Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

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Apple Launches Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers

Tuesday February 16, 2021 6:09 am PST by
Apple today announced the launch of its inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers with leaders and their teams from 13 app companies. Apple says the program is designed to give developers the opportunity to improve their existing apps through hands-on technology labs, one-on-one code-level guidance from Apple experts and engineers, and mentorship from top Apple leaders. ...
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Apple Says 'We Have an Urgent Responsibility to Dismantle Systemic Racism'

Monday February 1, 2021 7:13 am PST by
Apple today added a new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative page to its website that highlights the company's long-term efforts to "help ensure more positive outcomes for communities of color, particularly for the Black community." The page emphasizes Apple's commitment to education, criminal justice reform, and economic equality. "As global leaders in technology and business, we have an...
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Limited-Edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and Sport Band Now Available to Order

Monday February 1, 2021 5:41 am PST by
In celebration of Black History Month, Apple today released a limited-edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and a Black Unity Sport Band, both of which are now available to order in the United States and many other countries. The custom Apple Watch has a Space Gray aluminum case inscribed with the words "Black Unity" on the back. The watch comes with a Black Unity Sport Band that Apple...
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Apple Watch Unity Challenge Celebrating Black History Month Kicks Off Today

Monday February 1, 2021 2:42 am PST by
From today, Apple Watch owners can complete a new Apple Watch activity challenge in celebration of black history. The Unity challenge, which is listed in the Activity app on the iPhone, asks users to close their Move rings seven times in a row during February. Let's celebrate Black history this month and keep the momentum going all year long. To start, earn this Unity award by closing your ...
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Apple Celebrates Black History Month With Limited-Edition Watch, Featured Apps and Books, and More

Tuesday January 26, 2021 6:14 am PST by
Apple today announced that it will be celebrating Black History Month with curated content that highlights and amplifies Black creators, artists, developers, and businesses across the App Store, Apple Music, the Apple TV app, Apple Books, Apple Podcasts, and more. The content will be featured throughout the month of February. Black Unity Sport Band has "Truth. Power. Solidarity." ...
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Apple Launches New Nationwide Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects

Wednesday January 13, 2021 4:08 am PST by
Apple today announced a set of new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of color. Rendering of the Propel Center The projects include the Propel Center, a global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), an Apple ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Led by Lisa Jackson

Thursday June 11, 2020 10:36 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today took to Twitter to announce Apple's Racial Equity and Justice initiative, with a $100 million commitment. The effort will be led by Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson.Beginning in the United States and expanding globally over time, the initiative will challenge the systemic barriers to opportunity and dignity that...