Tag: covid-19

Paycheck Protection Program

NMSDC at the Center of Ensuring Minority-Owned Businesses Get Federal Funds

In an effort to help more nonwhite businesses get federal funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) Business Consortium Fund (BCF) and Midwest BankCentre teamed up to help certified Minority Business Enterprises access the federal emergency funds. Related Article:…

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Anti-Asian Sentiment During Pandemic Leads to Cancellation of Student Visas, Rise in Hate Crimes

Stop AAPI Hate found a connection between the GOP’s hateful rhetoric against China and recent plans to cancel Chinese students’ visas, according to a press release from the group. The group was founded by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and the Asian American Studies Department…

HP Inc.’s Partnership Brings Learning, Technological Materials to Underserved Students

COVID-19 has changed the way students across the U.S. are learning. “Distance learning” suddenly became a household word and nearly everyone is learning how to conduct meetings over video chat. HP Inc. (No. 43 on DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity) stepped up to help Title 1 and underserved school…

Abbott Expanding Antibody Tests As Only Uber-Wealthy Are Able to Access Them

Understanding who has already been exposed to the novel coronavirus 2019 and its resulting respiratory disease, COVID-19, and survived, is an important part of understanding the pandemic for medical professionals. Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) started recruiting volunteers for a study to try and determine how many Americans…

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Kaiser Permanente Addresses COVID-19’s Effects on Mental Health, Offers Free myStrength Mental Health App

During a pandemic, society’s biggest concern is physical health. However, COVID-19 has had an equally crucial impact on people’s mental health, changing routines, affecting finances, limiting socializing and causing many to worry for their — and their loved ones’ — health. Along with its pandemic response, healthcare company Kaiser Permanente…

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U.S. Bank, KeyBank, TD Bank and Wells Fargo Announce Efforts to Mitigate Financial Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting more than just the physical health of Americans and people around the world. As governments shut down nonessential businesses, the economy is taking an unprecedented blow. Individuals and small businesses are bearing much of the brunt. However, many large banking corporations,…