The phrase “Driving While Black” has been used in both the public and private discourse relating to the Racial Profiling of Black motorists.The term rose to prominence in public discourse during the 1990s, in the wake of the War on Drugs, when it was brought to public knowledge that police stations across the country were intentionally targeting racial minorities to curb the trafficking and sale of drugs in the United States.For example, New Jersey released state documents in 2000 which showed police training memos instructing officers to make racial judgments in order to identify “Occupant Identifiers for a possible Drug Courier” on the highway.
The phrase was further magnified after the ruling of Whren v. United States (1996), when the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that police officers may stop any motor vehicle operator if any traffic violation has been observed.The case has been criticized by scholars for allowing too much subjectivity on the part of police officers to use racial bias as a justification for the stop.
Subsequent media coverage of the phrase “Driving While Black” since the 1990s has been expansive and more common.The phrase is often used in anecdotal accounts of racial profiling of motor vehicle operators as well as statistical and legal analyses of racial profiling, a notable example being the case of Tolan v. Cotton.
In 2014 Portland lawyers Melvin Oden-Orr and Marianne Hyland created an app named “Driving While Black” in which users can record police and alert people when they are stopped by police on the road. It also supplies users with information on how to handle a traffic stop, including their legal rights and “best practices” for “how to be safe.”The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a similar app called “Mobile Justice” in which users can record and upload videos to the ACLU office.
The phrase DWB was amplified in the scope of American public discourse through social media mediums in which African Americans can record police encounters and disseminate it to a large audience.’Driving While Black’ was invoked in the media following the recent deaths of Sandra Bland (d. 2015) and Philando Castile (d. 2016), both of whom were African Americans who were pulled over by police while driving.
Women Changing the Face of Tech
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At the intersection of empowerment, technology and world change, Valeisha Butterfield Jones is a force to be reckoned with. She is a wife, a mom, the Global Head of Community and Inclusion for Google and the co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). Motivated by an encounter with then Sen. Barack Obama, she later became the 2012 National Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign and was instrumental in delivering one of the highest youth voter turnouts in American history. Then, as Deputy Director of Public Affairs for International Trade in the U.S. Department of Commerce, she led community engagement efforts targeting minority and women-owned businesses. In this eye-opening episode, Butterfield Jones shares her inspiration, how her work has made an impact, and what it means to be a Black woman in America today.
Touted as an “impressive leader” by First Lady Michelle Obama, Janaye Ingram has devoted her career to empowering people and creating change. As Director of National Partnerships for Airbnb, Ingram helps connect Airbnb with organizations and communities throughout the US. Christened a face of the new civil rights movement, Ingram began her career in advocacy at the National Action Network (NAN), where she planned the 50th anniversary of MLK’s iconic March on Washington, and served as a founder of the Women’s March, Inc., as well as Head of Logistics for the Women’s March on Washington and a lead organizer for global actions. In this conversation, Ingram discusses her journey, her nonprofits in New York and New Jersey and her road to success. CLEO SPEAKS is produced by Ruby Red Inc., with Gina Holland and Martine Charles serving as Executive Producers. Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production for TV One; Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production. For more information about CLEO TV visit www.mycleo.tv and check out CLEO TV YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@mycleotv) using the hashtag #CLEOTV.
Genesis announced the Mint Concept
eoul, Korea., February 6, 2020 — Today, Genesis announced that the 2020 G90 and Mint Concept won 2019 GOOD DESIGN® awards in the Transportation category. Genesis has been a GOOD DESIGN® award winner for five consecutive years including the G90 in 2015, the Vision G concept in 2016, the GV80 concept in 2017 and the Essentia concept & G70 in 2018.
“As a relatively new brand, Genesis has introduced a design that greatly resonates with the luxury car market,” said Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President, Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group. “The G90 is the embodiment of flagship transportation while the Mint reinterprets what a luxurious, city-focused runabout could be. The GOOD DESIGN® awards are a high water mark we aim for each time we put pen to paper.”
The GOOD DESIGN® awards, which began in 1950 and marked its 69th anniversary in 2019, are recognized for its legitimacy and authority, and selects award-winning works in each field with a focus on comprehensive evaluations of products such as aesthetic, innovative, new technology, form, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.
The 2019 GOOD DESIGN® awards were selected among about 900 entries from 38 countries worldwide.
The 2020 G90 incorporates new-car-level design changes on the exterior and interior, further enhancing its presence as the brand’s flagship sedan through the themes of Athletic Elegance and Horizontal Architecture. G-Matrix, a Genesis design hallmark inspired by light reflecting from an illuminating diamond, is applied to the headlights and taillights to emphasize refined proportions and balanced architecture. The 2020 G90 introduces multiple technology firsts for the Genesis brand, including a 12.3-inch display navigation system with touchscreen controls, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an unparalleled level of standard active and passive safety systems as part of a brand-level commitment to passenger security and comfort. All Genesis vehicles, including the 2020 G90, offer complimentary Service Valet: the exclusive, no-cost, consumer-focused service program that elevates the luxury vehicle ownership experience.
The Mint Concept introduces an all-electric luxury car for the city and represents a new vehicle typology, featuring organic design and an innovative in-car experience. The lightweight runabout reimagines the iconic shape of the city car, tailored to the needs of modern lifestyle. Mint is both highly manoeuvrable and exhilarating to drive. The overall motif skews to the sportier side of Athletic Elegance while the G-Matrix pattern serves a functional purpose, used for efficient cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor. It is also the basis for the Mint Concept’s aerodynamic wheel design and several interior structures and flourishes. In lieu of a conventional trunk and rear hatch, the Mint Concept features a parcel shelf accessed via scissor-style side openings.
Like a carefully furnished city dwelling, its interior takes advantage of every cubic inch. The cozy space is made to feel expansive, through the use of lightweight textiles, cognac leather and mullion-free windows. Ingress and egress are made easier, thanks to the automatic swivelling of the instrument panel and bench seat. The versatility of the Mint Concept extends to the engineering of its high-density, battery-electric powertrain, which is capable of an estimated 200 miles per full charge and 350-KW fast recharging.
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