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Black Philanthropy Month Is Black Freedom

Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Is Latest Lawmaker Arrested In Voting Rights Fight

“The people of Texas are desperate and need it. The people of America are desperate and need it.”

Murder Plot Reveals A Deadly Mix: White Supremacists And Law Enforcement

The would-be murder failed because the FBI had a confidential informant inside a Ku Klux Klan operation that planned the killing.

What’s Different About The Delta Variant? Here’s What’s Known

The Delta variant, originally known as B.1.617.2, has been around since late last year but in recent months it has become speedily dominant in many countries. It accounts for more than 80% of newly diagnosed cases in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mayor Durkan Proposes Comprehensive Budget Plan To Address SPD Hiring, Reduce Gun Violence, And Invest In Alternatives

Following Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s and Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz recent announcements on gun violence and alternatives to policing, Mayor Durkan is transmitting an ordinance to City Council that allows SPD and other city departments to move forward a series of broadly supported initiatives to comprehensively address the public safety challenges facing our community.

Increased Mobility Options Arrive In Rainier Beach, Skyway, Tukwila, And Renton With Expanded Via To Transit

A future of better connections to frequent transit service and improved mobility for people who live and work in Rainier Beach, Skyway, Tukwila, and Renton arrives Tuesday, August 10 with the expansion of Via to Transit.

Childhood Vaccinations Required For Back-To-School: Free August Vaccine Events In Federal Way, Kent, Renton, And Tukwila

On or before the first day of instruction, all K-12 students in Washington state must be up to date on vaccinations required for school, whether attending classes in-person or remotely. King County children ages 4-18 can get all vaccines required for school entry at upcoming free clinics in Federal Way, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila. Childhood vaccination rates have dipped significantly during the pandemic; now is the best time to get caught up!

City Of Seattle Announces Partnerships To Open New Shelter Spaces

City will fund 89 spaces in partnership with King County using the JustCARE program. Africatown Community Land Trust to provide culturally responsive care with new 125 bed shelter.

U.S. Department Of Education Announces It Will Expand The Second Chance Pell Experiment For The 2022-2023 Award Year

The Department intends to implement the legislative changes to allow eligible students in college-in-prison programs to access federal Pell Grants beginning on July 1, 2023. The Department has also announced plans to publish regulations on the program prior to its implementation and held public hearings in June of 2021.

How The Business Community Can Help Protect Voting Rights

This disappointing decision arrives as we're seeing a litany of partisan election law bills being proposed in states like Texas and Georgia that create barriers to absentee voting and restrict innovations like drive-thru voting. Now more than ever, the nation needs business leaders to remain steadfast in their commitments to protecting our democracy.

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Athletes Reveal What Was Behind Decision To Share Olympic Gold

Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.

‘I Should Have Gotten The Damn Vaccine’

Jessica DuPreez talks with John Berman about her 39- year-old fiance who died from Covid-19. She discusses why they didn't get vaccinated, and how she thinks the shot could have saved the father of her kids.

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Named Best Music Video Of All Time By Rolling Stone

The publication wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important."

2021 Genesis GV80

Since we are talking years of development and billions of dollars to make its luxury car lineup happen, we did not see a sport utility until the 2020 model year. But the GV80 has been worth the wait.

Black Philanthropy Month Is Black Freedom

Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.