Across the street from Sarasota Housing Authority’s Learning Center, a young woman walks past the clotheslines that stand in every front yard of The Courts public housing complex to two nondescript gray portables. She says that she needs to apply for utility assistance but doesn’t have the proper digital tools at home to get it done. 

Candice McLeod, program manager for the Youth Thrive program at the learning center, approaches her, and the two of them head inside, masks covering their faces.

The center is mainly for students, but it also helps parents and other residents with all kinds of

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US on farmers protest

The United States of America has called for a “dialogue” with the farmers of India, urging the Indian government to recognise “peaceful protests” and allow “access” to the internet.

Responding to queries posed by India Today, a US State Department spokesperson on Thursday said, “We recognise that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy, and note that the Indian Supreme Court has stated the same. We encourage that any differences between the parties be resolved through dialogue.”

The Indian government, on its part, through a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

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In January 2020, members of Congress held a hearing to discuss the importance of digital literacy and closing the digital divide, or who has access to broadband internet and who doesn’t. Just weeks later, the coronavirus began sweeping across the country and upending the lives of many Americans. In so doing, it shone an even brighter spotlight on the internet haves and have-nots, a dividing line in America that often is shaped by one’s age, income level, race, and hometown.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 28: People with appointments stand in line to receive the COVID-19

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