Meet the Black Woman CEO of the Tech Startup That Amazon Just Bought For $1.2 Billion
Aicha Evans is making history in the tech industry as a Black woman CEO of a self-driving car start-up called Zoox that has recently been acquired by Amazon for $1.2 billion. As Zoox remains a standalone business, she and Jesse Levinson, the company’s co-founder and CTO, will continue their subsequent roles in the company.
Complete List of NFL Players Opting Out of 2020 Season
Much like the MLB and NBA, the NFL has agreed to allow players to opt out of the 2020 season for health and safety reasons.
In the collectively bargained agreement between the NFL and NFLPA, players who are considered “high risk” for COVID-19 can earn $350,000 and an accrued NFL season if they choose to opt out. Those who are not deemed “high risk” can earn $150,000 for opting out.
Where You Can Watch Drive-In Concerts Across the Country
Drive-in concerts are beginning to emerge as a suitable live music experience.
With social distancing efforts in place and large gatherings prohibited for the foreseeable future, artists itching to perform again have started making plans to do so.
Pearl Jam, Rascal Flatts, Wiz Khalifa, Green Day Among Artists Receiving Federal PPP Loans
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a list on Monday of all businesses receiving loans through the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program was designed to help companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and support their employees.
The Founder of Pink Root Products Discusses Changing the Narrative of the Natural Hair Industry
Meet entrepreneur Mariel Mejia, the Afro-Latina from New York became frustrated with constantly having to relax her hair. Growing up her hair type was considered as ‘bad hair’ without a relaxer. Wanting to revert back to her natural hair she found a lack of resources and support initially in her journey. Mariel started experimenting in the comfort of her own home; her mother’s kitchen! The brand was birthed from her creating her own signature formulas without the use of harsh products and chemicals. Starting to see a significant difference in her hair she decided to launch Pink Root Products. We discuss the passion behind the brand, her thoughts on how the pandemic will affect the beauty industry going forward and why she is changing the narrative of the natural hair industry.
Lawmakers Unveil Plan to Extend $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits
With enhanced unemployment benefits set to expire on July 31, Senate Democrats have unveiled a new plan to extend the payments for millions of Americans.