HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Black and Hispanic electricians who felt threatened when several nooses were found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the company and two contractors, accusing them of inaction, retaliation and racial discrimination. Eight nooses were found over the course of a […]

Only 2% of electricians are women and nearly 80% are white, federal data shows. Amorn Suriyan/Getty Images The US needs more electricians to install renewable energy and electric vehicle chargers. The workforce could shrink 14% by 2030, with demand jumping by as much as 25%, one forecast found. The industry is mostly white and male. Attracting […]

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Many Black residents are being priced out of most Madison neighborhoods as house prices have skyrocketed and their incomes fall far short of other residents, according to maps published by the city in a housing report. The report looked at the median, or typical, household income by race. It then looked at neighborhoods in which […]

Whether in success or in adversity, Black entrepreneurs keep fighting to flourish, despite facing a challenging business climate. A new study shows some encouraging signs, as almost 70% of Black business owners recently surveyed reported they are either breaking even or making a profit with their enterprise. Yet the owners are vulnerable to economic challenges […]

Black employees at Tesla’s signature factory in Fremont, California were called the N-word and subjected to “severe or pervasive racial harassment,” including retaliation when they complained, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit filed against the company on Thursday. Employees, including managers and supervisors at Tesla’s Gigafactory, allegedly called Black employees the […]

Supplied New Zealand Couriers expects to move 20% more parcels a day. Courier companies are already gearing up for the silly season with some of the biggest sale days of the year looming. New Zealand Couriers general manager Devon Buckingham said peak-periods and the holiday season were not a surprise, so planning starts as soon […]

It seems Patrick J. Adams, who played a super-savvy legal consultant on “Suits,” overlooked some fine print about the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. On Wednesday, Adams wiped his Instagram page of throwback photos from his time on “Suits,” days after sharing them with his followers. Adams said Wednesday that his posts took away from the ongoing […]

By McKenzie JacksonCalifornia Black Media Sofia Mbega’s first exposure to technology — more specifically, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) — happened years before she moved from East Africa to the Golden State. Mbega was a student at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania, when her mother, Gloria Mawaliza, suggested she take a technology course after learning about […]

Fatu Ogwuche, founder of Big Tech This Week, recently led a discussion that explored “The Black Book’s funding, spotlighting the choice of investors behind the Netflix original film. This was during a behind-the-scenes gathering on X (formerly Twitter) Spaces she hosted. The panel featured Editi Effiong, the film’s director, as well as his executive producers, […]

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