Tag: White House

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White House Establishes New AAPI Visibility Task Force With Business Leaders and Actor Daniel Dae Kim

As part of the government’s ongoing efforts to fight the pandemic-fueled rise in AAPI hate — and to improve opportunities for Asian Americans across the nation — the White House has established a new AAPI visibility task force. The group will be tasked with advising President Biden and other D.C….

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Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…

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President Biden Establishes 2 New Commissions Dedicated to the Education of Black Students

The White House is stepping up to improve the U.S. educational system for Black students. Alexandra Alper of Reuters has reported that President Joe Biden has “signed an executive order setting up two commissions within the Department of Education to improve education for Black students.” According to Alper, “one commission…

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175 Novant Health Workers in North Carolina Fired for Failing To Comply With Hospital System’s Vaccine Mandate

In what has been called one of the largest-ever mass firings related to vaccination compliance, North Carolina’s Novant Health confirmed that it had recently fired 175 hospital employees who failed to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Hill’s Jordan Williams reported that “approximately 375 of its 35,000-member workforce…