Thursday, July 16, 2020

Money

FERGUSON ELECTS ELLA JONES AS FIRST BLACK MAYOR

Ferguson, Missouri, the city that made national headlines after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager – touching off massive protests – just elected Ella Jones to be its first black mayor. The St. Louis suburb was the site of massive protests following the 2014 shooting. Now...

WHICH CALIFORNIA COUNTIES ARE REOPENING DURING PHASE 2?

California is currently in the second phase of Gov. Gavin Newsom's four-phase plan to gradually reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no official date for when the third and fourth phases will begin, but some counties are charting their own path to reopening independent of the state's...

‘OUR NUMBERS ARE NOT THERE’: NORTHERN VA. LEADERS PRAISE DELAY OF PHASE I

Six elected leaders from Northern Virginia on Wednesday said that Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order excepting them from the opening of the first phase of relaxed restrictions was the right move for the region. The rest of the commonwealth will start Phase I of the relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions on...

WASHINGTON, DC, STRUGGLES TO STAMP OUT COVID-19

District of Columbia residents learned Wednesday they will be staying home for at least another three weeks, highlighting the difficulty of stamping out the coronavirus in the nation's capital and raising questions about congressional activity on Capitol Hill. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced at a press conference that the...

CORONAVIRUS IN MARYLAND: WHAT’S ALLOWED TO REOPEN, WHAT’S CLOSED IN MARYLAND?

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday announced the state will move into phase one of its coronavirus recovery plan, allowing some businesses to reopen. The state’s stay-at-home order will be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday and replaced by safer-at-home guidance encouraging people to remain home as much as...

HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSES JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT

Friend, today I am proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States. I've known Joe for many years and across a number of settings: making hard decisions about war and peace in the Situation Room as Vice President under President Obama, building coalitions and getting...

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS AMEND AB5 GIG ECONOMY LAW TO PROTECT MUSIC PROFESSIONALS

California legislators on Friday (April 17) announced changes to the language of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), intending to ensure fair treatment for gig economy workers in the music industry without inhibiting their ability to create and collaborate. Spearheaded by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, the landmark legislation went into effect at the...

PATRONS AT POPULAR FISH MARKET IN WASHINGTON DC DISREGARDS SOCIAL DISTANCING SATURDAY

THE WHARF The Wharf reestablished Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River comes to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views and a vibrant culture. D.C. was the last in the DMV to implement a stay-at-home order and came after Gov. Larry...

SEIGAR: THIS IS SPAIN

This series is a collection of pop urban photographs taken in Madrid (Aranjuez) and Segovia during short trips in the summer. It plays with the concepts of identity and nation. It brings intentional stereotypical images full of saturated colors and light which are the preconceived ideas people take for...

BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES MULTI-PHASED SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE AT LAUNCH, KEY IMPACT PARTNERS INCLUDE NAACP, NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, BLACK ECONOMIC ALLIANCE, COLOR OF CHANGE, HIGHER HEIGHTS, NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION’S BLACK YOUTH VOTE, AND THE LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS   THE ACTION-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN IS SET TO...