- It is reported that Wal-Mart is sponsoring the 2005 American Black Film Festival (ABFF).
"We are supporting African-American filmmaking because it makes good business sense," said Troy Steiner, senior media director at Wal-Mart. "We would like to see these wonderful films gain a wider audience, so we are making it possible for our customers to enjoy them both on network television and by making them part of their family film libraries.
It is simultaneously reported in the New York Times that two black truck drivers have filed federal lawsuits against Wal-Mart Stores in Arkansas, arguing that the company discriminated against them by denying them jobs because of their race.”
Wal-Mart is not commenting on the suits.
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