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Several states, including Texas and Florida, have stay-at-home orders expiring this week. “That executive order has done its job to slow the growth of Covid-19,” Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said. DENVER — Governors across the country forged ahead Monday with plans to reopen their economies, even as the nation hit a grim milestone of 50,000 […]
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.
WASHINGTON—President Trump is planning to outline new federal guidelines for opening up the country that will put the onus on governors to decide how to restart the economies in their states amid mounting fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The new guidelines come as lawmakers and business leaders press the administration to expand virus testing, and […]
Nearly three-quarters of Americans agree on at least one thing about the coronavirus, according to a new poll: The worst is yet to come. A Pew Research Center survey finds that the majority of Americans don’t see an end in sight for the pandemic, with 73 percent of those polled saying that when it comes […]
The coronavirus pandemic has been financially crippling to underserved communities and in response, rapper Birdman has pledged to assist residents in his hometown of New Orleans with their rent for the month of May. Monday evening, the Cash Money co-founder announced his decision in a lengthy Instagram post, explaining that the move was inspired by the tidal […]
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. […]
Along with business owners, artists are also suffering due to the effects of COVID-19 and Ava DuVernay is making sure creatives are taken care of during this time. Although millions are quarantined and confined to their homes, the When They See Us director reminds us of the importance of the arts. As the country faces it’s darkest […]
WASHINGTON—U.S. lawmakers are drawing up proposals for the federal government to guarantee private companies’ paychecks during the coronavirus pandemic to arrest soaring job losses, aiming to fill holes in last month’s aid package. The plans from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) differ in the level of government aid that […]
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 […]
With California residents being asked to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirusand all “non-essential businesses and areas” being closed down, officials in Los Angeles are making sure that marijuana is still available to the public.

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