice system and policing.”

Butler, the…

Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Run For Board of Commissioners

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mom, will be entering the race to join the board of Miami-Dade County commissioners.

  Fulton said she would continue working to end gun violence. She will challenge Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert for the seat that is up for grabs in 2020.

Trayvon’s parents also run a foundation and have been recognized for their work on gun reform and social justice.

  Trayvon was not armed armed when he was murdered by vigilante George Zimmerman, who was later acquitted on bullshit claims of self-defense. His death, among others, sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

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