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Ezell’s Famous Chicken Announces Awardees For The Rudd’s R.U.B.B. Initiative To Financially Empower Black-owned Businesses

Earlier this week, Ezell’s Famous Chicken announced the awardees for the 2021 Rudd’s R.U.B.B. Initiative (Raising Up Black Businesses), a precedent-setting program designed to financially empower Black-owned businesses in the Pacific Northwest.

JP Morgan Chase CEO Doubles Down On Company’s Commitment To Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Last week, JP Morgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon met with a few local media outlets in Seattle to discuss some community service-oriented plans that Chase has in store for communities across the country.

Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals Early. Like, Now

Amazon has begun rolling out "Black Friday-worthy deals" to jumpstart the holiday shopping season that's expected to be chaotic because of shipping and supply chain issues. Amazon announced Monday "deep discounts across every category" including fashion, home goods, toys and electronics that will be available on a special webpage.

Low-Wage Workers Are Getting ‘Eye-Popping’ Pay Raises

Skyrocketing wages can also be attributed in part to the rising demand for low-wage workers as the service sector has started recovering following a surge in vaccination, according to the report.

Restaurant Industry Worse today Than Three Months Ago

The restaurant industry is in worse shape now than it was three months ago, according to a new survey by the National Restaurant Association.

Dr. Constance Rice Elected Board Chair Of The Seattle Art Museum

Dr. Constance W. Rice has been elected Chair of the Seattle Art Museum’s board of trustees.

Cox And Former NFL Star Partner On Digital Equity Initiative

Malcolm Mitchell, an author, Super Bowl-champion and founder of the Share the Magic Foundation, will partner with Cox to amplify the need for internet access among students, particularly in multicultural areas, as the critical foundation for education, training, and the jobs of tomorrow. Malcolm will help drive awareness and adoption of the Connect2Compete program among eligible customers, all while promoting a cause that carries immense personal meaning to the author and athlete himself, as he once worked off the field to achieve his literacy goals.

U.S. Inflation Eased In August, But America’s Not Out Of The Woods Yet

For the month of August alone, consumer prices rose 0.3% adjusted for seasonal swings. It was the second straight month in which the inflation rate fell slightly. Without food and energy, prices rose 0.1% for the month, the smallest increase since February.

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Team With Tiffany & Co. For HBCU Scholarships

The Carters are bringing some love to five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Microsoft Abandons Plan To Reopen U.S. Offices Amid Covid Worries

Microsoft announced Thursday that it's scrapping plans to fully reopen U.S. offices early next month because of concerns about the Delta variant.

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Huskies Celebrate National Championship Team, But Fall To UCLA 24-17

UCLA was able to find in the running game, the clock was their friend as they looked to grind out a tough fought victory handing Washington their second straight loss.

Lincoln Tops Franklin, 35-6

Franklin looked to build off their scoring drive as their defense forced penalties, and a turnover on downs. Although the momentum appeared to be going in the Quakers direction, Lincoln made the adjustments and exploded for 35 unanswered points.

Metro League Football Roundup 10-16-21

Scores and highlights from Seattle Metro League football action from October 15, 2021.

Do You Feel Like Haitian Immigrants Are Being Treated Fairly?

Adults in Seattle talk about if they feel like Haitian immigrants are being treated fairly.

Citing Driver Shortage, Seattle Public Schools To Suspend Some Bus Routes Starting Monday

According to a release from the SPS, the suspension of the bus routes will begin on Mon., Oct. 18 and will impact approximately 140 routes – out of a total of 600 district-wide – and an estimated 6,740 students.