Category: Government

Independence Day -4th of July

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as theFourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holidaycommemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.]Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworksparades,barbecuescarnivalsfairspicnicsconcertsbaseball games,family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States

Working While Black: Surviving Workplace Racism & Microaggressions — BlackDoctor

The struggles of being a Black professional are multi-layered. We’re often underrepresented in a lot of the places we’re employed. Finding allies that look like us is often crucial to corporate survival and day-to-day sanity. Even when we find that group of co-workers who are “down” we still have to deal with the effects of…

via Working While Black: Surviving Workplace Racism & Microaggressions — BlackDoctor

Important information from FEMA

If you sustained losses or damage from Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for disaster aid. The deadline to register for assistance is Monday, January 28.

For more information or to apply:

* Online: http://www.disasterassistance.gov
* Phone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
* TTY: 1-800-462-7585
* Video Relay Service or 711: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
* Mobile Device: m.fema.gov

When you apply for disaster assistance, please have the following available:

* Social Security Number, including your spouse’s
* Private insurance information, if available
* Address and zip code of the damaged property
* Directions to the damaged home or property
* Daytime telephone number
* An alternate telephone number where you can be reached
* An address where you can receive mail
* Your bank account type, account number and routing number if you wish funds to be deposited directly

Disaster recovery assistance for eligible recipients is available without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.

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