Foundations, new donors build $51M fund to support workers
A fund created by a group of social-justice-minded foundations including Ford and Rockefeller and donors like Jack Dorsey and MacKenzie Scott shortly after COVID hit has more than quadrupled in size to $51 million and is now pouring money into activities and advocacy to strengthen the social safety net and increase worker pay.
Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is using major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina.
Newsmax hires Trump adviser Jason Miller, Giuliani's son
FILE - Jason Miller, Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, appears for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 9, 2021. Newsmax said Thursday it is hiring Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump as a contributor who will provide commentary on a variety of issues. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)NEW YORK – The conservative network Newsmax said Thursday it is hiring Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump as a contributor who will provide commentary on a variety of issues. With Biden inaugurated and Trump receding from the news, Newsmax has seen its ratings slip from heady post-election days. Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said Miller and Giuliani “have been Washington insiders without becoming part of the problem.
As celebrities promote a "Marshall Plan for Moms," efforts to help parents gain steam in Washington
On Thursday, 50 men signed a letter in the Washington Post calling on Congress to support the so-called "Marshall Plan for Moms." Their full-page push comes as lawmakers have been campaigning for several pieces of legislation that promote parent-friendly policies like paid leave and child tax credits. More than 2 million women have exited the workforce since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to the National Women's Law Center. Two weeks ago, Democratic New York Congresswoman Grace Meng introduced the Marshall Plan for Moms in the House. Democrats have also introduced legislation to make the expanded child tax credits permanent.cbsnews.com