Tag: coronavirus pandemic

It’s Official: NFL Expands Postseason to Include Pretty Much Everyone but the Bengals

Photo: Naomi Baker (Getty Images) A longstanding rumor is now official: The NFL will extend its postseason to include 14 teams. While the timing is a bit peculiar considering the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, ESPN reports that the new format will go into effect this upcoming season and include two major changes: Advertisement • Each conference […]

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Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Canceled for 1st Time Since World War II Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Photo: Ryan Pierse (Getty Images) In today’s “the ‘rona ruins everything” news, the sports world continues to suffer as the coronavirus pandemic rages on and major athletic events are either postponed or outright canceled. This time it’s the Wimbledon tennis championship that will go the way of NASCAR and the second half of the NBA […]

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NBA Discussing Playoff Scenarios That Could Include Empty Arenas, Shortened Series, and…Playing on a Cruise Ship?

Image: Shutterstock With billions of dollars at stake, the NBA is scrambling to salvage what’s left of its season. So while players plan to side-step their boredom with an elaborate NBA 2K tournament on Friday, the powers that be are preoccupied with formulating potential playoff scenarios should the league resume play this summer as expected. […]

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Simone Biles, Steph Curry Among Athletes Donating Memorabilia for COVID-19 Relief Fund

Photo: Laurence Griffiths (Getty Images) Not all heroes wear capes, but plenty have been known to wear helmets, cleats and other sports-related regalia. To that end, Yahoo reports that more than 100 professional athletes and sports figures from around the world are raising money to fight the coronavirus by offering up signed jerseys and other […]

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Because God Won’t Give Us More Than We Can Handle, Michael Jordan Docuseries The Last Dance Will Now Premiere in April

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls goes to the basket past Shandon Anderson of the Utah Jazz during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Salt Lake City, UT.Photo: MIKE NELSON (AFP via Getty Images) Our prayers have been answered. With the coronavirus condemning us all to our couches indefinitely, the world as we know […]

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Stephon Marbury Working to Deliver 10 Million Masks from China to New York City Health Workers

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been met with a mixed response from government officials on both the state and federal level. This has resulted in aid coming from unlikely places. According to CBS News, former NBA player Stephon Marbury is working on getting 10 million N95 masks from China to […]

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2020 Summer Olympics Will Now Take Place Summer 2021

Photo: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU (AFP via Getty Images) So it’s been a little over two years weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in everything under the sun being delayed and/or canceled. The 2020 Summer Olympics were one of the final holdouts until last week when the organizing committees finally announced the games were postponed.  According to […]

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Coronavirus Prisoner Release Policy May Exclude Black People Disproportionately

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid (Getty Images) Correctional facilities across the nation have been struggling with the issue of overcrowded prisons. This had been a major problem all on its own, but one that has become exacerbated trough the coronavirus pandemic that threatens inmates and prison staff with exposure to infection. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General William […]

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Houston Rap Legend Scarface Tests Positive for the Coronavirus: ‘You Don’t Want to Play With This’

Photo: Stephen Lovekin (Getty Images) Throughout the course of his 30-plus year career, Houston O.G., Scarface has established himself as a man who’s not to be played with. But if this ongoing pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that even those we’ve thought to be invincible are susceptible to the very real threat of COVID-19. […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Threatens to Shut Down Utilities in Non-Essential Businesses

Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) We currently are in the midst of a crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Despite that fact, folks seem steadfast in acting like there isn’t a fatal, highly contagious virus out in these streets. So much so that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may have to crack down even […]

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Hospitals Face Possibility of Instituting Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders for Patients Infected With Coronavirus

Photo: STR/AFP (Getty Images) At this point, it should be no secret that the U.S. wasn’t ready to deal with a global pandemic. Between nationwide shortfalls in testing for the coronavirus to a shortage of medical supplies, it has been a mess. Now, these issues are causing medical professionals to consider one of the hardest, […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns Reveals His Mother Is In a Coma As a Result of the Coronavirus: ‘This Disease Is Real’

Screenshot: Karl-Anthony Towns (YouTube) It’s been exactly two weeks since NBA All-Star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, sending the entire league into a tailspin and suspending operations indefinitely. In the time since, players have poured themselves into video games, social media, and other distractions, while others have tried their best to circumvent the […]

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Slim Thug Has Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Photo: Bob Levey (Getty Images) Coronavirus is coming for everybody’s neck. The force field we assume surrounds celebrities has been proven false as more and more celebrities and athletes have come forward with their diagnoses. Unfortunately, another name has been added to that list. Slim Thug took to Instagram to reveal that he has tested positive […]

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Exclusive: A Black Organization Held One of America’s Biggest Ski Conventions. This Year’s Attendees Are Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Screenshot: REI (YouTube) If you blamed those inconsiderate Generation Z narcissists for putting the country at risk by partying on the beach for spring break instead of practicing social distancing during the global pandemic, maybe you should rethink your accusations. Weeks after America’s largest organization dedicated to supporting and developing winter athletes of color hosted […]

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Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed Until 2021

Photo: Carl Court (Getty Images) The fate of the 2020 Olympic Games has been in the balance since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was incredibly bullish about the prospects of this year’s games going on as planned, it appears they have finally grasped the severity of […]

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Doctors Express Concern About Access to Coronavirus Testing in Black Communities

Photo: Shutterstock The black community has long been underserved when it comes to healthcare in America. Whether that comes from a lack of access to quality healthcare or our concerns not being taken seriously, it’s been a problem facing us for years. Now that we’re in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any […]

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Tokyo Organizing Committee Now Concedes Postponing the Olympics Is Now a ‘Realistic Option’ [Updated]

Photo: Justin Setterfield (Getty Images) Updated, 3/23/20, 5:15 p.m. ET: Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee, announced at a news conference Monday that postponement of the Olympics is now a “realistic option,” according to CNN. Mori said that the country’s organizing committee is working with the International Olympic Committee to come up with […]

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NYC Correctional Facilities Struggle With Crowded Jails and Lack of Resources, Urge the City to Release More Inmates

Photo: Ian Waldie (Getty Images) On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the release of 40 of the city’s inmates who were convicted of minor, nonviolent offenses in order to lessen the burden on NYC prisons and jails affected by the coronavirus outbreak. After the city’s Board of Corrections declared in a […]

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NYC Correctional Facilities Struggle With Crowded Jails, Officials Urge City to Release More Inmates

Photo: Ian Waldie (Getty Images) On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the release of 40 of the city’s inmates who were convicted of minor, nonviolent offenses in order to lessen the burden on NYC prisons and jails affected by the coronavirus outbreak. After the city’s Board of Corrections declared in a […]

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The DOJ Appears to be Using Coronavirus to Get Around Our Constitutional Right to Due Process (Among Other Things)

Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) As the coronavirus crisis continues to dominate mainstream media and the general public continues to be in frenzy mode, the Department of Justice has quietly asked something of Congress that would lend feelings of vindication to every amateur conspiracy theorist clogging our newsfeeds with their hot-takes on how the government […]

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What Were You Doing When You Were Seven? Because This Kid was Spending $600 on Food and Care Packages for People Put Out by Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo: Cavanaugh Bell, Courtesy of “Cool and Dope.” Taken by his mother, Llacey Simmons With stories and constant updates regarding the coronavirus pandemic continuing to spread across media, it has become a rare thing that we come across news that isn’t bleak and anxiety-inducing. There are, however, positive and even inspiring stories connected to the […]

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What Were You Doing When You Were Seven? This Kid Was Spending $600 on Food and Care Packages for People Put Out by Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo: Cavanaugh Bell, Courtesy of “Cool and Dope.” Taken by his mother, Llacey Simmons With stories and constant updates regarding the coronavirus pandemic continuing to spread across media, it has become a rare thing to come across news that isn’t bleak and anxiety-inducing. There are, however, positive and even inspiring stories connected to the crisis […]

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Sen. McConnell Introduces Coronavirus Stimulus Measures

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just a threat to our personal health, it has also presented a massive challenge to our economic well being. Many companies have already laid off workers, and those who are still working face shorter hours and possible exposure to the virus. Those who have been given […]

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