"The disconnection of Black, Brown and poor residents' utilities in the state of Georgia is a form of systemic environmental injustice," said Valerie Hill Rawls, director of the initiative, which was formed earlier this year to educate Blacks in rural counties and those living in the "Black Belt" region of the state about environmental injustice and coronavirus. "This will have a devastating effect on those who have been impacted the hardest by Covid-19, loss of wages and now the potential loss of access to gas and electricity," Rawls said. … [Read more...] about Utility shutoffs threaten a fresh crisis for low-income and Black families as Covid surges again
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Forbes reports that Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of social media site Twitter and payment platform Square, has donated $3 million to fund Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a coalition of 15 mayors across the United States who plan to launch a universal basic income pilot program. … [Read more...] about Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $3 Million for Universal Basic Income Programs in 15 Cities
The PGA Tour and the Memorial announced Monday a reversal of their plan for a limited amount of spectators next week in Dublin, Ohio, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that every PGA Tour event through at least July will be held without fans since play resumed June 11 in Texas. … [Read more...] about The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring
“We went into COVID with people marginally housed, homeless, in overcrowding living situations, with no living wage, no paid leave, no sick leave,” Watkins-Tartt said. “It’s not one thing, it’s not two things, it’s a lot of things all coming together to make this a very difficult thing to prevent in some communities, and also difficult to recover from in those same communities.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus started as a ‘great equalizer.’ Now it is defined by disparities in income and race, Bay Area data show
However, if she hasn’t yet reached her FRA, she can also delay taking her survivor benefit until she reaches FRA to get 100 percent of your benefit (instead of her own). Remember, she gets her survivor benefit, or her own benefit, whichever is higher (she doesn’t get both). … [Read more...] about RUSSELL GLOOR: Ask Rusty – Should my wife claim at 62? Will she get widow benefit?