The Daily Populous

Sunday June 21st, 2020 morning edition

image for Amazon slammed for offering workers chicken and waffles on Juneteenth

Amazon is once again in hot water after its Chicago warehouse offered workers chicken and waffles to celebrate Juneteenth – the day the slaves were freed.

“We stand in solidarity honoring the black community by supporting local black businesses.

We are happy to share an authentic meal crafted by Chicago’s Chicken + Waffles June 19th,” a sign read, which was posted n the DCH1 Amazonians United Facebook Page the group.

“On Juneteenth, a day to celebrate some level of Liberation and Freedom won by Black people, Amazon is ‘standing in solidarity’ and ‘honoring the Black community’ by giving us, majority Black workforce at DCH1, Chicken and Waffles,” the DCH1 Amazonians quipped.

Commenters slammed the company in the post with one asking “Should I bring the watermelon too?”.

The spokesperson said that the warehouse’s Juneteenth catering was being ordered from one of the employees’ favorite restaurants.

Amazon has been blasted recently for the inhumane conditions in its warehouses as well as firing workers who try to unionize. »

Trump rally: President and Pence drop plans to address outdoor Tulsa crowds amid reports of low attendance

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Donald Trump and Mike Pence have scrapped plans to address an outdoor rally at the president's campaign event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following reports of low attendance and a thinner-than-expected crowd inside the arena.

"This will be the 1st time that POTUS speaks to BOTH crowds in person - inside & outside," he said on Twitter.

Donald Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1/16 A Trump supporter sits in the upper rows of the BOK Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma ahead of a campaign rally. »

Remote work: Employers are taking over our living spaces and passing on costs

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Employers argue they make considerable savings on real estate when workers shift from office to home work.

Though employers are backed by a chorus of remote work proselytizers, others note the loneliness, reduced productivity and inefficiencies of prolonged remote work.

Whatever the personal and productivity impacts of remote work, the savings of US$10,000 per year are the employer’s. »

Upcoming Show "Cracka" Puts Blacks As Slave Owners And Whites As Slaves

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(AllHipHop News) The upcoming series "Cracka" is likely to cause a storm of controversy for the premise: "What if the roles were reversed in slavery?".

The movie offers a present-day so-called white supremacist who is magically thrust back in time to an alternate past where Africans enslave whites and rule the land known as America.

The movie is the brainchild of director Dale Resteghini, a white man born in Boston, Massachusetts that made his mark with rap videos. »

'Heartbreaking,' Say Global Experts, Alarmed at Signs US Has 'Given Up' Fight to Stop Covid-19

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"U.S. Increasingly Accepts Rising Covid-19 Numbers," read a headline this week in the Swiss paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

The U.S. will endure much higher, persistent negative effects from something that other countries have solved; we'll normalize it and convince ourselves nothing can be done.".

"I can't imagine what it must be like having to go to work knowing it"s unsafe," Wiles said. »