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400,000 individuals will receive $300 in Lost Wages Assistance

About 400,000 eligible unemployment insurance claimants will receive weekly Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) payments beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 26. The retroactive payments will include the weeks ending August 1, August 8 and August 15, 2020. All claimants need to continue to file their weekly certifications in order to be eligible for future weekly benefits. Subsequent […]

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Brittney Griner Sentenced to More than 9 years in Russian Prison

The lawyers of WNBA star Brittney Griner, Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov, said in a written statement following the verdict announcement that the court ignored all the evidence they presented and that they will appeal the decision. “We are very disappointed by the verdict. As legal professionals, we believe that the court should be fair to […]

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Inflation Slamming Black America Hard as Families Struggle with Necessities

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Black households are more exposed to inflation fluctuations than their white peers, according to a study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The differences, while not overwhelming, are not trivial either, the study authors wrote. For example, if prices paid by white households increase by 7 […]