Another week under the stay-at-home mandate has passed. But this weekend is a tough one because we will not celebrate Easter in any traditional sense. We have the outfits for the children and their beautiful Easter baskets. But we won’t have that long lunch with family or attend the service at church. And I love the people watching in New Orleans on Easter Sunday. There is one and only one second line that passes in front of our home in New Orleans. The Pigeon Town Steppers march on Easter Sunday. We will miss them.
Of course, the meaning of Easter is not cancelled. We need it’s uplifting message more than ever. There is hope in the world. We will beat the coronavirus. We are beating it. I think I finally see the light at the end of this long, dark tunnel.
Scott Horsley for NPR
The Labor Department says more than 700,000 jobs were eliminated in the first wave of pandemic layoffs last month. Nearly 60% of those jobs were held by women.
Annalyn Kurtz for CNN Business
Meet Frances Perkins: the first female member of a presidential cabinet, and the chief architect behind many New Deal programs that live on 85 years later.
And now, a message from the Easter Bunny
It’s the Easter Bunny! pic.twitter.com/aJ5CzgpnMt
— Blair H duQuesnay (@BlairHduQuesnay) April 10, 2020