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Citizen The Citizen: Serving The Black Community For 55 Years Week of June 3, 2020

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CHICAGO WEEKEND

New Citi Partnership Announced Page 2

New Stimulus Bill Would Benefit Black Americans and Small Businesses Page 3

$100K Committed To UIC’s frontline health care workers Page 3

Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women in the U.S. Page 4

Deborah Bennett is the senior program officer for the Polk Bros. Foundation. The foundation is one of the more than 50 foundations and funders for the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities. Photo courtesy of Deborah Bennett

GRANT PROGRAM PIVOTS IN MIDST OF COVID-19

In late May, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities announced its 2020 recipients for its Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities, which is in its ďŹ fth year. One hundred sixty-four small community organizations were chosen as recipients for a $1 million grant. Community organizations who are grant recipients, receive up to $10,000 based on the programs they submit. PAGE 2

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NEWS briefly EDUCATION ILLINOIS STUDENTS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL FINALS IN CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGE Girls across Illinois, despite the transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, have persevered in their cybersecurity learning through the Girls Go CyberStart (GGCS) program. Out of the 385 girls from Illinois that started GGCS, 45 represented Illinois for the National Championship on May 20-21. Nationally, 15,665 girls registered to compete in the initial stage of the competition. As announced on November 14, 2019, this was the first year Illinois participated in the national challenge formed to encourage the growth of young women in the field of cybersecurity. The training partnership with the SANS Institute enables female high school students in Illinois to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn more about computer security careers.

HEALTH

GOV. PRITZKER AND LT. GOV. STRATTON ENGAGE COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO REITERATE SAFETY MESSAGE TO AT-RISK RESIDENTS Governor JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton are releasing a set of video messages and radio announcements through the ‘All In Illinois’ initiative that focus on the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities of color. The spots feature key influencers from black and brown communities who reiterate the need to practice social distancing and take protective measures to stay healthy as well as remind Illinoisans in our most vulnerable communities that we are all in this together. The radio and video announcements include messages from: Tania Cordova, founder and director, Ser el Cambio; Pastor Chris Harris, Bright Star Church Chicago; Juan Huerta, community relations director, city of Springfield; J. Ivy, award-winning poet and recording artist; Tiffany Mathis, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois and Reverend Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. Lt. Gov. Stratton has also recorded social media videos speaking directly to the African American and Latino communities in Illinois. Gov. Pritzker launched the statewide initiative in early April to promote safety practices and provide support for Illinoisans during the global pandemic that has upended daily life.

LAW & POLITICS

CBCF TO HOST FIRST-EVER ALL DIGITAL ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AND FEATURE ONLINE PROGRAMMING AUGUST 31 - OCTOBER 2, 2020 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF), a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute, recently announced that it will deliver its Annual Legislative Conference completely online later this year. The new format, Virtual ALC, will allow “attendees” to experience the programming they have become accustomed to from the comfort and safety of their homes. The conference, originally scheduled on September 16-20, 2020, will now feature online programming from August 31-October 2, 2020 Attracting more than 30,000 people to Washington, DC each year, the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is CBCF’s leading public policy convening on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. To receive Virtual ALC schedules, special guest announcements, registration information and programming updates in the coming weeks and months, subscribe to receive the e-newsletter and follow @CBCFinc on Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit cbcfinc.org.

Grant program pivots in midst of COVID-19 Continued from page 1 BY TIA CAROL JONES

In late May, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities announced its 2020 recipients for its Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities, which is in its fifth year. One hundred sixty-four small community organizations were chosen as recipients for a $1 million grant. Community organizations who are grant recipients, receive up to $10,000 based on the programs they submit. But in the midst of the pandemic, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities had to adapt to a virtual environment, with the aid of the Goldin Institute to help the grantees host virtual events. The Polk Bros. Foundation is one of the more than 50 foundations and funders for the Partnership, whose goal is to support community-based, evidence-backed, sustainable strategies to address gun violence in 21 African American and Latino communities on the South and West sides of Chicago. Deborah Bennett is the senior program officer for the Polk Bros. Founda-

tion. Bennett said grantmaking decisions were made in early March. “We did choose organizations based on what they proposed to do, but then we asked them to submit program budget and timeline modifications based upon the health and safety requirements of COVID-19. This year, we had an extra step in the process because of COVID-19,” she said. Bennett said in the past, the fund has supported organizations that offer programs and activities aimed at building relationships between neighbors. “They [the community organizations] had to figure out how to offer these things remotely. And so, for instance, with some of these block parties, instead of having a bouncy house and face painting and sports activities, communally, they are pivoting and providing individual families on the block with various games and sports equipment. On the same day, they’re going to engage in activities in their individual yards,” she said. Bennett said another example of adapting and pivoting in the midst of coronavirus, is an organization that hosts a jazz festival. The organization plans to rent a flat-bed truck and play

music and drive around the neighborhood so people can enjoy music from their porches. Bennett said the Partnership brought in the Goldin Institute because it understood organizations would need help hosting their events virtually and the Goldin Institute is an expert in that area. She said the Institute offered a series of webinars to grantees on topics like how to offer engaging events virtually. “We are also offering at no cost to grantees personal protective equipment, like masks and gloves. We’re also in the process of assessing technologies and purchasing computers to help them offer their programs remotely.” Bennett said the partnership wondered if it should continue to offer the grant because past programs promoted people coming together physically and now, with COVID-19, the world has changed. “We felt like it’s even more important given the potential isolation that COVID-19 has caused that we support these kinds of community-building activities,” she said. “We want people to interact, but they will be physically distant.”

Citi Announces Partnership with Minority-Owned Depository Institutions to Purchase Paycheck Protection Program Loans Citi has announced a partnership program with the National Banking Association (NBA), where Citi has created a purchasing facility that allows it to buy loans in the secondary market from Minority-Owned Depository Institutions (MDIs) originated under the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Citi’s purchasing facility will assume up to $50 million in SBA loans from MDIs, which serve urban and underserved communities. This is part of Citi’s ongoing commitment to expand networks and facilitate the inclusion of community banks and MDIs to better serve diverse communities. Citi was the first bank to help launch and pilot the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program that pairs designated financial agents with MDIs, according to a news release. NBA Member Banks that are MDIs and have SBA PPP lender approval (Member Banks) are able to take part in this purchasing program

with Citi. This partnership will provide Member Banks with capital by enabling them to sell loans originated under the PPP to Citi in the secondary market. This asset purchase will move the loans off the MDI’s balance sheet and over to Citi. Servicing of the loans will remain with the originator banks and MDIs participating in the program have the potential to retain 100% of the fees earned through the origination of the loan through the SBA. As part of the program, Citi will purchase up to $50 million of existing SBA approved PPP loans from MDI Member Banks, including Unity National Bank, with the expectation that other MDI Member Banks will participate. “Our country needs banks of all sizes to serve businesses of all sizes and from all communities. Citi actively part-

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ners with minority-owned banks to support their vital efforts to serve their diverse client base, and we applaud the work they did to ensure that the benefits of the PPP program reached minority-owned businesses,” said Michael Corbat, CEO of Citi. “We are pleased to participate in this asset sale with Citi. Unity was one of the first MDIs to solidify terms on this important initiative as we have witnessed firsthand how this pandemic has been felt most acutely by small business owners in the communities where we operate. By moving these loans off our balance sheet, we are able to redeploy capital into further assisting our customers and supporting our local economy,” said Laurie Vignaud, CEO of Unity National Bank. Citi also recently announced its decision to donate its net profits earned through its own participation in the PPP to the Citi Foundation. The Citi Foundation will use the funds to expand its support of Community Development Financial Institutions delivering recov-

ery capital to underserved communities. This new effort complements the Foundation’s COVID-19 U.S. Small Business Relief Program, which it launched earlier this month with an initial $7.5 million in funding to support efforts by Community Development Financial Institutions to serve small, diverse entrepreneurs. Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup. com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin. com/company/citi


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New Stimulus Bill Would Benefit Black Americans and Small Businesses BY WENDELL HUTSON Contributing Writer

University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair commits $100K for UIC’s frontline health care workers

If the U.S. Senate passes and President Donald Trump signs H.R. 6800, it would provide much relief to many black families and small businesses fighting for their livelihoods. The HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act was passed by Congress last month and would include another round of $1,200 stimulus checks to all Americans. In March, Trump signed the $2.2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act into law that provided financial aid to businesses, nonprofits, state and local governments, and families hit hard by the pandemic. And now Congress, which passed the bill last month by a vote of 208 to 199, wants to provide another round of economic relief to the country despite Trump saying more relief may not be needed since many states are slowly reopening their economies. The new, $3 trillion bill would provide another round of $1,200 cash payments to all Americans as well as other assistance. The new bill is loaded with assistance programs that would largely benefit black and brown communities. They include $10,000 in student loan forgiveness; $100 billion for rental assistance; $75 billion in mortgage relief; expand eligibility and increase the value of some tax credits, like the earned-income tax credit; extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment payments until January 2021; extend and expand the moratorium on certain evictions and foreclosures; expand paid sick days, family and medical leave, as well as nutrition and food assistance programs; modify and expand the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans and grants to small businesses and nonprofit organizations; and establish a fund to award grants for employers to provide pandemic premium pay for essential workers. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st), whose district includes Chatham, Grand Crossing and Park Manor, said the new bill is needed to keep families afloat as the nation rebuilds its economy. “I voted for the HEROES Act in order to provide state and local governments with $1 trillion so that the essential workers in my district and our state would

University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Don Edwards and his wife, Anne Edwards, both alumni of the University of Illinois, have pledged $100,000 to establish the UI Health Employee Relief Fund, which will support health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, or UI Health. UI Health, which is the clinical and academic health enterprise of the University of Illinois at Chicago, consists of more than 8,500 health care workers, many of whom are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly established fund will offer an opportunity for these individuals and their families to obtain financial support if they have been personally afflicted or have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Edwards’ donation is the largest single gift made by a University of Illinois governing board member in support of UI Health’s health care workers. “Frontline health care workers are the true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to honor their work, their courage and their sacrifices,” Don Edwards said. “Anne and I recognize the coronavirus is taking a unique toll on health care workers, and we hope this fund will ease some of their burdens. The U of I does so much more than many realize for the state and the people of Illinois, and our frontline health care workers are another inspiring example of our commitment to excellence.” “We are grateful to Don and Anne for establishing the UI Health Employee Relief Fund,” said Tim Killeen, president of the University of Illinois System. “UI Health is playing a critical role in battling this historic public health crisis, and this fund is a wonderful way to acknowledge and support the clinicians and staff who are on the front lines of this pandemic.” UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis said, “At UIC we are tremendously proud of the care UI Health provides to patients every day and now, during these trying circumstances, we stand even taller in our respect and esteem for the remarkable efforts of our doctors, nurses and the many other health care workers who are keeping our community safe and healthy. I want to extend my thanks to Don and Anne for their support of UIC and for the recognition from our board chair that our health care workers are shouldering a heavy burden.” The UI Health Employee Relief Fund will be administered by the University of Illinois Foundation in partnership with UIC’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. UI Health employees and their family members, if the em-

The U.S. Senate is currently considering a $3 trillion COVID-19 bill that would extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment payments until January 2021 and expand paid sick days, family and medical leave, as well as nutrition and food assistance programs. Photo credit: By Wendell Hutson

be able to receive the money they deserve for literally putting their lives on the line amid this pandemic,” Rush told the Citizen. “(And) although the U.S. economy is slowly reopening all over the country, many of the millions of jobs that were lost may not be able to come back right away. Americans will continue to need direct financial assistance until we have completely recovered from this disaster.” The bill also includes H.R. 6389, aka the Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act, that Rush, chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, introduced in March, and said the bill would ensure that families and incarcerated family members are able to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. “In jails and prisons across the country, the average inmate can expect to pay as much as $25 per call they make to a family member or loved one. Given that most prisoners are paid legal slave wages — if any wages at all — this cost is usually incurred by the person they are calling, often forcing families to choose between putting food on the table and speaking with their loved one,” explained Rush. “Predictably, these unjust and unreasonable charges can inflame already tense relationships between incarcerated persons and their support systems, thereby exacerbating recidivism.” Barbara Swift, 59, said she knows all too well the expense families incur when a loved one is locked up. “My 19-year-old son is serving a 40-year sentence for first-degree murder and I doubt if I will ever see him a free man again,” said Swift, who said she is battling cancer. “So, for me talking to him on the phone every week is a necessity and very expensive. On average, I spend $300 a month to talk to him because the

phone rates are so high. Hell, it was cheaper when I was loaning him $200 every month before he got locked up.” Rush added that the bill includes vital assistance his constituents need. “The HEROES Act includes $1 trillion that will allow our state and local governments to continue to provide essential benefits and services, including unemployment payments,” he said. “The bill also includes hazard pay for frontline workers.” Other congressional leaders whose districts include the South Side, such as U.S. Reps. Robin Kelly (D-2nd) and Danny K. Davis (D-7th), said the bill contains relief for everyone, but especially for poor families. “A lot of essential workers are people of color so it was important to me to make sure this bill provided assistance to those workers and to preserve jobs,” said Kelly, whose district includes South Shore. “Economic development is critical to every community and I think that is one of the most important things this bill will deliver.” Davis, a fellow congressman, whose district includes the West Side, Bronzeville and Englewood, agreed with Kelly and Rush. “This bill concentrates on helping low and moderate-income individuals and families and that is the core base of my district. Congress realizes that if we are going to stabilize the economy, we must help those families and small businesses survive this pandemic,” said Davis. “If you can put $100, $200, $300 in the pockets of those who will put that money right back into the economy, you should do so. I believe money to an economy is like blood to the body. You see, if the blood leaves the body, you will die. And if money does not circulate in a community, then that community will die.”

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Anne and Don Edwards

ployee is unable or has passed away, can request assistance via this fund. “The support available through the UI Health Employee Relief Fund will make a significant difference in the lives of our dedicated frontline care providers who have shown tremendous resilience time and again as they provide outstanding care for our patients,” said Dr. Robert Barish, vice chancellor for health affairs at UIC. “On behalf of the entire UI Health team, I thank Don and Anne for their support.” Don and Anne Edwards are residents of Chicago and are alumni of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Don Edwards, who also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, is founder and chief executive officer of Flexpoint Ford, a private equity investment firm focused on health care and financial services. Prior to establishing Flexpoint Ford in 2005, he worked in private equity as a principal for GTCR, a leading Chicago-based firm, and served as an investment banker at Lazard Ltd. Edwards also serves as commissioner of the Chicago Park District, a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art, a director of Lurie Children’s Hospital, a director of World Business Chicago, and chairman of the finance and audit committees of the board of the PGA of America. Anne Edwards, whose bachelor’s degree is in accountancy, went on to become a Certified Public Accountant. She serves on the women’s board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Founders Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital, and also serves on the steering committee for the Gies “With Illinois” capital fundraising campaign. Don and Anne Edwards are longtime donors to the University of Illinois System. In February, the couple pledged a major gift for the Illinois Innovation Network and Discovery Partners Institute, pioneering education and research initiatives led by the U of I System. For more information on ways to support UI Health during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit uihealth.uic.edu.


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BUSINESS

ESSENCE Study Reveals Key Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives, Behaviors and Outlooks of Black Women in the U.S. While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the nation in varying degrees, it is having a major impact on the daily lives of Black women. ESSENCE recently released research findings from its Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study. This first comprehensive study of Black women during the coronavirus pandemic reveals key insights into what Black women are experiencing and how it is affecting their lives – from jobs and financial stability, to family and health, to trusted sources and post-pandemic outlooks. “Black women comprise just over half of the Black population, are one of the most influential and active voting blocs in the U.S., and are heads of household in almost 30% of all Black households, which is more than twice the rate for all women,” said Richelieu Dennis, founder and chair of Essence Ventures, parent company of ESSENCE. “So, it is vital that we understand what they are thinking, feeling and experiencing as a result of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. ESSENCE’s Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study underscores the observation that while we are all in the same storm, we are not in the same boat. The insights gleaned from this data should be used to help governments, NGOs and businesses better understand and develop the emergency and relief efforts, recovery and sustainability initiatives, and product and service offerings that will be most critical for Black women as they continue to deliver leadership and impact to their households and communities during this crisis and beyond.” From a health perspective, Black women have a major concern about contracting the virus themselves (67%), but are even more concerned that loved ones could get infected (80%). One in four (24%) personally knows someone who has died from COVID-19, and 44% personally know someone who has contracted it. Black women say the pandemic has most negatively impacted their emotional well-being (64%) and mental health (63%), with 43% saying it has also negatively impacted their physical health. While just over one-third (34%) of Black women say the pandemic has had a negative impact on family relationships, 83% plan to spend more quality family time post-pandemic. Concerns regarding education are overwhelming, and significant opportunities exist for educational resources, tools and support to be increased. The majority of Black women who are parents (85%) say there are not enough computers or laptops in their household to support the educational needs of their children, and 79% say their children are not getting enough support from their school systems. Financially, over half (52%) of Black women in the study are currently facing or anticipating a negative financial impact as a result of the pandemic, as compared with only 20% who are not, and half (50%) say that their ability to work effectively has been negatively affected by the pandemic.

ESSENCE’s Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study underscores the observation that while we are all in the same storm, we are not in the same boat.

In addition, 70% of Black women business owners reported a negative impact on their businesses, with the majority attributing the impact to no or low sales, supply chain disruptions and an inability to cover expenses. Most Black women (88%) believe that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to an economic recession. Accordingly, spending has been adjusted during the pandemic, with Black women saying that they are spending less on clothing/accessories (61%), jewelry (60%), luxury items (57%), entertainment (54%) and personal electronics (51%) categories. As reports of soaring grocery prices make headlines, food habits of Black women consumers have changed significantly during the pandemic, with 78% cooking meals at home more frequently and 38% saying they order delivery/take-out from restaurants less often. A majority (56%) also say they are facing a lack of access/availability of food and household essentials. Issues of safety and containment measures, whether testing, contact tracing or otherwise, will likely continue to be critical as businesses and cities seek to successfully reopen and rebuild consumer confidence, with the study’s

ACCORDINGLY, SPENDING HAS BEEN ADJUSTED DURING THE PANDEMIC, WITH BLACK WOMEN SAYING THAT THEY ARE SPENDING LESS ON CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES (61%), JEWELRY (60%), LUXURY ITEMS (57%), ENTERTAINMENT (54%) AND PERSONAL ELECTRONICS (51%) CATEGORIES. post-pandemic behavior findings showing that 39% of Black women currently say it will be longer than a year before they travel internationally, and 28% say they do not plan to travel internationally. Half (50%) say they do not plan to use Uber/Lyft, and 41% do not plan to attend sporting events. The top three activities that Black women say they will immediately resume once it is deemed safe are visiting friends/family; going to church/ religious institutions; and outdoor activities. Additional key findings from the ESSENCE Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study include: l The CDC is the most trusted source of information (57%) for Black women when it comes to the pandemic (followed by news channels at 42%). However, Black women currently use news channels most (69%) to gather information, followed by news websites

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(43%), the CDC website (32%) and then state government websites and social media (both 31%). Still, state government websites are trusted by 33%, whereas social media – though used as much – is only trusted by 8%. l Black women view Dr. Anthony Fauci (66%) as the most trusted leader/expert when it comes to information on the pandemic, followed by state governors (46%) and city mayors (30%), while President Donald Trump is the least trusted (1%). l The majority of Black women were already planning to vote in the upcoming presidential (63%) and state (62%) elections, and the COVID-19 crisis does not impact their plan to vote. However, almost 30% say they understand the power of their vote more today than ever and are more likely to vote in the upcoming elections (27% in presidential; 29% in state).


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CITIZEN On The Move

NEIGHBORS WORKING TOGETHER FOR CLEAN UP EFFORTS

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Don’t Forget Your LIPSTICK, Girl: Sister to Sister Secrets for Gaining Confidence, Courage and Power Kae has the doctorate degree, but fears she doesn’t have the skills to apply for a director’s job in her company. Alissa won’t raise her hand in a meeting because she feels everyone will think she’s stupid. Cara wants to ask for a raise after five years in the company, but doesn’t want to upset the apple cart and Alma, a former executive director, and now a stay-at-home mother feels guilty about accepting a part-time position offered from her company. West Coast professor Marilou Ryder, a leading expert on the gender divide and East Coast sister Jessica Thompson recently announced their second Sister to Sister book-DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPSTICK, GIRL: Sister to Sister Secrets for Gaining

Confidence, Courage, and Power. Together, they interviewed hundreds of confident and successful women from all walks of life who share POWER TIPS for gaining confidence and influence in a male dominated society. The need to be liked, to please everyone, and serve others and make peace, are part of a women’s DNA and it’s been drilled into them since birth. So, it begs the question, what will it take for women to release themselves from their self-doubt and lack of courage that continue to hold them back from the lives they truly deserve? The answer is quite simple. DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPSTICK, GIRL, available on Amazon, advises women to do what men have done all along. Develop a strong

presence in the workplace, at home and in their community. Women don’t need to compete with men, but rather must emulate what men have done so well throughout the world; that is to be a fearless competitor, take risks, exude confidence, sit in the front of the room and speak up to be heard! Dr. Marilou Ryder, current professor of doctoral studies at Brandman University, is the author of The SeXX Factor, 92 Tips from the Trenches, Rules of the Game and Don’t Forget Your SWEATER, Girl. Jessica Thompson, author of Don’t Forget Your SWEATER, Girl, is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and has worked as a creative designer and is an active advocate for young women.

Celebrity Yoga Instructor Desi Bartlett Debuts Family Friendly YouTube Channel We may be living in the midst of a global pandemic, but acclaimed fitness expert and yoga instructor Desi Bartlett – whose celebrity clientele has included Kate Hudson, Alicia Silverstone and Shailene Woodley – is determined to help families around the world keep calm and carry on during COVID-19 with the launch of her YouTube Channel, youtube.com/desibartlett “The channel is a reflection of work/ home balance,” she says. “You will find corporate yoga, family fitness, and much more. I am committed to empowering people with the tools they need to stay healthy and centered, especially while so many of us are working at home and homeschooling. I am excited to do that on YouTube!” Subscribers can step on the mat in between conference calls to access free guided meditations, chair yoga or power posture classes to help relieve neck, back and shoulder tension. “Most people who are working from home are working from a chair or sofa, especially if they’re on Zoom calls,” says Desi, whose chair yoga sequence was recently featured on ABC News. “After many hours of sitting, our posture starts to sink, our shoulders round and our backs hunch. This type of posture is associated with shallow breathing, back pain and can even effect our emotional state.” To remedy this painful condition, Desi recommends incorporating tension-relieving yoga sessions

TO REMEDY THIS PAINFUL CONDITION, DESI RECOMMENDS INCORPORATING TENSIONRELIEVING YOGA SESSIONS INTO YOUR REGULAR WORKOUT ROUTINE. “MY CHAIR YOGA PRACTICE AND POWER POSTURE PRACTICES, IN PARTICULAR, WILL HELP TO STRENGTHEN YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH THE ADDED BENEFITS OF BETTER POSTURE, DEEP BREATHING AND A POSITIVE OUTLOOK,” SHE SAYS.

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into your regular workout routine. “My chair yoga practice and power posture practices in particular will help to strengthen you from the inside out with the added benefits of better posture, deep breathing and a positive outlook,” she says. “We can’t control our circumstances, but we can control our reaction to the current circumstances.” And, for parents who recently added the title “teacher” to their resumes, Desi has created a new family workout series, aptly named “Kids Quarantine Recess.” All of the family videos on her YouTube channel also happen to co-star Desi’s two sons, Cruz, 11, and Rocket, 6. “My career has always

been a reflection of what’s happening in my life,” she says. “Finding harmony working from home and homeschooling is a daily challenge. We all have different situations, but I think the global truth is we all want to be fully present for our kids while excelling at our professions.” Although finding work-life balance is never easy, Desi hopes that her YouTube channel will help give parents and kids alike some semblance of normalcy during these uncertain times. “I am here to help you call on that energy,” she says. “When we don’t do our homework in any sector of our life; our family, our health, our job, we feel out of balance www.citizennewspapergroup.com

and out of sorts. Finding an easy program to keep you on track with short workouts each day will lead to small, progressive steps forward and a renewed sense of balance and harmony in our homes.” Desi will also be producing new content for Manduka to accompany her EQua eKO Luna mat, which is finally back in stock after selling out three different times since it’s debut in May 2019. “My vision for the round mat was to help create sacred space in people’s homes and to ensure that the mat is eco-friendly and safe for families, babies, and pets to lay on,” she says. “The mat is beautiful and can be left out all of the time. I have one

right in front of my home office and it is an invitation to move, breathe, and connect to my higher self. It’s also really soft and my boys love to play and practice yoga on it. I think that we have shown that there was a need for something new and special, and I am over the moon (pardon the pun!) that the Luna mat has taken off.” About Desi Bartlett Desi Bartlett, M.S., CPT E-RYT, is a Manduka global ambassador, founder of Mothers Into Living Fit and the author of Your Strong Sexy Pregnancy. She has starred in nearly a dozen yoga, fitness and dance DVDs, including Better Belly Yoga, Latin Groove and Prenatal Yoga. Follow her on Instagram @ mothersintolivingfit, Twitter @ desibartlett or Facebook @ DesiBartlettFitness.


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Choose Chicago Announces New Initiative To Spur Chicago’s Tourism Industry Post- Coronavirus At the Choose Chicago Annual Meeting recently, the organization announced Tourism & Hospitality Forward, a new initiative to accelerate and spur Chicago’s tourism industry post-coronavirus and help expedite the city’seconomic recovery. To date, a coalition of more than 250 local tourism, hospitality, meeting and event-related organizations and businesses have signed on to the pledge promising alignment, collaboration and socially responsible tourism and hospitality that will instill confidence in residents and visitors as they return to Chicago. “This current crisis has been sim- ply devastating to so many, includ- ing the tourism and hospitality in- dustry, and we recognize that these unprecedented challenges require unprecedented and swift actions in order to restore this economic driv- er for the city,” said Glenn Eden, chair of the Choose Chicago Board of Directors. “Our first priority is to promote socially responsible tourism. We will demonstrate to our guests that through the operational changes and precautions taken, it is safe to enjoy Chicago again.” Chicago’s tourism, hospitality, meetings,

and events industries were amongst the hardest hit by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the city transitions through a phased reopening, this alliance of industry partners will work together to establish best practices and safety measures for the health and safety of residents and visitors alike when cultural institutions, hotels, attractions and restaurants return to regular business and welcome guests. “I applaud Choose Chicago’s commitment to developing safe, collaborative solutions to the profound impact COVID-19 has had on our city’s vital tourism and hospitality industry,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “Despite the challenges we face, the strength of our recovery is being built on forward-looking partnerships like these which are mutually supportive and rooted in the data of this disease, allowing us to build and grow more resilient, inclusive, and powerful than we’ve ever been.”

Additionally, Tourism & Hospitality Forward announced an outreach and engagement framework that participants can leverage to bring visitors back to Chicago when the time is right. The framework includes: * Promoting Chicago’s reopening in a calibrated manner with programs and promotions, such as staycations, designed to engage local audiences. * Launching seasonal initiatives to bring leisure travelers to Chicago with an emphasis on neighboring states. * Reinforcing that Chicago will continue to be the best place to do business as the city competes for meetings and events. * Maximizing all Chicago has to offer through a unifying marketing campaign. Planning has been underway with several working groups aligned by sector, including accommodations, museums and attractions, arts & culture, festivals, and special events

including sports and a dedicated focus on unique and diverse neighborhoods. “These groups initially began meeting to focus on initial and almost immediate reopening strategies,” said Eden. “They have now evolved and have been rolled up to collaborate with and support Mayor Lightfoot’s longer-term Reopening and Recovery Task Force, including marketing and economic development for the city as a whole.” “The traditional visitor and convention delegate will remain our ultimate goal in the recovery process,” said David Whitaker, president & CEO of Choose Chicago. “In the early phases of reopening, we are going to have to focus and rely on our local residents, nearby suburban and regional visitors and the drive market as a whole. While they will be the first to easily return to their favorite spots and activities, they can also be ambassadors, as we welcome guests and visitors back to Chicago.” For more information about Tourism & Hospitality Forward or to sign up, visit https://www.choosechicago.com/partners/ covid-19-resources-for-partners/tourism-hospitality-forward/

COMMENTARY: Old, Sick and Incarcerated BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX NNPA Newswire Contributor

There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement because of his age, heart condition, and “fear of coronavirus.” Yet the federal correctional institution that housed Manafort had no coronavirus cases, and Manafort had served fewer than two years of his more than seven-year sentence. Recently developed federal guidelines suggest at-home confinement for those at risk who have served more than half of their sentence or have less than eighteen months of jail time left to serve. Manafort meets none of these criteria, but he apparently had enough high-priced lawyers to push his case aggressively. I’m not as outraged at Manafort’s early release as I am disturbed about the other 4622 elderly inmates, most who lack the resources and access that Manafort had. Nearly forty percent of those

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incarcerated in federal prisons are African American, many serving very long sentences for drug-related crimes. Many have some of the same underlying medical conditions and “fear of coronavirus” that Manafort had. How many of them will get an early release and the relative luxury of home confinement? The treatment of a wealthy, older white man and a poor, older Black man is vastly different. Prisons are a breeding ground for the coronavirus. Prisons are overcrowded with social distancing an impossibility since an average cell, about five feet by five, does not

allow six feet of distancing. Recent studies show that the COVID-19 germs from a loud conversation or a cough linger for minutes, sufficient time to infect another person. The notorious Riker’s Island prison has eight times the COVID-19 infection rate of the New York City rate. Infection is not a possibility, but a near-certainty. Prison infections are so widespread that some activists describe them as “death camps.” Older people don’t commit violent crimes (although they commit financial crimes and perjury). Releasing those over 65 who were convicted of drug crimes and other nonviolent crimes saves money and has little social cost. But incarceration is an economic driver for some communities. Federal prisons employ tens of thousands of people. In some isolated communities, these prisons are a significant source of employment. Releasing prisoners early may cause layoffs. Is this why we insist on keeping so many people locked up for such long periods? Parole was eliminated in federal prison in the mid-1980s, allowing “good behavior” only after 85 percent of a sentence has been www.citizennewspapergroup.com

served. But Manafort, citing “fear of coronavirus,” ended up serving less than a quarter of his sentence. Can an old Black man get the Manafort treatment and serve the rest of his sentence in a cushy condo in Northern Virginia? Manafort had a lot less to fear, at his minimum-security prison, than a Black inmate might. Other countries have reacted to coronavirus crowding by releasing inmates in the tens of thousands. According to David Anderson of the International Legal Foundation, Iran released more than half of its prisoners – 100,000 of 189,000. Palestine is holding emergency court sessions to allow inmates to petition for release. Other countries seem to understand that COVID-19 and crowding don’t work and are releasing prisoners. Meanwhile, our country, in Anderson’s words, is “addicted to punishment.” In keeping nonviolent inmates incarcerated, we are “prioritizing punishment over public health.” The inmates aren’t the only ones at risk. Correctional officers, lawyers, and visiting family members are also vulnerable. We are so committed to getting a “pound of

flesh” from those incarcerated that we refuse to consider the high costs of incarceration. Consider the case of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice, and other crimes, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years for his crimes. He is not scheduled to be released until 2037! While Kilpatrick certainly deserved to be convicted, a 28-year sentence is excessive. Recently an inmate at his Oakdale, Louisiana prison died from the coronavirus. I’m sure Kilpatrick is as frightened of the coronavirus as Manafort is. He is not likely to be allowed home confinement. Unless there is intervention, Kilpatrick will be eligible for Social Security before he is released! What is the purpose of such a long sentence? How much does it cost to incarcerate someone for 28 years? Is it worth it? The coronavirus magnified our nation’s inequality. Manafort is out after less than two years’ incarceration. Thousands who are old and poor remain incarcerated and vulnerable to coronavirus. Our criminal injustice system is in dire need of reform.


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Perfect Pantry Pastas Family Features - Constantly seeking out recipe-specific ingredients that may only be used once or twice can be a burden. Instead, keep your home stocked with necessities to simplify dinner prep with dishes made using common household staples. One perfect example: pastas. These recipes for Minestrone Pasta Saute with Ricotta, Creamy One-Pot Spaghetti and Pasta in a Pinch include easily recognizable seasonings and canned goods for simple dinner solutions. Plus, they all include

dairy, an irreplaceable part of a balanced diet as a source of essential nutrients. Another way to scale back on unnecessary grocery purchases is to give yourself permission to modify. Many recipes can be tweaked for personal preferences, such as using black beans rather than kidney beans or adjusting the amount of a spice used based on your family’s tastes. Stock your pantry and refrigerator with versatile ingredients like these:

Canned tomatoes Canned beans l Quick-cook rice l Small whole-grain pasta l Stock, like vegetable, chicken or beef l Fluid milk l Shredded cheese l Plain Greek yogurt For more ideas to simplify family meals, visit milkmeansmore.org. SOURCE: United Dairy Industry of Michigan l l

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MINESTRONE PASTA SAUTE WITH RICOTTA Recipe courtesy of Lori Yates of “Foxes Love Lemons” on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 8 ounces ditalini pasta 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil l 3 carrots, finely diced l 3 cloves garlic, minced l 1/2 medium onion, chopped l 1/2 bunch kale, thinly sliced l 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and halved l 1/4 cup dry white wine l 1/2 pound lean ground beef (optional) l 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained l 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce l 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt l 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper l 1 cup Ricotta cheese l 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese l l

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8 ounces uncooked penne pasta 2 1/2 cups water l 1/4 teaspoon salt l 1/4 teaspoon black pepper l 1/2 teaspoon dried basil l 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder l 1/2 cup milk l 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated l 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained l 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained l 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese l freshly chopped herbs, for garnish (optional)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound lean ground turkey or lean ground beef l 1/2 cup chopped onion l 2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or reducedsodium beef broth l 2 cups marinara sauce l 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds l 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper l 8 ounces spaghetti noodles, broken into 3-4-inch pieces l 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed l 1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided l chopped fresh basil or parsley (optional)

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1. Using saute function of pressure cooker, heat oil until hot. Add meat and onion. Cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes, or until meat is browned, stirring to break up. Press cancel. 2. Stir broth, marinara sauce, fennel seeds and cayenne pepper into meat. Stir in spaghetti, making sure noodle pieces are covered by liquid. Secure lid and set pressure release to sealing function. Select high pressure and cook 5 minutes. Press cancel. 3. Allow pressure to release naturally 2 minutes. Move pressure release to venting function to release remaining steam. Remove lid. 4. Stir spaghetti mixture. Stir in cream cheese and 1 cup cheddar cheese until melted. Ladle into bowls to serve. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Garnish with chopped fresh basil or parsley, if desired. www.citizennewspapergroup.com

1. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water then drain pasta. 2. In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add carrots, garlic and onion; cook 3 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften, stirring occasionally. Add kale and green beans; cook 3 minutes, or until green beans are tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. 3. Add wine to skillet; cook 2 minutes, or until most liquid has evaporated. Transfer vegetables to medium bowl. If including meat, return skillet to medium-high heat. Add ground beef; cook 6-8 minutes, or until meat is cooked through, breaking up with side of spoon. Spoon off excess fat. 4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add kidney beans, marinara sauce, salt, pepper, pasta, reserved pasta cooking water and cooked vegetable mixture to skillet with beef, if using. Cook 2 minutes, or until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Divide pasta between four pasta bowls or plates and top with Ricotta and Parmesan cheeses.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Caesars Entertainment Announces Las Vegas Reopening Plans Caesars Entertainment recently announced that it will resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at its Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Las Vegas properties on the date and time for reopening specified by the State of Nevada. The Company intends to comply with all reopening directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities.

The Company also announced that it expects Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and the gaming floor at LINQ Hotel & Casino to be the next properties in Las Vegas to reopen, with timing based on customer demand. Both Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will offer lodging, dining options and access to their outdoor pools, as well as slot machines and table games. All offerings will operate in a manner consistent with

physical distancing guidelines. The company will be suspending fees for paid self-parking in Las Vegas. Additionally, the company anticipates that several retail and dining outlets along the LINQ Promenade, as well as the High Roller Observation Wheel, will reopen. Some offerings, including live entertainment, bars, spas, buffets and valet parking will not be resuming immediately. However, when these

amenities are restored, they will be operated in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines. Caesars’ other Las Vegas properties and dining amenities are expected to reopen based on customer demand. Further updates on Caesars Entertainment’s response to COVID-19 can be found at: https:// www.caesars.com/corporate/coronavirusguest-information.

Free Stay-at-Home Digital Coloring Book to Thank Front-Line Workers Butterfly Fish Productions has announced the release of their free stay-at-home coloring book which thanks essential workers and which helps overwhelmed homebound families looking for a fun way to teach lessons in kindness while social distancing. It also introduces a new group of children’s book characters, The Kindeez. This free digital copy of The Kindeez Stay-at-Home Coloring Book is available now at thekindeez.com. What if mythical creatures, prehistoric animals, science-

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George Lopez Announces His First Netflix Comedy Special We’ll Do It For Half Comedy legend George Lopez returns to his stand-up roots, making his Netflix original comedy special debut with We’ll Do It For Half. True to form, Lopez delivers a hilarious exploration of race, politics, and life lessons to be learned from the Latino community; especially the elders. Filmed at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, the one-hour special dissects cultural differences, emotional support animals, gender reveal parties, elevator etiquette and much more. George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half premieres globally on Netflix on June 30, 2020.

fiction beings, and humans all co-existed during the same time and lived in the same place? Well, in Amigos Valley they do. Meet The Kindeez. The Kindeez is a fantastic and diverse mix of evolved characters that unite to spread kindness to all. From learning to lend a helping hand with Roman the Robot to teaching politeness with Uku the Unicorn, The Kindeez children’s book series by Butterfly Fish Productions presents kindness in a fun and exciting way. The Kindeez Stay-

at-Home Coloring Book was created to say “Thank You” to those serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in all essential services. “As a family-owned company, we wanted to do something to help. We noticed that kids were looking for something fun to do during the pandemic, and it seemed like the perfect time to promote the most fundamental lesson of all- kindness,” said Vincent Lucido, co-owner (and illustrator) of Butterfly Fish Productions.

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Free Virtual Sports Conference Cynopsis has announced the speaker lineup for the online virtual conference, The Great Sports Disruption - Preparing for Success in a Post-Covid World. As the sports industry eagerly awaits its opportunity to get back to business, the challenges brought on by the Cov-19 pandemic are already leaving their imprint on audiences, sponsors, and budgets. Cynopsis Sports will bring the community together to network, and to hear from a lineup of thought leaders who are already functioning in our “new normal” world, molding how sports, technology, audiences and brands will interact in the years to come. The sessions will include: l Sarah Hirshland, CEO - USOC l Chris Davis, CMO & SVP Merchandising - New Balance l Larry Scott, Commissioner - Pac-12 Conference l Craig Neeb, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer - NASCAR l Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships - Riot Games l Cole Gahagan, President & CEO Learfield IMG College

l Kathryn Tappen, Host & Reporter - NBC Sports Group l Sam Flood, EP & President, Production NBC Sports Group l Jon Patricof, CEO & Co-Founder Athletes Unlimited l Gwen Svekis, Softball Player/Executive Committee - Athletes Unlimited l Foluke Akinradewo, Volleyball Player/ Executive Committee - Athletes Unlimited

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