In this episode:
- Black @SheaMoisture customers scream controversy because the company’s latest ad targets women of all races. #sheamoisturead
- United Airlines rights its wrongs against a passenger who was “physically removed” from a United flight.
- And The Get Down Part II takes a walk on the dark side.
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Question of the week: What’s your favorite series to stream right now?
New Shea Moisture ad generates a BLACKlash
Skin care company Shea Moisture was forced to deliver a swift and blunt apology Monday after a new ad campaign fell flat with its key demographic and sparked outrage on social media. — NBC News
United Airlines will pay passengers as much as $10K to change their travel plans if they are on an overbooked flight
It is part of the airline’s response to a video that went viral earlier this month, depicting a man being forcibly removed from a plane. In addition, passengers will no longer be forced to involuntarily give up their seat on a flight unless “safety or security is at risk.” Law enforcement officers will be used sparingly. On Wednesday, United CEO Oscar Munoz told senators that United will “empower its personnel to make decisions and find solutions that make sense for both customers and employees,” in response to the incident caught on camera. – NPR
What We’re Streaming
The Get Down Part II
A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s. — IMDB
Barbershop: The Next Cut (solo stream)
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood. — IMDB
The Latest in Streaming
The recording industry owes a big “thanks” to streaming
A new report shows that the worldwide recording industry added nearly $1 billion in revenue in 2016, growth that is almost entirely due to the growth of streaming. The annual “Global Music Report,” released today by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) — an umbrella group representing major labels worldwide — says that revenues from streaming were up 60.4 percent over 2015, and the industry overall grew by 5.9 percent. — NPR
We may be facing another strike from the Writer’s Guild
More than 96% of the voting members of the Writers Guild of America have authorized a strike against production companies. As a result, a work stoppage could begin as soon as May 2, which is when the existing three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires. – VAR
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