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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Movement for Black Liberation

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) — The COVID-19 pandemic presently sweeping the world exposes the continuation of centuries-old, deeply entrenched racial inequities that are embedded in the very fabric of the United States and the world. NCBL’s mission is the dismantling of this structural racism by serving as the Legal Arm of the Black Liberation Movement. This pandemic has underscored the need for the United States’ federal, state…

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National Black Nurses Association and the Black Nurses Association, Miami Celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2020 with Free Webinar: COVID-19 & Mental Health Consequences

Free Webinar: COVID-19 & Mental Consequences: Tips on How to Improve Mental Health Well-being

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

National Black Nurses Association and the Black Nurses Association, Miami Celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2020 with Free Webinar: COVID-19 & Mental Health Consequences The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges and aggravated existing obstacles to mental health care and well-being. There are multifaceted issues surrounding the pandemic and therefore, nurses nationwide are grappling with an elevated level of overall stress and anxiety. This pandemic also threatens to…

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An illustration about how the coronavirus is especially ravaging the African American community. Image by Jamiel Law for the New Yorker.

COVID-19: We’re in This Together (But Who Does “We” Include?)

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel, BACW Board President — We are strong. I know we will come through this together. Whereas now there is despair, desperation and death, there will someday soon be recovery, renewal and life. I anticipate things will change. Perhaps online grocery shopping and virtual doctor visits will grow in popularity. We may also see a higher occurrence of daily hand-washing as a result of our new habits. But who is the “we” who will get through COVID-19 together? More importantly, will “we” all get through this in the same way? While a collective impact brings us together, does that same collective impact separate us more?

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“We’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”. The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations. A Statement by the National African American Reparations Commission

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

A Statement by the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) — The novel Coronavirus Pandemic has revealed the longstanding disparities in health conditions for African Americans in the United States. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was “shocked” and “disturbed” upon learning that black Chicagoans, who make up 30 percent of the city’s residents, accounted for 70 percent of the fatalities. “Those numbers take your breath away,” she declared. These…

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NABCJ Position Statement on PPE for Frontline Workers in the Correctional Arena from COVID-19

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Position Statement on Personal Protection for Frontline Workers in the Correctional Arena from COVID-19 By NABCJ — NABCJ is an affiliated organization of IBW21 Black Family Summit The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have deemed the Coronavirus (COVID -19) a world pandemic, however, some of the most vulnerable across the United States are in the…

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Who Should Receive Reparations and In What Forms? A major statement by the National African American Reparations Commission with an addendum on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Who Should Receive Reparations and In What Forms?

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

A major statement by the National African American Reparations Commission with an addendum on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and serves as a vehicle, among others, to intensify, broaden and deepen the Reparations Movement in the U.S. The Commission is comprised of leading African American activists, scholars, professionals and experts in the fields of…

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COVID-19 Ravages Communities Marginalized By White Supremacy

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

Video: Jacqueline Luqman from The Real News Network talks with Dr. Ron Daniels about how America’s legacy of white supremacy has marginalized Black communities with redlining, segregation, poverty, and lack of access. Combating the history of abuse and mistrust is key to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. Story Transcript: This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Jacqueline L.: This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real…

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NBNA Strongly Supports a Healthy and Safe Work Environment for Nurses Who are on the Frontline Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Silver Spring, Maryland — The National Black Nurses Association is distressed by the growing reports of nurses who are trying to ensure that they and all frontline health workers are protected while caring for patients in this pandemic. Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, President, National Black Nurses Association, said: “It is unacceptable…

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century FEMA/Black Family Summit Emergency Management Task Force Evolving Facts about COVID-19 Impact on the Black Community

Coronavirus Fact Sheet: Evolving Facts about COVID-19 Impact on the Black Community

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Institute of the Black World 21st Century FEMA/Black Family Summit Emergency Management Task Force Evolving Facts about COVID-19 Impact on the Black Community On this page COVID-19 Quick Facts COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Harm Reduction COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Myths Quick Facts What is Covid 19 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus…

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