The coronavirus continues to disproportionately affect underserved communities in health, and now in wealth, according to findings related to the government’s paycheck protection program. Studies and researchers are finding that minority small business owners were largely shut out of the paycheck protection program which allocated $349 billion dollars.
Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina are set to begin easing their states’ shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. All three states made their announcements on Monday. Georgia governor, Brian Kemp will allow indoor facilities like bowling alleys, gyms, and hair salons to start opening on Friday. Restaurants will open next week with new safety standards. All businesses […]
Many Americans woke up Wednesday expecting to find a payment of $1,200 or more from the U.S. government in their bank account, but instead they realized nothing had arrived yet — or the wrong amount was deposited. Parents of young children complained they did not receive the promised $500 check for their dependent children. U.S. […]
Last week Michelle Obama encouraged voters to take precaution while participating in Wisconsin’s primary, where concerns mounted over the coronavirus. Now, she’s calling on states to consider vote-by-mail initiatives, along with online registration and an expansion of early voting, backed by her organization When We All Vote, in order to increase voter participation and quell voter suppression […]
DETROIT (AP) — Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end. United Auto Workers Local 598 at a pickup truck plant in Flint, Michigan, approved the contract Wednesday. The local’s Facebook page […]
On Monday, a grand jury in Los Angeles indicted 29-year-old Eric R. Holder Jr., who is accused of fatally shooting rapper, entrepreneur and community philanthropist Nipsey Hussle outside of the musician’s clothing store in Los Angeles in March. Two other men were wounded during the incident.