Category : Black Local and National News

- 2 months ago

American Baptist College Modifies Spring Schedule

NASHVILLE, TN — American Baptist College’s (ABC) Spring Break will now start Monday, March 16, 2020, instead of Monday, March 30, 2020.  Operational and academic modifications have been made to facilitate social distancing in conformity with internat...

- 2 months ago

Herstory: Black Women in Leadership on the Rise

By Vivian Shipe KNOXVILLE, TN — Gill, Lundy, McKenzie, Parker, and Satterfield. In Knoxville, those are the names of Herstory makers. African American women now at the table in positions of leadership on school board, county commission, and city coun...

- 2 months ago

Dallas formulates a plan to address COVID-19

Mayor Eric Johnson on Wednesday announced the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Assistance and the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Human and Social Recovery and Assistance. Both of the new committees will recommend strat...

- 2 months ago

Land acquisition for 143rd street project

A road improvement project in the Village of Plainfield that has been in the planning stages for decades is taking another step closer to becoming a reality. The Plainfield Village Board on Monday authorized the mayor to execute the 143rd Street Eas...

- 2 months ago

Local communities take action during crisis

Mayors and local officials are taking steps to keep residents informed and up to date on the latest information in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in an effort to minimize its impact. Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Monday declared a local state of...

- 2 months ago

Daybreak seeks help for shelter

Thetimesweekly.com The Daybreak Center homeless shelter in Joliet (the largest homeless shelter in Will County), Is extremely low on certain items and volunteer services during the pandemic. “As we navigate through the outbreak of coronavirus (COV...

- 2 months ago

NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE CALLS FOR “SHELTER-IN-PLACE” POLICY

[COVID-19\"Shelter-in-Place" Policy] Williams: "I'm calling on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to create a defined "shelter-in-place" policy-not a quarantine- immediately, one that is reassessed on a weekly or biweekly basis." Photo: Tags:& COVID-...

- 2 months ago

NEW YORK SUSPENDS STUDENT, MEDICAL DEBT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

[COVID-19\Student\Medical Debt] James: “New Yorkers need to focus on keeping themselves safe and healthy from the coronavirus, and therefore can rest assured that state medical and student debt referred to my office will not be collected against them...

- 2 months ago

Area leaders takes action during Coronavirus crisis

Mayors and other officials from Will County communities are taking steps to keep residents informed and up to date on the latest information in response to the Coronavirus in an effort to minimize its impact and slow the spread of the virus.

- 2 months ago

West reminds Texans ‘this is not the new normal’

By Sen. Royce West As a State Senator, I was on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS in the Dallas area and across Texas in the 1990s, and involved in Dallas County’s battle against the Ebola virus epidemic in 2014. Tonight, we are faced wi...

- 2 months ago

Tips for Students Told to Study from Home Amid COVID-19 Fears

Partner Post Many people today will never have seen anything like the widespread panic that has gripped the world, with many countries going into lockdown and thousands losing their lives. The pandemic known as Covid-19 is affected by people all arou...