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Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

NEW YORK — Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. He was 85.Graves died Monday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his son, Earl “Butch” Graves Jr, said in a post on Twitter.Graves launched his magazine, Black Enterprise, in 1970. He later said his aim was to educate, inspire and uplift his readers.“My goal was to show them how to thrive professionally, economically and as p...
Tags: New York, News, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Pepsico, Naacp, Graves, Jesse Jackson, Kennedy, Earl, Morgan State University, Sen Robert F Kennedy, Black Enterprise, Harvard 's Kennedy School, U.S, Earl Graves Sr


NYC Death Toll Eclipses Number Killed In World Trade Center On 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus. The twin developments came even as the crisis seemed to be easing or at least stabilizing, by some measures, in New York and parts of Europe, though health officials warned people at nearly every turn not to l...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, London, News, Abc, France, China, Milwaukee, New York City, Spain, Ap, Britain, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Shinzo Abe


Grace and Frankie Live Table Read of Season 7 Premiere Streaming on Thursday

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Grace and Frankie live table read of Season 7 premiere streaming on Thursday Netflix has announced that their critically-acclaimed comedy series Grace and Frankie will be having a live table read of the show’s upcoming seventh and final season, featuring the entire cast led by award-winning duo Jane Fonda and Lily Fonda as they give fans a glimpse of the premiere episode titled “The Fallout.” The virtual event is the show’s way to raise awareness for a COVID-19 Relief pr...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Cdc, Netflix, Brooklyn, TV News, Streaming, Naacp, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Marta Kauffman, Frankie, Peter Gallagher, ComingSoon, Grace and Frankie


Mobile website builder Universe raises $10M from GV as it ventures into commerce

A startup that has framed itself as an Instagram for websites is now squaring up against Shopify as it nabs new funding from Google’s venture capital arm. Brooklyn-based Universe has just closed a $10 million Series A from GV. The funding round was well in the works before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold stateside, nevertheless, CEO Joseph Cohen definitely sounded relieved to have everything signed. “Hopefully, it’ll take some weight off their shoulders that may have been there otherwise,” said ...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Brooklyn, Universe, Shopify, Greylock, Cohen, Joseph Cohen, Siegler, M G Siegler, Javelin Venture Partners General Catalyst


GV’s M.G. Siegler on portfolio management, crisis fundraising and his latest investment

The pandemic crisis has pushed entrepreneurs and investors into unknown territory. Google’s GV just led a $10 million investment in Universe, a low-friction website builder that’s venturing into the world of commerce. Mobile website builder Universe raises $10M from GV as it ventures into commerce The investment was in the works before the COVID-19 pandemic hit America in force, but things were finalized for the Brooklyn startup in late March. I chatted with M.G. Siegler, a general partner...
Tags: Google, TC, America, Tech, Brooklyn, Universe, G Siegler, Siegler


5 skills to learn while in self-isolation

During times of crisis an opportunity for learning exists. Given that many of us are stressed, finding ways to alleviate anxiety is important. While the skills you can learn from home are endless, this list offers five timely options. Everyone is processing this moment differently. For the 10 million-plus Americans that have lost their jobs in the past few weeks due to coronavirus-related closures (based on unemployment filings; the number is likely higher), this is a time of great anxiety. I ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Virus, Meditation, Brooklyn, Work-life balance, Language, Innovation, Siberia, East Coast, Northern Europe, Derek, Equinox, Don


video: Dough shaping, rustic boule

video: Dough shaping, rustic boule Submitted by Scott_R on April 7, 2020 - 9:59am. Here's a kinda lovely Facebook video on shaping a wet dough.A bit of background: there was this tiny place in Brooklyn named "Scratchbread." I came across their breads at the Brooklyn Flea Market about a decade ago and fell in love--I'd been baking somewhat at the time, but these loaves were superlative. He opened up this literal hole in the wall place a while back and expanded the menu to breakfast/l...
Tags: Facebook, Brooklyn, Baking, Brooklyn Flea Market


R. Kelly’s Bid for Coronavirus Release Is Denied

A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday denied R. Kelly’s request for release due to the coronavirus pandemic, finding that he is not among the inmates most endangered by the disease. Kelly is being held at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is awaiting trial on racketeering, sexual misconduct and other charges in three jurisdictions. On […]
Tags: News, Brooklyn, R. Kelly, Kelly, Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center


New York City: Eight Days in the New Capital of Corona

Not a soul to be seen on Wall Street, cafés closing down in Brooklyn and a field hospital in Central Park: New York City is in the grips of coronavirus. Notes from a week that changed the city.
Tags: New York City, Brooklyn, Central Park, Corona


‘It’s A War Zone’: Life As A Brooklyn Nurse On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

An ER nurse who tested positive for coronavirus says health workers like her are not protected.
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Full UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje fight card unveiled

UFC 249 may not be moving forward fully as planned, but UFC President Dana White has thus far followed through on his promise to put together a fight card which he intends to have take place on April 18.Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had been slated to defend against Tony Ferguson in Brooklyn, N.Y., but COVID-19 concerns nixed that location. The pandemic restrictions also forced Nurmagomedov off of the fight card.White didn't give up on the event, however, eventually finding a loc...
Tags: News, Sports, Brooklyn, United States, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, West Coast, White, Dana White, Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nurmagomedov, Jessica Andrade, Justin Gaethje, Gaethje


Former Fox executive from L.A. named in indictment alleging bribery for soccer broadcast rights

NEW YORK — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. An indictment unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn says Nicolás Leoz, then president of the South American governing body CONMEBOL, and former Brazil federation president Ricardo Te...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Russia, Sports, Los Angeles, Qatar, Sport, Fbi, Fox, Soccer, Brooklyn, Fifa, World Cup, Brazil, South America


UFC 249 still on, with Justin Gaethje to fight Tony Ferguson at undetermined venue

The UFC says Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18. The mixed martial arts promotion announced the main event matchup Monday. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is apparently unable to leave Russia during the coronavirus pandemic. Although UFC President Dana White still hasn’t even announced a venue for UFC 249, he remains determined to hold a pay-per-view show this month. Most U.S. states have ...
Tags: California, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Brazil, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, West Coast, MMA, White, Bellator, Dana White, Dagestan


Latest BOP data has another big spike in COVID cases, and ugly press reports and lawsuits now part of story

Late yesterday, the BOP's COVID-19 Update page reported, as of April 5, 138 federal inmates and 59 federal prison staffers had tested positive for the coronavirus.  As of the early evening of April 6, that page now reports 196 inmates and 63 staffers positive for COVID-19.  Here is where these latest BOP numbers come from: (Inmate) 04/06/2020 - USP Atlanta (10); FCI Bennettsville; MDC Brooklyn (2); FCI Butner Low (14); FMC Butner; FCI Butner Medium I (39); USP Canaan; FMC Carswell; FCI Cumberla...
Tags: Law, Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, Louisiana, New York Ny, National Guard, Canton, NC, Lompoc, Tucson AZ, Elkton, DeWine, Butner, Butner NC, Douglas A Berman


Where Things Stand: Of Course Giuliani Is Behind This

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is apparently whispering in the President’s ear again. This time, it’s about an unproven cure to COVID-19. In an interview with the Washington Post, Giuliani described himself as a special science adviser to Trump and said he has had several one-on-one calls with the President in recent weeks, hyping the efficacy of the use of an anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The use of the drug to treat or even cu...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, Cnn, Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Intelligence Community, Giuliani, Anthony Fauci, Rudy Giuliani, Atkinson, Trump, Josh Marshall, Peter Navarro


New York's 'system for managing our dead' overwhelmed, says NYC councilman

This is a shocking, sobering thread from New York City Health Council member Mark D. Levine, who you should be following on Twitter. “NYC’s healthcare system is being pushed to the limit,” said Levine on Monday, April 6. “And sadly, now so is the city’s system for managing our dead. And it, too, needs more resources. “This has big implications for grieving families. And for all of us.” Levine adds, “Soon we'll start 'temporary interment.' This likely will be done by using a NYC park for buria...
Tags: Post, Death, New York, News, New York City, US news, Brooklyn, Italy, Manhattan, Levine, Pandemic, Dept of Defense, OCME, NY National Guard, This Is Bad, Coronavirus


The Strokes – “Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus”

Later this week, we're getting a new album from the Strokes, one of the few big artists who didn't decide to push back an LP release because of the global pandemic that's currently got all of us shut up indoors. The New Abnormal is four days away from arrival, and the Strokes have already shared … More »
Tags: Music, The Strokes, Brooklyn


Five | Six Textiles: From Côte d’Ivoire, ‘Mindfully Crafted’ Bedspreads, Throws, and More

An added perk of discovering homes we love enough to feature on our website: discovering under-the-radar products, brands, and craftspeople. Such was the case when I recently wrote about a meticulously restored flat in Manola Court, a Rudolph Schindler-designed apartment building in Los Angeles. In the bedroom with a killer view of Los Feliz was a bedspread with a killer design. Turns out the bedspread is from Five | Six Textiles, a Brooklyn-based brand dedicated to preserving, in its own words,...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Linens, Textiles, Bedding, Henry, Los Feliz, Winfield, Rudolph Schindler, Pillows & Cushions, Product Discoveries, Adam Pogue, Manola Court, Emma Wingfield, Laine Henry


Helping Birds Before and During the Pandemic

Rita McMahon is the Founder of the Wild Bird Fund, located in New York City. The Wild Bord Fund is a one of kind organization dedicated to, as their website says, providing medical care and rehabilitation to native and passing migrant wildlife so that they can be released back into the wild. And to educate New Yorkers about the rich diversity of the city’s wildlife and how to help it thrive. But that description is not totally complete. The center also rescues and rehabilitates domestic birds li...
Tags: Health, Pets, Charity, Brooklyn, Bronx, Gift Ideas, Owl, Rita, Charitable, TheStarryEye Astrologer, Newsmakers, WBF, Favorite Sites, Rita McMahon, Wild Bird Fund, New York City The Wild Bord Fund


Apple has sourced over 20 million protective masks, now building and shipping face shields

As it mobilizes its supply chain, employees, and partners to provide personal protective equipment to medical workers and others working to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks and is now building and shipping face shields, according to a statement from chief executive Tim Cook. Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Cook, Massachusetts, Tech, Canada, Brooklyn, 3d Printing, Tim Cook, Kaiser, Mask, Santa Clara, Formlabs, Tim Cook Apple, Global News, Voodoo Manufacturing


NYC Department of Education is banning Zoom over privacy concerns for students and teachers

New York City teachers are banned from using Zoom for virtual teaching after the Department of Education cited safety and privacy concerns.  Schools are instead being directed to use Microsoft Teams, which the department has reportedly already started training teachers and staff to use.  However, some critics told Chalkbeat that the platform was not as attractive as Zoom, and could diminish some teachers' ability to deliver live lessons.  Zoom has been plagued by privacy and security concerns ...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Fbi, Brooklyn, DOE, Department Of Education, New York City Department of Education, Richard Carranza, Chalkbeat, NYC Department of Education, Paayal Zaveri, Zoombombing, Chalkbeat Schools


New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns

As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service. “Providing a safe and secure remote learning experience for our students is essential, and upon further review of security concerns, schools should move away from using Zoom as soon as possible,” said Danielle Filson, a spokesperson for the New York City Dept. of Education. “There are man...
Tags: Security, Apps, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Fiction, New York City, Articles, Tech, Spokesperson, Brooklyn, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Cyber Command, Teleconferencing, Dept of Education


Latest BOP numbers with still more COVID cases at still more federal facilities

The BOP's COVID-19 Update page has been updated to reveal that, as of April 5, there are 138 federal inmates and 59 federal prison staffers who have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Here is where these latest BOP numbers come from: (Inmate) 04/05/2020 - USP Atlanta (9); FCI Bennettsville; MDC Brooklyn; FCI Butner Low (7); FMC Butner; FCI Butner Medium I (3); USP Canaan; FMC Carswell; FCI Danbury (21); FCI Elkton (7); FCI Forrest City Low (x); FCI Forrest City Medium (x); USP Lompoc (17); F...
Tags: Law, Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, New York Ny, Lompoc, Tucson AZ, Bennettsville, Butner NC, Douglas A Berman, Danbury CT, FCI, Otisville, USP Atlanta, Ray Brook, FMC Carswell


U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as coronavirus deaths surpass 9,300

New York, the hardest-hit state, reported on Sunday that, for the first time in a week, deaths had fallen slightly from the day before, but there were still nearly 600 new fatalities and more than 7,300 new cases. Places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, D.C. are starting to see rising deaths. Bodies of victims of COVID-19, the flu-like respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, were stacked in bright orange bags inside a makeshift morgue outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Ce...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Brooklyn, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Pennsylvania Colorado


Staff Shortages and Calls of 'Code Blue': A Brooklyn ICU Is Pushed to the Brink

NEW YORK -- The night had been particularly tough. Patient after patient had to be intubated and put on a ventilator to breathe. At one point, three "codes" -- emergency interventions when someone is on the brink of death -- occurred at once.Dr. Joshua Rosenberg, a critical care doctor, arrived the next morning at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Within hours, he was racing down the stairwell from the main intensive care unit on the sixth floor to a temporary one on the third, where he passed one o...
Tags: New York, News, California, New York City, Israel, Brooklyn, New York Times, Donald Trump, Rosenberg, Fort Greene, Gilead, Wesleyan, Joshua Rosenberg, JOSEFINA, Brooklyn Hospital Center Within, StrengthRosenberg


Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever. Eagle, 33, and Jonathan Hall, 36, had just moved out of their Brooklyn apartment when they married on March 2, the third anniversary of the blind date that brought them together. “This was going to be an epic adventure,” Eagle told The Associated Press.
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Jonathan Hall, Appalachian Trail, Alexandra Eagle


Two Timelines of COVID Crisis

We often hear that the current COVID crisis came “out of the blue,” that “nobody” was expecting it.* But anyone with a decent grasp of pressing issues in public health knew the risks of pandemics. As I wrote in 2014: [R]eduction in hospital facilities and other resources, although “efficient” in normal times, may prove disastrous if there is an epidemic. For example, one national preparedness plan for pandemic flu estimated that, in a worst-case scenario, the United States would be short over 60...
Tags: Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Taiwan, Brooklyn, United States, Queens, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Jack, Michael Lewis, Branding, Sandy, SINGAPORE SOUTH KOREA, Boston Review


China-to-NY ventilator shipment shows coronavirus supply scramble

By JENNIFER PELTZ, AMY FORLITI and DAVID RISING NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic. In a sign of the disorganized response to the global crisis, Cuomo went out of his way to praise the collaboration of the Chinese ...
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Coronavirus in Brooklyn: An I.C.U. Fights for Each Life

Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”
Tags: News, New York City, Hospitals, Brooklyn, Doctors, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Emergency Medical Treatment, Nursing and Nurses, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Ventilators (Medical


‘Code Blue’: A Brooklyn I.C.U. Fights for Each Life in a Coronavirus Surge

Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”
Tags: News, New York City, Hospitals, Brooklyn, Doctors, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Emergency Medical Treatment, Nursing and Nurses, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Ventilators (Medical