Black developers in NYC often face hurdles in obtaining capital to get their projects off the ground

The Black developers Crain’s interviewed all agree the federal and state governments can provide greater incentives for institutional investors to provide Black businesses with necessary capital. But the greater, more substantive changes must come from the institutional investors themselves, in how they hire and what they aim to do with their money.

One guiding light can be found at Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group. Led by Margaret Anadu, one of the few Black American women in finance, the fund manages a $4 billion portfolio and invests $1.5 billion each year.

Marshall first tapped Anadu’s Urban Investment Group for $20 million in 2007. Since then his firm has been able to source $1 billion from her team.

“We raised $10 million from a family office, but I don’t think we’d have the trajectory we’ve experienced without Margaret Anadu’s Urban Investment Group,” Marshall said. “It would’ve been quite difficult, quite frankly.”

Anadu’s

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Where To Buy The Best Kids Face Masks

Reusable face masks are one practical way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the past few months, companies across all kinds of industries have started to sell cloth face masks for adults — and some are making face masks for kids with fun prints. ET Style has the low down on where to buy the best kids face masks.

If you’re a parent looking for personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for your children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of two wear a face mask while outside of their home. Whether you’re dealing with an adult mask or a kids’ mask, make sure it fits snugly but comfortably against both sides of the face, can be secured with ties or ear loops, includes multiple layers of fabric (most have two or three), allows for unrestricted breathing and is washed

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Facebook, Twitter, Google face reckoning as deadline looms on Trump’s executive order

Social media giants could soon get a stronger taste of the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken legal protections that have long shielded those platforms from liability for edits and deletions to user content.

Companies targeted by the President’s May 28 executive order could learn in more detail by Monday — when the order’s 60-day deadline arrives — how the administration intends to carry out its plan. It coincides with social media CEOs preparing to testify Monday before lawmakers on the hotly-contested and related issue of antitrust.

Underscoring the stakes, the executive order charges Twitter (TWTR), Facebook (FB) and its photo-sharing platform Instagram, as well as Google’s (GOOG) YouTube with wielding “immense, if not unprecedented, power to shape the interpretation of public events; to censor, delete, or disappear information; and to control what people see or do not see.”

The order requests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reinterpret and issue

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Where to Buy Face Masks Online That Are Fashionable

The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for cloth face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care workers, while designer

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Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids Online

Reusable face masks are one practical way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the past few months, companies across all kinds of industries have started to sell cloth face masks for adults — and some are making face masks for kids with fun prints.

If you’re a parent looking for personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for your children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of two wear a face mask while outside of their home. Whether you’re dealing with an adult mask or a kids’ mask, make sure it fits snugly but comfortably against both sides of the face, can be secured with ties or ear loops, includes multiple layers of fabric (most have two or three), allows for unrestricted breathing and is washed regularly.

Getting your kid comfortable with wearing a face mask — and then actually keeping

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the best face coverings available online

Silk masks available from Pearl Lowe
Silk masks available from Pearl Lowe

Ministers have announced that it will be mandatory to wear facial masks and coverings when using public transport from June 15 and in shops in England from July 24.

That means if you use trains, tubes, trams, ferries, planes or buses, you must cover your nose and mouth to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Those without an adequate face covering could be refused travel on public transport and may even face a fine.

Many people have already been wearing masks for walks or to shop for groceries, but now it’s official – and there’s more choice than ever.

What’s the difference between medical masks and face coverings?

Not to be mistaken for clinical medical grade face masks (or PPE), which NHS staff and frontline workers still need to stay safe, facial masks and coverings are typically made from cloth and elastic and sometimes

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Walmart, Lowe’s, Aldi, Target among retailers adding face masks requirements due to COVID-19. See the full list.

The nation’s largest retailers are now requiring what some states and cities won’t: the use of face masks.

Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger are the biggest to announce they will soon mandate masks at stores nationwide joining the list of businesses with face covering requirements growing as COVID-19 cases rise. The coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19.

Nearly 40 states now require masks in public places with Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado adding mandates and Ohio requiring masks in a dozen counties. One state went in the opposite direction this week whenGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp suspended all local government mask orders Wednesday. 

Individual businesses can choose to institute further restrictions and the National Retail Federation is encouraging retailers to set nationwide mask policies to protect shoppers and employees.

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Retailers requiring masks isn’t new – especially in

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Where to Buy Face Masks Online That Are Stylish

The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for cloth face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care workers, while designer

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ADA does not provide blanket exemption from face mask requirements

The claim: The Americans with Disabilities Act exempts people from face mask requirements imposed by governments and retailers 

Face mask use has been a source of confusion and contention amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As new outbreaks of the coronavirus grow across the country, some anti-mask activists have claimed that policies mandating mask-wearing infringe on disability rights.

“According to ADA Mask Not Required Anywhere in America!” one flyer shared hundreds of times on Facebook reads.

The graphic cites the Americans with Disabilities Act’s requirement for “reasonable accommodation to anyone who cannot wear a mask due a medical condition,” as explanation for why mask wearing is optional under the law.

Similar images and claims have been circulating online for weeks. Images of laminated “Face Mask Exempt Cards” from the fictitious “Freedom to Breath Agency” went viral after some attempted to use the cards to enter stores across the country.

Another viral

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These Face Mask Chains Offer a Safe, Stylish Way to Keep Your Mask Handy

After every bi-weekly grocery store run, I encounter the same problem. I load up my car with groceries, slather on some hand sanitizer, take off my face mask, then get stuck wondering the best place to put it. Should I stick it in my purse? Toss it on the passenger seat? Both options carry the risk of misplacing my mask or contaminating other surfaces with lingering supermarket germs. I’ve also seen masks hanging from a rearview mirror, but that might block my view. Is there any truly safe, practical option that keeps your face mask at the ready for when you need it?

Enter: face mask chains, a new accessory designed to keep your mask conveniently strung around your neck when you take it off. Similar to those made for eyeglasses, the chains connect to the straps on each side of the mask and wrap around your neck like jewelry.

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