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Fly News: Google.org To Provide $11.5 Million in Financial Support To 10 Racial Justice Organizations

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Since 2015, Google.org has committed more than $5 million to nonprofits advancing racial justice, and have aimed to get proximate and better understand how racial bias can lead to exclusion from opportunity.

In May and June of 2016, they supported the #LoveLetters campaign that helped shine a light on the human cost of mass incarceration of families across the country.

Today, they’re doubling the commitment to include $11.5 million in new grants to racial justice innovators across the country working to reform our criminal justice system.

The company believes that better data can be can be part of the solution, which is why they are investing in organizations using data and evidence to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Quote from Center for Policing Equity: 
 

“Google’s deep investment will help us think bigger and bolder as to how to make policing more democratic and more American. It’s nothing short of a financial miracle in terms of what it allows us to do.” Dr. Phillip Goff, President, Center for Policing Equity

Check out the blog post on “Doing more for racial justice” HERE.

Kudos to Google for such great work!

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Caption: Google.org’s community screening of the documentary 13th at Google’s Mountain View HQ

Also, check out the clip of Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative speaking at Google:

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HEAT FOR YOUR FEET: CONVERSE UNVEILS CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II WITH HISTORIC LAUNCH IN HOMETOWN OF BOSTON

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July 23rd, 2015 marked a nice notch under the belt of history for CONVERSE Inc. Revealing to mass media their groundbreaking Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II with a historic global launch in its hometown of Boston.

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Guests gathered at the Cruiseport, a World War I era warehouse in South Boston, to witness a monumental moment – the unveiling of the Chuck Taylor All Star II. The launch presentation, led by Converse President and CEO Jim Calhoun, was delivered to more than 130 members of the media and special guests from around the world. Those in attendance received a first look at the innovative new sneaker – a contemporary addition to the Chuck Taylor family – designed to support the always-on creative lifestyle.

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In addition to the live unveiling of the new Chuck II, Richard Copcutt, Vice President – General Manager of Converse All Star, gave guests an inside look at the unique consumer obsession that fueled the creation of the Chuck II, including the hours Converse spent living alongside artists and musicians.

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Converse Vice President – Creative Director of Global Footwear, Bryan Cioffi, helped the crowd get their hands (and feet) on the Chuck II, with a demonstration, and subsequent wear test, detailing the sneaker’s innovative new features including Nike Lunarlon technology and premium details.

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Ready for more, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is designed to meet the demands of the creative lifestyle and built for the next generation of self-expression. The Chuck Taylor All Star II combines durable new details including a Nike Lunarlon sockliner, nonslip padded tongue, super soft micro-suede lining and a premium canvas. While dialed-up details include the on-trend high foxing, monochrome matte eyelets, tonal pinstripes and statement embroidered All Star patch.

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The new Fall 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker makes its debut on Tuesday, July 28, for a suggested retail price of $70 USD (ox) and $75 USD (hi), at Converse retail stores, select retailers and online at Converse.com, in Black, White, Red and Blue.

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Fly Audiobook: ‘The Digital Machiavelli: The Five Laws of Wealth & Power’

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Author, social media strategist & marketing guru Scott Mckenzie debuts his fourth Audiobook: The Digital Machiavelli: The Five Laws of Wealth & Power.

Produced by Jameson Bennett, this free business audiobook simplifies the process of incorporating patents, licensing, franchising, royalties & trademarks into any business model.

After working with notable brands such as McDonald’s, Billionaire Boys Club, Reebok, Y-3 & Donna Karan, Scott unveils the tricks of the trade in the marketing industry with a fresh & unique perspective on effective techniques that yield results in the digital age.

Great Scott also breaks down the carefully crafted illusion of choice consumers are faced by both corporations and mass media. The goal is to help listeners to gain a better understanding of exploitation, the harsh unwritten rules of life and to increase their overall social intelligence that will benefit them in both their professional and personal lives. This free project is a must listen for any entrepreneur looking to start or grow their business in the digital age and is available for downloading and streaming on Soundcloud.

First, check out Great Scott & Jameson Bennett’s interview on #SwayInTheMorning on Shade 45: 

Chapters of the audiobook:

Chapter 1- The Dangers Of A Good Example (14:45)

 

Chapter 2- You Need The Corny Shit To Make The Hot Shit Hot (1:10:34)

 

Chapter 3- Create the Category (1:35:18)

 

Chapter 4- Causality (2:12:47)

 

Chapter 5- The Internet Celebrity aka CeWebity, The New Age Lemonade Stand (3:01:11)

https://soundcloud.com/thinc-3/the-digital-machiavelli-the-five-laws-of-wealth-power

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#BLX Digital Docu-series: Mack Wilds & Angela Yee Takes Us Back To Their Old Block

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BET’s docu-digital series, #BLX (Blocks), takes a riveting look at celebrities returning to the block on which they grew up in before the glitz, the glamour and the fame.