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Partnership between the CFA, Harvard, John Hopkins and leading Diaspora organizations to work with the Africa CDC on the COVID-19 response

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

Partnership Between the Constituency for Africa (CFA), Harvard, John Hopkins and Other Leading Institutions and Diaspora Organizations to Work with the Africa Centers for Disease Control on the COVID-19 Response The Constituency for Africa (CFA), will partner with leading USA and Diaspora organizations on solutions to help address the COVID-19 situation in Africa. This will be in collaboration with Dr. John Nkengasong who is the Director of the Africa Centers…

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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 News, 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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Meharry's students and staff have worked together to conduct drive-thru testing and screening for the coronavirus. Meharry Medical College

Black scientists hope to begin testing antiviral drug for coronavirus in two weeks

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Editors' Choice

Meharry Medical College President James Hildreth has been advocating for advanced or pre-emptive screening in black neighborhoods for weeks. By Curtis Bunn, NBC News — Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee, to teach medicine to former enslaved Africans and to serve the underserved. Now, in one of its laboratories, a scientist says he is two weeks away from testing an anti-virus to prevent COVID-19, the disease…

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COVID-19 Ravages Communities Marginalized By White Supremacy

By Black Family Summit News, 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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A first responder greets patients waiting in their cars Monday to enter a coronavirus testing center at United Medical Center, the sole hospital in Washington’s Ward 8.

U.S. government is urged to release race, ethnicity data on COVID-19 cases

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

A civil rights group and doctors cite reports that the pandemic is affecting African Americans at a disproportionate rate. By Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post — A civil rights group and hundreds of doctors are calling on the federal government to release race and ethnicity data on coronavirus infections and deaths from covid-19, citing reports that the pandemic is affecting African Americans at a disproportionate rate. The information is necessary to “better…

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For decades, people living near 'cancer alley' have breathed in some of the country's most toxic air. covid-19 has only worsened the existing public health crisis.

‘Cancer Alley’ has some of the highest Coronavirus death rates in the country

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

As predominately Black communities in the polluted areas along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Baton Rouge face heightened risks from COVID-19, the EPA has suspended enforcement of the environmental rules designed to protect them. By Sophie Kasakove, VICE — For Mary Hampton, social distancing is the easy part. Her biggest vulnerability during the coronavirus pandemic is beyond her control: the massive petrochemical plant just outside her home in Reserve,…

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