$343 Million In Federal Funding To Benefit NYS Child Care Providers

July 6, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul announced applications will be accepted for a $343 million in federal funding that will directly benefit child care providers. Eligible providers must be New York State Office of Children and Family Services licensed or registered childcare programs. The 1st application window is July 5th for those who received the first round of […]

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NFL & Ice Cube Partnering To Aid Black-Owned Businesses

July 4, 2022

The NFL is partnering with entertainer Ice Cube’s pact to aid Black-owned businesses and combat the growing wealth gap in America. The league said it committed over $100 million to causes that assist Contract With Black America Institute initiative. It calls for the NFL to steer more business to Black companies in various sectors, including […]

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Hidden Ticket Fees Banned in NYS

July 1, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation that cracks down on potentially unfair and deceptive ticketing practices in the live event industry. The following changes are included in this bill: Bans hidden fees. Ticket sellers and resellers must clearly disclose the total cost clearly Fines increased for the use of illegal ticket purchasing software or […]

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Wegmans Pays NYS $400,000 After Consumer Personal Information Data Breach

July 1, 2022

According to New York Attorney General Letitia James, Wegmans needs to pay $400,000 after not doing enough security testing and failing to ensure consumer information was kept private. The breach was discovered in April 2021 when a security researcher found that a cloud storage container containing consumers’ sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords for […]

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Amazon Limiting The Number of Plan B Sold

June 30, 2022

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy. This comes following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Amazon temporarily capped purchases of the contraceptives at three units per week. The company did not share further details on what emergency contraceptive products were limited for purchase, but a listing showed the cap […]

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Viral TikTok Raises Over $160K for Burger King Employee

June 28, 2022

Kevin Ford, a dedicated Burger King employee, was recognized for working 27 years without missing a day at the fast-food restaurant located inside Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. After posting a TikTok of what many called an underwhelming gift (a reusable tumbler, pens, and some candy, among other items,) Ford’s daughter Seryna […]

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Gender Disparities Plague Sports Funding

June 25, 2022

Although women are incrementally becoming more involved in college sports, the investment gap between men’s sports and women’s sports remains unchanged. With a difference of a nearly 3-1 ratio, some are asking why that disparity exists. At the college level, some experts have pointed out that women do not occupy many leadership roles in sports. […]

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Henrietta Becomes Battleground for Planned Parenthood Debate

June 25, 2022

Planned Parenthood has proposed an area in Henrietta to be the site of its new facility. However, the Henrietta Town Board struck down its proposal. On paper, the site was rejected due to high traffic concerns. Some town officials suspect the politicized nature of PP’s work to be the real reason for the rejection. Henrietta […]

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Up in Smoke: Juul Vaping Products Barred from US Markets

June 24, 2022

After years of debate, the FDA has finally put its foot down on Juul. It has ordered the company to remove its vaping products from store shelves. The decision comes as a result of the staggering rise in vaping in young people. Current FDA studies show that nearly 10.7 million 12-17 year olds vape. Parent […]

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Shmoney: Bobby Shmurda Goes Head to Head with Producers Over Money

June 23, 2022

Long has the push-and-pull of money plagued producers and creators. Bobby Shmurda, coming off his single “They Don’t Know,” is the latest in a long line of musicians to rebuff their producers for wanting more money than the creator thinks they are worth. In an interview with Complex, Shmurda said that producers nickel and dime […]

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