California to close indoor businesses in some counties as coronavirus cases hit record highs

California has ordered indoor businesses, including restaurants and movie theaters, to close across 19 counties as the state grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.  Effective immediately, businesses with indoor operations in counties that have been on the state’s “County Monitoring List” for three consecutive days will be required to […]

Black-owned businesses on working through coronavirus and unrest

During the pandemic, Shelly Marshall knew she’d have to pivot quickly to stay afloat. Marshall co-owns Brooklyn-based Island Pops with her husband, Khalid Hamid, selling Caribbean-inspired ice cream. “You come to a shop, sit down and have an ice cream cone...