A Man in India is Buying Oxygen Tanks and Giving Them Away

A Man in India is Buying Oxygen Tanks and Giving Them Away

Jun 29

Months into the pandemic’s grasp, Mumbai remains one of the worst-affected cities in India by COVID-19, with over 60,000 current cases overrunning hospitals. Staff and facilities are overwhelmed, their workload far greater than they have supplies, time, space, or stamina for. Shahnawaz Shaikh is not a doctor or an EMT, just a businessman. But for months, he’s been servicing as a...

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Address Racial Inequality

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Address Racial Inequality

Jun 03

In 2013, Bank of America was fined $2.2 million after a judge found them guilty of racial discrimination in the hiring practices at their Charlotte, North Carolina offices. Over 1,100 African-American job seekers were denied due to what the judge called “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” over the previous two decades. While a formal complaint about that discrimination was filed against...

Magic Johnson’s EquiTrust to Donate $100M to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Magic Johnson’s EquiTrust to Donate $100M to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

May 20

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson retired from playing professional basketball in 2000, it was already obvious that he was not the sort of man who would just retire and ride out his substantial fortune for the rest of his days. He’d already tried his hand at coaching, and at hosting a television show, and starting a record label. And he was just getting started. Today, Johnson runs Magic Johnson...

Jay-Z and Meek Mill’s Initiative Urges Prisons to Address COVID-19

Jay-Z and Meek Mill’s Initiative Urges Prisons to Address COVID-19

May 20

In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the flea-spread typhus was spread so heavily in prisons that it was called jail fever. It spread unavoidably between inmates because they were crowded in conditions that didn’t allow them to take care of their own hygiene. And while endemic typhus is no longer a jailhouse plague, inmates are still particularly vulnerable to crowd-spread disease....

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $13.6M to Antibody Testing

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $13.6M to Antibody Testing

May 06

In 2015 on the birthday of their daughter, pediatrician Priscilla Chan and her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to fight disease worldwide. In the past 5 years, most of their activities have been towards securing funding beyond the $1 billion in yearly funds coming from Facebook shares, but now they are taking a step forward. On...