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Hollywood plans post-coronavirus restart, but normal won’t return ‘for a long time’

Hollywood is slowly reopening as the coronavirus pandemic rages, but with strict social distancing guidelines in place.

Earlier this month, SAG-AFTRA — in conjunction with other Hollywood unions and guilds — released a detailed report outlining new health and safety procedures. The move followed a three-month industry shutdown that left the majority workers furloughed or unemployed, and cost the industry billions.

“I don’t think we’re going to be returning to normal for a long time,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris told Yahoo Finance in a recent interview.

“People have to remember there is no such thing as entering back into work [completely] ‘safe.’ It will only be ‘safer’, so we’ve worked with epidemiologists, scientists and the medical professionals to really talk about what that means,” added Carteris, an alumna of the hit 90s drama, “Beverly Hills 90210.”

The key components of the reopening plan will include:

  • Frequent COVID-19 testing

  • Closed sets

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Invest in anti-racism for long-term and not just as a ‘one time spike’

Vast amounts of donations have poured into organizations supportive of anti-racism efforts in the wake of George Floyd’s death, a push that one nonprofit executive called on companies and citizens to sustain for the long-term.

Like many charities dedicated to racial equality, Higher Heights for America has seen a surge in funding. In the last two weeks, the organization dedicated to expanding and supporting Black female leadership in public offices saw a spike of 15,000 donations — about 10 times more than usual, the group told Yahoo Finance recently. 

“We’ve seen an overwhelming interest from Americans to imagine a democracy that we can all believe in,” Higher Heights for America CEO & President Glynda C. Carr told “The Ticker” recently.

Although Higher Heights hasn’t done a complete analysis of the donation demographics, Carr stated the contributions are coming from “a diverse pool of individuals.” 

The organization saw a spike in

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COVID-19 quarantines gave hackers time to perfect presidential election attacks: tech security CEO

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince continues to warn that the coming presidential election may unleash hackers again just like in 2016 in a bid to influence the outcome.

The recent actions of these faceless bad actors look to be practicing their craft while quarantined at home because of COVID-19.

“I think as sports are canceled around the world, it’s getting hackers to spend more time focusing on how they can hack various things. And we see some versions of that, which are relatively harmless. For instance, we seen a big uptick in relatively unsophisticated attacks, which is actually similar to what we see when schools let out. I think there are a bunch of kids out there trying to test their chops if they can hack various systems. What has been concerning is especially over the last month, there has been a rise in nation states sponsored attacks targeting both political

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LL Cool J says it’s about time Juneteenth is recognized by people and corporations

A nation still in mourning over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police — and more recently the tragic shooting death of Rayshard Brooks by police in Atlanta — enters Juneteenth with a heavy heart, but there is a glimmer of hope that race relations in the country will be better in the future.

Music icon LL Cool J tells Yahoo Finance it’s about time Juneteenth gets the recognition it deserves by individuals and big corporations.

“I don’t know exactly where I will do something, of course it’s about time that people recognize the day worldwide. And let me tell you something man, you know blacks in America have come a long way. But still got a long way to go. And there’s a lot of remnants of, you know, systemic issues that still exist that try to exclude us from participating in certain things,” LL Cool J —

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‘It’s time for us to lift up our own’

For LL Cool J, his latest business venture is rooted in reminding the world of the greats in hip-hop who charted the path for today’s generation of stars.

These trailblazers have been forgotten for too long, the music icon tells Yahoo Finance, and it’s time to change that.

“I think the reason that people forgot is just because time moves on and somebody had to step up and say, and get the narrative right you know what I mean because 200 to 300 years from now, I want people to really be thinking about Rock The Bells and you know history is written by the winners,” LL Cool J said.

LL Cool J is coming off a major expansion of his Rock The Bells brand online (the name pays homage to one of his hits, Rock The Bells) this week. More than a year in the works, the brainchild of

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