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  • 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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