Regina King, Issa Rae, Billy Porter, Zendaya Among Record Number of Black Emmy Awards Nominees for 2020

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson; FB: lorilakinhutcherson) Record numbers of Black talent have been nominated by The Television Academy for the 72nd Emmy Awards. According to Variety.com, 34.3% of the nominees in the acting categories alone are Black. There were 102 acting nominees this year for lead, supporting and guest categories for drama, comedy and limited series/TV movie. Black actors earned 35 of those slots (notably, Maya Rudolph earned two in the same category – nominated in the Guest Comedy Actress category for both “The Good Place” and “Saturday Night Live”). Black…

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SITA SELECTS BASIS TECHNOLOGY TO POWER CONTACT TRACING OF INFECTIONS CROSSING BORDERS

As the world travels again, an airline industry-owned tech company develops a solution for contact tracers to quickly find, notify potentially exposed air travelers. Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (July 28, 2020) — Basis Technology announced that SITA — a software provider that is owned by 400 members of the air transport industry — has selected Rosette name matching for its contact tracing solution. Governments will be able to…

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Amid Covid-19, these 91 Black business owners worked together to make $49m in sales

Black business owners totaling 91 worked together from July 2019 to July 2020, and collectively, they were able to make $49 million in sales within the year. Interestingly, they generated most of this revenue after the coronavirus began, reports Black Business. These 91 Black business owners are part of digital marketing brand Traffic Sales & Profit (TSP), which provides small businesses with the best strategies to help them exponentially grow. Members of TSP founded by Lamar Tyler do own brick-and-mortar businesses, including a local restaurant, physicians’ office, or tutoring service,…

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Another Bad Treaty President Donald Trump Needs to Fix.

You are here: Home / News / Another Bad Treaty President Donald Trump Needs to Fix. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) President Donald J. Trump has renegotiated many trade agreements that did not serve the purpose of creating American jobs and expanding the U.S. economy. The high profile, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was renegotiated into the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that was approved by Congress on July 1, 2020. That agreement provided better terms for U.S. job creation and manufacturing. The list of Trump victories…

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MUSIC MONDAY: Celebrating The History and Evolution of Ska Music (LISTEN)

Ska originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to reggae. It combines elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska developed further in the 1960s when Prince Buster, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, and Duke Reid formed “sound systems” to play American rhythm and blues and eventually recorded their own songs. Most folks divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s; the 2 Tone ska revival of the ’70 & ‘80s, which fused ska rhythms…

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