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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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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NYS Increasing Lifeguard Pay 34% To $20 Per Hour

June 23, 2022

With low lifeguard staffing at NYS beaches and pools. State lifeguard pay has increased up to 34 percent to attract qualified people and ensure beaches and pools stay open. Governor Kathy Hochul directed a pay increase for state lifeguards. Starting pay rates for lifeguards at upstate facilities will increase from $14.95 per hour to $20 […]

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40% of All Adults In The U.S. Struggle With Health Care Debt

June 20, 2022

More than 100 million people in the U.S. have been saddled with health care debt. That includes about 40% of all adults, according to an investigation from Kaiser Health News & NPR. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that one-fourth of American adults with health care debt owe more than $5,000. One in five of those […]

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Governor Kathy Hochul Announced Additional State & Federal Funding For Buffalo Shooting

June 20, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul announced funding for the East Buffalo community, one month after the racially-motivated supermarket mass shooting. Hochul a Buffalo native, said the additional state and federal funding is about $3 million. It will immediately provide coverage for basic services such as food, transportation, and mental and social programs, as part of the state’s […]

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Low-Income Families Struggling To Pay Energy Bills Could Get Help From NYS

June 17, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul just announced, low-income families in New York that are struggling to pay their energy bills will receive a boost with a one-time credit. It’s meant to help them pay down the arrears. The credit is part of a program that was formally adopted by the state Public Service Commission, with $250 million […]

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Monroe County Offering Cash For College Grads To Stay For 1 Year

June 17, 2022

Monroe County is offering cash incentives to keep recent college grads from from leaving the area. The pilot program is called Rochester Emerging Talent and Innovations Network, or RETAIN. It offers recent college graduates a $2,000 payment, providing they live and work in Monroe County for one year. Monroe County is currently accepting applications for businesses […]

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Black Americans Gun Ownership Rose 58% Starting In 2020

June 15, 2022

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms trade association gun sales for Black Americans rose 58 percent in 2020. It was the highest bump in gun sales of any ethnic group that year. In the first quarter of 2021, another NSSF report revealed 90 percent of gun retailers reported a general increase of […]

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Rochester City Council Votes on Budget

June 15, 2022

Last night, the Rochester City Council voted against Rochester City School District’s budget for 2022-2023, and passed the city’s budget at a public budget review. The city’s budget passed by a vote of 6-3, while every council member voted against the already-approved school budget. While being asked why they chose to vote against it, Councilman […]

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Jay-Z & Block CEO Jack Dorsey Invest In Bitcoin Academy

June 10, 2022

Jay-Z has notably been a big brother to people who live in the Marcy Projects through his various ventures, and he is undoubtedly his brother’s and sister’s keeper. Together, hip-hop mogul Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter and Block CEO Jack Dorsey are investing in the power of education. Click Here Read More. Shout out to @Jack. #Bitcoin […]

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