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Friday, September 24, 2021



Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”

American Factories Are Desperate For Workers. It’s A $1 Trillion Problem

Even though US manufacturing activity surged to a 37-year high in March, the industry has more than half a million job openings. Factories are struggling to find skilled workers for specialized roles such as welders and machinists. Manufacturers are even having trouble hiring entry-level positions that do not require expertise.

Americans’ Incomes Zoomed Higher At Record Speed In March

American wallets got a big cash injection in March as personal incomes rose 21.1%, or $4.2 trillion, marking the largest monthly increase on record, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Friday.

Meeting The Needs Of Black-Owned Small Businesses In The Digital Economy

Policymakers, larger technology industry stakeholders, and community leaders must come together to broaden access to the tools available to small business owners today. This should encompass greater familiarity with digital advertising platforms, online payment processing capability through services such as Square, and third-party delivery options that are becoming increasingly digitized like USPS, FedEx, or UPS.

Alaska Airlines Renews Commitment To Education And Diversity With Unveiling Of UNCF Inspired Aircraft

With the words of Nelson Mandela prominently displayed on its side, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world,” the aircraft is symbolic of Alaska’ Airlines 15-year relationship with the UNCF and support of UNCF’s fundraising efforts.

City To Provide Technical Assistance To Businesses Applying For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) will provide technical assistance to eligible businesses applying for the highly anticipated Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). The long-awaited $16 billion fund will provide economic relief to live venue operators, promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, motion picture theatre operators, talent agencies, relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who were devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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Podcast: Unvaccinated Promoter‘s Battle With COVID

Rhythm & News interview with Anthony Tibbs, a local promoter/marketer in Seattle, about his battle with COVID. Tibbs was undecided about getting vaccinated at the time he contracted the deadly virus.

Strickland Secures House Passage Of Over 20 Provisions To Support Military Families & Servicemembers

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4350, the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Vaccine Inequality Is A ‘Global Crisis’ Says UN Official

President Joe Biden has pledged to significantly increase the amount of Covid-19 vaccines it will ship to foreign nations beginning in 2022 in an effort to end the pandemic worldwide.

Late-Night Hosts Join Forces To Raise Awareness To Climate Change

Seven late-night hosts focused their shows on climate change during Climate Week NYC, a summit to promote climate solutions.

King County Library System Offers A Multitude Of Student Resources

The King County Library System (KCLS) offers many online programs, services and resources to help students of all ages succeed. King County students who attend schools within the KCLS service area (outside the city of Seattle) automatically receive a KCLS student account.