COVID-19 has amplified the needs of so many for help and compassion, and the lack of Internet access in undeserved communities. The George Floyd killing further exacerbated the anguish over injustice in the Black community. On Black Tuesday, I blogged to ask for calm and peaceful demonstrations.
I serve on the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Digital and Diversity Empowerment (ACDDE). We have prepared a statement on Civil Rights Demonstrations and the Racial Divide. The FCC released it today in a Public Notice, and I thought you might be interested to know and/or share it with your circle of influence.
Here are some photos of USPAACC Southeast Regional Chapter delivering 3,000 meals last weekend to healthcare workers and security personnel at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The meals were prepared by minority restaurants - Asian, Black and Hispanic - who had to close their doors for over two months because of COVID-19. They were paid for by contributions or funds raised from the Chapter Board of Directors. It was very hot that weekend, but the smiles, the optimism and the joy they brought to the Hospital refreshed the soul.
Susan Au Allen
National President & CEO
Words of Appreciation from our Attendees!
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.