Weighing Big Tech’s Promise to Black America

“Floyd’s killing sparked widespread protests in the streets and calls for racial justice in Fortune 500 boardrooms. But while corporate America’s official responses often felt like crisis PR disguised as philanthropy, Netflix’s approach stood out.”

Source: Wired
Published: Oct 5, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,014 words)

The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre

“Today, the work done by Parrish in the nineteen-twenties and Gates in the nineteen-nineties forms the bedrock for books, documentaries, and a renewed reparations push that, a century after the massacre, is experiencing a groundswell of support.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 28, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,882 words)

The Ethical Dilemma Facing Silicon Valley’s Next Generation

At Stanford University, a farm system for tech giants, “students are reconsidering whether working at Google or Facebook is landing a dream job or selling out to craven corporate interests.”

Source: The Ringer
Published: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,462 words)

The Cities That Amazon HQ2 Left Behind

Was Amazon’s HQ2 search a real contest, or a foregone decision rooted in a polarized economic system that funnels wealth toward a few major cities?

Source: The Ringer
Published: Nov 30, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,181 words)

The Cult of ‘Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

How the video game Zelda: Majora’s Mask — the “black sheep” member of the game franchise notable for its apocalyptic storyline as a stark departure from the beloved princess-saving series — became a cult object that spawned a fan-made, horror-based, sinister “creepypasta” storyline called Ben Drowned which has terrifying connections to the story of Katelyn Davis, the 12-year-old girl who committed suicide, live online in December, 2016.

Source: The Ringer
Published: Mar 3, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,961 words)