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Generations of children from poor families, many of them Black and Latino, found fun and respite at summer camps run by the YMCA of Greater New York. Now the pandemic has forced the camps to shut for good. “I’m so sad and angry,” one former camper said.

The #AmericanRescuePlan  includes a temporary CTC expansion that would help the lowest income families afford monthly expenses like rent, diapers, and food. The policy would reduce child poverty among Black and Latino children and promote racial equity.

Equity is also an issue. Rates of transmission and deaths are higher in Black, Latino and economically disadvantaged communities, often the same areas where schools have smaller budgets, fewer resources, larger classes and problems like old buildings.

New: Thousands of kids were freed from juvenile detention during the pandemic. They were more likely to be White, data shows. Many youth facilities are increasingly holding almost entirely Black and Latino teens.

As California vaccinates fewer Black and Latino people than have been infected with Covid-19, clinics in South Los Angeles create workarounds to try to change the trend

The Y.M.C.A. of Greater New York is selling three summer camps that have been a bucolic retreat for generations of children, many of them Black and Latino and from families that could not otherwise afford to provide them a summer in the country.

Women have been hit hard during this pandemic. @DrChrisMD  believes the U.S. needs to invest in Black and Latino women's health and well-being, because they've suffered disproportionately. For more:

Google has often highlighted its commitment to a diverse, inclusive workforce. But the company's 2020 report revealed that Google saw a less than 1% increase of Black hires from 2019 to 2020. The percentage of Latino employees rose by just .2% that year. (7/8)

As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh awaits Senate confirmation on his nomination for labor secretary, community groups filed a federal complaint against Boston, alleging the way it awards contracts discriminates against Black- and Latino-owned businesses

When it comes to the lack of diversity among financial advisors, there’s a great deal of work to be done. Just 3.8% of the industry’s more than 87,000 advisors who hold CFP designation are Black or Latino. @lazettabraxton  and @emzohlen  weigh in.


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Black and Latino people in the U.S. are 3 times as likely to contract the coronavirus than their white neighbors — and nearly twice as likely to die, according to new data we obtained by suing the CDC

Almost 8,000 ballots in Georgia and Florida have been flagged for errors or rejection, reports @NBCNews  — most of them cast by Black, Asian and Latino voters. So far, at least 1,565 mail-in ballots in Georgia have been rejected. About 50% of them are from Black voters.

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This will get lost in shuffle, but Trump also pardoned a former Maryland police officer who had a horrific, and racially tinged, record of ordering her police dog to attack unarmed black & Latino men.

NEW: Biden draws distinction between diversity within Black and Latino communities, telling @NPR’s@lourdesgnavarro  that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes.."

Black and Latino Americans are 3x as likely to contract COVID-19 and more likely to die from it. The Biden-Harris administration is committed to controlling this virus and confronting these glaring racial health disparities.

Mail-in ballots cast by Black and Latino voters are being rejected at higher rates than white voters, report @nytimes  and local outlets: - Georgia: Black rejection 2X higher - Florida: Black, Latino rejection 2X higher - North Carolina: Black, Latino rejection almost 4X higher

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Percentage of tickets issued by NYPD officers that went to black or Latino people for . . . . jaywalking: 99% riding a bike on the sidewalk: 86.5%

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, who is black and Latino, and his team were arrested by officers early this morning in Minneapolis. Not far away, CNN journalist Josh Campbell, who is white, says he was "treated much differently."

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US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says black, Latino & other people of color should "avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs." "We need you to step up," he says. Some will find this language offensive after Adams stressed that behavior was not the issue for why more black ppl are dying.

Bloomberg has a problem because of what he did with stop-and-frisk. It was a HORROR SHOW to be Black or Latino in New York for years. You were constantly stopped for NO reason – and Bloomberg defended it until 20 minutes ago. #DemDebates  @CNN