HIV, Tom Brady, President Biden discussed on WBZ Midday News
Under arrest in connection with the deadly capital riot last month after pulling an all nighter Senate Democrats this morning push through President Biden's nearly $2 trillion Covad relief bill, But the measure does not include a minimum wage hike. ABC Rachel Scott in Washington is going to be a blow to President Biden's plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour Republicans were against this, saying that it would devastate small businesses. In the middle of a pandemic. That marathon voting session went on for 15 hours, just wrapping overnight, and Democrats did push through this resolution that would allow them to move forward with this code word relief package on their own without Republican support. Vice President Kamila Harris casting the tie breaking vote on that for the first time Speaker Pelosi, saying yesterday the Democrats would not give up on trying to raise the minimum wage. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River is defending participating in the federal government's Paycheck protection program reports The Sun Chronicle. The diocese is one of hundreds of entities to do so. The leader of the diocese says taking the funds was a necessity, saying they applied for the funds out of genuine need to support employees and communities. According to The Associated Press. Catholic diocese in the U. S and other institutes, backed by the Catholic Church took more than $3 billion in taxpayer funded government aid. As part of the program. This appears to make the Roman Catholic Church it's single largest beneficiary. The Diocese of Fall River does not have current financial statements posted on its website. Good news for Americans. 49,000 jobs were added in January. The 49,000 new jobs last month is about what economists expected, but nowhere near enough to recover what was lost to the pandemic. Even more jobs were lost in December than the Labor Department previously reported the unemployment rate is 6.3%. That's down from the prior month, but probably because jobseekers gave up Those who were successful found work in professional and business services and education, retail restaurants and health care all lost jobs that was a B C's Erich Ritter ski reporting. And a new report again shows the economic disparity in the food service industry, CBS's Jim Chris Sula explained. Slack food service workers who make most of their income from tips have earned less during the covert 19 pandemic than their white counterparts. They've been more likely to catch grief from customers for enforcing social distancing and mask rules. That's according to one fair wage. National worker advocacy group. Some workers say that making less than the minimum wage is a legacy of slavery that disproportionately hurts black workers Today. Rapper and actor Ice Cube is reportedly in talks to meet with President Joe Biden to discuss racial equality Cube says the bidet administration reached out to him this week to set up a potential meeting. The artist is hoping to discuss his initiative called Contract for Black America. It aims to foster equity for black Americans through spending social programs, Prison reform and Morneau date for the meeting has been set. February. 7th is more than just Super Bowl Sunday. Sunday is NATIONAL Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day, Dr Laura Cheever says If the current HIV diagnosis rate persists, about half of gay black men will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime. We can certainly end the epidemic in us in the next 10 years. But we need to get people tested. We need to get them on treatment because when someone is virally suppressed, they have effectively no risk of pregnant HIV to the sexual partner, Cheever says. Right now, 85.2% of black men being treated for HIV are virally suppressed. The goal, of course, is to get that figure to 100%. The CDC is let's stop HIV together campaign aims to empower communities, partners and health care providers. Reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention and testing. Tom Brady looking for Ring number seven Sunday, WBC's Juma Holland reports. Pats fans will, of course, be watching and one in particular, in case you needed to hear it from the man himself. There's no hard feelings between Robert Kraft and Tom Brady, the Patriots owner telling CBS Sunday morning. He wants to see TV 12 get another ring. I'm ruling for Tom Brady. Robert Kraft, clearly still fond of the man. He still calls Tommy. I'm so excited. We've had some great Communications and he is such a special human being and craft goes on to say that Tom Brady is clearly the greatest player of all time, not just quarterback Germany. Holland WBZ, Boston's News radio Voting technology company, is suing Fox News for billions of dollars over false claims about its software. Here's Rory O'Neill. The $2.7 Billion suit by Smartmatic specifically calls out Fox anchors Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeannine Pirro. The London based company is also suing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Attorney City Powell for making what they say are false claims. In the November election. Smartmatic on Lee worked in one county, helping to implement a pandemic safe voting system in Los Angeles,.