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    by De’Zhon Grace, Carolyn Johnson, & Treva Reid A Viral Pandemic Meets America’s Pandemic of Inequality Earlier this month both the New York Times and ProPublica wrote about the impact of COVID-19, reporting that in states where Black communities make up only a relatively small portion of the population, nearly half — if not majority — of all COVID-19 ...
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    West Coast states agree region will move toward reopening based on health outcomes California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee have announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. Joint statement from the Governors: COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Anyone who works for a living knows that their money goes a lot quicker than the time it takes to earn it. And for low-to-moderate income workers, the costs of everyday living creep higher and quicker than pay raises or cost-of-living adjustments. These and other kitchen table finance concerns are part of ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux The April unemployment rate, at 3.6 percent, is at its lowest rate since December 1969. Payroll employment increased by more than 250,000, outperforming expectations and reversing the disappointing job creation numbers of last month. First quarter growth was reported at 3.2 percent, a robust figure that exceeds estimates, earlier this year, that ...