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Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements to Travel Safely

 The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all…

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On Common Ground: Grounded Solutions Network CEO Pens Essay, Adds Racial Justice Context

Wealth and land ownership in America has historically been tied to systemic racism, segregation and targeted African-American exclusion from homeownership – with present-day Black Lives Matter   protests for justice reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement – according to Grounded Solutions Network CEO Tony Pickett and leading housing advocates around the world in a new book tracing…

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Lowe’s More Than Doubles Small Business Grant Program to $55 Million, Expands Minority Grant Offering and Extends Reach to Rural Communities

  In response to the overwhelming need to help support small businesses across the country, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is announcing it is increasing its minority small business grants from $25 million to $30 million while donating an additional $25 million to its small business grant program with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), doubling the amount already committed. The additional funds will focus…

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Dominion Energy Commits $35 Million to Initiative Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Student Scholarships

  Dominion Energy is launching a $35 million initiative in support of African American and underrepresented minority students. This six-year program will support historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina. Additionally, as part of the initiative, a $10 million scholarship fund will be created to support African American and…

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Ava DuVernay Moves Into Non-Scripted With NBC Family Social Experiment ‘Home Sweet Home’

Ava DuVernay has built her first primetime unscripted series – a ten-part social experiment for NBC. The When They See Us filmmaker created Home Sweet Home and she will produce via her production company Array Filmworks with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Each episode of the series follows two families who lead very different lives for a life-changing experience. It explores what it’s…

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MEAC Suspends Fall Sports Season Due to COVID-19

The Council of Presidents and Chancellors of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announces that the league will suspend all sports competition, championship and non-championship segments, for the 2020 fall season, as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. A decision is yet to be made on whether fall sports schedules will be moved to the…

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Coronavirus Opens a Pandora’s Box of Scams

By Khalil Abdullah Special from Ethnic Media Services (Indianapolis, Ind.) (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If Willie Sutton were alive, he wouldn’t be robbing banks, more likely he’d be a scam artist, siphoning off a portion of the almost $70 million that Indiana consumers alone have reportedly lost to fraud even before the COVID-19 pandemic opened up a…

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Thousands View NNPA’s First Virtual Convention

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The first virtual convention in the 80-year history of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) earned a thumbs-up from partners and sponsors. The successful event’s website, vitualnnpa2020.com, generated more than 55,000 pageviews to conference attendees in only two days. Several hundred thousand additional impressions were generated…

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