Tag: coronavirus

H.E.R. Announces Weekly Instagram Live Series Girls With Guitars

Photo: Robyn Beck (AFP via Getty Images) Since couch clubs and concerts have become a thing in recent weeks, one element we could use a lot more of is live instrumentation. To remedy this problem, we have Grammy Award-winning wunderkind H.E.R., who on Monday announced her brand spanking new Instagram Live series, Girls With Guitars. […]

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Incarcerated Rapper Charged With Murder Reportedly ‘Dying’ From Coronavirus

Source: Jerritt Clark / Getty Rapper YNW Melly is reportedly begging for his life while incarcerated and fighting the coronavirus. According to TMZ, the lawyer for the 20-year-old rapper is asking a judge to let him out of prison because he says “he’s on the verge of dying from COVID-19.” The attorney, Bradford Cohen, filed […]

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Robotic 5G car can ID faces, check for fevers, and make deliveries

Although U.S. school campuses have been locked down to stop COVID-19 from spreading, China is already fighting its way back from the peak of its outbreak — and actively embracing the latest mobile technologies to aid in ongoing screening efforts. This week, the Beijing Institute of Technology deployed a robotic 5G monitoring car on its campus, […]

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Nielsen: 39% of U.S. gamers are spending more money on the hobby

As people continue to shelter in their homes in the fight against coronavirus, videos games are stepping up. The medium provides entertainment, but it’s also a source of socialization. And now data-tracking firm Nielsen is seeing the turn to games reflected in its monthly survey (as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter). Nielsen talked with approximately […]

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Coronavirus Is Exposing America’s Separate but Unequal Healthcare System. But Will It Change It?

Illustration: Shutterstock Post-Viral AmericaPost-Viral AmericaThe Root asked some the country’s leading authorities and experts to explain how the coronavirus might affect the future of black America. As the child of Jamaican immigrants, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to trek across New York City to attend one of the most exclusive high schools […]

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Naughty by Nature Teams Up With Rita Wilson for ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ Remix

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images), Gregg DeGuire (Getty Images) Last month, actress and COVID-19 survivor Rita Wilson impressed fans with her quarantined rendition of the Naughty by Nature classic “Hip Hop Hooray,” which she rapped bar-for-bar on Instagram. Today, it was announced that she and the New Jersey rap legends will be joining forces on […]

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Who All Gon’ Be There? With Social Distancing a Thing Now, the NFL Draft Might Be the Next Big Virtual Party

Kyler Murray Oklahoma reacts after he was picked #1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Despite President “China Virus’” ‘insistence that the NFL season should start on time, there’s this thing called the coronavirus—perhaps you’ve […]

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MIT researchers use AI to turn the coronavirus into a haunting melody

An AI system that turns the coronavirus‘ structure into music could help scientists spot details about COVID-19 that a microscope would miss. The AI-generated tune is an audible representation of the coronavirus’ “spike” proteins, which spread the infection by poking out of the virus and binding to human cells. These spikes make the surface of […]

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How Salon Shutdowns Are Disrupting Black Women’s Haircare

On March 23, just after Ontario, Canada declared non-essential businesses would be closed in an attempt to slow the spread of covid-19, a 20-year-old student named Racquell Fogah tweeted her dismay: “The beauty supply store isn’t considered an essential service?????” She followed that up with another tweet: a clip of Ms. Juicy from Lifetime’s Little […]

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Minor Miracle: Truck Sales Are Up

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Celebrities Are Embracing Their Natural Hair—and You Should, Too

Screenshot: Instagram (@kellyrowland), Instagram (@gabunion), Twitter (@iamcardib) Listen, we’re all itching to go back to our old reality and ditch the coronavirus craziness, so if you’re losing your mind, you’re not alone. For many of us, heading to the salon and tackling our hairstylists with a running-start hug before they work their magic is first […]

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No Filter With Naomi: Making the Most of the Moment, Naomi Campbell’s YouTube Channel Launches a Daily Series

Screenshot: Being Naomi (YouTube) Naomi tried to tell us…and if we’d listened, maybe we wouldn’t all be self-isolating right now. Some considered the legendary supermodel paranoid when she showed off her fastidiously protective in-flight pre-cleaning routine on her Being Naomi YouTube channel last July. Nine months later, the fashion icon, activist and philanthropist proved to […]

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Taking Compassionate Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

And you’re beyond disappointed and frustrated. You’re devastated. Thankfully, there is some good news: “[A]ll the time we now have in one space may lend to trying new forms of self-care that may be surprisingly satisfying and rewarding,” said Stacey Sherrell, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in helping individuals with grief and loss, life […]

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Decides This Is a Good Time to Reopen Beaches. Local Officials Disagree

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) You would think that after Gov. Brian Kemp caught America’s collective side-eye when he revealed that he’d recently learned that asymptomatic people can still spread the coronavirus, he would be trying to keep his head low and avoid making any decisions that could even be perceived as reckless in […]

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Stanford researchers propose AI in-home system that can monitor for coronavirus symptoms

During the “COVID-19 and AI” livestream event run by the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered AI (HAI), Stanford professor and HAI codirector Dr. Fei-Fei Li presented a concept for an AI-powered in-home system that could track a resident’s health, including for signs of COVID-19, while ensuring privacy. It’s designed to keep seniors, many of whom live […]

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U.S. Accused Of Stealing Ventilators From Barbados As Coronavirus Spreads in The Caribbean

Source: bgblue / Getty As the world grapples with an apparently shrinking supply of ventilators, tactics to secure them have allegedly gotten ugly and even illegal. Now, America has become the latest country to be accused of stealing the medical machines designed to keep patients breathing that have become an essential fight against the coronavirus […]

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Microsoft’s AI recommends lockdown strategies to curb coronavirus

A preprint paper coauthored by researchers at Microsoft, the Indian Institute of Technology, and TCS Research (the R&D division of Tata Consultancy Services) describes an AI framework designed to help cities and regions make policy decisions about lockdowns, closures, and physical distancing in response to COVID-19. They claim that because it learns policies automatically as […]

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Oprah Donates $10 Million for Coronavirus Relief, With $1 Million Going to America’s Food Fund

Oprah Winfrey speaks during Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour on February 22, 2020, in San Francisco, California. Photo: Steve Jennings (Getty Images) We have more news of celebrities going beyond empty platitudes and using their financial privilege to pay it forward. Oprah has pledged to donate $10 million toward relief during the […]

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The Roots Announce Live Performances, Behind-the-Scenes Stories to Deliver Us All From Cabin Fever

Questlove, left, and Black Thought of The Roots performs during the Martell Vanguard Experience event at Garden Theater on March 9, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.Photo: Scott Legato (Getty Images for Pernod Ricard) Much like everyone else at the moment, The Roots have a lot of time on their hands. But even with no shows to […]

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