During the BET Awards, Netflix debuted an ad that showcases the Black creators they have at their network. The campaign which was conceived months ago is titled Netflix’s Strong Black Lead Effort. The spotlight highlights 47 creators that includes Spike Lee, Rev Run and Lena Waithe. To read more about this story click here.
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By: Alexa Lisitza
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will be joining The New York Times team as a columnist for the Opinion pages according to a Thursday, June 21, announcement from the publication.
By: Jarrod Horton
It is no secret that the rise of car service companies like Uber and Lyft have put a major dent in the taxi market. First of all, there is direct competition. Then there is the unequal practice of owner-operators who had to pay huge amounts of money to purchase a medallion to legally drive a cab, as opposed to car service drivers who simply have to sign up and drive.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, came up with interesting solution to help the struggling taxi operators. He suggested that the customers should pay an extra fee to help the cab industries. “In circumstances where medallion owner-operators are having a hard time, where technology has changed and demand patterns have changed their environment, we would support some kind of fee or pool to be formed, a hardship fund, call it,” Khosrowshahi said in an interview with the Post.
Keep in mind, he didn’t suggest that Uber pay back some of the money it has made and give it back to taxi drivers; he thought the customers should do it. The mere idea alone is madness, but to actually verbalize it, is pure insanity. To read more about this story click here.
“This is my full-time job. You spend so many years to build it up and they can just erase it with one button.”
By: Taylor Lorenz
Days before he was set to begin a month-long promotional tour for his YouTube channel, Brian Christopher learned that his account had been abruptly terminated. Continue reading
The city imposes a 9 percent tax on internet streaming services, covering not only Netflix, but also Spotify and Hulu, among others.
Lawyers for the nonprofit Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the city’s authority to impose such a tax.
They plan to appeal Thursday’s ruling.
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