(THE CONVERSATION) In the last century, significant progress has been made in advancing gender equity in the United States. Women gained the right to vote, fathers have become more involved parents and more people and institutions recognize gender identities beyond the binary categories of male and female.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of programs that support underserved children and youth with: Eric Gurna, President & CEO of LAs BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program; Lupi Quinteros-Grady, President & CEO of the Latin American Youth Center; and Cemere James, Interim President & CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, accusing the company of being more concerned with making money than protecting its workers from getting sick.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the challenges of keeping communities healthy during the pandemic with Krista Zodet, President of the Healthwell Foundation and Tania Barber, President & CEO of Caring Health Center.
The nation’s top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, and vaccination of teachers, while important, is not a prerequisite for reopening.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how children welfare services have been affected during the pandemic with guests: Tara Perry, CEO of National CASA/GAL Association for Children; Barnaby Murff, CEO of Extraordinary Families in Los Angeles and Larry Rein, President & CEO of Childnet in Florida.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing an internal reckoning that pits his instincts to work toward a bipartisan deal against the demands of an urgent crisis and his desire to deliver for those who helped elect him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in what will be the first wave of increased military support for the White House campaign to get more Americans inoculated against COVID-19.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a coronavirus relief bill that sends federal money approved by Congress in December to schools for reopening, public health officials distributing the vaccine and residents struggling to pay their rent.
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine does more than prevent people from falling seriously ill — it appears to reduce transmission of the virus and offers strong protection for three months on just a single dose, researchers said Wednesday in an encouraging turn in the campaign to suppress the outbreak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working “9 to 5” for over 40 years, but now the country icon is singing about entrepreneurs working “5 to 9” to pursue their dreams after hours.
President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for the COVID-19 vaccine was put to the test Thursday in Oregon, but people of color won’t be the specific focus in the next phase of the state’s rollout as tensions around equity and access to the shots emerge nationwide.