FYI May 07, 2020

On This Day

1487 – The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
The Siege of Málaga (1487) was an action during the Reconquest of Spain in which the Catholic Monarchs of Spain conquered the city of Mālaqa from the Nasrid Kingdom. The siege lasted about four months.[1] It was the first conflict in which ambulances, or dedicated vehicles for the purpose of carrying injured persons, were used.[2][a]

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Born On This Day

1909 – Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino, Native American teacher (d. 2005) [14]
Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino (May 7, 1909 – August 4, 2005) was a Comanche teacher from Oklahoma. As a child, she won a landmark education judgement against the Cache Consolidated School District of Comanche County, Oklahoma for Native American children to attend public schools rather than government mandated Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools. It was a precursor case to both the Alice Piper v. Pine School District (1924) which allowed Native American children to attend school in California and Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which decided separate schooling based on race was unconstitutional. Language from her judgement was incorporated into the Indian Citizenship Act (1924). Having won the right to attend public school, she went on to earn credentials as a special education teacher and taught for over forty years. In 1997, she was the first Native American and the first Oklahoman to be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

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FYI

Before volunteering check the State’s Tax Laws. Do not be punished financially or held fiscally responsible for your acts of kindness.
By Jillian Olsen, WTSP: Health care workers who volunteered to come to NY will have to pay state income tax, Gov. Cuomo says Anyone from outside of New York who stayed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic for more than 14 days will be subject to pay.

WPIX-TV reports the issue of outside health care workers being required to pay state income tax was uncovered when a temporary hospital in Central Park was being erected by Samaritan’s Purse.

“Our financial comptroller called me and he said, ‘Do you know that all of you are going to be liable for New York state income tax?” Ken Isaacs, a vice president of the organization, said to WPIX.

“I said, ‘What?'” Isaacs continued. “[The comptroller] said, ‘Yeah, there’s a law. If you work in New York State for more than 14 days, you have to pay state income tax.'”
 
 
 
 
Digital Inclusion Fellowship
Earlier this week, our partner, NTEN launched applications for its sixth cohort of Digital Inclusion Fellows. The Fellowship program supports organizations serving communities impacted by the digital divide and who want to launch or expand digital literacy programs. In this time of social distancing and the urgent need to get more of our neighbors online, the program can be a resource to more organizations than we ever imagined when we first started.

Google Fiber is proud to have co-founded this program with NTEN in 2015. We’ve sponsored 68 Fellows over the first five years, driving meaningful work to address digital equity in their communities and establishing themselves as national leaders. Google Fiber-sponsored Fellows have provided almost 80,000 training hours for nearly 20,000 people across the country. They’ve built a legion of 1,200 expert volunteers who can help their neighbors navigate technology when they need a guiding hand.
 
 
 
 

By Neal Wyatt, Book Pulse: Camino Winds by John Grisham tops the bestseller lists. Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, reads Duck! Rabbit! in support of Save the Children’s coronavirus efforts. More ->
 
 
 
 
By Luke Fater, Atlas Obscura: How to Turn a Walk in the Woods Into an Ancient Indigenous Kitchen Staple Easy foraging can add a touch of the forest to your tea, stews, and even bath.
 
 
Atlas Obscura: Launching Spaceship Earth The true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called Biosphere 2. Premiering May 8th.
 
 
 
 
By Jess Montgomery: Whimsy, Decadent Chocolate Pie… and a (Virtual) Book Club Just for You!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Ideas

By JackmanWorks: Wavy Vase

 
 

Recipes

By Advaym: Simple Substitutions Guide for Baking
 
 
By Unbottled: Soft Flour Tortillas Without Shortening : Tortillas Sin Manteca Y Rexal
 
 
By Amelia Rampe, The Kitchn: Amelia’s “Restaurant” Potatoes with Frizzled Onions
 
 
Michael’s Test Kitchen: Healthy COPYCAT Chick-Fil-A with Raising Cane’s sauce
 
 
By Hank Shaw, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook: Venison Fajitas
 
 
Betty Crocker Kitchens: Dump-and-Go Dinners and Desserts
 
 
By Isadora Baum, The Kitchn: Um, Did You Know You Can Make Light and Airy Pavlova in Your Slow Cooker?
 
 

By Emily Racette Parulski, Taste of Home: 4-Ingredient Desserts We Could Make Every Week
 
 

By Chocolate Covered Katie: Healthy Mothers Day Recipes