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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and sitting Republican President Donald Trump, like hundreds of millions of Americans, planned quiet Thanksgiving celebrations at home on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States. Slideshow ( 2 images )Former Democratic Vice President Biden was spending the holiday in the small seaside town of Rehoboth, Delaware, where he and his wife Jill have a vacation home. The Bidens were to host daughter Ashley Biden and her husband Dr. Howard Krein for the holiday meal. It’s hard to give thanks.”For Republican President Trump, Thursday was a far cry from last year when he made a surprise visit here to Afghanistan. In contrast to Biden, who pleaded with Americans to celebrate the holiday safely by wearing masks and socially distancing, Trump urged Americans to “gather” in his Thanksgiving proclamation.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, Jill, Ashley Biden, Howard Krein, Beau, , ” Biden, , Republican President Trump, Ashraf Ghani, Trump, Melania Trump, hospitalizations Organizations: Democratic, Republican, White, Trump Locations: REHOBOTH BEACH, Del, WASHINGTON, United States, Rehoboth , Delaware, Nantucket, Massachusetts, coronavirus, Afghanistan, Florida, Largo, COVID
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and sitting Republican President Donald Trump, like millions of Americans, were celebrating Thanksgiving quietly at home on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the United States. The Bidens are hosting daughter Ashley Biden and her husband Dr. Howard Krein for the holiday meal. “I know better days are coming.”Republican President Trump often likes to celebrate holidays at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida, but on Thursday he remained in the Washington area. In contrast to Biden, who pleaded with Americans to celebrate the holiday safely by wearing masks and socially distancing, Trump in his Thanksgiving proclamation on Wednesday urged Americans to “gather” for the holiday. In addition to Trump, several other prominent Americans including first lady Melania Trump and members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following such events.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, Jill, Ashley Biden, Howard Krein, , we’d, , Trump, Melania Trump, hospitalizations Organizations: Democratic, Republican, White, Trump, Democrat Locations: REHOBOTH BEACH, Del, WASHINGTON, United States, Rehoboth , Delaware, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Delaware, Largo, Florida, Washington, Afghanistan, COVID
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and sitting Republican President Donald Trump, like millions of Americans, were celebrating Thanksgiving quietly at home on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the United States. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers an address ahead of Thanksgiving at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 25, 2020. “I know better days are coming.”Republican President Trump often likes to celebrate holidays at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida, but on Thursday he remained in the Washington area, spending part of the morning at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. In contrast to Biden, who pleaded with Americans to celebrate the holiday safely by wearing masks and socially distancing, Trump in his Thanksgiving proclamation on Wednesday urged Americans to “gather” for the holiday. In addition to Trump, several other prominent Americans including first lady Melania Trump and members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following such events.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Joshua Roberts Biden, Jill, Ashley Biden, Howard Krein, Biden, , we’d, , Trump, Melania Trump, hospitalizations, James Clyburn, tweeting Organizations: Democratic, REUTERS, Republican, Trump National Golf Club, White, Trump, U.S, BIDEN, U.S . House, Democrat Locations: REHOBOTH BEACH, Del, WASHINGTON, United States, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Rehoboth , Delaware, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Delaware, Largo, Florida, Washington, Virginia, Afghanistan, U.S ., New York, COVID
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden and sitting President Donald Trump, like millions of Americans, stayed close to home to celebrate Thanksgiving quietly on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the country. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers an address ahead of Thanksgiving at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 25, 2020. The Bidens are hosting daughter Ashley Biden and her husband Dr. Howard Krein for the holiday meal. “I know better days are coming.”Republican President Trump often likes to celebrate holidays at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida. In addition to Trump, several other prominent Americans including first lady Melania Trump and members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following such events.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Joshua Roberts Biden, Jill, Ashley Biden, Howard Krein, , we’d, , Biden, Trump, Melania Trump, hospitalizations, James Clyburn, tweeting Organizations: REUTERS, Democratic, Republican, Trump National Golf Club, White, Trump, U.S, BIDEN, U.S . House, Democrat Locations: REHOBOTH BEACH, Del, WASHINGTON, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Rehoboth , Delaware, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Delaware, Largo, Florida, Washington, Virginia, Afghanistan, U.S ., New York, COVID
It isn’t what he signed up for, but Jayl’in Clark, a 23-year-old store clerk, is happy to have a full-time job. Mr. Clark stopped his studies at Howard University last year, aiming to make enough money to finish college and help support his family. He worked at a Nike Inc. store in Pittsburgh for a few months before getting a job at Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. in a nearby suburban mall.
Persons: Jayl’in Clark, Clark Organizations: Howard University, Nike Inc, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc Locations: Pittsburgh
Denver pastry chef delivers pies — with a side of drag
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Dan Avery | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
A Denver drag queen is doing her part to sweeten people's mood during the pandemic. Pastry chef Martin Howard, aka 7-foot drag sensation Chocolatina, Queen of the Dessert, is delivering pies all over the Mile High City. "It's just so up in the air, this catering business, you never know," Howard told NBC affiliate KUSA of Denver. "I'm going to be a drag queen and sell pie," Howard said. It makes them happy, it makes me happy — there's pie, and that makes people happy, as well."
Persons: Martin Howard, Howard, James Beard, it's, I've, KUSA Organizations: James, James Beard Foundation, NBC, Facebook, Francisco's Oasis, Cantina, Business, Twitter Locations: Denver, High City, New York, Queens , New York
Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SELMA, Ala. — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died Monday. Yet both his mother and father were early civil rights activists. Thurgood Marshall, then the nation’s leading civil rights attorney and later on to become the first Black Supreme Court justice, was his counsel. The “Freedom Riders” were arrested or attacked in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina, and a bus was burned. He spent most of his career as a civil rights attorney before retirement.
Persons: — Bruce Carver Boynton, Sen, Hank Sanders, Boynton’s, Boynton, Jim Crow, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Barack Obama, , Myron Thompson, Rosa Parks, ” Boynton, , Thurgood Marshall, Bruce Boynton, John F, Kennedy, Sanders, ” Sanders, Thompson Organizations: Former, Supreme, Associated Press, Howard University, Washington , D.C, Black, Riders Locations: SELMA, Ala, Alabama, Former Alabama, Virginia, South, U.S, Rosa, Washington ,, Richmond , Virginia, . Virginia, Alabama , Mississippi, South Carolina
Vance published his memoir, "Hillbilly Elegy," in June 2016, no one could have foreseen how Donald Trump's imminent electoral victory would propel him into the role of America's de facto "poverty whisperer." "Hillbilly Elegy" and its convenient timing propelled the author to the top of the talking-head circuit. These shared experiences make it obvious to me that Netflix's "Hillbilly Elegy" fails to communicate anything of real substance. In doing so, "Hillbilly Elegy" turned Vance into a household name by peddling his anecdotal accounts of welfare abuse or habitual unemployment to justify the idea that people are to blame for their own suffering. By following Vance's lead, Howard has turned a community's moral failings and human anguish into Oscar bait for those looking to find yet another reason to scoff at the working class.
Persons: J.D, Vance, Donald Trump's, America's, , Ron Howard, Oscar, Amy Adams, Bev, Gabriel Basso, Owen Asztalos, Glenn, Vanessa Taylor, Glenn Close, Howard Organizations: Netflix, New York Times, Yale Law, West Virginian, Trump Locations: America, Appalachia, West, Ohio, West Virginia
A post-vaccine world will look like 2019 except worse: asset manager
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
A post-vaccine world will look like 2019 except worse, asset manager saysThe global economy post-Covid will face all the same problems it had before but exacerbated, Julian Howard, head of multi-asset solutions at GAM, told CNBC.
Persons: Julian Howard Organizations: CNBC
(CNN) While we're all cooped up during the pandemic, the World Health Organization wants you to exercise. The organization released new physical activity guidelines recommending that adults get at least 150 minutes — that's 2.5 hours — of moderate to vigorous physical activity weekly. Doing some physical activity, no matter what it is, is better than doing none. A few steps can enhance participation, Qureshi said:Understand how physical activity can improve your quality of life. "The type of physical activity one may be able to do may be different, but there are still benefits."
Persons: Tedros, Stephanie Walsh, Craig A, Williams, Joseph Hayes, Walsh, Adnan Qureshi, Yian Gu, Qureshi, Richard Marottoli, Regina Davis, Dr, Sanjay Gupta Organizations: CNN, World Health Organization, WHO, Child, Children's Healthcare, University of Exeter, University College London, Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia University, Yale School of Medicine, American Public Health Association, CNN Health Locations: Covid, Atlanta, England, Columbia, New York City, Connecticut
In it, he declared Black Americans had gone from “picking cotton to picking presidents.” Now he was praying for the fate of democracy, with the nation’s long and sordid history of undermining Black election participation squarely in his mind. Philadelphia is 42.3 percent Black, Detroit is 78.6 percent Black and nearly 52 percent of Atlanta residents are Black. The Department of Justice took county election officials to court. "He's using these Black voters as fodder for the rage that's being intensified among his base," Lewis said Monday. “Detroit Votes Matter!
Persons: Steve Bland, Bland, , Donald Trump, ” Bland, , Trump, Sen, Lindsey Graham, Brad Raffensperger, Graham, Raffensperger, Rudy Giuliani, David Goldman, John Cusick, there’s, ” Cusick, , Cusick, Jim Crow, Sheriff Jim Clark, Clark, Edmund Pettus, Wilson Baker, Baker, Ari Berman, don’t, Bertrall Ross, ” Ross, Joe Biden, Greg Lewis, Lewis, it's, Cusack, Mordecai Johnson Organizations: ATLANTA, Liberty Temple Baptist Church, state’s Interfaith Council, Capitol, Michigan Board, Canvassers, Baptist Pastors, Black, Trump, Democratic Party, New York City, Republican, State Capitol, NAACP Legal Defense, Educational Fund, Sheriff, Dallas County Democratic, The, Justice, University of California, Republican Party, God, Howard University, State Board of Canvassers, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Detroit, Lansing , Michigan, state’s, region’s, Michigan, Lansing, , Philadelphia, Atlanta, United States, America, Georgia, Washington, New York, Wayne County, Philadelphia , Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Madison , Wisconsin, Mich, Dallas County , Alabama, Selma, Black, Berkeley, St, Gabriel’s, Wisconsin
Factbox: Key nominations for the 2021 Grammy awards
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(Reuters) - The nominations for the Grammy Awards, the highest honors in the music industry, were announced on Tuesday. Following is a list of nominations in key categories. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan 31 hosted by Trevor Noah. ALBUM OF THE YEAR“Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko“Black Pumas” (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas“Everyday Life” — Coldplay“Djesse Vol. 3” — Jacob Collier“Women In Music Pt.
Persons: Trevor Noah, Aiko “ Black, , — Jacob Collier “, ” — Haim “, Malone, — Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch “, Billie Eilish, Savage, Megan Thee, — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “, Krysiuk, Rickie “ Caso ” Tice, — Samuel Gloade, Rodrick Moore, Roddy Ricch, Cardigan ” — Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift, Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Billy Walsh, Post Malone, Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Emily Warren, Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell, Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas, — Julia Michaels, Saxe, Julia Michaels, Ingrid Andress Phoebe Bridgers, Noah Cyrus D, Megan, J, Bad, Justin Bieber, Quavo “, Gaga, Ariana Grande, Bon, Harry Styles, — Taylor, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers “, — Haim “, Brittany Howard, Grace Potter, Big Sean, Nipsey, Jack Harlow “, Baby “, Beyoncé “ Dior, ” — Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, — Miranda Lambert, ” — Ashley, , “ Linda Ronstadt, — Linda Ronstadt “ Organizations: Reuters, Aiko “ Black Pumas, Pumas, Rockstar, Austin Post, Dua, JP Saxe, Big Locations: Los Angeles, Dua Lipa, Cardigan, Dia, Kyoto
(Reuters) - President-Elect Joe Biden faces a challenging task fulfilling his foreign policy vision of the United States reclaiming its global leadership role after years in which the country stepped back and rival powers like China stepped in. “It’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” he told a news briefing in Wilmington, Delaware. “Biden, to the extent he reinforces those norms and institutions, will help shore up America’s position,” St. Lawrence University history professor Howard Eissenstat said. China has assumed a larger global role, ranging from multilateral institutions to assisting development in Africa and Latin America. Over the past four years, the United States has taken steps to withdraw from the World Health Organization and pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, “ It’s, , Trump, “ Biden, Howard Eissenstat, WORLD Biden, Obama’s, it’s, Randall Schriver, Vladimir Putin, Mike Pompeo, that’s, Pompeo Organizations: America, Republican, Washington, Trump, Lawrence University, WORLD, World Health Organization, , Islamic, Fox News, State Department Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, United States, China, America, Wilmington , Delaware, Paris, ” St, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Iran, Hong Kong, South China, Tehran, United States of America, Syria
The biggest shutout for the highest honors in the music industry was The Weeknd, whose critically acclaimed album “After Hours,” was No. Variety called the omission of the R&B singer, who has been chosen to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl next year, “the biggest snub in memory.”The Weeknd, in a Twitter post, said: “The Grammys remain corrupt. British singer Dua Lipa, pop star Taylor Swift and rapper Roddy Ricch got six nominations apiece. FILE PHOTO: 50th NAACP Image Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2019 - Beyonce reacts after winning the entertainer of the year award. Swift’s coronavirus lockdown album “Folklore” brought her back to the album of the year contest, while her single “Cardigan” was among the song of the year entries.
Persons: Beyonce, , , Harvey Mason, ” Mason, Trevor Noah, Dua, Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Haim, Jacob Collier, Jhene Aiko, ” Bob Dylan, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Mario Anzuoni, Megan Thee, Phoebe Bridgers, Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Fiona Apple, Brittany Howard, Ingrid Andress, Britain’s Harry Styles, ” Beyonce’s, Swift’s, Cardigan ” Organizations: ANGELES, Reuters, Variety, Super Bowl, Coldplay, Black Pumas, Billboard Locations: United States, Los Angeles, British, Dua Lipa, American, Los Angeles , California, U.S, Korean
David Dinkins, New York City's first Black mayor, dies at 93
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
NEW YORK — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African-American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. De Blasio, who worked in Dinkins’ administration, named Manhattan’s Municipal Building after the former mayor in October 2015. In this April 10, 2014, file photo, former Mayor of New York David Dinkins speaks onstage at the PFLAG National Straight For Equality Awards at Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. That deal guaranteed that the U.S. Open would remain in New York City for decades.
Persons: David Dinkins, Dinkins, Dinkins ’, Joyce, Ed Koch, Rudolph Giuliani, Barack Obama, MANDEL NGAN, Critics, Dave, , he’s, Bill de Blasio, De Blasio, Letitia James, , Giuliani, New York David Dinkins, ” Dinkins, Joyce Burrows, Koch, Republican Giuliani, Nelson Mandela, , David Jr, Donna Organizations: New York, New York City Police Department, Kennedy, Port Authority, New York City, Getty, Homelessness, York Post, City Hall, Walt Disney Corp, Dinkins, New, Jewish, Marriott Marquis, Marine Corps, Howard University, Washington , D.C, Democratic, Brooklyn Law School, city’s, Republican, Korean, Yorkers, New York Police Department, United States Tennis Association, U.S, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs Locations: New, Brooklyn, New York, Ellis, New York City, AFP, Manhattan’s, Trenton , New Jersey, Harlem, Southern, Washington ,, Manhattan, Central Park, Bensonhurst, U.S, South Africa, Queens
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93: police
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Derek Francis | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - David Dinkins, who served as New York City’s first and only African American mayor during the 1990s, died on Monday at the age of 93, police said. FILE PHOTO: Former Mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, attends Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address in New York City, U.S. January 9, 2017. He eventually came to Harlem, the historically Black neighborhood in upper Manhattan, where he rose in the ranks of local politics. “For decades, Mayor Dinkins lead with compassion and an unparalleled commitment to our communities,” state attorney general Letitia James said in a statement. “I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Mayor David Dinkins, and to the many New Yorkers who loved and supported him,” Giuliani said on Twitter.
Persons: David Dinkins, New York City’s, Andrew, Stephanie Keith, Adam Navarro, Dinkins, Letitia James, , Mayor Dinkins, Charles Rangel, Percy Sutton, Basil Paterson, David Paterson, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani, ” Giuliani, Lemrick Nelson, Yankel Rosenbaum, ” Dinkins, Organizations: Reuters, New York, American, REUTERS, Howard University, Brooklyn Law School, New, Twitter, New York Times Locations: New, New York City, Andrew Cuomo's, U.S, Trenton , New Jersey, Harlem, Manhattan, York, ” New York, Brooklyn
David Dinkins, the first and only Black mayor of New York City, has died at the age of 93. Dinkins served as the city's 106th mayor from 1990 to 1993, a tumultuous time in its history. David Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, has died at the age of 93. In 1989, Dinkins defeated former US Attorney Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani in the general election, becoming the city's 106th and first Black mayor. After he left office, Dinkins served as a Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Persons: David Dinkins, Dinkins, Bill de Blasio, Joyce, Charles Rangel, Percy Sutton, Basil Paterson, Rudolph, Rudy, Giuliani, Nelson Mandela, Mandela, David Jr, Donna Dinkins Hoggard, Joyce Belton Organizations: The New York Times, US Marine Corps, Howard University, Brooklyn Law School, New, New York State Assembly, Manhattan Borough, Kennedy, Port Authority, City Hall, United States Tennis Association, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Locations: New York City, Manhattan, Trenton , New Jersey, Harlem, America's, Ellis, New York, Crown, Brooklyn, Guyanese
Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy prepares to testify during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on "NATO at 70: An Indispensable Alliance" on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, Joe Biden's probable pick to run the Pentagon, would be the first female secretary of defense if confirmed and could appoint an unprecedented number of women to senior roles at the Defense Department. Biden is poised to announce Flournoy as his nominee as early as Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the decision. Brooks points out that as Pentagon policy chief Flournoy pioneered the creation of more flexible, family-friendly work policies, including four-day work weeks and job sharing. Brooks co-founded The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), which was created by a group of women, many of whom were alumni of Flournoy's team at the Pentagon.
Persons: Michele Flournoy, WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, Joe Biden's, Biden, Harris, Deborah Lee James, Rosa Brooks, Flournoy, mentees, Said Brooks, Kathleen Hicks, Alice Hunt Friend, Michelle Howard, She's, Sharon Burke, Susanna Blume, Celeste Wallander, Mara Karlin, Janine Davidson, I'm, Joe Biden, Madame, , Hillary, Donald Trump, James Mattis, Defense Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, Antony Blinken, Booz Allen, Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan, Mark Esper, Patrick Shanahan, Ro Khanna, Obama, Brooks, James, Michele Organizations: House Foreign, NATO, Pentagon, Defense Department, Biden, Harris Pentagon, Air Force, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Navy, Republican, Democratic, U.S, International Security Affairs, New American Security, Defense, WestExec, Booz, Reps, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics, White, Aspen Security Forum, Leadership Council, Women, National Security, LCWINS, Hill Locations: Africa, America, Russia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, U.S, China
The song, which reached the Top 40 on the pop charts, is also nominated for best R&B song and best R&B performance. 1 hit "Savage," including record of the year, best rap performance and best rap song. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé's songs: He co-wrote "Black Parade" and "Savage," thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. He's up for best pop vocal album with his second solo release "Fine Line," best pop solo performance for "Watermelon Sugar" and best music video for "Adore You." Kanye West, who has won 21 Grammys, only scored a single nomination this year — for contemporary Christian music album for "Jesus Is King."
Persons: Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion's, Paul McCartney, Jay, Quincy Jones, Savage, Z, Luke Combs, Harvey Mason Jr, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, Lipa, Swift, Jacob Collier's, Beyoncé's, Billie Eilish's, Luke, Kesha, Tyson Trax, Doja, JP Saxe, Julia Michaels, George Floyd, Ahmaud, Breonna Taylor, Lil Baby's, Anderson, Paak's, Mickey Guyton's, Mason Jr, Megan Thee Stallion, Noah Cyrus, Ingrid Andress, Kaytranada, Chika, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Grace Potter, Brittany Howard of, Adrianne Lenker, Andress, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, Ashley McBryde, Howard, Jaime, John Beasley, David Frost, Justin Bieber —, Dan, Shay —, Michael Kiwanuka, Jay Electronica, Harry Styles, He's, John Prine, Nipsey Hussle, Leonard Cohen, LaShawn Daniels, Renée Zellweger, Judy, , Meryl Streep, Rachel Maddow, Ronan Farrow, Ken Jennings, Alex Trebek —, Tiffany Haddish, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, West, Morgan Wallen, Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, Chris Brown, Brandy, Juice WRLD Organizations: Associated Press, Black Pumas, Pumas, Brittany Howard of Alabama, Big Town, BTS Locations: Dua, Swift's, cardigan
Black doctors endorse taking 'safe and effective' COVID vaccine
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A group of eight esteemed Black doctors wrote a “love letter to Black America” to encourage people to get the Covid-19 vaccine once it becomes available. In addition to some general skepticism over the vaccine, there is historical skepticism among the Black community regarding medical experimentation and vaccines. To get the Black community to take the virus, “they must do more to earn your trust — now and in the future. We ask you to join us in participating in clinical trials and taking a vaccine once it’s proven safe and effective. And as Black health professionals, we have a higher calling to stand for racial justice and to fight for health equity,” the group said.
Persons: they’d, Henrietta, , Leon McDougle, David Carlisle, Charles R, Martha A . Dawson, Wayne A, Frederick, James Hildreth, Valerie Montgomery, Rice, Randal Morgan, Reed Tuckson, Organizations: Johns Hopkins University, National Medical Association, Drew University of Medicine and Science, National Black Nurses Association, Howard University, Meharry Medical, Morehouse School of Medicine, The Cobb Institute, Black Coalition, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Tuskegee
Pandemic's toll on mental health accentuated in cities
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Kanwal Syed | Naitian Zhou | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
While people in metropolitan Washington felt less anxiety on average than the country as a whole, people in the city itself experienced higher rates of anxiety than those in any other metro area or state. Despite barriers to in-person contact, there has been increased access to treatment options through online therapy and telehealth measures. Duggal started online therapy in March because of stress of making the transition and says starting online therapy was tricky. As the colder months roll around and the impact of staying indoors may challenge the mental health of many, experts say there is still reason to be optimistic. "The pandemic is an opportunity to build resilience," said Dr. Gordon of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Persons: Nancy Liu, Liu, Ekwenzi Gray, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Gray, Yasha, Duggal, Rebecca Zeitlin, Didi Hirsch, Christian Burgess, Bob Filbin, Zeitlin, Burgess, Gordon of Organizations: University of California, D.C, Howard University Hospital, Pennsylvania State University, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, National Institute of Mental Health Locations: Berkeley, California, San Francisco, Washington, Los Angeles County
FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. The changing landscape may prompt Fed policymakers at their Dec. 15-16 meeting to describe in more detail their plans for the coming months. Even on its own, Mnuchin’s decision to let several Fed emergency programs expire next month “will tighten financial conditions ... at the wrong moment,” said Krishna Guha, vice president of Evercore ISI. With the looming end of the crisis programs, purchases of government bonds are now the main lever the Fed can pull to change credit conditions. Firms nursed through the crisis by federal government grants or cheap Fed credit may find their businesses don’t bounce back to normal even as vaccinations make a full reopening of the economy safe.
Persons: Leah Millis, Steven Mnuchin’s, , Krishna Guha, Jason Thomas, Thomas Organizations: WASHINGTON, Reserve, Federal Reserve Board, REUTERS, U.S, Evercore ISI, QE, QE AS, Fed, Carlyle Group Locations: Washington , U.S, COVID, United States
Big Donors Spent Heavily on Failed Election Efforts
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Julie Bykowicz | Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com + 0.53   time to read: 1 min
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg followed his $1 billion failed Democratic presidential bid with a $100 million effort to turn Florida blue—only to see the state award President Trump a wider margin of victory than four years ago. In an election that cost an estimated $14 billion, Mr. Bloomberg is one of dozens of wealthy individuals who saw arguably poor returns on some political investments. That doesn’t mean they’ll stop spending, representatives for many of them said.
Persons: Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Howard Organizations: New York City, Democratic, Bloomberg Locations: Florida
Insurer Inigo raises $800 million from investors including QIA, CDPQ
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: 1 min
LONDON (Reuters) - Newly formed Lloyd’s of London insurer Inigo said on Monday it had raised $800 million from a group of investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Inigo, founded by a group of former Hiscox executives, said the funds would help it to open for business in 2021, subject to approval from Lloyd’s. Inigo also said it had agreed to buy assets from StarStone Underwriting, including its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301, from Enstar Group, subject to regulatory approvals. “These are intended to form the foundation for Inigo’s operations as a specialty insurer, writing a streamlined portfolio of insurance and reinsurance risks. No legacy underwriting will be transferred to Inigo,” it said.
Persons: Inigo, Howard Davies, Organizations: Qatar Investment Authority, Natwest, Enstar Group Locations: London, Inigo
ET AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Announcement Bolsters Markets: Live Business Updates RIGHT NOW Adidas is said to have hired JPMorgan Chase to help with a potential sale of Reebok. “Considering where we were, this hasn’t been a bad year for dividends,” Mr. Silverblatt. “The election is over and we expect a smooth transition,” said Ajay Banga, the chief executive of Mastercard. “The country needs political stability,” said Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell Technologies. “We had a free and fair election, and it was encouraging to see the record number of Americans who exercised their right to vote,” said Chuck Robbins, the chief executive of Cisco.
Persons: JPMorgan Chase, Estée Lauder, Lucy Nicholson, Goldman Sachs, hasn’t, Jeff Sommer, Howard Silverblatt, Dow, Mr, Silverblatt, Estée, Axel Schmidt, , Biden, Joseph R, Ruth Fremson, Trump, McDonald’s, David Gelles, , Ajay Banga, Michael Dell, Julie Sweet, Kamala Harris, Sweet, Chuck Robbins, ” Carlos Gutierrez, Kellogg, Trump’s, ” Mr, Gutierrez, Gal Gadot, Clay Enos, Warner, HBO Max, “ We’re, Jason Kilar, Oz, Nicole Sperling Organizations: Adidas, Reebok, Reuters, Dow Jones, Darden, Marathon Oil, Microsoft, Apple, Chevron, Reuters Adidas, JPMorgan, Nike, Financial Times, Berkshire Partners, New York Times, Boeing, CVS Health, Mastercard, Dell Technologies, Accenture, Cisco, Commerce, Hollywood, Warner Bros . Entertainment, Associated Press, HBO, Universal Pictures, AMC Locations: York, , Estée Lauder, America, Rockport, Wilmington, Del . Credit, Kansas
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