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Walgreens has tapped Starbucks operating chief Rosalind Brewer as its next CEO.

#BlackGirlMagic – can’t stop, won’t stop. And it continues with Roz Brewer, the woman who Walgreens just named as their next CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. She will be replacing Stefano Pessina, the drugstore confirmed Tuesday evening, according to CNBC. The move makes Brewer the only Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company.

On Tuesday, Starbucks announced Brewer would be leaving her position and moving on and into a CEO position for an undisclosed publicly-traded company, CNBC reports.

Brewer began her time with Starbucks back in 2017, and later that year became its chief operating officer. During her time, she served as CEO of the Walmart-owned Sam’s Club. Brewer also made history with Starbucks as the first Black woman to be COO of Starbucks and the first to head a company division. Before that, she worked for the manufacturing company Kimberly Clark.

Her previous responsibilities with Starbucks included creating technology initiatives, coming up with new coffee drinks, and more.

Congratulations to Brewer, a woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. like our VP Kamala Harris!




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Paul Costabile talks with the three stars playing Dwayne Johnson in “Young Rock.” Meet Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu.

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New Voting Rights Act Named After John Lewis To Come “by August”

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn said on MSNBC’sThe Sunday Show” that he plans to get the John Lewis Voting Rights Act on President Joe Biden’s desk by August.

Clyburn explained, “What we’re attempting to do now, we’ve renamed HR-4 in honor of John Lewis. We want to pass that bill. We’re doing exactly what the Supreme Court said we should do — update the formula.”

“In the next six months, as you did before, by August 6, we want to have on President Biden’s desk a new voting rights act in order — named after John Lewis — to restore the efficacy of the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” he added. “I think we can do it.”

On August 6, 1965, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, exactly 56 years before Clyburn promised the new act would be signed.

The executive order coincides with the 56th anniversary of that protest, known as Bloody Sunday.

Biden said, “Today, on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I am signing an executive order to make it easier for eligible voters to register to vote and improve access to voting.” He added, “Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have that vote counted. If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote.”

According to the White House, Biden’s executive order is an “initial step.” The president intends to collaborate with Congress to reinstate the Voting Rights Act, which abolished discriminatory practices such as literacy tests for voting eligibility.

“I also urge Congress to fully restore the Voting Rights Act, named in John Lewis’ honor,” Biden said.

 




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Burger King’s ‘Women belong in the kitchen’ tweet draws backlash

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Burger King tried it when the corporation’s official Twitter page sent out this tweet at 4 a.m. Monday: “Women belong in the kitchen.”

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The fast food giant quickly followed up its troll tweet with:

“If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We’re on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career.”

The tweet was meant to coincide with Women’s month in America, but Burger King’s followers said the tweet was in poor taste and called for BK to delete it.

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But Burger King doubled down.

“Why would we delete a tweet that’s drawing attention to a huge lack of female representation in our industry, we thought you’d be on board with this as well? We’ve launched a scholarship to help give more of our female employees the chance to pursue a culinary career.

“Our ‘thought process’ is that women are shockingly underrepresented in our industry, and we thought it was time we did something about it. We’ve created a scholarship to give more of our female employees the chance to pursue a culinary career.”

BK’s followers were not impressed with the scholarship offer. One Twitter user accused BK of trying to run interference for the Royal Family after Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor’s disastrous tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.

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