United Way of Greater Atlanta announces new fund to tackle racial inequity

The United Way of Greater Atlanta announced July 9 it has created a new initiative to fund organizations focused on addressing racial inequity in their communities and on a regional level. The fund ‘s creation comes in the wake of protests against police brutality and institutional racism as well as data showing the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts Black people and people of color.

The United for Racial Equity and Healing Fund would prioritize financing organizations that are dedicated…


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United Way of Greater Atlanta announces new fund to tackle racial inequity

Duke Energy, Dominion abandon the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The $8 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead.

Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. are canceling the project because of continuing court delays likely to drive the price tag higher. That would threaten the economic viability of the project, they say.

Bound up in the cancellation is Dominion’s decision, announced separately, to sell it gas transmission business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy for $4 billion in cash and the assumption of $5.7 billion in debt.

Charlotte-based Duke…


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Duke Energy, Dominion abandon the billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis won't play in 2020 due to Covid-19

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has opted not to play the 2020 season.

Markakis said on Monday that the biggest factor in his decision was not wanting to play without fans in attendance. The 36-year-old also felt he should sit out this year after a phone conversation with Braves star Freddie Freeman, who recently tested positive for Covid-19.

“Just hearing him, the way he sounded on the phone, it kind of opened my eyes,” Markakis said. “Freddie didn’t sound good… It was tough.…


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Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis won't play in 2020 due to Covid-19