Coronavirus In New York: Cuomo Calls Subway Shutdown An ‘Opportunity To Engage’ Displaced Homeless — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Getting the New York City subways clean and safe topped the focus of officials’ update on the state of coronavirus in the state Saturday morning. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was joined by transit leaders at the MTA maintenance facility in Corona, Queens, to address the planned cleaning shutdown of the MTA subways…

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Black History: Iconic Abolitionist Used His TriBeCa Home As Part Of Underground Railroad — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On a corner in TriBeCa, hundreds of people sought refuge on the Underground Railroad. The house belonged to a young black abolitionist and publisher who mentored the likes of Frederick Douglass. Yet, his story is hard to find in most history books. CBSN New York’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas recently learned more about…

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Lord & Taylor Sold For $100 Million To Rental Clothing Company — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Lord & Taylor, one of the nation’s oldest department stores, is being sold for $100 million to a rental clothing company. Le Tote Inc. is buying the company from Hudson’s Bay Co., which gets a minority stake in Le Tote and will control two seats on its board. Lord & Taylor,…

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African American Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Car Trunk in Louisiana — TIME

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 75-year-old Louisiana woman who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of a car, and police said Saturday that investigators were working diligently to find those responsible. Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said investigators were still waiting for a coroner to determine a cause…

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‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’: The History of Frederick Douglass’ Searing Independence Day Oration — TIME

After the Independence Day military parade in the nation’s capital on Thursday, President Donald Trump will give a speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the most recognizable memorial to his predecessor’s leadership during the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. And yet, alternative Fourth of July commemorations across the United States often draw attention to…

via ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’: The History of Frederick Douglass’ Searing Independence Day Oration — TIME

Nike Pulls ‘Betsy Ross’ Sneakers After Colin Kaepernick Claims Flag Symbolizes Slavery — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nike has yanked a new patriotic sneaker design just before it was set to hit store shelves because of the complaints from one of their most controversial endorsers. The sneaker giant pulled their Air Max 1 USA shoe, which included a Revolutionary-era U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on…

via Nike Pulls ‘Betsy Ross’ Sneakers After Colin Kaepernick Claims Flag Symbolizes Slavery — CBS New York

Black student sues district after white classmate with lower GPA named salutatorian instead of her — Nappy News

A black high school graduate is suing a recently desegregated Mississippi school district, alleging that she was denied her rightful place as class salutatorian — second to valedictorian — when the honor was given to a white student with a lower grade point average instead.

via Black student sues district after white classmate with lower GPA named salutatorian instead of her — Nappy News

Homeless High School Valedictorian Earns $3 Million In Scholarships — CBS New York

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Local) — A homeless teen in Memphis who graduated valedictorian at his high school has earned $3 million in 50 scholarship offers, tripling his original goal of $1 million in scholarships. “When I heard that I got three million, I was more than elated,” said Raleigh Egypt High School graduate Tupac Mosley.…

via Homeless High School Valedictorian Earns $3 Million In Scholarships — CBS New York

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won’t Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All — TIME

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, with Tubman on the $20 bill had been made by Mnuchin’s predecessor, former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who had served…

via The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won’t Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All — TIME