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New York is suing the world’s biggest meat company. It might be a tipping point for greenwashing (theguardian.com)

JBS is the parent company of the Swift, Certified Angus Beef, Pilgrim’s Pride and Grass Run Farms brands. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images To read more of Whitney Bauck's article, please click here. When the office of the New York attorney general, Letitia James, announced that it would be suing the world’s largest meat company, JBS, for misleading customers about its climate commitments, it caused a stir far beyond the world of food. That’s because the suit’s impact has the...

Methodists urge ministers to avoid gendered terms like husband & wife (lgbtqnation.com)

New York, NY, USA-December 28, 2019 A Untied Methodist Church with a Pride Flag showing support for the LGBT community Photo: Shutterstock To read more of Bil Browning's article, please click here. The Methodist Church UK has issued an inclusive language guide that urges church officials and lay people to update terminology to be more welcoming. “As Christians, we need to have the courage for conversations that can sometimes be difficult, to recognise that we sometimes exclude people, to...

A Carnegie Hall Concert Series Designed for Mental Health (reasonstobecheerful.world)

Image Credit: Fadi Kheir To read more of Michaela Haas' article, please click here. Imagine you go to a concert at the esteemed Carnegie Hall in New York. Instead of sitting in a chair, you are invited to make yourself comfortable on soft floor cushions or a yoga mat. Rather than being shushed, you are encouraged to connect with your neighbor. And at the moment when the first musical notes would normally sound, a host invites you to breathe in and out mindfully. Even the lighting is softer...

Call to Action & Toolkit: Urge Congress to Support Trauma-Informed Legislation

It’s time to take action and make our voices heard to build healthy, resilient communities! The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is organizing trauma-informed advocates, activists, and stakeholders to urge their U.S. Senators and Representatives to support two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would significantly help prevent, address, and mitigate the negative impacts of trauma through community-based/led initiatives.

Thousands march in New York to demand that Biden 'end fossil fuels' (npr.org)

Thousands of activists, indigenous groups, students and others take to the streets of New York for the March to End Fossil Fuels protest on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images To read more of Rachel Waldholz' article, please click here. This time, protesters are marching with a specific message for President Biden: it's time for the U.S. to move away from oil and gas. "[This] march is piercingly clear about what needs to be done to actually solve climate," said...

Queens County Parenting Support

City University of New York offers a program called The Fatherhood Academy which is available at LaGuardia Community College “ If you are a father between the ages of 18 and 30, unemployed or underemployed, we can help you create a brighter future for you and your family. CUNY Fatherhood Academy, a 16-week program , can help you: Earn a high school equivalency diploma while focusing on academic and personal success Prepare for college Get work experience through a part-time job or an...

L'Oréal Paris Inducts Ten Extraordinary Changemakers into Its Signature Philanthropic Initiative, Women of Worth (prnewsworth.com)

To read more of L'Oréal Paris Inducts Ten Extraordinary Changemakers into Its Signature Philanthropic Initiative, Women of Worth (prnewswire.com) , please click this link. In its 18 th year, the program recognizes 10 women and their commitment to addressing the nation's biggest issues through their non-profit work NEW YORK , Aug. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, #1 global beauty brand L'Oréal Paris USA announces its 2023 L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth, recognizing the charitable achievements of...

New York Delivery Workers React to Their New Minimum Pay (reasonstobecheerful.world)

Credit: rblfmr / Shutterstock To read more of Aaliyah Fisher's article, please click here. Mayor Eric Adams recently announced a major change that will deeply impact busy workers like Williams: app-based delivery workers will be paid $17.96 an hour starting July 12th — and nearly $20 an hour by 2025 — marking the nation’s first minimum pay for such workers. “Our delivery workers have consistently delivered for us — now, we are delivering for them,” he said. “They should not be delivering...

NEW YORK’S YOUNGEST RACIAL JUSTICE PHILANTHROPISTS GAIN INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION (blackenterprise.com)

(Getty Images) To read more of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors article, please click here. As part of a major initiative to create a new generation of philanthropists, The New3Rs, a 501c3 nonprofit based in New York, is enrolling students in its summer program, teaching Black history, civics, compassion, and responsive philanthropy. Its members have donated funds to a school in Zimbabwe and participated in the global We Give Summit 2023, featuring young students passionate about helping people...

How Activists Are Trying to Change the Way Banking Gets Done (yesmagazine.org)

"Despite being “too big to fail,” these banks fail people every day." ILLUSTRATION BY VENITHEPOOH/ADOBE STOCK Author: To read Syris Valentine's article, please click here. With $10 trillion in assets at their collective disposal, big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo could do a lot of good. Yet, despite being “too big to fail,” these banks fail people every day. Whether it’s the persistent use of predatory practices , their enduring discrimination , or their insistent investment in...

A Heads Up On The CROWN Act: Employees’ Natural Hairstyles Now Protected (natlawreview.com)

On July 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 188 also known as the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. The CROWN Act amends the California Education Code and the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles. Protective hairstyles include, but are not limited to, “braids, locks, and twists.” The legislation makes California the...

Adult Children have replaced REAL Children

Catherine Watters Feb 6 I can't help but notice a very serious and obvious problem thats been happening over the decades that I first noticed as a child in the early 70s. That is the health destruction, especially emotional, psych, spiritual, that has been taking place for more than 5 decades. What I Knew then was that the "grown ups" all around me were nothing more than adult children. What I've come to realize was ALL part of the Disabling and Crippling of health so those in "power" can...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

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