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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Want to be an ally? ABC7 News Anchor Kumasi Aaron spoke with Attorney, Activist and Social Justice Consultant Tamika Butler about how she advises individuals and organizations to be allies in the fight for equity and social justice.TAKE ACTION: Find resources to help with equality, justice and race issuesButler says first, people have to understand that being an ally is a journey and everyone is on their own aspect of it. Butler says there are three...
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS) — More than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order issued by Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday delayed them. Now, those licenses meant to expand and diversify the industry could actually be forcing social equity applicants out. CBS 2’s Tara Molina talked to one of those applicants, who said they need an answer from the state soon. Nakisha Hobbs and her partners have been making plans for months, waiting to see...
    Los Angeles is revamping its rules for handing out licenses to cannabis businesses, amid anger and disappointment over the tumultuous rollout of a program meant to address the damage done by criminalizing marijuana. The rules passed unanimously Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council tighten the criteria for new applicants seeking to qualify for the “social equity” program, which is supposed to ensure that people from communities hit hardest by the war on drugs benefit from marijuana legalization. “We...
    YWCA St. Paul is beginning a 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge to provide resources for learning more about the issues. Participants will begin receiving emails on Monday through July 24. In the daily email, participants will receive curated articles, podcasts, activities, and more. YWCA St. Paul has served its community since the 1910s. The organization follows the slogan “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” The point of the challenge is, in...
    A Los Angeles city program crafted to ensure that cannabis sales licenses go to people from communities most harmed by the war on drugs has been hailed as a kind of reckoning with historic injustice. It was designed with a lofty goal: Ensure that people affected by the government’s crackdown on the illicit drug trade become business owners in this emerging industry. But the city’s “social equity program” is under renewed scrutiny over whether the initiative is fulfilling its promise....
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for new ways to understand racism as an organization, and Karida Brown has joined them to help. The 16-time NBA champions hired Brown this week as the Lakers’ first director of racial equity and action. Brown, an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at UCLA, will work with the franchise in identifying ways to create change while educating staff on urgent social issues. The Lakers joined most sports...
    On June 16, Adams County became one of Colorados first counties to consider marijuana-friendly businesses, but the conversation was quickly put on hold as county commissioners review a new state law intended to advance marijuana industry ownership among people in communities harmed by the drug war. A bill creating an applicant definition for the states marijuana business accelerator licenses and future social equity programs — as well as allowing Governor Jared Polis to mass pardon former marijuana possession charges of two...
    Denvers marijuana industry has long been criticized for lacking diversity, but now city officials say they finally have the numbers to prove it. Almost 75 percent of local marijuana business owners identify as white in a survey commissioned by the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses, with 12.7 percent of the owners identify as Latino, 5.6 percent as black, and 2.8 percent Middle Eastern. Asians and Native Americans werent represented by a single owner in the survey; over one-quarter of respondents...
    (Reuters) - BTS, the South Korean supergroup, is known for churning out hits and energising a growing global fan base. Early in June, those fans - collectively called ARMY - put their energy behind an online campaign called #MatchAMillion to raise money for social justice causes in the United States. It hauled in $1 million in roughly one day, matching the donation of the band itself to Black Lives Matter. This accomplishment, ARMY members say, shows that being a fan...
            by Jon Miltimore  Bodies are arriving at Anahi Ortiz’s office faster than he can process them. “We’ve literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on,” Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio, recently told the Washington Post. The cause of death isn’t the coronavirus, however. It’s drug overdoses. Ortiz says sometimes his office will get as many as nine ODs in a day and a half. The story fits a pattern emerging around the US. Nationwide, the Post reports,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Your social media and banking apps could be hijacked and your phone shut down and taken over. The Federal Trade Commission tells the I-Team that cases of the SIM swap scam have been rising annually. In 2019, more than 700 people filed reports.You may not know you are a victim until your phone signal is dead. The scam starts when criminals try to switch your phone service to their device then they can gain control of your...
    Clarity is what is missing from the whole drama that Rajeev Sen and Charu Asopa’s marriage life has become lately. After reports of living separately emerged, the couple unfollowed each other on social media, Charu dropped Rajeev’s name from her social media handles while it was reported that Rajeev had blocked his wife from all channels of communication. And sometime last week, Rajeev and Charu both deleted all of their wedding pictures from their respective social media accounts. At that...
    Vox Media is reportedly set to announce new cuts, including layoffs of previously-furloughed SB Nation writers This Gel Exfoliator Sells Every 4.5 Seconds in Japan — and It’s Been Called ‘Magic’ in a Bottle IPOs Boom With Lasting Pandemic Effect on How Deals Get Done (Bloomberg) -- Equity issues are surging to a record high and projected to stay strong for the rest of 2020 even as the pandemic upends traditional in-person marketing junkets. Load Error The initial...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis says he’s concerned about COVID-19 numbers creeping back up, but isn’t willing to commit to a statewide mask mandate. The governor spent weeks urging people to wear masks, but hasn’t resorted to an order or mandate. Jared Polis (credit: CBS) “The key to greater economic and social activity is to get the simple things right like wearing a mask when you’re around others. and staying six feet apart,” he said at a Tuesday news...
    Five NFL defenders next in line to land massive contracts How to Discipline Kids Who Don’t Respond to Punishment Major banks are hauling in ‘big fees’ from debt and equity underwriting during the coronavirus crisis IN ONE CHART © Getty Images The Federal Reserve. Getty Images Cash might be king during a crisis. But for top investment banks helping the Federal Reserve do “whatever it takes” to keep credit flowing during the pandemic, the ace in the hole has...
    This is Orange County.Kevin Drum For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.Here in Orange County, the Board of Education has recommended that children should go back to school next year. This is a defensible position. As the board’s white paper says, the science on this is unresolved, and there are good arguments that the benefits are worth the risk as long as proper precautions are— The document states that since children represent the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — An alarming video shows hundreds of people who seem not to be following COVID-19 rules packed together outside a suburban business. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reached out to the owner of The Vault in Blue Island for answers. When pressed about capacity limits, he told her to ask Blue Island about that. When she asked what the capacity limit is for outdoor events like the one in the video, he hung up on her. CBS 2 has...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Summer vacations are looking a different because of COVID-19. But our favorite landmarks are reopening after concerns about the pandemic closed them in March. A beacon along the north shore will be back in business as of Wednesday, July 15. Split Rock Lighthouse is a popular tourist site that’s making changes to protect visitors from the virus. While Split Rock has stood above Lake Superior for more than 100 years, the lighthouse is just a few months...
    Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins charged with felonies in voter registration case Acclaimed restaurant faces backlash over moldy jams and hazardous kitchen claims Wednesday is Tax Day, but there’s still time to save money on your 2019 taxes, and after Kelly Preston’s breast cancer death, a reminder of the disease’s financial toll PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY Load Error Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance If you’ve started day trading, you have until July 15 to opt...
    Amitabh Bachchan has a short while ago shared a submit on his Instagram take care of in which he has compensated a tribute to all the healthcare experts. Verify it out. Written By Pinkvilla Desk 7602 reads Mumbai Printed: July 15, 2020 02:08 am Amitabh Bachchan pens a notice of gratitude for healthcare employees as he will get treated for COVID 19 at medical center In a surprising state...
    Savannah Rychcik July 14, 2020 1 Comment Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is suggesting Americans can slow the spread of the coronavirus drastically if they are willing to follow this one rule. In a webinar with the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Howard Bauchner, Redfield said if all Americans wore masks, the spread of the coronavirus could be under control. “If we could get everybody to wear masks right now, I...
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    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will proceed with pursuing a half-cent, 20-year sales tax measure for November’s general election ballot, though it could be derailed if a bill now languishing in Sacramento isn’t passed by the end of July. The tax would raise an estimated $81 million a year to pay for county services including Health and Emergency Services, Safety Net Services, Housing and Early Childhood Services. The supervisors will be presented with proposed...
    (CNN)A California county wants its kids back in schools no matter what -- and wont require masks or social distancing to get them there.The Orange County Board of Education in California approved its recommendations on Monday for the reopening of schools in the fall. The board voted 4-1 to approve a set of guidelines for schools to follow, including regular temperature checks, frequent hand washing and thorough cleanings of classrooms, offices and buses. The board did not, however, require the...
    (CNN)The metal band Great White has apologized for a concert that saw few masks in the audience and no social distancing.We understand that there are some people who are upset that we performed this show, during this trying time, the band wrote in a statement obtained by CNN of the performance in Dickinson, North Dakota, last Thursday.North Dakotas government recommends masks be worn, however, we are not in a position to enforce the laws. We have had the luxury of...