City Of NY Sues Trump Administration For Threatening Pandemic Relief Fund

The de Blasio Administration today announced that the New York City Department of Education is joining a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and Education Secretary Betsy Devos. Continue Reading →

Espaillat Announces More Than $400,000 In CARES Act Grant Funding To District Organizations

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat announced more than $400,000 in federal grant funding through the CARES Act economic stabilization efforts to help support several cultural institutions located in New York’s 13th congressional district. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: FTC Warns That Some Nursing Homes Are Taking Stimulus Checks From Residents

Consumers across the U.S. are continuing to receive stimulus checks to offset the financial impact of COVID-19, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that some payments made to seniors are being seized by nursing homes and assisted care facilities. Continue Reading →

IRS Clears The Air On Why All Stimulus Checks Aren’t The Standard $1,200

To clear up some misconceptions about the pandemic-related Economic Impact Payment, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sent out new consumer guidance. Continue Reading →

FCC Approves COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications, Including Harlem’s Mount Sinai Hospital And Others

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 26 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.  Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: Black-Owned Businesses Demand Share Of Federal Dollars As COVID-19 Rages On

By J. Cunningham, Special to Texas Metro News

The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the U.S. economy, leaving scores of businesses in limbo and livelihoods in jeopardy. Continue Reading →


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