Workers called back to their office are facing new commuting hurdles as they contend with higher costs, less public transit, and new anxieties. Here is the latest on post-pandemic travel and more business news from the week of June 21.
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the nation’s 11th federal holiday, recognition that comes almost 156 years to the date after slaves in Texas were told they were free. The federal designation caps decades of activism by Black Americans, and the measure received broad bipartisan support in Congress.
The disaster in Texas left millions without power and access to clean water, resurfacing many questions about the state of American infrastructure. This week NBC News looks at not just Texas – but at the country’s top vulnerabilities – from infrastructure to cyber security to the food supply.
Water is increasingly scarce in the Western U.S., where 72 percent of the region is in “severe” drought, 26 percent is in exceptional drought and populations are booming. Now states must determine how to increase conservation efforts to maintain livable land.
On May 31, 1921, a white mob destroyed Tulsa, Oklahoma's “Black Wall Street,” where Black business leaders, homeowners, and civic leaders thrived. On its centennial anniversary, NBC News reflects on what experts call the single-most horrific incident of racial terrorism since slavery.
The company said it restarted the pipeline at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday following a ransomware attack that crippled its operations and led to gas shortages. Read more on this story and get our latest coverage on the Colonial Pipeline hack.
Activists described unexpectedly finding a calling. People who had never attended a City Council meeting are now running for a seat. But they’ve also faced consequences. Read more on this story and get our latest coverage on America's racial reckoning from NBC News' diversity verticals.