(WASHINGTON) -- Much of the government is getting close to shutting down Oct. 1 as Congress struggles to pass a stopgap funding deal -- and on Monday, with just five days to go, many federal workers and agencies were bracing for impact.The House and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Years after the death of George Floyd shined a spotlight on societal inequities, diversity professionals say some companies are turning their backs on the progress that's been made to address them.Madison Butler is one of the many diversity, equity, and inclusion... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday set new limits on affirmative action programs in cases involving whether public and private colleges and universities can continue to use race as one factor among many in student admissions.The court held, in a 6-3 opinion written... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Guaranteed income experiments are popping up or expanding around the country, offering no-strings-attached temporary cash payments to low-income residents.Some governmental programs limit what recipients can or cannot pay for with their assistance. Guaranteed income programs select certain groups impacted by income... Read More.
(KEYSVILLE, Ga.) -- For nearly three decades, Lucious Abrams says he has gotten letters from the United States Department of Agriculture promising to wipe out his debt --but for him and other Black farmers in the country, receiving relief from the federal government has been... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As New York City deals with an increase in its unhoused population, advocates for children say they fear kids who are in families experiencing homelessness are being left behind.David Giffen, the executive director for the nonprofit group the Coalition for the... Read More.
The Office of Neighborhoods (OON), a collaboration between Snohomish County Human Services and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), was paused in June 2022 due to law enforcement staffing shortages.In response, Human Services developed a new program, called Snohomish County Outreach Team (SCOUT), to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Despite a gradual upward trend in military suicides over the last decade, 2021 saw a more than 15% decrease for active duty service members, according to a new Defense Department report."For the active component there was over a 15% decrease in the... Read More.
Ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is one of the well-known musicians who are sharing their support for a new initiative to raise awareness and funds for music-mentoring programs, particularly for schools attended by students from lower-income backgrounds.The initiative, dubbed the
(NEW YORK) -- Back to school means back-to-school lunches, but this year they're costing more with food prices increasing nationwide.Pandemic relief funds that ensured free meals for all kids ran out in June and school nutritionists are blaming higher costs on inflation, supply chain... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Back to school means back-to-school lunches, but this year they're costing more with food prices increasing nationwide.Pandemic relief funds that ensured free meals for all kids ran out in June and school nutritionists are blaming higher costs on inflation, supply chain problems... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade has set the stage for a major test of public and private pregnancy support programs that abortion rights opponents have touted for decades.“This is not the moment to celebrate. I'm not celebrating,” said... Read More.