The World Cup is officially in motion and today is Father’s Day, so I’ll keep this one short. Forget cryptocurrency, Avocado is the new currency in Chile and your fancy morning avocado toasts just might be going up in prices (as though it’s even cheap), while the country struggles to meet avocado production demands.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition released ’Out of Reach 2018’, its latest annual report on housing costs, and well, housing is not quite affordable. The report documents the gap between wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States, providing an estimate of the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a rental home at HUD’s fair market rent (FMR) without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs. A full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 needs to work approximately 122 hours per week for all 52 weeks of the year, to afford a two-bedroom rental home at this average.
The 2018 national Housing Wage is $22.10 for a modest two-bedroom rental home and $17.90 for a modest one-bedroom rental home. The five metropolitan areas with the highest two-bedroom Housing Wages are Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($38.19), Honolulu, HI ($39.06), Oakland-Fremont, CA ($44.79), San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48.50), and San Francisco, CA ($60.02).
Ruddy Roye, a father of two, traveled across the U.S. to talk with black dads who are teaching their sons about race, success, and survival. Black fathers throughout this country struggle to raise their sons in a world where they seemingly have bull’s-eyes on their backs, working hard at striking the delicate balance between unconditional love and providing the discipline black children will need to survive in America.
One year after Amazon.com bought Whole Foods, Prime members are now reaping the benefits of that acquisition, in the form of Whole Foods discounts and perks. Amazon offers free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries for Prime subscribers (now available in 14 cities). More than half of Whole Foods stores now offer a 10% discount on sale items to Prime members, plus exclusive weekly discounts. Customers who use Prime’s Visa card also get 5% back on Whole Foods purchases.
More importantly, Amazon is using Whole Foods to draw customers more deeply into its ecosystem. This means giving people more reasons to pay for Prime and buy Amazon devices, which make them spend more on Amazon.
TIME’s project showcases 46 trailblazing women who are changing the world in hopes for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success across various industries inspires her. From showrunners in entertainment and creative fields (Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay) to politics and military (Loretta Lynch, Simone Askew) to science and technology (Mae Jemison, Sheryl Sandberg) and many more.
These incredible women discuss facing sexism and double standards in their professional fields, how they stay inspired, how they balance families and career, on the people who shaped them, and on breaking the ‘glass ceiling’.
Partially inspired by the 2018 Supreme Court ruling that requires Diasporan Natural hair braiders and natural hair care designers in the St. Louis area to obtain cosmetology licenses, limiting black accessibility to earn money using their trade; “The Black Woman is God” exhibition aims to shine a light on the unfair and oppressive economic ruling. If you’re in San Francisco, see the exhibit “A SACRED BEAUTIFUL – Natural Heritage Hair: An African Diasporan Photo Exposé” at the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, for free, AUG. 30 – OCT. 2, 2018.
This post breaks down the methodology behind the Thank You email template that’s helped folks 3x their job interview-to-offer ratio & land jobs at Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook & more (FREE template included).
This weekend’s brief was written while listening to Nas’ latest album, “NASIR”. Also got to listen to “The Carters” and was underwhelmed.
Thank you for reading through this weekend’s brief! Hope you found some interesting articles to spark your next happy hour, coffee date, or summer BBQ. Which article did you find most interesting this week? What topics would you like to know more about?