By Kristine Solomon, Yahoo Lifestyle Have you ever looked for the perfect nude lipstick? Amanda E. Johnson had been searching for three years when she finally vented her frustration to K.J. Miller, a friend and fellow Harvard Business School graduate. Zeroing in on the right neutral is a notoriously tricky task—but...
Illinois Department of Labor Reminds Workers to Watch Their Wages Illinois’ minimum wage will make its second increase this year to $10 per hour beginning July 1. The Illinois Department of Labor urges minimum wage earners to make sure their checks reflect the increase following July 1. Governor JB Pritzker signed...
Coalition of Baptist churches, 2 businesses files suit against abortion coverage requirement By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Insurance provisions of Illinois’ reproductive health care law violates residents’ religious freedoms, a coalition of Baptist churches and two state businesses allege in a circuit court lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Reproductive Health Act,...
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Smilelove has multiple Hoosier victims  A business based in Sandy, Utah, called Smilelove is causing concern for the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Smilelove, providers of clear plastic aligners to consumers across the country, recently told customers that their aligners not only would not be shipped, but that they would not...
Unprecedented collaboration includes community and ethnic media from across the city Facing drops in revenue as high as 85 percent, 43 independent Chicago media outlets joined forces to raise funds in a month-long campaign in May. The for-profit and non-profit organizations represent a wide cross-section of authentic community media in...
194 nonprofits receive funds from the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund In response to COVID-19’s continuous impact on Chicago residents and the local economy, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Respond Fund announced an additional $9.5 million in grants. Funds will support 194 nonprofit organizations in Chicago and the surrounding collar counties,...
By Patrick Forrest As the nation faces near record unemployment numbers, with recent April releases showing the national unemployment rate at 16.7 percent for African Americans nationwide, Illinois has taken steps to address the high volume of unemployment claims reported as a result of COVID-19 and to increase availability of...
By Derek Major, Black Enterprise Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced his life insurance company will provide $100 million for women- and minority-owned small businesses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Johnson, the owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned insurance company, will...
Crusader Staff Report Angelia Hayes, Gary’s Controller was let go several weeks ago after failing to provide accurate information on the city’s financial condition during the coronavirus pandemic, said Mayor Jerome Prince in a news report. Prince made the announcement reportedly before a live meeting on Zoom and Facebook Live with...