Jessica Watkins to be first Black woman on International Space Station crew: Watkins is set to become the first Black woman to join the space station crew, and live and work in space on a long-duration mission on the orbiting outpost. The agency announced Tuesday that Watkins will fly to the space station in April 2022, alongside NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency.
An Atlanta neighborhood becomes a food desert overnight: More than one in four Atlantans live in neighborhoods defined as food deserts or areas with limited geographic access to fresh meats and produce, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Access Research Atlas.
"This would have been resolved long ago had it been north of I-20 …”
Atlanta approves pilot program that offers cash payment to financially strapped families: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is joining about 50 other mayors in the Mayors for a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, or I.M.P.A.C.T. The program is a direct cash payments plan for those living on the margin. It could be for as long as 12 months or $6,000 total. The money would not be a loan, but an investment by the city in the qualified resident.
(Source: Fox 5 Atlanta)
Biden to protect Native American heritage site, boost safety: President Joe Biden on Monday ordered several Cabinet departments to work together to combat human trafficking and crime on Native lands, where violent crime rates are more than double the national average.
(Source: Cherokee Phoenix)
Financial Equity and Inclusion Should Be Part of Your DEI Programs: Companies today are laser-focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as human resources departments strive to ensure that every employee in the workforce is treated fairly and feels welcome. But a critical piece that’s often left out of HR and C-suite discussions is financial equity and inclusion.
(Source: Harvard Business Review)