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Grandparents May Hold Key To Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy In Black Community

Black seniors who themselves are vaccinated could be the trusted messengers the community needs to get the Covid vaccination, said public health experts at a news briefing Sept. 21.

California School Safety Officer Fired Following Shooting Of 18-Year-Old Woman

A school safety officer in Long Beach, California, has been fired after shooting an 18-year-old woman following a physical altercation last month, school officials said Wednesday.

Study Shows Police Killings In U.S. Have Been Widely Undercounted

Last summer, after the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, there were protests in the streets around the U.S. The moment brought forward even more analysis over police violence. Over the last five years several high-profile killings of African Americans in the U.S. have been caught on camera and forced legislatures to re-evaluate policing policies.

George Floyd Murder, Pandemic Highlighted How Vital The Black Press Remains

Black media center the humanity of people who are often dehumanized by society and not given that by mainstream media, the report stated.

Facebook On Hot Seat For Human Trafficking Links On Its Website

Evidence of the human trafficking was uncovered by Facebook’s own team of human exploitation investigators but until recently the social media platform lacked a protocol for dealing with job ads for domestic servitude. As a result, dangerous ads were allowed to remain on the site.

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.

‘I Am Here To Tell You It Is Not Over’

A Virginia family is trying to process how their 10-year-old daughter went from being perfectly healthy to dying in five days from Covid-19.

Youthful Advisers Help Shape a Mental Health Program for Their Peers

A new program, designed largely by the people who use it, provides an alternative. Called Allcove, it offers standalone health and wellness sites to those ages 12 to 25, often on a walk-in basis, at minimal or no cost. Although Allcove is built to support a wide range of physical, emotional and social needs, its overarching goal is to deal with mental health challenges before they develop into deeper problems.

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth Receives 2021 NNPA National Leadership Award

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, a member of the White House COVID-19 Equity Task Force and a Food and Drug Administration member, empaneled to approve Covid vaccines, demurred when asked whether schools should reopen before children vaccinated. “The short answer is, for most places, in my opinion, it is not safe because mask mandates are not in place,” Dr. Hildreth responded.

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.

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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.