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Goldman Sachs says it will invest $10 billion and donate another $100 million over the next decade toward improving the lives of black women. The effort, called One Million Black Women, came about in collaboration with black-women-led organizations and will focus on housing, health care, education, jobs and careers, digital connectivity, access to capital, and financial health. Goldman also will partner with Hope Enterprise Corporation, mayors, and historically black colleges and universities to distribute and lend money to organizations in the South. (Reuters)

As more families face hunger during the pandemic, the Agriculture Department is moving to make free meals available to all schoolchildren through the summer. Officials are extending a waiver to the school-meal program that allows food to be distributed outside of group settings at specific times of the day. An estimated 12 million young people in the United States are facing food insecurity, and the new rules have allowed parents to pick up a few days’ worth of meals at a time. The waiver would have expired in June but now will last through September. Officials have not fronted more money for the program, though, and one network of the country’s 16 largest school districts said its members lost $130.8 million in the last fiscal year. (Washington Post)

Large coronavirus vaccination centers across the country need thousands of volunteers each week, and people are flocking to sign up in hopes of getting inoculated themselves. Public health experts say giving volunteers a chance to get vaccinated is different from offering affluent donors early vaccines, which some health systems have done. The volunteers “are performing a crucial role” and need protection, one bioethicist said. (Associated Press)

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