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The News-Reel #10

Published a year agoCulture

Before the News-Reel takes a summer hiatus, here's your weekly toe-dip into the world of tech, culture and creativity.

Brand Actions

Nike and Ben & Jerry’s are two brands doing it right in combating racism.

Amongst the sea of brands rushing out their solidarity statements, these two brands get to the heart of the matter.

Reddit’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian steps down from the company board, asking to be replaced with a Black candidate.

The move could signal other leaders in tech to take proactive actions for diversity.

Image: Ben & Jerry's

Stories and Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan called out Hollywood to hire more Black creatives and executives during a protest in LA.

The actor challenged the film industry to commit to Black hiring and support for Black brands and organizations. 

Be Water, a Bruce Lee documentary, just aired over the weekend.

The film explores the martial artist and actor’s challenges of race and identity on his rise to stardom.

Photo: Bruce Lee Family Archive/ESPN

Business and Tech

Need to restock on wine and quarantine snacks? Check out these Black-owned businesses that you can support.

All of these Black-owned food and drink businesses are taking online orders.

Google Maps will now remind you when and where to wear your face mask.

Other features include public transit alerts, train “crowdedness” live data, and more.

Photo: Esquire

Design and Fashion

Banksy just unveiled a timely painting about anti-racism.

At the scene of a vigil, a lone candle gradually burns away at a corner of the American flag.

In Harlem, a group of Black men pay their respects to George Floyd, in fashion.

The group of fashion creatives wanted to honor the late Floyd in the way they knew best.

Photo: Ian Reid

Industry and Client

Fenty’s latest drop is both revolutionary and a flat-out MOOD.

FENTY 6-20 celebrates “the irrepressible defiance, creativity, hope and spirit of youth.”

You can now watch Quibi shows on TV thanks to its latest update. 

Quibi can now be streamed to TV with an added Google Chromecast support.

Image: FENTY

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