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Google Maps updates satellite view with Black Lives Matter mural

Google Maps updates satellite view with Black Lives Matter mural

After a street section opposite the White House was renamed to “Black Lives Matter Plaza,” Google moved quickly last week to update Maps with the new label. But the satellite imagery wasn’t refreshed immediately to show the massive “Black Lives Matter” street mural. Google Maps has now updated the images of that part of Washington DC, but the view is still buggy on the mobile app.

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Google swiftly renames DC street Black Lives Matter Plaza on Maps, gives Assistant BLM answers

Google swiftly renames DC street Black Lives Matter Plaza on Maps, gives Assistant BLM answers

Google's been rolling out a few changes in response to current events. Following the official renaming of a two-block stretch of 16th street in Washington DC in front of the White House to "Black Lives Matter Plaza," Google has also updated that street section's name on Google Maps. The company has further added some new Assistant responses when customers ask it questions like "do Black lives matter?"

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The Criterion Channel is making several important titles by Black filmmakers free to stream

The Criterion Channel is making several important titles by Black filmmakers free to stream

In response to current events, the Criterion Channel streaming service is making some of its films from pioneering Black filmmakers and those documenting Black culture free to stream. While an explicit list of free films hasn't been published, several titles including Maya Angelou's "Down in the Delta," Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust," Agnès Varda's "Black Panthers," and Kathleen Collins's "Losing Ground" are all free to stream right now, in addition to other films and documentaries discussing the Black experience.

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