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By Roz Edward While many members of the African American community have reservations regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who has been leading the charge against this plague wants to ease the concerns of Black people. Fauci addressed members of the National Urban League on Tuesday and revealed information that a Black woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, has been a key player in developing one of the vaccines that will soon be available to Americans later this month. “The very vaccine that’s one of the two

by BlackPressUSA As a small business owner, the effects of the pandemic may have taken a tremendous toll on your financial picture. Now, as you continue down the road to recovery, you can count on Wells Fargo for the information you need to make more informed and confident decisions. What are the benefits of developing a relationship with a banker? One of the best perks of getting to know your banker is the ability to get help tailored to your business as your needs continue to evolve over time. Whether

Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, BlackWomen’s Roundtable and the NAACP. The LyftUp Access Alliance program’s main goal is to support members of the Black community affected by COVID-19 through offering transportation to essential services like job interviews, grocery stores, COVID testing sites and other destinations. According to details provided by Lyft, the company and its LyftUp programs will provide access to rides in

Sean “Diddy” Combs has created Our Fair Share to assist minority owned small businesses reeling from COVID-19. The first round of funding established by the government through the Payment Protection Program (PPP) went fast. It never trickled down to businesses that needed financial help the most so that is when Combs stepped up. “I created Our Fair Share to help entrepreneurs play on an even playing field and give them a chance to survive with the hope to thrive,” said Combs in a statement. “Minority businesses have always struggled to access the capital they need to