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Forbes Under 30 Summit, City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA. Impact is where the heart of this summit is. - Caroline Howard, Executive Digital Editor, Forbes Media Held from October 16th-19th in Boston, Massachusetts, the tone of the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit matched the host city's revolutionary spirit. Instead of ignoring the current tumultuous political environment, the summit embraced this polarization head-on. Over a fast-paced four days, an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, musicians, celebrities, and athletes, publicly slammed Donald Trump for his blatant bigotry. Numerous influencers urged the over 5,000 young entrepreneurs and game-changers who had converged on Boston "to change the world" to engage in politics, vote in the upcoming election, and ultimately, change the narrative. This year's Under 30 Summit possessed a distinct sense of urgency. As Katie Meyler, Founder of More Than Me and TIME Magazine's 2014 "Person of the Year," summed up:We are not enemies. We are not different political parties. We are humanity. Katie Meyler, Founder of More Than Me, "Life and Death and Ebola." The 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit was more than just inspiring - it was impactful. The summit's agenda not only highlighted the value of social impact in for-profit business but also sought to expose mainstream audiences to some of today's most pressing social justice issues. Presentations and discussion topics included: Accurate Representation of Muslim-Americans As Trump continues to advance destructive rhetoric targeting Muslim-Americans, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl, provided much-needed visibility for the real Muslim-Americans. Speaking candidly about her own adolescence as a Muslim-American woman, Al-Khatahtbeh recounted how she was once ashamed of her religion - something that she is now rightly proud of. And I hid. I could not claim my religion. I was overcome by a feeling of shame. I had to compromise who I was out of fear. Al-Khatahtbeh's experience not only speaks to the persisting reality for far too many Muslim-Americans but also points to the shared experiences of minority groups. For instance, Al-Khatahtbeh's words echo the struggle of "coming out" that continues for so many LGBTQ Americans. Her story serves as a potent reminder that we are more similar than we are different. We are all human beings who should be able to live authentically without fear of retribution or shaming. As Trump tries to pull us apart, we need to remember humanizing words like those of Al-Khatahtbeh to help keep us together. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl, "Muslim Like U.S." LGBTQ Rights: Accurate Representation of Transgender People & Non-Heteronormative Families My favorite part of this year's summit was the screening of the short documentary Where We Are Now, the powerful story of a non-heteronormative family. This documentary continued the summit's theme of separating fact from fiction. Where We Are Now provides a raw, concise, and most of all, truthful account of one non-heteronormative family's journey through their transgender parent's transition. In selecting this documentary, Forbes Media proves its capability and willingness to bring authentic, minority narratives to mainstream audiences. I've not changed. I can see to the outside world it's a big change. All that has happened is that I get to show the world who I really am. - Transgender parent in Where We Are Now As Raymond Braun, Founder of RWB Media and Television Correspondent, summed up: If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu. Accurate and proportional representation is crucial for attaining meaningful social change. Where We Are Now is a definite step in the right direction. Refugee Rights: Spotlight on North Korea The summit also featured a powerful talk by Hyeonseo Lee, North Korean Defector, Activist and Author of The Girl With Seven Names. Lee, a champion of refugee rights, talked pointedly about her escape from North Korea and the enduring struggle of the North Korean people. I paid the highest price for freedom. I lost my friends, relatives, family for 14 years. Freedom isn't free. Hyeonseo Lee, North Korean Defector, Activist and Author of The Girl With Seven Names, interviewed by Moira Forbes, Publisher ForbesWoman and Executive Vice President, Forbes Media, in "The Face of Freedom." Lee's courageous story helped to shed much-needed light on the catastrophe in North Korea. Lee took full advantage of the opportunity to address the most influential gathering of millennials in the world. Please pay attention. This is a modern day tragedy that is happening in North Korea. I ask that you care about these issues and share this story with the people around you. Lee's words seamlessly fit into the summit's pervasive sense of urgency: today's injustice needs to be dealt with now. Basic human rights are still not guaranteed in many places, and these issues cannot wait. Racial Injustice: Highlighting the Black Lives Matter Movement The summit also featured an enlightening conversation between DeRay McKesson, prominent Black Lives Matter activist, and Adam Foss, founder of Prosecutor Integrity. McKesson and Foss helped to focus the summit's attention on crucial issues of racial injustice. Specifically, they emphasized the importance of recognizing and addressing police brutality and mass incarceration. Like many of their fellow speakers, McKesson and Foss urged attendees to take action and to not shy away from making their own tangible impact. DeRay McKesson, prominent Black Lives Matter activist, interviewed by Adam Foss, founder of Prosecutor Integrity, in "A Movement That Matters." McKesson and Foss stressed action: everyone can and should actively engage in the Black Lives Matter movement. This is not a time for blind hate, prejudice or complacency. This is not a time for Trump. This is a time to actively engage in activism, social justice, and the advancement of equality. The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship Just three years ago, I was wholly unfamiliar with the term "social entrepreneurship." Today, I am a nonprofit social entrepreneur and I am hardly alone. The rise of social entrepreneurship, both for-profit and nonprofit, has been both swift and significant. Particularly, this elevation of social impact has dramatically transformed for-profit entrepreneurship. Companies like Warby Parker and TOMS have clearly demonstrated the economic incentive of incorporating social impact into for-profit business. Specifically, social enterprises appeal to the new millennial "socially conscious" consumer. According to The Social Times: Millennials make up approximately 30 percent of the population and wield an estimated spending power of 200 billion per year. At least 70 percent of millennials have purchased a product that supports a cause.90 percent of millennials are likely to switch from one brand to another -- even when price and quality are equal -- if the second supports a cause.68 percent of millennials state a company's social/environmental commitment as either being important or extremely important when deciding which products to buy.66 percent will recommend products or services if a company is socially responsibly. Shiza Shahid, Founder of New Ventures and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, urges entrepreneurs to recognize that the greatest business problems are also the greatest social challenges. They are overlapping - not mutually exclusive. Mission driven companies are the future. And it is up to each one of us to activate this future. In keeping with the summit's revolutionary spirit and emphasis on active participation, Jasmine Lau, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Philanthropy in Motion (PIM), reminded attendees that young people do not have to wait to be successful or financially secure to engage in philanthropy. Instead, this misguided thinking can actually stunt or even prevent innovation. "You can start now," commented Lau. She recommends pooling together resources and seeking out pro bono mentorship as great places to start. Companies have to change but also individuals really have to voice out their preferences. We have to make an impact now. And we cannot make an impact without action. It is up to all of us to act: to vote, to speak out against social injustice, to demand accurate and proportional representation for minority groups, and to reward those entrepreneurs and companies who elevate social impact. As the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit indicated, social impact is key to both nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurship. TAKE ACTION TODAY Vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Subscribe to Muslim Girl. Learn about Where We Are Now. Donate to Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). Get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
McKesson Corporation (MCK) is scheduled to report second-quarter fiscal 2017 results on Oct 27, after the market closes. Last quarter the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 4.48%.
DeRay McKesson has received death threats in response to his activism. That hasn't slowed him down.
Taz Lake, Founder of Brightmill The 2016 election season is in full swing, and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are all vying to become the 45th President of the United States. Today’s election campaigns are complex marketing organizations, and like most of today’s marketers, the campaigns have created informational websites to connect and communicate with their target audience. These websites are used to market a product (in this case, the candidates) and generate revenue (in this case, donations). As the founder of a website analysis agency, I thought it would be interesting to perform an objective review of each campaign website. How are these websites performing, and are there any lessons that apply to commercial websites? As it turns out, the presidential campaign websites exhibited many of the same problems we find in commercial websites. Here are the key issues we found: 1. Slow Page Speed – It doesn’t matter how compelling your messages are if they do not reach your audience. Website visitors expect a certain level of performance from the pages they visit, and they are likely to leave pages that do not appear in a certain timeframe. Every second a visitor has to wait for a page to load increases the likelihood they will leave. According to Kissmetrics, 40 percent of visitors will leave a website if the loading process takes more than 3 seconds. For e-commerce websites, slow pages translate directly into lost sales. Jill Stein’s website (Jill2016.com) performed the worst in our Page Speed tests. This appears mostly due to her campaign’s use of large images on the home page. Using unnecessarily large images or even background videos is a very common mistake with website developers. According to Akamai, the average website has 60 images and 63 percent of the page weight comes from these images. Jill Stein’s website is below average in this regard as 76 percent reduction could be attained on the home page by optimizing 5 images. It is important to provide visitors with a dynamic, image rich experience, but this needs to be done in a responsible manner. Be sure to optimize image size and resolution to deliver the highest quality image at the smallest file size for best performance. Hillary Clinton’s website (Hillaryclinton.com met our standard for page speed, but it could have performed better. The website doesn’t use caching and some expires headers are set to 5 minutes which can cause unnecessary requests to the website. Browser caching and expire headers are used to reduce the number of HTTP requests to the main servers, which improves the performance for returning visitors. 2. Lack of Accessibility – Every campaign and every business should cast a wide net, and their websites should be designed to reach the largest audience possible. Website creators should analyze their target audience and remove any barriers to the transfer of information to that audience. We found two glaring issues with this in the presidential campaign websites. First, DonaldJTrump.com and JohnsonWeld.com do not have a Spanish language translation of their sites. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, there are more than 27 million eligible Spanish-speaking voters in the U.S. That is a significant segment of the electorate. Providing the appropriate language support is a relatively simple process with the right content management system in place. Websites should also make every effort to extend access to people with disabilities. JohnsonWeld.com and Jill2016.com did not meet the standard for Alternative Text.Alternative Text (or “ALT Text”) is used by text readers, particularly the visually impaired. It is a word or phrase that tells website visitors the nature or contents of an image. 3. Security Holes – The campaign websites we reviewed are all highly interactive. They deliver campaign messages and news, and also request information and donations from their visitors. Any time you request personal information from your viewers, you must make every effort to protect it. Our examination of Jill2016.com revealed some serious security concerns.For example, it does not use SSL on the main site. SSL is a standard technology for sending data on the Internet in a secure fashion. When supporters enter their information, their data isn’t being protected during transit. The implementation of a third party solution for capturing leads also caused Jill Stein’s website to report as unsafe due to phishing on some of our tools.Phishing is a common way for malicious sites to steal your personal information. Some users may receive this warning when visiting her site, even though it is a false positive from our perspective. As you can see, despite their best efforts, all of the major candidates have some issues with their websites. These problems are quite common and can be easily diagnosed through proper website analysis. Website analysis is an important part of the website development and maintenance process. It can set a baseline for website performance and identify any weaknesses or vulnerabilities in its infrastructure. At the end of the day, the goal is to provide the website visitor with an optimal experience. That cannot be achieved without an effective and vigilant website analysis program. Note: This analysis was performed during mid-September 2016 for a subset of pages on each candidate’s website. No destructive testing occurred. About the Author Taz Lake is the Founder and CEO of Brightmill where he uses his expertise in program management, system implementation, architecture, and interface design and integration to help clients improve their websites. Taz has previously served in leadership and technical roles at McKesson, ARRIS, and MCI. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in Georgia State University’s Computer Information Systems department and at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Taz can be reached via email at [email protected] -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
ST. LOUIS ― Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head for a second time on Sunday night just miles from Ferguson, Missouri, where in 2014 an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police. Yet somehow, the nominees were not asked a single question about police brutality all night. The events in Ferguson two years ago still loom over Missouri politics, and the latest polling shows that Trump is likely to win the state. Democrats running statewide have not made police reform a major component of their platforms, and there has been little progress on police reform in the state legislature since Ferguson erupted. Nationally, support has increased for criminal justice reform and police reform, but the nominees did not discuss how they’d tackle either. There was no mention of Ferguson or the demonstrations there in 2014, which launched a national conversation over law enforcement’s treatment of black people. Likewise, there was no mention of the Black Lives Matter movement that has kept the issue at the forefront of state and national politics. Antonio French, a city alderman currently running for mayor of St. Louis, expressed disbelief that the debate could be held just 15 miles from Ferguson and include no mention of it, or of Black Lives Matter. I'm disappointed that the candidates weren't asked about policing and #BlackLivesMatter. Very important to our country and our city. #debate— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 10, 2016 Also disappointed by the negative depiction of American cities and the unfortunate and frequent use of the phrase "inner-cities". #debate— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 10, 2016 Instead, Trump in his opening remarks called for “law and order” and for respecting police, but didn’t explain how his policies would accomplish this. In an attempt to reach black and Latino voters, Trump turned to the inner cities. “I want to do things that haven’t been done, including fix our inner cities and make things better for the African-American citizens who are so great, and the Latino Americans, the Hispanics,” he said. The debate took place at Washington University in St. Louis, about a 10-minute drive from Ferguson. Trump has made the ludicrous claim that Ferguson is one of the most dangerous places in the world, and previously said that gangs of illegal immigrants were roaming the streets in a city that is mostly black and has a small Hispanic population. Clinton on Sunday briefly criticized Trump’s racist claims that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S., and called him out for “what he has said about African-Americans and Latinos,” among other groups. During the first presidential debate, Trump said that black and Latino people are “living in hell” because inner cities are so dangerous. He continued that during the second debate. “I’ve heard them when Hillary is constantly talking about the inner cities of our country, which are a disaster education-wise, job-wise, safety-wise, every way possible,” Trump said. “I’m going to help the African-Americans, I’m going to help the Latinos, Hispanics, I am going to help the inner cities.” Later, when asked how he would be a devoted president for all Americans, Trump again brought up violence and poverty in the inner cities. “You go into the inner cities and you see it’s 45 percent poverty,” Trump said. “African-Americans, now 45 percent poverty in the inner cities. I mean it’s ― you know, and I’ve been saying it, big speeches where I have 20,000 and 30,000 people: What do you have to lose? It can’t get any worse.” Trump blamed Clinton for the state of inner cities, saying nothing would change if she were elected. Clinton, for her part, pointed to her time as a lawyer “working against discrimination against African-American children in schools and in the criminal justice system.” Clinton has spoken about the need to eliminate racism in the criminal justice system. A group called “Mothers of the Movement,” which includes several black women whose children have died in police custody or during encounters with law enforcement, endorsed Clinton at the Democratic National Convention this summer. Trump, meanwhile, has courted white voters who fear the Black Lives Matter movement, and has retweeted white nationalists on a number of occasions, along with false statistics about crime and race. Trump said in July that he would have his attorney general investigate the Black Lives Matter movement. Clinton, on the other hand, has met with advocates affiliated with Black Lives Matter and has called for improving police-community relations. As he made the case for why he’d be a president for all Americans, including people of color, Trump mentioned several cities that have experienced unrest in the past year. “We have a very divided nation,” Trump said. “You look at Charlotte, you look at Baltimore, you look at the violence that’s taking place in the inner cities ― Chicago. You take a look at Washington, D.C. We have a increase in murder within our cities ... We have a divided nation because [of] people like [Clinton], and believe me, she has tremendous hate in her heart.” In fact, although the national homicide rate crept up slightly in 2015, overall the last year was one of the safest on record, according to a recent report from the FBI. Trump’s comments about inner cities, and his suggestion that a majority of African-American and Latino people live in them, didn’t go over well with people watching the debate. Trump talking about "the inner cities" is code for "lock up as many black folks as I can find." #Debate— deray mckesson (@deray) October 10, 2016 Also, @realDonaldTrump doesn't seem to realize that black folks don't only live in the "inner city." #Debate— deray mckesson (@deray) October 10, 2016 NOT ALL MINORITIES LIVE IN INNER CITIES. NOT ALL MINORITIES LIVE IN INNER CITIES. NOT ALL MINORITIES LIVE IN INNER CITIES. NOT ALL MINOR...— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) October 10, 2016 ALL BLACK PEOPLE DO NOT LIVE IN THE INNER CITY. And btw, your need to define "inner city" as hell? YOU ARE A RACIST IDIOT! #Debates2016— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 10, 2016 Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, still doesn’t seem capable of talking about black people in any context other than poverty and the “inner-city.” During Sunday night’s Town hall-style debate, a black audience member asked both Trump and Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, whether they would be “devoted” to all Americans. In a campaign year when perhaps the biggest issue surrounding the African-American community has been institutionalized racism in the criminal justice system, police shootings and police brutality have become a huge national issue, and Trump responded: “I will be a president for all of our people. And I will be a president that will turn our inner cities around. And will give strength to people.” Indeed, the entire evening, Trump made numerous mentions of “inner-cities” in relation to black people ― as he has been doing all year. Earlier in the evening, he stated, “I’m going to help the African-Americans. I’m going to help the Latinos, Hispanics. I am going to help the inner cities. [Hillary Clinton] has done a terrible job for the African-Americans.” People watching the debate noticed this, and nobody was amused: Trump talking about "the inner cities" is code for "lock up as many black folks as I can find." #Debate— deray mckesson (@deray) October 10, 2016 Trump is literally incapable of answering a question from a black person without talking about the inner cities #debate— Siobhan Thompson (@vornietom) October 10, 2016 Why does Trump think African-Americans only live in the inner cities? #debate— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 10, 2016 The World According to Trump:African-Americans = Inner CitiesLatinos = Illegal immigrantsMuslims = ISISWomen = Objects— Wow, without me? (@Just_JDreaming) October 10, 2016 An African-American asks Trump a super general question, and Trump immediately assumes he must be asking about inner cities.— Taniel (@Taniel) October 10, 2016 It’s unfortunate, especially after past criticisms of his pandering to black folk, that Trump still insists on implying that all black people (or, as he said several times during the debate, “The African-Americans”) are poor and live in harsh, inner-city environments. This is most certainly a reality for many black people, and it should be addressed, but it is by no means the only reality. Trump would rather talk about “an increase in murder in inner-cities,” which is just a thinly-veiled reference to the black-on-black crime myth, than talk about police brutality, a broken criminal justice system that stacks the odds against black and brown people, and the increased element of hatred and bigotry that his own campaign has unleashed in this country. The entire debate seemed like a missed opportunity for both candidates to truly reckon with a pressing issue in the black community. Here was a debate taking place in St. Louis, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, and Trump still failed to make a direct mention of police brutality (even though he mentioned the protests in Charlotte in Baltimore, somehow blaming Hillary Clinton for them) and racism. Every time Trump invokes this image of “the inner city,” he’s misdirecting an important conversation and subtlety placing the blame of the state of black America on black people, instead of the system that’s set up to disenfranchise so many. The way he talks about and to black voters is not only insulting, it’s just downright absurd. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Remarks by the President at Reception in Honor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Grand Foyer 4:51 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, welcome, everybody. (Applause.) This is an exceptionally good-looking group. (Laughter.) And there are just so many friends here that it feels like one of our house parties. (Laughter.) But there’s no dancing this afternoon. We’re here just to acknowledge what an extraordinary achievement has been accomplished by Mr. Lonnie Bunch -- (applause) -- and everybody who helped make this day possible. Now, I want to just talk about Lonnie for a second. When Lonnie first came here from Chicago to start work on this museum a decade ago, he could not even find somebody to give him a key to his office. (Laughter.) Nobody had heard of this museum. And now you cannot miss it -- a breathtaking new building right in the heart of the National Mall. And that is what we call progress. It could not have been done without the persistence, the wisdom, the dedication, the savvy, the ability to make people feel guilty -- (laughter) -- the begging, the deal-making, and just the general street smarts of Lonnie and his entire team. So please give him a big round of applause for all the work that he has done. (Applause.) But, of course, this is also about more than Lonnie. This is about people who, for more than a century, advocated and organized, and raised funds, and donated artifacts so that the story of the African American experience could take its rightful place in our national memory. It’s a story that is full of tragedy and setbacks, but also great joy and great victories. And it is a story that is not just part of the past, but it is alive and well today in every corner of America. And that’s certainly true today in this house -- a house that was built by slaves. Now, I can’t name everybody that is here, but I’m going to have to give you a little bit of a taste. This room is like a living museum of its own. Right now, Madame Tussauds would be very jealous. (Laughter.) We’ve got icons of the entertainment industry like Quincy Jones -- (applause) -- and Dick Gregory and Phylicia Rashad. (Applause.) We’ve got the first black woman in space, Mae Jemison. (Applause.) And we have the woman who owns the universe, Oprah Winfrey. (Laughter and applause.) We’ve got those drum majors for justice, like John Lewis and Andrew Young and C.T. Vivian, and Jesse Jackson. (Applause.) And we’ve got the next generation of warriors for justice like Brittany Packnett and DeRay Mckesson. We’ve got personal heroes of mine like Harry Belafonte -- (applause) -- who still is the best-looking man in the room at 90-something years old. (Laughter.) I’m just telling the truth. (Laughter.) So this is an extraordinary group. But the thing about this museum is that it’s more about -- it’s more than just telling stories about the famous. It’s not just about the icons. There’s plenty of space for Harriet Tubman and Dr. King and Muhammed Ali. But what makes the museum so powerful and so visceral is that it’s the story of all of us -- the folks whose names you never heard of, but whose contributions, day after day, decade after decade, combined to push us forward and the entire nation forward. It’s the maids who decided, you know what, I’m tired of segregation and I’m going to walk for my freedom. It’s the porters who not only worked tirelessly to support their families, but ultimately helped bring about the organization that led to better working conditions for all Americans here in the United States. It’s about our moms and grandparents and uncles and aunts who just did the right thing and raised great families, despite assaults on their dignity on every single day. You see it in the dignity of the artifacts that are in the museum -- the dignity of an enslaved family, what it must have been like to try to live in that tiny cabin. Those slaves who dared to marry, even though it was illegal for them to do so. Folks who were forced to sit in the back of a train, but went about their business anyway, and tried to instill in their children as sense that this isn’t who we are, and there’s going to be more someday. You see it in the men and the women who rushed to the warfronts to secure all of our freedom, understanding that when they came home they might not yet be free. The students who walked passed angry crowds the integrate our schools. The families huddling around the Bible to steel their faith for the challenges ahead. That quite, determined dignity and hope. Everybody here has somebody in mind when we think of those kinds of folks -- who couldn't make it to this room, but whose stories are our stories, and whose stories are represented at this museum. It might be an ancestor who ran to freedom, or an aunt or uncle who pushed back against Jim Crow, or a friend who marched or sat in. Or it might be young people who were organizing against cynicism today. But the point is that all of us cannot forget that the only reason that we're standing here is because somebody, somewhere stood up for us. Stood up when it was risky. Stood up when it was not popular. And somehow, standing up together, managed to change the world. You know, the timing of this is fascinating. (Applause.) Because in so many ways, it is the best of times, but in many ways these are also troubled times. History doesn’t always move in a straight line. And without vigilance, we can go backwards as well as forwards. And so part of the reason that I am so happy the museum is opening this weekend is because it allows all of us as Americans to put our current circumstances in a historical context. My hope is that, as people are seeing what’s happened in Tulsa or Charlotte on television, and perhaps are less familiar with not only the history of the African American experience but also how recent some of these challenges have been, upon visiting the museum, may step back and say, I understand. I sympathize. I empathize. I can see why folks might feel angry and I want to be part of the solution as opposed to resisting change. My hope is that black folks watching the same images on television, and then seeing the history represented at this museum, can say to themselves, the struggles we’re going through today are connected to the past, and yet, all that progress we’ve made tells me that I cannot and will not sink into despair, because if we join hands, and we do things right, if we maintain our dignity, and we continue to appeal to the better angels of this nation, progress will be made. (Applause.) I was telling Michelle -- many of you know I get 10 letters a day from constituents, and it’s a great way for me to keep a pulse on how folks other than the pundits on cable TV are thinking. (Laughter.) And I know it’s a representative group because sometimes people say, Mr. President, we just love you and we especially love Michelle. (Laughter.) And you’re doing such a great job and thank you. And then there are others who write and say, Mr. President, you’re an idiot. (Laughter.) And you’ve ruined this country. And so I know I’m getting a real sampling of American public opinion. Last night, as I was reading through my letters, I’d say about half of them said, Mr. President, why are you always against police, and why aren’t you doing enough to deal with these rioters and the violence? And then the other half were some black folks saying, Mr. President, why aren’t you doing something about the police? And when are we actually going to get justice? And I understand the nature of that argument because this is a dialogue we’ve been having for 400 years. And the fact of the matter is, is that one of the challenges we have in generating a constructive discussion about how to solve these problems is because what people see on television and what they hear on the radio is bereft of context and ignores history, and so people are just responding as if none of what's represented in this museum ever happened. And that's true for all of us, not just some of us. And so when I imagine children -- white, black, Latino, Asian, Native American -- wandering through that museum, and sitting at that lunch counter, and imagining what it would be like to stand on that auction block, and then also looking at Shaq's shoes -- (laughter) -- and Chuck Berry's red Cadillac, my hope is, is that this complicated, difficult, sometimes harrowing, but I believe ultimately triumphant story will help us talk to each other, and, more important, listen to each other, and even more important, see each other, and recognize the common humanity that makes America what it is. (Applause.) So that's a lot of weight to put on one institution. MRS. OBAMA: We can do it. (Laughter THE PRESIDENT: But Michelle and I, having taken Michelle's mom and our daughters to see it, we feel confident that it will not just meet expectations, but far exceed them. And it would not have happened without all of you. So you should be very, very proud. Congratulations. God bless you. God bless America. (Applause.) Thank you. (Applause.) END 5:07 P.M. EDT
The latest shootings by police of black men show that little has been done to reduce the violence at the hands of law enforcement, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson said on Wednesday, as he expressed frustration over the frequency of such incidents."Police kill almost three people everyday," McKesson told POLITICO, as unrest simmers over the two deaths of black men by police over the past week. "We have to hold the police accountable for their actions."Protests shook the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, overnight and into the early morning after a black man was shot dead by police Tuesday night. The demonstrations, which at times turned violent, spilled over into the apartment complex where Keith Lamont Scott was killed. Charlotte police maintain that Scott stepped out of his vehicle with a gun when officers arrived at the scene, but his family disputes this claim, saying he was sitting in his car reading a book. The Charlotte Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment.The shooting comes as racial tensions were already high across the country after police shot dead an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma last week. Terence Crutcher's family says officer Betty Shelby inappropriately fired on him after their SUV broke down, while her lawyer contends that Crutcher was acting suspiciously and appeared to be reaching inside the vehicle for a gun. While the shootings have again grabbed national headlines – and attention from the two presidential candidates – McKesson said police need to start being held accountable for the violence, and that he hopes there are consequences for the officers in the most recent fatal shootings. "[I'm] looking forward to how this plays out in terms of criminal charges,” said McKesson, who was an early leader of the Black Lives Matter movement and co-founded Campaign Zero, the first effort to organize activists around a set of policies to stop police violence. McKesson said while the federal government has a role to play in reforming police behavior, the onus is really on local departments to change their ways."What's he to say?" he said when asked if President Barack Obama is doing enough to combat police violence, adding "The Department of Justice could reduce funding to local police departments, and they haven't really done that aggressively.”In the meantime, McKesson said he would continue trying to draw attention to the issue. Campaign Zero on Wednesday launched a new project at useofforceproject.org, which takes a look at 91 of 100 police departments in the biggest cities in the United States. The report examines the use of force policies of the departments and concludes whether there are basic protections against police violence in the policies."Many police departments fail to establish common sense restrictions on police use of force — including deadly force — that would actually benefit the communities they are supposed to protect and serve," the report states. "According to our findings, fundamentally changing use of force policies can dramatically reduce the number of people killed by police in America.""The police has a shadow system that almost guarantees they won't be held accountable," McKesson said, adding that these policies, and the lack of provisions to safeguard against police violence make it extremely difficult to reduce these incidents from recurring.
Kathy McElligott has arguably the largest healthcare technology job in the world. She is both Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson.With $189 billion annual revenue, the San Francisco-based company is the fifth largest publicly traded company by revenue in the United States. As CIO, McElligott is responsible [...]
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) has been reshuffling its management for some time now. Recently, the company announced that its Chief Human Resources Officer ("CHRO"), Liz Gottung will retire at the end of 2016.
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По сей день в Интернете можно встретить споры о том, какой же графический API лучше: Direct3D или OpenGL? Несмотря на свой религиозный характер, такие словесные баталии приносят полезный результат в виде неплохих исторических обзоров развития аппаратно-ускоренной графики. Целью данного поста является перевод одного из таких экскурсов в историю, написанного Джейсоном МакКессоном (Jason L. McKesson) в ответ на вопрос «Почему разработчики игр предпочитают Windows». Этот текст вряд ли отвечает на поставленный вопрос, но историю развития и противостояния двух самых популярных графических API он описывает очень красочно и довольно подробно, поэтому в переводе я сохранил авторскую разметку. Текст написан в середине 2011 года и охватывает промежуток времени, начинающийся незадолго до появления Direct3D и до момента написания. Автор оригинального текста является опытным разработчиком игр, активным участником StackOverflow и создателем обширного учебника о современном программировании 3D-графики. Итак, предоставим слово Джейсону. Читать дальше →
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