Month: May 2020

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Virginia ABC planning to roll out home liquor delivery

May 31, 2020

A display of Virginia-made liquors at a Richmond ABC store. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury) (VM) – At some point in the near future, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is hoping to execute the first home liquor delivery in its 86-year history. Just like other retailers adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, the state-run liquor monopoly has […]

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NAACP Black Media Forum Excludes Black Newspapers: NNPA President and Black Publishers Call for Clarification and Inclusion

May 29, 2020

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com <http://triceedneywire.com/&gt;) A recent NAACP “Black Media Speaks” forum plummeted into a conversation in which the future of hard-copy Black-owned newspapers was all but pronounced dead. To the shock of some of the members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), A federation of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers, there was […]

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Reopening will be delayed in Richmond, Accomack County

May 20, 2020

BY KATE ANDREWS <https://www.virginiabusiness.com/byline/kate-andrews/&gt; VB- The city of Richmond and Accomack County, the Eastern Shore locality that has seen COVID-19 outbreaks in its poultry plants, will not enter Phase One of Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia” reopening plan Friday. Like Northern Virginia, the localities will wait two weeks until May 29. The governor’s announcement comes […]

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For a Ga. police force, a bungled shooting case follows a trail of woes

May 11, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — When the Glynn County Police Department arrived at the scene of a fatal shooting in February in southeastern Georgia, officers encountered a former colleague with the victim’s blood on his hands. They took down his version of events and let him and his adult son, who had fired the shots, go home. […]

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Coronavirus deliver one-two punch to Bay’s blue crab industry

May 6, 2020

“We could sell more product, we just can’t produce it,” said sales manager Aubrey Vincent.

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86,739 PPP loans processed in Virginia, totaling $12.69 billion

May 6, 2020

In Virginia, banks of all sizes have been working around-the-clock to provide loans through the program, processing 46,368 applications totaling more than $3.97 billion in the second round of PPP funding, from April 27 through May 1, according to the SBA.  A total of 86,739 loans have been processed through this program in Virginia, for a total of $12.69 billion.

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Majority of NFL first round picks have black agents

May 6, 2020

Over three days, beginning Thursday, April 23, about 256 young men were selected by NFL teams in the 2020 draft. What’s more, the Washington Post reported that for the first time in NFL history, more than half of the players selected in the first round of the draft were represented by Black agents.

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Northam announces plans to gradually reopen Va. starting May 15

May 6, 2020

“You have to look at the whole picture,” Health Commissioner Norm Oliver said after the briefing. “The fact that our hospitals are in a situation where they could handle a surge means a lot. That we have enough PPE right now means a lot, too.”

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