Take Andrew Yang, who has no government experience but is running to be the Democratic presidential nominee. While Yang has had success in various startup ventures, from celebrity fundraising to test prep, he has no political governing experience. However, he is the only Democratic presidential candidate sounding the alarm about the disruption of the workforce–via automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics–displacing millions of American workers in the coming decade. While other candidates have discussed breaking up “the Big Four” in tech (Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon), you don’t hear much talk about the larger issue of what the future will look like for displaced workers, particularly from marginalized communities. … [Read more...] about Let’s hope these key tech issues aren’t ignored on tonight’s less-diverse debate stage
According to Cygielman, the brand was extremely deliberate about crafting Melody’s story, making sure it was not only accurate, but also represented the authentic point of view of an African American girl living through that moment in history. The company created a six-person advisory board that was involved with every aspect of Melody’s development, from the story to her fashion accessories. Board members included the late Horace Julian Bond, the chairman emeritus of the NAACP board of directors, and several professors of African American studies. The author of Melody’s book, Denise Lewis Patrick, grew up during the Civil Rights era. “She was someone who had firsthand experience as a young African American girl during that time,” Cygielman explains. … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?