Since protestors and demonstrators have taken to the streets around the globe in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, many businesses and organizations have issued statements and taken measures to communicate their stand against racial injustice.
On Wednesday, June 10, NASCAR joined that ever-growing list with the announcement that it’s removing the Confederate flag from all of its events.
“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events
Today there is a roiling debate in the United States over whether police departments should be disbanded and replaced with civic structures that better serve their communities.
This debate was sparked by the shocking videotape of George Floyd being casually murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. The obvious cruelty and disregard of George Floyd’s humanity by Officer Derek Chauvin appalled not only the nation but people around the globe.
Chauvin had 17 complaints against
As the remaining days dwindle for small businesses to apply for loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), both banks and federal officials are being challenged by several House leaders to explain how the $670 billion program intended to aid the nation’s small businesses has actually been operating.
Although more than $130 billion remains, the program’s application deadline is June 30.
In two separate but related Hill hearings convened on June 17, the nati
(Publish 06.22.2020) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo capped more than three months of COVID-19 pandemic briefings on Friday, June 19, 2020. During the 111 straight days of explanation and observation, which included anecdotes about Cuomo’s family, each presentation was filled with graphs and categorical data. As the data began to demonstrate that New Yorkers consistently flattened the curve, Governor Cuomo consistently stated that phased reopening plans would be “based on the
(White Plains, NY) – With school out and many camps not opening due to COVID-19 there is an unprecedented need for food assistance for families who are struggling in Westchester County – and that need is expected to grow in the next few months.
To combat the growing food insecurity problems, protect the health concerns of vulnerable residents throughout the County and address the challenge to the restaurant industry, Westchester County Government has developed the Westcheste
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- On Tuesday, June 23, Westchester entered Phase 3 reopening stage under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY Forward reopening plan, as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic. Businesses eligible to begin reopening in Phase 3 are: Food services
Food services include restaurants, food trucks and other food concessions, many of which had been eligible for takeout and outdoor dining services previously.
The state has a number of mandat
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today is Juneteenth, an important occasion celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth marks the events of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and first informed the enslaved people there that they were free -- two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. The holiday has long been celebrated in the black
Do you know the story of Fritz Pollard?
Refusing to be defined by a society that had subjugated African Americans for centuries, Frederick Douglas “Fritz” Pollard defied the odds to become the first African American head coach in the National Football League.
His story is just one example of how the world of sports often is a microcosm of society and the role leagues and athletes have in dismantling structural inequalities.
Join us on Thursday, June 18 at 5 P.M. ET for