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Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams has coronavirus warning: ‘This week, it’s going to get bad’

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

The disease is spreading, the surgeon general said, because many people are not following the guidance to stay at home. By Rebecca Shabad, NBC News — Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned Monday that the coronavirus outbreak will worsen this week and said that people across the country are not taking the threat seriously enough. “I want America to understand this week, it’s going to get bad,” Adams said in an…

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Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Will Trump and Mitch Really Show Workers and the Poor the COVID Money?

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — At a news conference, Trump went on record saying, “that would be OK with me.” What is “OK” with him is that the one to two trillion dollars in COVID-19 combat stimulus dollars won’t simply fatten the pockets of the banks and big business. He made the promise for a reason. The moment Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they’d fast track the…

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Preparing Our Immune Systems

Preparing Our Immune Systems

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Editors' Choice

By Sister Dr. Patrice — As one of the health care professionals in the Nation of Islam for 26 years (Alhamdulilah!), I would like to offer a few recommendations to my family at this time. I’m pretty sure that everyone is spiritually, mentally and emotionally prepared for this time because of the overwhelming information and reminders that we’ve been given for more than 60 years! Therefore, I’d like to offer…

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Karen Bass

CBC Holds Telephone Town Hall to Address Stimulus Packages

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held an emergency telephone town hall on Friday, March 20, to discuss the coronavirus and its impact on the Black Community. The discussion also included the coronavirus’ impact on the prison population and the homeless. “Even though we’re in a crisis, we can’t lose momentum,” Bass stated in kicking off the one-hour discussion. Led by…

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The COVID-19 Crisis Could Be a Greater Crisis for African Americans — By Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The COVID-19 Crisis Could Be a Greater Crisis for African Americans

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — The instant the first reports came in that COVID-19 is a new, aggressive, and especially lethal viral infection, the question was: will this pose an even greater health menace to African Americans? This was the first question about testing: will Blacks have ready access to screening and testing? Will the treatment care and facilities be readily available in poor and underserved Black communities? Will medications…

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COVID-19, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Will Strike Poor People More Harshly and Further Widen Wealth Gap

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Martin Levine, NPQ — The threat of COVID-19 is not evenly distributed. The poorer you are, the more likely you will fall victim to the virus and its most serious outcomes. If that were not unfair enough, the virus’s spread will set off a self-reinforcing process that will leave behind a wider gap between rich and poor after the disease is brought under control. Bodies may heal, but should…

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Summation of February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting

Summation of February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting

By News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

There is no way to describe the February 22nd Malcolm X Commemorative Session of the Pan African Unity Dialogue but AWESOME! We had a full house with more than 75 PAUD Participants and Special Guests in attendance. Given the current state of affairs with IBW, including intensive plans for the March 7th Rally, the Summation will synopsize some of the major highlights of this extraordinary Session: After Invocation by Mary France Daniels and Welcome by Estela Vazquez…

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Reggae legend Bob Marley talks with James G. Spady at the United Nations in New York City on June 15, 1978.

Remembering a cultural historian and hip-hop scholar whose ‘Spady School’ reshaped the lives of Penn students

By Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs

By Valerie Russ, The Philadelphia Inquirer — It had no classrooms, no courses, no credits, and a faculty consisting of just one man of uncertain academic credentials who carried his books and papers in plastic grocery bags. But around the University of Pennsylvania campus, Spady School was said to change lives. For 40 years, James G. Spady, best described as an independent scholar, set out a movable feast for hungry…

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Last-minute voters arrive to cast their vote during Missouri primary voting at Johnson-Wabash Elementary School on March 15, 2016, in Ferguson, Missouri.

Voter Suppression Exposes the Paradox of Black Citizenship in a Racist Society

By Editors' Choice

Voting can secure incremental change, but liberation requires taking on racial capitalism and white supremacy. By William C. Anderson, Truthout — Black citizenship has always been up for debate in the United States. The conditions in which Black people live — or survive — are a testament to this. Whether rich or poor, Black people live under the constant threat of state violence. There is no escape from it, and…

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