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Weather Channel owner Byron Allen brings attention to climate; welcomes

The forecast for Byron Allen is big.Media mogul and billionaire ‘s Entertainment Studios purchased The Weather Channel in 2018, making Allen the first African American to own a major cable outlet. Entertainment Studios is also the parent company of theGrio.Recently, Allen says he welcomes the competition from fellow mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is set to […]readmore

Mayor Mandates Vaccines for NYC Public Hospital Employees

by Corey Crockettby James FordPIX11 Web TeamNEW YORK CITY — All employees at city-run hospitals will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or face rigorous testing requirements, the mayor’s office said Tuesday.The mandate will include all employees of NYC Health + Hospitals and those who work at public clinics at the Department of Health […]readmore

Hispanics Relegated Politically To Nothing

By Councilman Rev. Ruben DiazYou should know that during the past primaries the political power of the Hispanic Community was relegated to nothing, while the African Americans enveloped everything.  You should know that the Hispanic population has grown, with a large enough population to have obtained a citywide and statewide political office. It is unfortunate though, that […]readmore

‘A Default Sewer System’: Subway Flooding Is Bigger Than Just

By Jose Martinez,THE CITYThis story was originally published on July 9, 2021 by THE CITY.Even on a dry day, the MTA says it pumps 14 million gallons of water out of subway stations.But on Thursday, as a month’s worth of rain deluged the city inside of two hours, the vulnerability of the subway went on […]readmore

Haiti Inaugurates New Government

by The Haitian TimesHaiti’s newest prime minister Ariel Henry took office Tuesday, pledging to organize long-delayed legislative elections and provide safety and security in the country wracked by gang violence.  At the swearing-in ceremony held two weeks after the assassination of president Jovenel Moïse, Henry promised to facilitate a dialogue between Haiti’s numerous politicians and […]readmore

Covid-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths are Increasing, and the Vast Majority

By Madeline HolcombeHolly Yan, CNN(CNN)The surge in Covid-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy has now led to increasing rates of hospitalizations and deaths.Data from Johns Hopkins University shows:— The average number of new Covid-19 cases each day the past week was 32,278. That’s a 66% jump from the average daily rate […]readmore

At Least 70 Large Wildfires Burning in US West as

Theguardian.comBootleg is now the largest US forest fire at 281,208 acres and just 22% contained as ‘excessive heat’ forecastAt least 70 large wildfires are burning across the US west and nearby states – engulfing more than 1m acres in flames – as fears mount that shifting conditions can worsen an already dire situation. Significant areas […]readmore