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Federal housing assistance falls short of meeting COVID-19 needs
As the nation’s double dose of health and economic crises continues, many consumers believe that federal assistance to make ends meet has virtually disappeared.
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Congress seeking health center funds
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Congress seeking health center funds
More than 100 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the top leaders of the House and Senate last Thursday urging they support additional funding for the nation’s community health centers.
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NAACP postpones national convention in Boston
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NAACP postpones national convention in Boston
The NAACP has postponed its national convention previously scheduled for Boston in July, according to Tanisha Sullivan, president of the Boston Branch.
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New WGBH show tracks trends in social media
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New WGBH show tracks trends in social media
Millions across the country are turning to social media to banish the quarantine blues. But as TikToks gain likes and tweets go viral, other posts flop instead. “Keep It Social,” a new weekly digital series, tackles what’s trending and why.
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Essential workers face challenging conditions
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Essential workers face challenging conditions
The grocery store workers, airport cleaners, personal care attendants and nursing home workers deemed by state officials to be essential workers are helping keep the city safe and fed during the coronavirus pandemic. But as many have learned over the last seven weeks under a statewide stay-at-home order, there are important distinctions between being “essential” and being valued as a worker.
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Baker plans to reopen Massachusetts in stages
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Baker plans to reopen Massachusetts in stages
Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that there’s been a downward trend in coronavirus hospitalizations. The administration’s Reopening Advisory Board is working on a plan to reopen the economy in stages, which will be released on May 18. Nevertheless, the pandemic is far from over.
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Publisher, philanthropist Earl Graves, 85
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Publisher, philanthropist Earl Graves, 85
Earl G. Graves Sr., a noted entrepreneur who advocated for African American business success in the pages of Black Enterprise magazine, died April 6 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at a care facility in White Plains, New York. He was 85.
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Pressley pushes for justice system reform
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Pressley pushes for justice system reform
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley last week announced a resolution calling for sweeping criminal justice reforms aimed at decreasing the number of people incarcerated, on probation or otherwise involved in the nation’s criminal justice system.
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
Dolores Wharton, the first woman, and a black woman at that, to become a director of the Phillips Petroleum Corp., has written a personal biography, “A Multicultured Life,” about the course of her life that enabled her to be appointed to several corporate boards.
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Attorney General: electric supply switch costs residents millions
Residents across Massachusetts who switched to competitive electric suppliers have lost $253 million over the last three years, according to a report released last week by Attorney General Maura Healy.
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Roxbury native shares perspective on Puerto Rican protests
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Roxbury native shares perspective on Puerto Rican protests
In the months leading up to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, David Ortiz had helped plan and participated in numerous rallies protesting the New Progressive Party’s handling of the disaster relief aid the island received in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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Legislature boosts education funding
Massachusetts state legislators passed a budget Monday with a substantial increase in education funding that will boost aid to districts with high concentrations of low-income students, including Boston.
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