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DAILY BRIEFING: November 21, 2019

NEWS

The fifth Democratic Primary debate was held Nov. 20 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. 

The debate was significant for having women outnumber men with an all-female team of moderators and four female Democratic candidates, making the total speaking eight women vs. six men. 

Topics brought up in the debate included the Trump impeachment hearing, the proposed wealth tax, climate change and the black vote. 

Source: The Root, CNBC, Vox

BLACK LIFE

The Harriet Tubman Museum, honoring the abolitionist’s life and history, will open June 2020 in Cape May, New Jersey, the town where Tubman worked as a cook. Items from the Underground Railroad and black art will be displayed. 

Cape May City Councilman Zack Mullock is managing the museum’s construction, and the team behind the movie “Harriet” will screen the film at the museum’s grand opening. 

The museum is set to open on June 19, coinciding with both Juneteenth and Tubman’s 200th birthday, as reflected on her tombstone. 

Source: Blavity, ABC News

BUSINESS

The inaugural Shop Black Week is being held Nov. 22 through Nov. 29. The goal of the campaign is to have every American make at least one purchase from a Black-owned business during the campaign. Over 200 organizations support the event, with 1.5 million members expected to share their purchases on social media under #shopblackweek and #SBW 2019.

Source: Ebony, BlackNews.com

BUSINESS

A group of McDonald’s workers are suing the fast-food chain over the company’s handling of “a citywide and nationwide pattern” of customers harassing workers. 

The lawsuit, filed Nov. 21 by workers in Chicago, alleges that McDonald’s workers face “a daily risk of violence” and that the company has been “negligent in failing to protect workers from risk.” 

McDonalds released a statement saying that it “takes seriously its responsibility to provide and foster a safe working environment for our employees.” 

Source: NPR, USA Today