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Donald Trump arrives to speak the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House last Saturday.

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions. By Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy, The Guardian — When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently returned from visiting family in…

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In Every Dark Cloud, There is a Silver Lining

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Sen. Hank Sanders In every dark cloud, there is a silver lining. I heard this statement many times from my mother and the old folks as I grew up. It took me years before I fully understood. When I did, I felt the power in this nine-word, two-phrase sentence. We are under a terrible dark cloud now. Therefore, we need to know that there is a silver lining. In every dark…

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Doctors for the 99 Percent march from Zuccotti Park to St. Vincent's Hospital to demand its reopening and health care for all. October 26, 2011.

Coronavirus Makes It More Clear Than Ever: Health Care Is a Human Right

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Rev Jesse Jackson

The COVID-19 crisis exposes the foolishness of pretending that health care is a private marketplace. By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson — Who is going to pay for this? For months that question was used as a weapon against supporters of Medicare for All. Now, it is on everyone’s mind as they worry about the costs of the testing and treatment for the coronavirus. The virus is highly contagious. We need…

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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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The Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists release a Five Star Family Enhancement Plan in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Culturally-Grounding and Supporting Our Communities During COVID-19 Worldwide Pandemic.   By Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) — The Association of Black Psychologists is an affiliated organization of The Institute of the Black World 21st Century Black Family Summit. The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. (ABPsi) is extremely concerned about this most recent threat and its psychological and emotional impact. ABPsi does not endorse or support any unsubstantiated beliefs and/or proposed…

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From Katrina to Coronavirus What Have We Learned?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Leon McDougle, MD, MPH — As I view the reaction to the novel coronavirus unfold in the United States, I’m reminded of lessons learned during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina and how the failure of infrastructure (levees) resulted in more harm to the public than the initial damage caused by landfall of the hurricane. Let’s fast forward to 2019, just as the national weather service tracked the impending strike of…

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Black Family Summit Launches Emergency Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, 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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