Category Archives: Arkansas

“Farmers to Families Food Box” program distributes free food to Bentonville families

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The USDA partners with local farmers and ranchers to distribute free food to the Bentonville community as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Pastor Bill Rogers says a handful of volunteers showed up and more 12-hundred boxes of food were handed out at the Word of Life Church parking lot.… Read More »

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video. Akingbe then went on to list her frustrations about racism in America and directed her message to Black immigrant communities like her own: This… Read More »

Windstream names Drew Smith as treasurer – Talk Business & Politics

by Talk Business & Politics staff ([email protected]) 4 seconds ago 0 views  Little Rock-based Windstream Holdings named Drew Smith as treasurer on Friday (Oct. 16). The appointment is effective immediately. Smith previously served as assistant treasurer for the company. As senior vice president of financial planning and treasurer, Smith oversees financial forecasting and planning, treasury and… Read More »

AEDI creates new COVID-19 initiative to track state’s coronavirus social and economic impact – Talk Business & Politics

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has developed an interactive COVID-19 data dashboard that tracks the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on Arkansas, the school announced this week. The dashboard will provide Arkansans access to timely and relevant information on how the virus affects their employment,… Read More »