• internet Jun 18

    New Federal Broadband Maps Show Stark Differences in Access, Affordability

    For the first time, a federal agency has released a comprehensive online map clearly depicting what experts have long warned: Many parts of America — largely in poor, rural and tribal areas — lack quality and affordable broadband internet access. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, published the map Thursday. The interactive online graphic combines data from...

  • New York City Mar 24

    ‘Transformational': Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces NYC Racial Justice Commission

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a new Racial Justice Commission that will make policy recommendations the city hopes will lead to changes in an effort to fight “structural and institutional racism” in New York City. The commission will be focused on equity, inclusion, representation, and access to opportunity, the mayor said. De Blasio called the move “transformational” and “unprecedented.”…

  • Coronavirus Oct 1, 2020

    ‘A Perfect Storm': Health Disparities Faced by Black America Spark Calls for Action

    About a dozen black women in Chicago came together to create a modern social club, but just as they planned their first meeting the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States — and has since struck Chicago hard. Black Women Organizing for Power (BWOP Chicago) pivoted and launched their political action group in only six weeks. Founder Raquel McGee, 28, says…

  • inequality Apr 23, 2020

    Many Latino Families on the Front Lines of Coronavirus Pandemic Excluded From Relief

    More than 825,000 Americans had tested positive for the coronavirus as of April 22 and more than 45,000 had died, a toll that has been striking Latinos and African Americans disproportionately hard. Latinos represented 23 percent of the cases nationwide, while making up 18 percent of the population, according to data from the Centers. For African Americans, the discrepancy is even...

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