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  •  TeleHelp 24/7 Helps Students At Historically Black Colleges Address Mental-Health Issues
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — College is often seen as some of the best years of young people’s lives. However, that changed in 2020 with COVID-19. The pandemic meant students struggled to balance personal anxiety and their college studies. Many were forced to return home after living on campus, and to take up their studies in virtual classrooms. […] The post  TeleHelp 24/7... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • A growing push for abolition among anti-police violence demonstrators
    As a trial was underway for a former Minneapolis police officer who last May killed George Floyd, another Minneapolis officer on April 11 shot dead Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father, during a traffic stop. That shooting, along with the March 29 shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by Chicago police, has sparked protests across the country. […] The post A growing... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Go from COVID to College at MassBay Community College
    At MassBay, we understand how tough it is out there. We know how hard our students work – in and out of the classroom. Many of our students are working and have family obligations while they are in college, and that is why we do everything we can to support our students. There are a […] The post Go from... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Diary Of A Serial Entrepreneur: Five Things I’ve Learned
    Yimaj “Steve” Kalifa has mastered the art of reinvention – and, he has been so successful at it, that executives from major corporations and federal agencies now seek him out for advice. Often life has chapters, he likes to say, but sometimes you have to write whole new books to succeed. Growing up near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Kalifa’s first reinvention was realizing the power […] The post Diary Of... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Show Me The Money: ZeroGap President Creates Strategies For Women To Earn Their Worth
    The gender wars aren’t over. Women still lag behind men when it comes to negotiating for comparable wages. That is a battle that ZeroGap founder Jacqueline Twillie has been fighting since founding her consulting company in 2015. Although there has been progress, Twillie says statistics show COVID-19 set back much of the momentum. Bridging the […] The post Show Me... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • In the news: Robin Washington
    Former Bay State Banner Managing Editor Robin Washington has been appointed Forward Magazine’s new editor-at-large, a new position aimed at bringing diverse voices to the Jewish publication. The post In the news: Robin Washington appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31

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  • How the pandemic has widened the Latina wealth gap
    For 13 months, 65-year-old Teresa Saenz has fought to return to work.  She’s been a housekeeper for almost all of her 40 years in the United States, since moving to South Florida from Colombia. Eighteen of those she’s spent at the Diplomat Beach Resort, a swanky hotel dating to the 1950s that’s a draw for […] The post How the... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-04-19
  • Child care benefits at work: This app helps your employer pay your family and friends for babysitting
    This story was supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.  In rural northwest Arkansas, one of the country’s child care deserts, it likely would have taken Morgan Edington many months before she found a reliable sitter to care for her 1-year-old son […] The post Child care... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-04-18
  • Doulas and midwives are crucial in addressing postpartum depression for Black people. Many can’t afford one.
    Martine Wilson can look into a pregnant person’s eyes and see an entire hidden story. And even as Wilson’s work has been relegated to Zoom and only occasional visits to homes, she can still sense something is wrong: The rates of postpartum depression have never been this high.  Wilson, who is based in Sacramento, California, […] The post Doulas and... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-04-17
  • This candidate says she quit Twitter because of online harassment
    As a candidate for the New York City Council, Sara Lind wants to talk about how to address housing affordability. She’s interested in exploring solutions to combat the effects of climate change on the nation’s largest city and tackling education inequities. But as she messages these ideas to potential voters, the Democratic candidate has also […] The post This candidate... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-04-17
  • Against backdrop of anti-trans bills, transgender homicides double
    There are two numbers transgender advocates reluctantly track year-over-year. The first is the number of anti-trans bills pending in statehouses. The second — a tally of the dead.  But as the nation fixates on anti-trans bills, the number of trans homicides is poised to more than double this year from 2020, which was already the […] The post Against backdrop... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-04-16
  • ‘Her legacy lives on’: 19th readers remember Selena on what would’ve been her 50th birthday
    Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s legacy is one that has transcended generations, languages and cultures. The Tejano music star was born April 16, 1971 — today would’ve been her 50th birthday. We recently asked you, our readers, what her legacy means to you and your responses highlight the lasting impact Selena has had on so many people even 26 […] The post ‘Her legacy... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-04-16



  • BNC Exclusive: Bitcoin pro Isaiah Jackson on cryptocurrency and Black America
    No matter where you turn lately, you may not be able to get away from hearing about cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that’s gained significant traction in recent years. The most popular or well-known is Bitcoin, which has seen astronomic growth since it launched in 2009. In 2011, one bitcoin was $1; as of April 16, a single Bitcoin... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-04-19
  • A jab on the job: Companies, unions offer COVID-19 vaccines
    By ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press A growing number of companies and labor unions are securing coronavirus vaccines for their workers. Amazon and some other large companies have hosted on-site inoculations, while smaller operations have helped book appointments for their workers. For the employers, the vaccines are a critical step toward restoring normalcy at a time when customer demand for their... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-04-19
  • Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?
    By MICHELLE R. SMITH, LAUREN WEBER and HANNAH RECHT Associated Press and KHN Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into public health since last year, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared. While health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are grateful for the money, they worry it will soon dry up, just as it did after... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-04-19
  • India’s capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge
    By AIJAZ HUSSAIN and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi has imposed a weeklong lockdown to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. Authorities said Monday that hospitals have been pushed to their limit. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances catapulted from one hospital to another,... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-04-19
  • ABC names Kim Godwin as first Black woman to lead news division
    Kim Godwin has been named the new president of ABC News. She is the first Black woman to lead the network’s news division.  Godwin previously served as the Executive Vice President of CBS News, where she worked since 2007, ABC News reported.  She ran local broadcast news operations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Cleveland.  In this role, she replaces James... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-04-19
  • Mickey Guyton makes history as first Black woman to host Country Music Awards
    Singer Mickey Guyton made history as the first Black woman to host the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.  Guyton was also the first Black solo female artist to earn a Grammy nomination in the country music category, NBC News reported.  RELATED: Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future She hosted the event with Keith Urban at the event that aired... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-04-19