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    CHICAGO (CBS)– New vaccination sites are now open on the South Side in Englewood and West Englewood. The sites are expected to give out about 4,000 doses this month. READ MORE: Chicago Expanding Indoor Dining Capacity, Bars And Restaurants Can Stay Open Until 1 A.M., Other COVID Restrictions Eased The Protect Chicago Plus initiative specifically chose the locations because these communities...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s a first of its kind congressional report on the state of Black women and girls in our nation. Illinois U.S. Representative Robin Kelly is co-chair of the caucus that put together the collection of essays on challenges and solutions. READ MORE: Mass Vaccination Clinic Gives Out 750 Shots At Auroras Largest Black Church One contributor is...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In an effort to make sure communities of color get vaccinated against COVID-19, a coalition of Black churches, organizations, fraternities, sororities, and elected officials teamed up to organize a mass vaccination event Tuesday morning in west suburban Aurora. CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe reports organizers said more than 750 people will get a shot by the end of...
    Minneapolis is hiring social media influencers to share “city-generated and approved messages” during the trials of four former city police officers charged in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, according to the Minnesota Reformer. The Minneapolis city council approved the plan on Friday, which calls for six influencers to be paid about $2,000 each to spread the city’s messages...
    Protesters participate in a demonstration in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and against police brutality at Sergels Torg on June 3, 2020. Republican legislators throughout the country are practically churning out bills that although seemingly unrelated, would work together to suppress voting rights and criminalize activism. Following high voter turnout in communities of color and Black Lives Matter protests...
    Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor star in Netflix's "Bridgerton."Netflix Netflix released a first-of-its-kind diversity study Friday to analyze the makeup of Netflix's on-screen talent, as well as the behind-the-camera creators, producers, writers and directors. The report shows that the company has made progress, but still has more work to do to close diversity gaps. The company says it's committing to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Black women have had a long history of building communities out of giving within any circumstance. There’s a saying, “Making a way out of no way” and the women of the Sisterhood of Philanthropy Impacting Needs are carrying on that rich tradition through the most difficult of times today. (credit: SPIN) “It’s the tears, am I not...
    Loading the player... President Joe Biden is marking a milestone of 50 million COVID-19 vaccinations during his administration. As he is recognizing this moment, the White House is focused on issues of getting more people vaccinated.   U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the more than 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the Cross Hall of the White House February...
    By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will open coronavirus vaccine sites in six underserved minority communities around the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday, responding to criticism that such neighborhoods had been previously skipped. DeSantis also said he expects that Florida will be able to expand the list of who is eligible for a vaccine...
    California is first state to pass 50,000 Covid deaths World’s Biggest Cricket Arena That Hosted Trump Is Renamed After Modi © Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon previously said he is "committed to fighting racism." Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan is investing hundreds of millions in Black and brown entrepreneurs and small business owners. Brian Lamb, JPMorgan's head of diversity...
    When Jailaih Gowdy celebrated her birthday last year on June 2 – Blackout Tuesday – she wished for a business: A market with nutrition and education in mind, meant to serve the New Orleans community via a network of Black business owners. Less than a year later, that dream was not only realized, but has grown into something even bigger....
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced that California would be making changes to a program designed to address inequities in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, after a Times report uncovered evidence that outsiders were misusing the program to grab appointments reserved for residents of neighborhoods hit hardest by the pandemic. “We don’t like to see those abuses,” Newsom said...
    Loading the player... In California, like many parts of the country, people of color have been vaccinated against coronavirus at much lower rates than their white counterparts. In order to counteract this, the state created a program specifically for the underserved to gain access to the COVID-19 vaccine. But now, wealthier Californians are gaming the system. A program...
    A California program intended to improve COVID-19 vaccine availability to people in hard-hit communities of color is being misused by outsiders who are grabbing appointments reserved for residents of underserved Black and Latino areas. The program to address inequities in vaccine distribution relies on special access codes that enable people to make appointments on the My Turn vaccine scheduling website....
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom, already embattled in a growing recall effort against him, admitted on Sunday that state officials fumbled in distributing coronavirus vaccines in Black and Latino communities, according to a report.  "We're not doing enough. We need to do significantly more programs like this," the governor said at a mobile vaccination clinic in Inglewood, the Los Angeles Times reported. "We've...
    Striking inequities are emerging in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with residents of wealthy areas receiving far more vaccinations than those in poorer neighborhoods, data show. Los Angeles County’s wealthiest and more predominantly white cities have a far greater percentage of residents vaccinated for COVID-19 than its poorest regions, home to large Black and Latino populations, according to data released Friday....
    Essential workers and people over 75 years old age got vaccinated in New York City, United States on January 10, 2021.Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Dr. Torian Easterling is the New York City Health Department's first Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer For any vaccination program to succeed, there is one essential element: people's trust in the...
    As protests erupted last year over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would slash $250 million from city departments and put the money toward Black communities and other communities of color. Garcetti and the City Council quickly moved to cut $150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department budget, directing a small...
    Diabetes has always been a silent killer, but it can be especially deadly when paired with the coronavirus. One D.C.-area woman is bringing awareness to how diabetes can impact a person following a COVID-19 diagnosis and the health care disparities in Black and brown communities. After giving birth to her daughter, Tracey D. Brown was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes....
    Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged Sunday that state and local health officials have stumbled in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine equitably among Latino and Black communities in California. Speaking at a mobile vaccination clinic in Inglewood, Newsom said the state needs to “do more and do better” to provide outreach and set up vaccine sites directly in the communities that have been...
    In celebration of Black History Month, Capital One launched “Forward,” a visual and auditory installation at Capital One Café and branch locations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Washington, D.C. The company says the installation was implemented to recognize the resilience, persistence and progress of Black Americans. Read More: Capital One Commits to Catalyze Economic Growth In addition to...
    CHICAGO (CBS)  — On Friday, the city of Chicago announced that efforts to make vaccine distribution a fair one among Chicago’s most vulnerable is improving. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra has been tracking the data. READ MORE: Leaders Call For Firing Of Postmaster Prater As Delivery Problems Persist In Chicago Chicago’s top doc says that 50% of the vaccine doses given...
    The COVID-19 vaccination rate for seniors in Los Angeles County increased dramatically in the past 10 days, but disparities continue to mar the vaccine rollout as Latino and Black residents receive vaccinations at a significantly lower level than whites and Asian Americans, according to county health data released Friday. Nearly 25% of Black residents age 65 and over, about...
    The city of Los Angeles is expanding the number of mobile vaccination clinics in communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday. The city will increase to 10 its number of so-called mobile equity sites: vehicles that go into high-density, low-income communities, staffed to provide vaccinations, Garcetti said. The goal is to have all 10 in...
    OAKLAND, CALIF. (KGO) -- An upcoming fundraiser is counting on food to bring people together in celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year.A virtual cook-along is set for Saturday, February 20 to raise money for Good Good Eatz, an Oakland group that helps bridge the divide between the Black and Asian communities.Participants will learn how to make Chinese...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is partnering with a Hartford-based nonprofit organization, which advocates for health equity across the state, to reach out to more than 10,000 minority residents over the next three months and dispel myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. The arrangement announced Friday is part of the state's efforts to reach out to Black and Latino communities that...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For the first time ever, San Francisco is holding a citywide joint celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year called "Bridging Diverse Communities Through Art and Culture."The first part of the program will be a conversation about the role of art and cultural engagement in bringing diverse communities together.The second segment will showcase talented...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For the first time ever, San Francisco is holding a citywide joint celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year called "Bridging Diverse Communities Through Art and Culture."The first part of the program will be a conversation about the role of art and cultural engagement in bringing diverse communities together.The second segment will showcase talented...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For the first time ever, San Francisco is holding a citywide joint celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year called "Bridging Diverse Communities Through Art and Culture."The first part of the program will be a conversation about the role of art and cultural engagement in bringing diverse communities together.The second segment will showcase talented...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Eight historically Black churches have partnered up with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department to provide free coronavirus testing in underserved Black communities. COVID-19 testing at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Feb. 17, 2021. (CBSLA) L.A. County and the Tabernacle Community Development Corporation and the African American Community Empowerment Council launched a drive-thru...
    Joe Biden postpones visit to Pfizer facility in Michigan until Friday Trump wont say yet if hes running in 2024 With the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the nation — slowly, but rolling out — the NBA had hoped to put together a string of public service announcements encouraging people to sign up and get the shot. Particularly people...
    It’s another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to another discussion of the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up any time: Just visit our group or follow the Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week I try to tackle issues I’ve been asked about. With the help of other campaign workers and notes,...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Hundreds turned out at the “Love Our People, Heal Our Communities” rally at Madison Park in Oakland Saturday. The goal was to create a space where people can heal from the surge in robberies and unprovoked attacked on Asian seniors and condemn racism, xenophobia, and violence. Some held signs, others wore shirts that read...
    Dr. Virginia Banks, an infectious disease specialist, is part of a group of Black physicians and scientists who are focused on ways to solve health-care disparities.Dr. Virginia Banks Dr. Virginia Banks says if the U.S. really wants to bring the pandemic to an end, it's going to take mobile vans of vaccines in neighborhoods where people don't have transportation —...
    Keturah Herron of the ACLU receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Louisville Urban League on January 20, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. Leaders of the Black community received the shots to establish trust in the vaccination process. At a time when a global pandemic is affecting and killing Black and brown Americans at a significantly higher rate than white Americans,...
    Joe Biden at an Everytown for Gun Safety "Presidential Gun Sense" forum in 2019Jason Bergman/Sipa USA/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In a week when Congress debated the second impeachment of a former president, and the current president remained laser-focused on...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- As Bronx resident John Lemon headed into a church in the Bronx to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the 84-year-old was skeptical -- a sentiment shared by many in Black communities."I'm not all excited about it," Lemon said. "I'm going to go on the side of caution."In order to understand that distrust in the health care...
    London (CNN)Christine Lloyd-Jones was at work when the first call came: One of her friends, Annette, 62, had died of coronavirus. The following day, as she ate breakfast, her phone flashed again. This time it was news of another friend, Lloyd, dead at 58. The next day, another call. Her friend Haydon, 51, was in the hospital. He died the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Matt Forte, who played eight of his 10 years in the NFL with the Bears, still makes his home in Chicago – and he’s doing work to make an impact off the field here as well. The “What’s Your Forte Foundation,” together with the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Finance Group, is launching a $3 million business action. RELATED:...
    Though he's a man of deep faith, the Rev. Damon Williams of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta clearly believes in science. He graduated with honors from Georgia Tech University, and holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of Michigan. So when the coronavirus pandemic swept into his city last year, Williams acted to protect his African...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New and limited data released Wednesday from the Connecticut Department of Public Health suggests there are racial disparities in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state, mirroring what's been happening in other states where Black populations lag far behind white populations in getting the shot. As of Feb. 3, nearly 2% of residents age...
    Skier rescued in Alaska backcountry after bear attack Stephen King to donate $6,500 to elementary students in Maine Tommy Hilfiger Strikes Key Partnerships to Advance Underrepresented Communities in Fashion Click here to read the full article. Tommy Hilfiger has established several partnerships with its People’s Place Program to champion Black, Indigenous and people of color in fashion. “The...
    As we’ve gone through the pandemic, I’ve been thinking about how much of our lives happen on screens and through software. We use software to connect with our friends, to play games, to move markets, and to catch criminals. Software isn’t eating the world; it’s eaten it. Today on Decoder, I’m talking to Charlton McIlwain, a professor of media, culture,...
    By JOE SEVERINO, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For America’s civil rights movement, 2020 was a tough year. Giants of the civil rights movement, John Lewis and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, both died July 17. The Rev. Joe Lowery, who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died just four months before....
    By ANITA LEE, The Sun Herald GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A community coalition is appealing to a new federal administration in hopes of stopping construction of a roadway that will cross wetlands and open hundreds of acres for development along U.S. 49, Gulfport’s main commercial corridor. “That road is going to destroy quite a bit of valuable wetlands,” said Kathy...
    Vice President Kamala Harris watches as President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking on racial equity in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 26, 2021.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Just over two weeks into his administration, President Joe Biden has already made it clear he wants to close the racial...
    Hundreds of coronavirus vaccine appointments have been left unfilled at the new mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.  The site has slots available for Bronx residents only due to the borough reporting the highest positivity rate in the city.  But when DailyMail.com visited Somosvaccinations.com on Thursday afternoon, the day that the website launched, at least...
    Activists are concerned that law enforcement operations to increase security after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 will negatively impact minority communities, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Official responses to prevent domestic extremist attacks by right-wing groups could inadvertently put black Americans, Muslims and other minorities in danger, according to some activists and civil rights organizations, the AP reported. “White...
    Following the attack on the Capitol, some people have suggested that the United States needs new laws to prevent future events like this and address what already happened. Advocates for marginalized communities are saying, “Not so fast.” The U.S. has laws that apply—but they aren’t equally applied. Instead, the existing laws are used to surveil and punish Black Lives Matter protesters, Muslim activists,...