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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Billions for Boeing, Pennies for the People

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The development of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package was extremely flawed. The Republican bullies in the Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wrote the bill with absolutely no Democratic input, then suggested that Democrats amend their legislation. The first draft of the bill, unsurprisingly, was a goody grab for corporations with much less for individuals. Initially, the Republican Senate would have given Treasury Secretary…

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Covid-19 USA map

Black Family Summit Launches Emergency Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Black Family Summit News, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Organizations to Address Myths and Disinformation, Highlight Racial Disparities   New York — Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) announced today that the Black Family Summit, which the organization convenes, has launched a multifaceted emergency Initiative to address the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on African Americans and people of African descent in the U.S.  Convened by Leonard Dunston, President Emeritus of…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

The Ethics of Healthcare: Essential Kawaida Considerations

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — In this time of pandemic, panic, hoarding and conversations about health and well-being that we are forced to have, I offer these thoughts again for mindful consideration. For it reaffirms the comprehensive meaning of health which has to do with the physical, psychological, spiritual and material well-being of all, especially self-consciously including the vulnerable. And it reminds us that if our people, society and the…

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An order was signed late Sunday authorizing the release of offenders serving certain types of sentences in county jails.

1,000 inmates will be released from N.J. jails to curb Coronavirus risk

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

No other state is thought to have taken such sweeping action to reduce its jail population in response to the pandemic. By Tracey Tully, NYT — New Jersey will release as many as 1,000 people from its jails in what is believed to be the nation’s broadest effort to address the risks of the highly contagious coronavirus spreading among the incarcerated. New Jersey’s chief justice, Stuart Rabner, signed an order late Sunday authorizing the…

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Medicare

Medicare for All Black Voices

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Dr. Emilee Bargoma and Greg Akili — There have been several attempts over the past 80 years to provide healthcare coverage in the US, because while it spends more on healthcare than any industrialized country, 44 million are under-insured and 30 million are uninsured. These populations cannot afford the high deductibles and out-of-pocket costs in their plans. The closest Americans have come to universal healthcare has been the Affordable…

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Cuban doctors prepare to leave for Italy to provide medical aid.

Cuba’s Coronavirus Response Is Putting Other Countries to Shame

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Editors' Choice

Cuba is caricatured by the Right as a totalitarian hellhole. But its response to the coronavirus pandemic — from sending doctors to other countries to pioneering anti-viral treatments to converting factories into mask-making machines — is putting other countries, even rich countries, to shame. By Ben Burgis, Jacobin — Last week, the MS Braemar, a transatlantic cruise ship carrying 682 passengers from the United Kingdom, found itself momentarily stranded. Five of…

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By Dr. Valda Crowder, M.D., MBA

Neighborhoods with ‘Medical Deserts’ Have Emergency Needs During COVID Pandemic

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Dr. Valda Crowder, M.D., MBA — A zip code has become a life or death matter. Families that live more than an hour from a hospital may face a death sentence based on their address. A long ambulance ride increases the risk of death. Patients with respiratory emergencies, like the ones caused by coronavirus, are particularly vulnerable. According to the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, over 1,000 hospitals in our country have…

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Chuck Schumer

Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump the Keys to the Country

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Editors' Choice

The Senate coronavirus bill is shocking. By Zach Carter, Huffpost — The emergency coronavirus legislation that the Senate agreed to on Tuesday can only be described as an outrage. It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence of unprecedented economic inequality and corporate control over our politics that will resonate for a generation. It represents a transfer of wealth and power to the super rich from the rest of us,…

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Phenomenal Black Woman: #MeToo founder Tarana Burke on Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio March 23, 2020 — On this Phenomenal Woman: Women’s History Month special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Tarana Burke about the mission of the #MeToo movement, the Kobe Bryant and Gayle King controversy, COVID-19 (#Coronavirus) pandemic and more. Topics COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The Mission of the #MeToo Movement Kobe Bryant and Gayle King Controversy Guest Tarana Burke, Founder,…

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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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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Will the Coronavirus Hit Black Folks Harder?

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Restaurants, museums, libraries, gyms, and bars are closed.  So are schools, from K-12 to higher education. Classes will be conducted online or not at all.  A local vendor told me her receipts were down by 85 percent, and she hopes not to close before the “national emergency” is over. Our streets are deserted, with some cities asking people to “self-quarantine”, or in the words of several…

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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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