The withering email that got an ethical AI researcher fired at Google | Platformer

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“Stop writing your documents because it doesn’t make a difference”: Timnit Gebru’s final message to her peers   — Casey Newton, Platformer Last week, a prominent a co-leader of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence team at Google sent an email to her colleagues. Timnit Gebru had been working on a research paper that she hoped to…

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‘He was petrified’ | The Philadelphia Inquirer

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A Philadelphia mother says she and her 2-year-old son are physically and emotionally traumatized after police smashed their SUV, beat her, and separated them during West Philly unrest.   — Anna Orso, The Philadelphia Inquirer Rickia Young had successfully lulled her 2-year-old to sleep in his car seat when she drove toward a normally busy…

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A Rare Recipe From a Talented Chef Enslaved by a Founding Father | Atlas Obscura

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Despite James Hemings’s leading role in Jefferson’s kitchen, he’s credited with only a handful of recipes.   — Natasha Frost, Atlas Obscura TO BELIEVE THE LEGENDS, THOMAS Jefferson was as much a chef as a statesman, the architect of the modern American diet and the person behind such modern European-American classics as vanilla ice cream, steak…

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MSNBC Taps Tiffany Cross, Jonathan Capehart as Weekend Anchors | The Root

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  — Michael Harriot, The Root There exists a misplaced assumption that the recent focus on inclusion is a quasi-benevolent gift to Black people. But profit-driven companies are not supposed to care about diversity for diversity’s sake. Even the most progressive individuals believe that “diversity hires” help Black employees, when, in reality, it is white people who…

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Stunning Gifts From Black-Owned Brands Anyone Would Love To Receive | HuffPost

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Continue supporting Black-owned businesses while checking off a few to-do’s from your holiday shopping list.   — Danielle Gonzalez, HuffPost You might be hoping to say goodbye to this difficult year with some holiday festivities and the hope of a more optimistic 2021, but we can’t forget that there are still problems that need solving…

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Venus Williams Launches New Vegan Protein Shakes, Shares Her Favorite Benefits of Plant-Based Living | Essence

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It’s the glow for us. “I’m so excited about it because this is the life that I live and now to be able to give people this, to me is, is just a game changer,” says Williams.   — Charli Penn, Essence Tennis champion Venus Williams continues to be unstoppable both on and off the…

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