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Past articles by Tomas:

Black artists hope to inspire more in the industry

Black artists across the country are fighting for more jobs in the art industry, saying they are underrepresented in numbers and influence. → Read More

Unwanted paint is being recycled and reused

Each year the Environmental Protection Agency estimates 10 percent of paint is left unused. And the EPA said companies should find alternative ways to dispose of that paint. → Read More

Pushing for more health and fitness centers in Black communities

No matter which city you go to, there's an issue of accessibility to certain lifestyles when it comes to minority communities. → Read More

Women can play key roles in sustainable fishing

Two issues in the commercial fishing industry are in the spotlight: sustainable fishing and getting more women into the industry. → Read More

This is how South Carolina is fixing the correctional officer shortage

Recruiting and retaining prison workers is a growing issue for the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 10% drop in prison staffing in the next 10 years. → Read More

How immigration contributes to the labor shortage

There is a huge labor shortage affecting our economy and small businesses. One of the problems is the lack of an estimated 2 million workers due to a slowdown in immigration. → Read More

Physical therapy helping to treat long COVID

According to the CDC, 1 in 13 adults in the U.S. has long COVID symptoms after first contracting the virus. → Read More

Lawmakers work to protect families traveling for gender-affirming care

Some states are moving to ban gender-affirming care for minors. But lawmakers are pushing to improve protection for minors, parents and providers. → Read More

Local coffee shops adapting as more people work remotely

Business and economy experts agree that many businesses have recovered after the start of the pandemic. However, studies suggest one that might not have, which are local coffee shop. → Read More

Lawmakers work to protect families who travel for gender-affirming care

Numerous states across the country are moving to ban gender-affirming care for transgender people. In response, other states are now pushing to become sanctuaries for people seeking that health care. → Read More

Small businesses working to prevent textile waste

Textile waste, like discarded fabric, is a growing problem for our environment. The Environmental Protection Agency reported the U.S. throws away more than 11 million tons of clothing every year. → Read More

Program helps incarcerated women create music for their newborns

There's a growing problem of people returning to prison after they're released. To prevent that, correction facilities implemented many rehabilitation programs. → Read More

Cities at risk of being underwater due to climate change are taking action

Climate change is affecting our coastal cities, potentially flooding them in 50 years. That is why cities are now starting to take action to preserve their city and their historic buildings. → Read More

Experts urge shoppers to think local this holiday season

Inflation has hit the holiday season causing many of shoppers to look even harder for a good sale. But this holiday season, experts are urging people to think local more than ever before. → Read More

Indigenous communities investing in keeping their languages alive

There's a push across the country to preserve indigenous languages. Many of those languages have gone extinct, and to prevent this tribes are putting more emphasis on language education. → Read More

Indigenous communities battle housing problems

Recently, there has been a push for federal funding to help with more community development on tribal lands to preserve culture. → Read More

Indigenous communities becoming food sovereign

Tribes all over the country are pushing to become more independent to help with food shortage issues. → Read More

Hawaiian coffee battling inflation and plant disease

Some of the inflation is due to weather and plant pests that made its way to the country’s highest coffee producing state. → Read More

Program uses broken horses to help battle youth depression

Because depression, anxiety and suicide rates among teens are on the on the rise, unique programs across the country are providing outlets for kids to battle depression. → Read More

Small businesses try and outlast inflation

A new report from Kabbage showed between July 2021 and July 2022, revenues grew by 87%. However, profits were almost stagnant during that period and actually dropped by 4%. → Read More