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New York’s Homelessness Epidemic

Homelessness is at record levels in New York City, and the economic carnage of Covid is making it worse. Homelessness is at record levels in New York City, and the economic carnage of Covid is making it worse. With one epidemic feeding another, there is now more homelessness in YC than at any time since the Great Depression, and it’s disproportionately affecting Black and brown people.

channel4.com ,  45min 0
New York’s Homelessness Epidemic

Senator: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases

© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 14, 2021, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference in New York. Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her years-long campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military chain of command.

msn.com ,  1h 0
Senator: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases

Billie Eilish's boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce apologizes for using racist, homophobic, and body shaming slurs in old social media posts

The actor, 29, reportedly used slurs about Black and gay people, along with body shaming comments 'I am ashamed and deeply sorry that I used them in any context. It is not how I was raised and it is not what I stand for,' Vorce said in his apology on Instagram

dailymail.co.uk ,  1h 2
Billie Eilish's boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce apologizes for using racist, homophobic, and body shaming slurs in old social media posts

Governor Newsom visits Oakland's Beastmode Barbershop, makes pizza to promote small businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom made a pizza amid a pit stop in Oakland to tout his administration's support of small businesses as part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, post-pandemic. "This has been profound," said Newsom. "This has been existential. And some folks literally aren't here with us.

msn.com ,  2h 0
Governor Newsom visits Oakland's Beastmode Barbershop, makes pizza to promote small businesses

Local businesses owners urge customers to shop at Black-owned businesses this Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983. President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday, establishing the holiday as commemorating the end of slavery. Some feel that with the new exposure though, can come new exploitation. Companies are now selling products catered to the holiday to cash in on the supply and demand, just like any other holiday.

msn.com ,  2h 0
Local businesses owners urge customers to shop at Black-owned businesses this Juneteenth

Report Says New Jersey Has Spent Nearly $12 Billion On Drug Arrests, Prosecutions, Incarcerations Since 2010

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An extensive new report says America’s war on drugs has been a failure in New Jersey. The New Jersey Policy Perspective advocacy group says the state has spent nearly $12 billion on arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations in just the last decade.

msn.com ,  5h 0
Report Says New Jersey Has Spent Nearly $12 Billion On Drug Arrests, Prosecutions, Incarcerations Since 2010

DuSable Museum Of African American History To Reopen On Juneteenth

“This is the Black independence day, and we are so grateful and honored to aligned ourselves,” said DuSable Museum President Perri Irmer. The DuSable has a full slate of activities planned for the reopening, including guest speakers, music and a block party. The museum president said while other large budget Chicago museums have already reopened, the DuSable has remained closed because of its small staff coupled with security threats and COVID-19 concerns in the hard-hit African American community.

msn.com ,  6h 0
DuSable Museum Of African American History To Reopen On Juneteenth

Don't Treat Juneteenth As Another Day Off. Do This Instead.

Here's how to make Juneteenth a celebration and a day of learning about our nation's true history. Juneteenth is finally getting some mainstream recognition as a holiday. Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth has sometimes been referred to as America’s “second Independence Day.” It was on that day in 1865 when the Union Army belatedly brought word to Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been outlawed, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

huffpost.com ,  7h 0
Don't Treat Juneteenth As Another Day Off. Do This Instead.

Doctors 'Don't Know What to Do' for a Black Woman With Anorexia

My black is too much. My caramel, sometimes semi-, called cocoa skin. The hatred I have for it, when did the hatred begin? The stretch marks that line my arms, that line my hips, that line my inner thighs. They tell a story.

msn.com ,  7h 3
Doctors 'Don't Know What to Do' for a Black Woman With Anorexia

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Charges for Stabbing Black Man in Arby's

A Colorado man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges on Thursday after stabbing a man twice in the neck "because he was Black." Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, stabbed Ronnell Tyrone Hughes in an Ontario, Oregon rest stop Arbys, where the victim was applying for a job, according to a Department of Justice press release.

msn.com ,  7h 0
Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Charges for Stabbing Black Man in Arby's

Juneteenth celebrations to kick off Central Florida voting rights tour

In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, Equal Ground Education Fund, a nonprofit focused on building Black political power, will kick off the first events in a months-long “voting rights tour” across Central Florida on Friday and Saturday. The events, in Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Pinellas counties, are all planned in conjunction with Juneteenth celebrations observing the day Union soldiers told those enslaved in Texas, the last state to hear, that they were free on June 19, 1865.

msn.com ,  8h 0
Juneteenth celebrations to kick off Central Florida voting rights tour

Attacker who stabbed Black man in Oregon pleads guilty to federal hate crime

A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for stabbing a Black man at a fast-food restaurant in Ontario, Oregon in 2019. According to the US Department of Justice, 27-year-old Nolan Levi Strauss pleaded guilty to a hate crime involving an attempt to kill on Thursday.

msn.com ,  9h 0
Attacker who stabbed Black man in Oregon pleads guilty to federal hate crime

Queens City Council candidate Steve Behar caught on video raging at Black Lives Matter demonstrators

A Queens City Council wannabe’s profanity and rage aren’t just confined to the online world. Steve Behar went off on an expletive-filled tirade against Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered at a Jamaica, Queens, park last summer. When a demonstrator interjects, “We all have business being here,” Behar snaps back: “F--k you!

msn.com ,  9h 0
Queens City Council candidate Steve Behar caught on video raging at Black Lives Matter demonstrators

Barbecue: The Black and Indigenous roots of an American tradition

“Barbecue is tied to slavery and Blackness in this country because, for at least two centuries and probably longer, Black people were the ones who did all the prep work, did all the cooking, did the serving and even did the entertaining after all the eating was done,” Miller explained.

msn.com ,  9h 0
Barbecue: The Black and Indigenous roots of an American tradition

Biden signs into law bill establishing Juneteenth as federal holiday

"Juneteenth marks both a long, hard night of slavery and subjugation and the promise of a brighter morning to come," Biden said during a signing ceremony at the White House. "This is a day, in my view, of profound weight and profound power.

msn.com ,  9h 0
Biden signs into law bill establishing Juneteenth as federal holiday

Here’s the moving story behind Juneteenth

President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday for Juneteenth to become a federal holiday. It’s the first time the U.S. has added a federal holiday to the calendar since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1983. “We’ve got to stop thinking that Black history is for Black people,” Black said.

msn.com ,  9h 0
Here’s the moving story behind Juneteenth

The Hypocrisy Of Honoring Juneteenth While Condemning Critical Race Theory

Banning critical race theory from classrooms whitewashes racism’s role in U.S. history and, ironically, America’s newest federal holiday. America has found itself at a contradictory point in history yet again. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth, the day that marked the end of enslavement in the United States on June 19, 1865, a federal holiday.

huffpost.com ,  9h 0
The Hypocrisy Of Honoring Juneteenth While Condemning Critical Race Theory

10 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Chicago this weekend

In the span of just six months, Juneteenth has been made a county, state and—as of June 17—federal holiday, giving workers paid time off to honor the date (June 19) on which Black Americans in Texas were finally emancipated from slavery as the Civil War came to an end.

timeout.com ,  9h 0
10 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Chicago this weekend

A Juneteenth holiday is symbolic. Don’t confuse it with racial justice.

These same legislators don’t want schoolchildren to learn about the nearly 250 years of human bondage that preceded Juneteenth or how the insidious reach of this nation’s original sin, rooted in white supremacy, still disrupts the lives of Black people. Jemar Tisby: The unintended consequences of making Juneteenth a national holiday

msn.com ,  9h 0
A Juneteenth holiday is symbolic. Don’t confuse it with racial justice.