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Reject Racism Campaign Pressures Tech Giants to Skip North Carolina

“One way Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of diversity is by making it clear that they won’t move their headquarters to a state that is rapidly sliding backward on racial oppression and voting rights.”

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Kumail Nanjiani and Alan Yang Team Up For Immigration Anthology Series, 'Little America'

The half-hour series draws on the “Little America” first-person essay series.

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UPDATE: After Pressure From Advocacy Group, Facebook Says 'Of Course' It Wouldn't Participate in Muslim Registry

Facebook and Twitter are the only major tech companies to publicly state that they would not assist with any Muslim registry plans put forth by the Trump administration.

FBI Cracks San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone, Drops Suit Against Apple

Many cricitized the FBI over concerns of privacy violations.

New Blind Job Match App Aims to Put More People of Color in Tech

Engineer Stephanie Lampkin, a Black woman, created Blendoor to eliminate racial and gender bias from tech industry hiring.

ICYMI: You Must Read the Letter Activists of Color Wrote to Support Apple Against the FBI

Signed by Shaun King, Opal Tometi and others, the letter criticizes the FBI’s insistence that Apple remove security protections to investigate suspects’ Apple products. 

'But You Caint Use My Phone' Drops. Erykah Fans Rejoice

Ms. Badu drops her hilarious new mixtape, “But You Caint Use My Phone” via Apple and builds buzz for her upcoming hosting gig at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards. 

ICYMI: Jay Z Calls Out Tidal Competitors, Name Checks Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray in Freestyle

The music-streaming service owner also criticizes black people who are skeptical of his new effort but support Nike, Apple and Spotify

St. Patrick's Day, Ethics and The Jinx, New Asteroid App

Some of the morning’s headlines

Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn't Observe MLK Day

Can Apple control+option+delete its way out of this one?

Apple Tries to Explain Why There Aren't Any Black Emojis

What’s featured on your keyboard matters.

What Apple's Acquisition of Beats Says About Black Cool

Those headphones say a lot about race.

Apple's New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.

Apple Announces New Upgrade: Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson

The first black chief administrator of EPA is now working to green up Apple.

Tim Cook Values 'Diversity With a Capital D,' But Execs Are White Males

It’s time Apple starts to think different and consider equity too.

Is Apple's New iPad Mini Video the First to Include More Than White Guys?

The representation of people of color in product launch videos is more than just about diversity at Apple. It’s about equity.

Are Black and Latino Teens Getting Paid to Wait in Line for iPhone 5's?

Waiting in line for iPhone 5, some are just doing their jobs.

Apple Stores in Georgia Won't Sell iPads to People Speaking Farsi

WSB-TV in Alpharetta, Georgia has interviews with two people who were denied iPads and iPhones at two different Apple Stores after employees learned they were from Iran.

Less Affluent Expected to Adopt iPhone When it Comes to Virgin Mobile; Insiders Warn Prepaid Market is Less Regulated

Analysts expect the less affluent to adopt the phone because prepaid services require no contract or credit checks for customers but others fear more people will enter a less regulated mobile space.

As iPads Bolster Apple Shares, Demonstrators Prepare for Nationwide Protests

As Apple’s market grows, demonstrators are calling on Apple to create a worker protection strategy to prevent workplace abuse, injury, and death in the factories that produce new iPad and iPhones.