Real ID Deadline Delayed Until Late 2021 Because of Coronavirus

The Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline for Real ID enforcement by 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic, postponing an already delayed government requirement for enhanced identification to board domestic flights. The new deadline is Oct. 1, 2021, one year from the previous date, Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of […]Read More

Anna Julia Cooper, the founding mother of black feminism

“Only the BLACK WOMAN can say ‘when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.”’  ~ Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South x They call me the Mother of Black Feminism, but […]Read More

‘Have We Learned Nothing?’ – POLITICO

The 2009 stimulus did include down payments on several of Obama’s long-range policy priorities, including education reform, scientific research, infrastructure and yes, green energy, which received a whopping $90 billion that helped create booms in wind, solar, electric vehicles and LED lighting. The current House bill takes a different approach, calling for modest spending increases […]Read More

Looking for Hope, Uplift or Just a Distraction From Virus

ATLANTA — Neighbors have shared messages of togetherness etched on sidewalks in chalk. Performers have shared their music. Restaurants have shared their food, handing out free meals and giving the homeless a place to dine together, just as long as they stayed six feet apart. With the possible exception of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks […]Read More

Live Coronavirus News Updates and Coverage

Earlier this week, the country surpassed the case totals in China and Italy. The number of known cases has risen rapidly in recent days, as testing ramped up after weeks of widespread shortages and delays. Over 600,000 cases have now been confirmed worldwide, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Friday, President Trump […]Read More

At Two Fashion Resale Warehouses, Workers Fear for Their Safety

At the RealReal warehouses in Secaucus and Perth Amboy, in New Jersey, there is a backlog. Used designer clothing, handbags and all manner of accessories are waiting to be inspected for authenticity, photographed, then packaged and shipped when they’re eventually purchased online. This is what the RealReal does: It gives another chance at life to […]Read More

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Fly Away Home’

What’s on TV CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) 9 p.m. on SundanceTV. Directed by Paul Greengrass, who quickened the pace of several Bourne franchise movies, “Captain Phillips” is fraught with urgency. It’s a thriller — enhanced by its basis in true events — about an American cargo ship captain whose vessel is taken over by Somali pirates. […]Read More

Coronavirus Impact: How a Crisis Is Changing the U.S.

In the first week since New York State announced a stay-at-home order to help fight coronavirus, real estate listings in Manhattan have plunged and the spring buying season has ground to a halt. Since March 20, the day Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the executive order, just 66 homes were listed for sale in Manhattan, […]Read More

New Orleans Restaurants, Used to Disasters, Reckon With Something Worse

NEW ORLEANS — Tommy Tommaseo is not nostalgic for Hurricane Katrina. Rocky and Carlo’s, his family’s Creole-Italian restaurant in St. Bernard Parish, just outside New Orleans, took on four feet of water when that disaster hit in 2005. There were fish swimming in the first floor of Mr. Tommaseo’s house. His father, Rocky, then 91, […]Read More

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