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Dr. Catherine Cushinberry Named CEO Of Hopelink

Cushinberry has a doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in human development and family studies. Her Master of Arts from the University of Memphis and Bachelor of Science from Murray State University are in Organizational Communication. She was born and raised in the Smokey City neighborhood in north Memphis, Tennessee and she’s a product of Memphis City Schools.

Kia Franklin Appointed Executive Director For Stand For Children

Kia Franklin, a member of the Seattle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is the new Executive Director of Stand for Children, a non-profit education advocacy organization.

Meet The Woman Bringing A Caribbean Twist To French Champagne

Marie-Ines Romelle, 42 years old, with her label Marie Césaire is infusing it with the culture of her native Guadalupe as the first Black woman to join the exclusive world of Champagne producers.

Kaiser Permanente Commits $500,000 In Racial Equity Funding To Local, Grassroots Organizations

Kaiser Permanente announced grants totaling $500,000 to four nonprofit, community-based organizations in Washington to address systemic racism in a broad range of arenas that disadvantage Black and other communities of color across the state. The grants will focus on civic engagement and policy, health care, education, and business and cultural development.

Web Development Program Allows Youth To Support Small Businesses, Gain Skills

As part of the program, OED located 16 Black-owned, small businesses that were in need of a website support to enhance their operations and remain competitive. ULMS enlisted 16 high school students of color and designed a 6-week curriculum that provided web design training, industry accredited website design certification, and opportunity to consult with a Black business owner and receive a paid stipend for their work.

Simply Soulful Café Is The Newest Business To Join The Jackson Apartments’ Retail Pavilion

Facing South Jackson Street, Simply Soulful will feature approximately 1,900 square-feet of space for dining and community gathering. Owners Barbara Collins and Lillian Rambus envision this location as a cultural hub and plan to reserve space within the restaurant for local artists to showcase their work.

Black Investors Take Note: Reddit Rebellion Rescues GameStop Stock

The band of amateur day traders that interact with each other on the Reddit page WallStreetBets, encouraged whoever was listening to buy shares of the flailing GameStop, AMC, Macy’s and Koss stocks. Big investors, often in the form of hedge funds, frequently bet against struggling public companies using a process referred to as “shorting,” which allows investors to bet on the degree of misfortune a stock may experience and earn billions of dollars in profits as a result.

Zillow Expands Tool To Protect Renters From Discrimination

Zillow's Local Legal Protections tool now includes local information about source of income protections as assistance programs struggle to keep up with demand for housing vouchers.

You Should Update Your iPhone Right Now

Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to promptly update their operating systems to fix security bugs that may have already been exploited by hackers.

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program To Small Lenders Today, All Lenders Tuesday

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications this Friday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 am (ET.)

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Podcast: Joey Thomas On The Will To Succeed

Rhythm & News interview with former Garfield High School football coach and NFL football player Joey Thomas about overcoming adversity and the will to succeed as an athlete and in life.

City Of Seattle Begins Administering Pfizer Vaccine To 12 – 15 Year-Olds

“Seattle’s road to recovery starts with vaccinations. We can’t safely come together again as a city and a community until the vast majority of us are vaccinated, and that includes our younger residents,” said Durkan. “The City is proud to immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to youth throughout our region, and we’ll continue to come up with creative ways to bring the vaccine directly to our communities.”

The CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks

The CDC has updated its Covid-19 pandemic guidelines, now saying that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or socially distance indoors or outdoors. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions on what the new CDC recommendations mean for Americans, and also discusses his new feature documentary, "Race for The Vaccine."

Family Of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing

“Our dad, Dr. Herbert Oye, is a Nigerian immigrant. Upon moving to the United States, he attended medical school and has worked tirelessly to build his own Vascular Surgery practice,” the young physicians wrote in a statement on Facebook. “Dad has since opened a hospital back in Nigeria and splits his time between the United States and Nigeria. We are all currently in the medical field as a second-, third- and fourth-year medical student and a first year Internal Medicine Resident.”

Inslee Sets June 30 As Re-opening Date For The State Of Washington

According to Inslee, the full reopening of the state could happen prior to June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination. Washington has administered over six million doses of vaccine, and 56 percent of Washingtonians have initiated vaccination.