Jay-Z Investing In Home Workout Company

May 2, 2021

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z is adding to his portfolio by investing in the fitness company Lit Method. Jay’s venture capitalist firm Marcy Venture Partners invested in the Los Angeles-based fitness company for an undisclosed amount. Lit Method, founded by Justin and Taylor Norris, specializes in low-impact, high-intensity training using their signature Strength Machine. The machine works […]

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President Biden To Rasie Minimum Wage To $15 For All Federal Contract Workers

May 1, 2021

President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring employers to be paid $15 minimum wage to workers covered under a federal contract. Right now, the minimum wage for workers under federal contact is $10.95 per hour. All federal agencies will be required to incorporate a $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations starting Jan. 30, 2022. […]

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Heritage Christian Services Starting All Base Positions at 15/HR

April 30, 2021

Heritage Christian Services announced that it will be raising its workers’ base wages to $15 an hour, including residential staff that will raise to $15.75 an hour. Heritage Christian Services is the seventh-largest employer in Rochester. A quote from the President and CEO Marisa Geitner: “This is a social justice commitment. People who choose a […]

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$28.6 Billion Available For Restaurant and Bar COVID-Related Losses In NYS

April 26, 2021

Federal aid is available for restaurant and bar owners in New York in a COVID relief package. $28.6 billion is available, and the money is to cover COVID-related losses from this year and last.  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says hundreds of restaurants in NY are at risk of closure without these funds. Each […]

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Jay-Z, Kanye, Jordan, Oprah, and Tyler Perry On List Of Forbes Black Billionaires

April 8, 2021

Forbes latest list of Black Billionaires has Robert F. Smith at the Top. With $6 billion fortune made in private equity, Smith is the 451st wealthiest person in the world. Jay Z  Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry also, has made the list. Here are the Richest Black People on the list of the […]

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Portland Activist Builds ‘Black Resilience Fund’ Inspired by Racial Justice Events

April 5, 2021

Over the past year, while some of the most contentious Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 erupted in Portland, Oregon, a 29-year-old man Cameron Whitten started receiving a plethora of messages from friends from all over asking how he was doing. At first, Whitten had taken these messages as a “did something happen to me?” […]

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Survey Shows Most People Want To Work Remotely After Pandemic

April 1, 2021

According to a new Harvard Business School Online survey. Most people enjoy working remotely and want the option to keep doing so after the pandemic. Most of the 1,500 people surveyed say they excelled and even grew in their professions. But the survey also showed that while most employees miss their colleagues and other aspects of […]

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The City of Rochester “State of the City” Address Chapter 3

April 1, 2021

The 3rd Chapter of the State of the City address was presented by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren this week, The video presentation focused on the success of the city prior to the pandemic, efforts to assist employers, and plans to improve wages for local healthcare workers. The address included the city’s Office of Community Wealth. Which […]

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The US Treasury Issues Another 37 Million Payments In Second Phase Of The COVID Relief Plan

March 25, 2021

According to the IRS, another 37 million Americans received their stimulus payments from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Most of the $1400 payments were distributed by direct deposit, followed by paper checks and debit card. The first round of distributions went to 90 million Americans, brining the total up to 127 million payments or $325 […]

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Some Stimulus Checks Coming, Paper Checks Or Prepaid Debit Cards

March 23, 2021

Still no stimulus checks yet? The IRS and U.S. Treasury said the next batch of Economic Impact Payments will be issued this week with many coming as paper checks or prepaid debit cards. Social Security and other federal beneficiaries will generally receive this third payment the same way as their regular benefits. Additional payments are expected […]

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