Amazon construction plans would force elderly Black residents off of land

Amazon’s world takeover continues to move forward as the company recently bid to acquire Whole Foods and continues its plans to use drones for deliveries. With this kind of advancement, it’s not surprising to learn the corporation is looking to get more property. However, complaints have arisen about where it’s chosen to develop one of them.

Rolling Out reports that residents of an historic Black neighborhood in Virginia are being forced off of their land so Amazon can build 100-foot high power lines to support a data center.

Barry Jenkins Set To Direct Amazon Series Based On ‘Underground Railroad’ Novel

Following the epic success of Moonlight both in the box office and on the awards circuit. The biggest question would be what’s next for those involved? Director Barry Jenkins in particular?

Deadline reports that Jenkins will be partnering with Plan B productions to bring Colson Whitehead’s best-selling novel, The Underground Railroad, to Amazon as a series. 

Fraternal Order Of Police Urges Amazon To Pull Black Lives Matter Shirts From Website

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest police union in the United States. As a result, when its president, Chuck Canterbury, writes an open letter to one of the biggest retailers in the world, it’s going to have results.

Knowing this, Canterbury wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, urging him to remove any trace of Black Lives Matter-related apparel from its online website. He specifically asked for the removal of items with the slogans “BULLETPROOF,” “Black Lives Matter” and “the urban myth of ‘Hands up, don’t shoot'”.