Jan Lee

Jan Lee is a former news editor and award-winning editorial writer whose non-fiction and fiction have been published in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and Australia. Her articles and posts can be found on TriplePundit, JustMeans, and her blog, The Multicultural Jew, as well as other publications. She currently splits her residence between the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the rural farmlands of Idaho.

SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Why is Corporate America So Silent on Race?

“News of police shootings or hate-inspired events like the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando weigh heavily not only on employees whose communities are most directly affected, but on the hearts and minds of colleagues of all identities who stand in solidarity as allies,” diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown told TriplePundit. So, what can companies do to break the silence and create a supportive environment for employees?

Arrest Warrant For Democracy Now! Host Sparks Questions About Press Rights

Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.

Social Media and Surveillance: The New Research Tools for Info-Hungry Landlords

Landlords who want to “get to know” their prospective tenants have new tools in their arsenal. It’s tenant reporting services like we’ve never seen before. Social media and personal data normally protected under state and federal law are up for grabs. As one landlord consulting service put it, if the information is in a publicly accessible social media account, it’s “fair game.”

Trump’s Suits Skirt the Legal Definition of Made in the U.S.A

Donald Trump has gotten a lot of flack for “Made in the USA” product claims on his Amazon-advertised products — which he is now cleaning up thanks to a viral nudge by media, which had a field day the story. We take a look at his advertising wording and just what it is that helped create such a confusing criteria for the iconic made in America label.

Erin Brockovich, EWG Weigh In on North Carolina Coal Ash Debate

North Carolina’s coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.

InterContinental Hotels Group Sets Gold Standard for Environmental Sustainability

InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.

How a Bad GMO Bill Becomes Law

Well folks, it’s a fact. The U.S. now has a federal GMO-labeling law. But just what the heck does it do? You’ll be surprised.