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Today's Date: June 21, 2021
Diversity at Private Equity Firms, Hedge Funds See A Boost This Summer, Thanks To New 'Women In Alternatives' Talent Pipeline Cr
Sharjah Honours Kenyan Humanitarian Outfit, RefuSHE, for Pioneering Contributions in Child and Girl-Focused Refugee Development
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Veteran Journalist Cherie Grzech Joins NewsNation as Vice President of News, Managing Editor
Black Bear Sports Group Hires First Ever Female Junior Hockey Coach for 2021-22
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Accessibility Standards Canada 2020-2021 annual report: Keeping our focus on an accessible Canada
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Health Net Assisting Members Across California During State of Emergency
Bob Evans Farms Teams With Actor Gary Sinise To Pay Homage To Military Heroes And Their Families
Coca-Cola North America Steps up Spending With Minority-Owned Media Companies
Holiday Retirement To Join Atria Senior Living's Management Services Business
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FDA Approves First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children
Eaton Workshop Takes Pride in its Results for the LGBTQI Community
FIBRA Prologis announces changes in the Technical Committee
Alliant Celebrates 2021 Elite Women Honorees
Exploding Kittens Launches New Game, Exploding Minions
Canada's oath of citizenship now recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis rights
Shoe Carnival Announces Two-For-One Stock Split
NY CABBIES SEEK RELIEF
NEW YORK - Hundreds of New York City taxi drivers, many of them minorities, today took their yellow cabs to City Hall to seek help. They want financial support from the City because of the sharp decline in ridership resulting from the COVID-19 impact. They also are complaining about the increased competition from Uber and Lyft and the fact that their taxi licenses have substantially decreased in value. The taxi licenses, which are issued in limited numbers by the City, once were valued at about one million dollars, but today are only worth a fraction of that amount. The drivers demanded debt forgiveness. ...
NYC Students Demand End To Job Bias
NEW YORK – Students and graduates from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, joined by members of the NY City Council, are demanding an end to credit checks by employees, which they charge unfairly blocks qualified students and recent graduates from needed jobs. ...
NYC Minority Housing Project Gets Good $$$ News
NEW YORK - The 4000 mostly minority tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses in New York’s South Bronx are receiving some good news today. That news is taking the form of a new, low interest, 30-year mortgage for $19 million dollars. NYC Comptroller John Liu told reporters the funds came from the NYC Employee Retirement System and the Police Pension Fund. ...
BLACKS EYE OBAMA'S JOBS SPEECH
Ahead of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, Black California Congresswoman Maxine Water's is putting the pressure on the president to make clear just what it is he plans to do to help the communities suffering the most in this bad economy. In a statement issued today, Waters challenged the president to, "spend as much energy working to create jobs in the black community as he is campaigning for votes in one of the whitest states in the nation." ...
Despite Bleak Jobs Market Minorities Still Optimistic
- Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report released today by political scientist Todd Shields. The report, â€œThe Economy Across Race and Region: Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans ...
Food Insecurity Higher In Minority Households
The USDA today released a new report of Food Security in the U.S.. The report showed that food insecurity rates were substantially higher than the national average for households with incomes near or below the current federal poverty line ($22,350 for a family of four), households with children headed by single women ...
Report: Poverty Linked To Minority Health
After a decade-long rise in concentrated poverty, one in 11 residents of metropolitan areas now live in communities where at least 30 percent of their neighbors are poor, according to a pair of studies unveiled today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The reports, A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisi ...
CA Black Community Rallies For LA Sports Complex
Citing Black unemployment, minority rights groups in the Black community are calling on California Senator Alan Lowenthal and all California legislators to stand up for jobs, especially for those hit hardest by the recession. The protest is co-sponsored ...
Study Debunks Minority Financial Aid Myth
A new report by financial aid and college planning author, Mark Kantrowitz, challenges the assumption that college grant money flows disproportionately to members of minority groups. Kantrowitz, an ABD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, says his paper presents data concerning the distribution of grants and scholarships by race. It debunks the race myth, which claims that minority students receive more than their fair share of scholarships. ...
Report: Black Males Unable To Hold On To Middle Class
According to a new report by Pewâ€™s Economic Mobility Project, a middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status as an adult, The report, Downward Mobility from the Middle Class: Waking Up from the American Dream, considers potential factors that cause a third of Americans who grow up in the middle â€“ defined ...
Chicago Minority Caucuses Push For Casino
Chicago City Councilâ€™s Black and Hispanic Caucuses this week joined the battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn over a land-based casino and slot machines at O'Hare and Midway airports. The City Council members said a ...
BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT SOARS
The Labor Department released the August jobs report today showing that while unemployment figures remained unchanged from July's 9.1 percent. Black unemployment climbed to 16.7 percent. This is the highest its been since 1984. The unemployment rate for Black males rose a whole percentage point to 18.0 percent and the rate for Black youths aged 16â€“19 jumped from 39.2 to 46.5 percent. ...
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