Organizers say the event is open to all small business owners and are inviting them to bring a table and offer their goods and services to “make back some of the money our governor has taken from us,” according to the event flyer, “and have some fun, too!” … [Read more...] about Michigan Small Businesses to Throw ‘Sunday Funday’ to ‘Make Back Money Taken’ by Gretchen Whitmer
On Wednesday, the first day the county had loosened shelter-at-home directives, Highland Park’s trendy York Boulevard was hit and miss. “Essential businesses,” such as the upscale coffee shops and traditional mom-and-pop markets, had been open throughout the pandemic. But many boutiques and specialty shops remained dark. … [Read more...] about Reopening California off to a slow start as customers stay away, fears of coronavirus still loom large
"Why should big tech platforms have an unfair business advantage and be immune from lawsuits when other businesses are not afforded this advantage? This law has not been changed in 24 years. It is important that we review this policy to see if it still makes sense for the 2020 digital economy and ecosystem we live in and beyond," Ruby added. "You can't say on the one hand that you are not responsible for the content that appears on your platform, but on the other say, here is a list of 50 reasons why we will delete your content." … [Read more...] about Murky messaging: Facebook allowed ‘Death to America’ advertising but censors US back-to-work rallies
“Regardless of whether they appeal or not, I think this decision is very telling in the fact that this judge recognizes the existence of both intersex people and people who are non-binary—and [he] recognizes that there’s no justification or discriminating against a person and denying them their basic identity document and their ability to leave the country, simply for not wanting to lie on a passport application,” Castillo said. … [Read more...] about Will the State Department Fight Non-Binary Passports?
"Often times, people take the outrage and then they go and try to make their voices be heard," he continued. "That is why so many people have pent up frustration because when you are black in America, you are afraid sometimes to walk down your own street because you may be accused of a crime." … [Read more...] about Attorney Eric Guster: George Floyd death shows power of ‘tapes, sound, and audio’ to showcase police actions