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    A new bill called the “Excess Food Law” went into effect in New York in February, NYC Food Policy reported. The bill is designed to help reduce food insecurity by requiring supermarkets and grocery stores to donate excess food to charity. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity has increased substantially. From April to June 2020, 1 in 10...
    In a letter to the Loudoun County School Board on Monday, self-proclaimed “radical feminists” slammed a policy on “single-sex spaces,” which they say bolsters the transgender agenda. The feminists affirmed that “girls deserve privacy from boys, including boys who claim to ‘identify as girls.'” “We are the two leading radical feminist activist organizations operating in the United States,” began the Women’s Human Rights...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thanks to the Job Opportunities Task Force (JOFT), and their partners at Out for Justice, several Black dads, who were previously incarcerated, will be spending Father’s Day at home. The 2nd Annual Juneteenth/Father’s Day Weekend Bailout secured the release of several men who were incarcerated, awaiting trial, because of their unaffordable cash bail. READ MORE: 38-Year-Old Man...
    Co-founder of the hacking group LulzSec Hector Xavier Monsegur on Saturday warned that cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure are going to get "worse exponentially." "We do not have enough people to deal with the threats, we don't have enough law enforcement that actually understands cyber and all of the organizations that I've worked with around the nation and we see in...
    TUSTIN (KABC) -- Aliso Viejo resident Alysia Martin is an eight year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. She's one of many who have benefited from the Tierney Center for Veteran Services, which is a part of Goodwill of Orange County."It helped to really bridge that gap for us and also introducing us to other veterans...
    Roman Badanin runs The Project, an independent Russian media outlet that specializes in investigative reporting. The Project digs where relatively few Russian journalists dare go, looking for the truth about things from COVID in Russia's regions to details on the positions and properties of Russian president's supposed secret second family members.  Doing that kind of work in Russia risks landing...
    Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley reacted Thursday on "America Reports" to the Supreme Court's unanimous decision that a Catholic foster agency shouldn't be banned from participating in Philadelphia's foster program because it excludes same-sex couples, calling it a "major decision for religious rights."JONATHAN TURLEY: This is a major decision for religious rights, and it’s also the decision that some of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With three mass shooting in Chicago in less than a week, four in the past two weeks, gun violence in Chicago is spiking. City leaders say they have a plan for the summer, and local organizations are trying hard to make a difference. With summer safety strategy targeting 15 very specific areas, some neighborhoods fall into that city...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations -- including tens of millions to the New York area.At least eight organizations in the Tri-State are receiving money from the donation, including Hostos Community College,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – At least two Pittsburgh organizations are on the list of nearly 300 getting billions from MacKenzie Scott. READ MORE: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck Challenges Status Quo, Stereotypes Of Pickups, Expert Says In a blog post titled “Seeding by Ceding,” the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says she’s giving away $2.7 billion...
    MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has reportedly given away another $2.7 billion of the fortune she gained in divorce to 286 nonprofit organizations bringing her total donations so far to $8 billion. Scott wrote of the massive donation: “People struggling against inequities deserve center stage in stories about change they are creating.” NPR reports that MacKenzie Scott,...
    A multi-billion dollar donation spree announced by billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott on Tuesday, June 15, included $40 million for Cal State Fullerton, the largest gift the school has ever received. During an interview in between commencement speeches on Tuesday, CSUF President Fram Virjee said he “jumped up and down and screamed, ‘Oh my goodness, this is unbelievable,’” when he first...
    Denise Dunning opened an email in spring that said an anonymous donor wanted to make a donation to Rise Up, a California-based nonprofit she leads that works to improve the rights of women and girls across the globe. She thought it was spam. It wasn’t — and a multimillion donation is headed her way. Long Beach City College leader Mike...
    MSNBC host Joy Reid held an effusive interview with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, during which she asked the Democrat about the impact of "dark money" and the impact of the libertarian billionaire Koch brothers have had in that arena. However, Reid failed to ask about the multiple organizations supportive of Democrats that have private donor...
    Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott recently donated $2.7billion to 286 different organizations, increasing her total charitable donations to $8.5billion since last July.  In a Medium post published on Tuesday, the former wife of the Amazon founder listed the charities to which she donated and denounced the country's wealth gap, explaining that she and her new husband Dan Jewett, a Seattle...
    Juneteenth 2021 celebrations: What to know about the holiday Portland police officer indicted on protest assault charge While preparing to compete at ESL Summer 2021 and boot camping for The International 10, Quincy Crew has decided to remain independent and will compete under its own banner on Dota 2’s biggest stage.  © Provided by Dot Esports This decision was...
    By David Bauder | Associated Press NEW YORK — The Associated Press said Tuesday it will no longer run the names of people charged with minor crimes, out of concern that such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet that can make it hard for individuals to move on with their lives. In so doing, one of...
    MacKenzie Scott, the wealthy ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, announced another series of multi-billion dollar charitable contributions this week — making it her third donation since last July. Scott and her husband Dan Jewett will give nearly $2.74 billion to organizations “in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked," according to a Tuesday...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A host of Southland charities, arts institutions and universities were among the financial beneficiaries Tuesday of MacKenzie Scott's latest round of philanthropic donations, which this time totaled $2.739 billion and went to 286 equity-oriented organizations.The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged to give away the bulk of her fortune from the former couple's divorce...
    New York (CNN)MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, and her husband Dan Jewett, donated $2.74 billion to organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination. The settlement from Scott's 2019 divorce from her previous husband, Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, made her one of the richest people in the world. She and Bezos were...
    OAKLAND (BCN) – The city’s vice mayor said a local business group has made serious inroads to buy the city’s 50-percent stake in the Oakland Coliseum complex and to bring a WNBA team to the city. The office of Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s vice mayor, shared a news release Monday about the effort by the African American Sports and Entertainment Group....
    More On: philanthropists River bank: Billionaires re-list Midtown duplex for $20M ‘Sexy grandma’ Sandi Feinberg lists UES townhouse for $18M Doe Fund founder George McDonald helped thousands of New Yorkers save their own lives Billionaire ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ producer sells NYC home for $20M MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and...
    MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations.Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium post that she made the gifts to enable the organization to continue their work, and as a "signal of trust...
    Animals like cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys, are their own unique individuals with all different personalities and characteristics. Some cows are shy and keep to themselves, while others are bubbly and vibrant. One chicken might be bold and assertive, and another might be passive and understanding. No matter who they are or what their personality is, all animals are deserving...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF/AP) — As challenges to a new Florida elections law stack up, a case filed Monday in federal court alleges part of the law placing requirements on voter-registration organizations is unconstitutional and could keep some people from casting ballots. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the groups HeadCount and the Harriet Tubman Freedom Fighters Corp., is the fourth challenge...
    California offers $100 million to rescue its struggling legal marijuana industry Members of Congress hold moment of silence for Americans who died of COVID-19 After hosting a massively successful Subathon stream during April and May, popular Twitch streamer Ludwig announced that the final donations had gone through to charities with earnings from the stream. © Provided by Dot Esports...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CBS SF) – With the state set to fully reopen, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is now offering a mobile COVID-19 vaccination service that will come out to local businesses by request. CCHS officials said any organization or business in the county can request their mobile health van when five or more members of a group want...
    The Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has awarded a grant to a group of activists who have the abolition of the Los Angeles School Police Department as one of their goals. The host committee announced their list of grants to community organizations and coalitions on Thursday. Among the 56 organizations selected to receive grants was the Brothers, Sons, Selves...
    More On: black lives matter BLM infighting gets ugly: Members blast national group amid co-founder’s lavish spending High school halts yearbook distribution over BLM section Obama claims media stokes ‘fear and resentment’ among white Americans Video chat apps making tweaks to illuminate darker skin tones The father of the black teen whose fatal shooting by police helped spark the...
    Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHouse candidate in Chicago says gun violence prompted her to run Antisemitism isn't a partisan issue — it's a crisis both parties must fight together Omar reintroduces bill to repeal law used to justify Trump's Muslim ban, Japanese Americans' internment MORE (D-Minn.) sought to clarify controversial remarks she made earlier this week during a House hearing, saying...
    A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. The Moscow City Court’s ruling, effective immediately, prevents people associated with Navalny’s Foundation for Fighting Corruption and his sprawling regional network...
    More On: russia Russian sailors rescue stranded dog from Arctic ice Joe jets to Europe: Biden departs to UK for first foreign trip as president Biden seems utterly clueless about Europe’s realities ahead of his trip Frozen ‘zombie’ worms brought back to life after 24,000 years MOSCOW — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by...
    By Vladimir Isachenkov | Associated Press MOSCOW — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign by authorities to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. The Moscow City Court’s ruling, effective immediately, prevents people associated with...
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers in the House have passed a bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse to hold organizations accountable through civil lawsuits retroactively to 1960. The bill would allow survivors to sue organizations with youth-related programs that should have known, did not take action or covered up abuse while under their supervision. Democratic Rep. Matt Sooper...
    WASHINGTON -- National Geographic is marking World Oceans Day by recognizing the Southern Ocean as the Earth's fifth ocean.While all of the planet's ocean waters are interconnected, National Geographic made the decision to identify the Southern Ocean separately because of the distinct currents, wildlife and other ecological features that set it apart from the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans.National...
    DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas meets with Haitian community leaders following the redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status. Nearly 120 local and national organizations, including African Communities Together and U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, are calling for an 18-month extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia. The nation’s designation is set to expire in September but “armed conflict and...
    Amidst the houses and the car parks sits GCHQ, the Government Communications Headquarters, in this aerial photo taken on October 10, 2005.David Goddard | Getty Images LONDON — A little-known U.K. company called Arqit is quietly preparing businesses and governments for what it sees as the next big threat to their cyber defenses: quantum computers. It's still an incredibly young...
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – Several local organizations joined UCLA Health and the American Heart Association at Morningside High School Saturday to host a drive-thru event to handout health and wellness kits to about 1,000 families. The kits included food boxes, at-home physical activities kits and workout resources, as well as PPE and COVID-19 educational information. “This has been such a challenging time...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer go to court to identify media sources in leak investigations, a spokesman announced Saturday. “Going forward, consistent with the President’s direction, this Department of Justice, in a change to its longstanding practice, will not seek compulsory legal process in leak investigations to obtain source information from members of the news media doing...
    In the South, Black Voters Matter has become the powerful heart of an ecosystem of community-based organizations. LaTosha Brown opened with a song. Speaking about voting rights one recent spring day in Selma, Alabama, the Black activist delivered the civil rights anthem "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" in a...
    BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) — Friday is the beginning of Wear Orange Weekend, a call to end gun violence. The weekend was kicked off with a march and vigil in Braddock. People listened to speeches from the victims of gun violence after the march, which is the first of many events. People are sharing how gun violence has impacted their lives....
    The Biden administration picked six humanitarian groups to decide which migrants will be allowed to remain in the U.S. instead of being expelled and denied a chance to seek asylum, the Associated Press first reported Friday. The groups will decide which migrants are the most vulnerable in Mexico who should be permitted to stay in the U.S. rather than subject...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that block people from seeking asylum. The groups will determine who is most vulnerable in Mexico, and their criteria has not been made...