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Tuesday 03.31.2020

Amazon Fires Black Worker After He Protested COVID-19 Working Conditions

Chris Smalls, a 31-year-old management assistant at Amazon, was outraged at the lack of protection against COVID-19 at the facility in Staten Island, New York and organized a walkout. Amazon fired Smalls in response.

Tampa Mega-Church Pastor Arrested For Ignoring COVID-19 Warnings

Tampa mega-church pastor Rodney Howard-Browne has been arrested for holding services attended by hundreds and ignoring coronavirus social distancing warnings.

Nigeria Reports Chloroquine Poisonings As Trump Keeps Pushing Drug Against Coronavirus

There has been a spike in chloroquine poisoning cases in Nigeria after U.S. President Donald Trump praised the anti-malaria drug as a possible cure for the new coronavirus.

‘A Space Where Everyone Has An Opportunity’: BlackLaunch Connects Founders And Investors To Address Lack Of Funding

While there are many Black founder groups focused on social media and in private Slack and Telegram channels, there isn’t a well-known global solution to connect founders with other entrepreneurs or investors. Titus Calloway and Daniel Smith are looking to change that.

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What Conferences, Festivals And Summits Are Doing To Survive COVID-19

Changes are afoot as many event organizers decide how and when to take a live-adapted approach that might somehow include a combination of webinars, virtual observance, Zoom groups, and more.