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Howard University Opens Free COVID-19 Testing Site For Underserved Communities

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected the Black community and Howard University is stepping up to ensure that vulnerable groups in Washington, D.C. have access to adequate testing and resources amid the public health crisis. The historically Black university recently opened a free COVID-19 testing site to provide health care for individuals living in underserved […]

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Who Is Dr. Rick Bright? Trump Whistleblower Says Botched Coronavirus Response Was Avoidable

Source: YouTube / Youtube Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright is accusing the Donald Trump administration of some troubling accusations in a complaint he filed Tuesday. He says that the botched actions of officials could’ve exacerbated the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Daily Beast, Bright helmed the government’s efforts to find a vaccine for […]

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Octavia Spencer Donates Breathing Monitors To Hospitals In New York And Alabama Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Actress Octavia Spencer is focused on supporting health care workers who are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. According to NBC News, she donated breathing monitors to hospitals in New York and Alabama. The shortage of breathing machines in states that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 has been an issue […]

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Philadelphia Doctors Launch Initiative To Provide COVID-19 Testing For Black Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the Black community. Data shows nearly one-third of individuals who have died as a result of coronavirus complications in the U.S. were African American. A group of Philadelphia-based doctors is on a mission to ensure that communities of color in the city have access to adequate testing for the […]

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Rest In Power, Skylar Herbert: Everything To Know About 5-Year-Old Who Died From Coronavirus

Source: Facebook Over the weekend, the realities of the coronavirus pandemic once again hit hard due to the tragic death of 5-year-old Skylar Herbert. According to The Detroit News, Herbert complained of a bad headache a month ago. Then on Sunday, after being hooked to a ventilator for two weeks, Herbert passed away. The Detroit […]

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HBCU Doctor Is Close To Testing Treatment For COVID-19

Source: Raymond Boyd / Getty A doctor at Meharry Medical College is only two weeks away from testing an anti-virus that can help treat COVID-19 patients. According to NBC News, Dr. Donald Alcendor has been developing the anti-virus at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. The Historically Black College was founded in 1876 to teach […]

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Ayanna Pressley Calls Out Guidelines That Make It ‘Far Less Likely’ Black COVID Patients Are Treated

Source: Tom Williams / Getty Rep. Ayanna Pressley is continuing to fight for marginalized communities during the coronavirus pandemic, and most recently she called out Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker for a set of guidlines released by his administration last week. According to Boston.com, Pressley is calling on Baker to rescind voluntary state crisis care standards […]

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Who Is Dr. Henderson? Black Doctor Testing Homeless For Coronavirus Is Latest To Be Racially Profiled

Source: YouTube / Youtube A Black doctor who’s been testing homeless people in Miami for the coronavirus was racially profiled last Friday causing backlash against the Miami-Dade police department. According to ABC News, Dr. Armen Henderson was handcuffed right in front of his home by a police sergeant as he loaded up a van with […]

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Doctors Praise San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s Early Actions Against The Coronavirus

Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty Epidemiologists are praising San Francisco Mayor London Breed for her speedy response to the coronavirus pandemic, so much that the city is being deemed the “national model” for flattening the curve. According to The Atlantic, San Francisco hadn’t confirmed its first case of the coronavirus when Breed swiftly declared a state of […]

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NAACP Blasts Trump’s ‘Hollow’ Attempt To Care About Coronavirus Ravaging Black Communities

Source: The Washington Post / Getty The NAACP is calling out Donald Trump for not doing enough while the coronavirus pandemic continues to have devastating impact on Black communities. President Derrick Johnson released a statement in response to Friday’s White House call on the impact of COVID-19 on the Black community. “This pandemic has exposed […]

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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Reveals Her Partner Has COVID-19: ‘I Don’t Wish This On Anyone’

Source: FayesVision/WENN.com / WENN The founder and leader in the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, is being fully transparent about her partner’s experience with COVID-19. She took to Twitter to tell the morbid story and she gave some advice along the way. “I went back and forth about talking about this but my partner has Covid […]

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Former NFL Player-Turned-Doctor Myron Rolle Is Helping Combat COVID-19

Former NFL player Myron Rolle has gone from tackling opponents on the football field to tackling medical emergencies. According to the Tennessean, the retired professional football player-turned-doctor is helping fight the coronavirus pandemic. Rolle—once a safety for the Tennessee Titans—is a third-year neurosurgery resident at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. As the number […]

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Amazon Exec Uses Racist Trope Against Staffer Fired For Wanting Coronavirus Protections

Source: YouTube / CNBC Amazon is under pressure to prove that they really care about their workers and considering leaked memo notes from a meeting, they aren’t giving a good impression. On Monday, the company fired Christian Smalls, a worker at their Staten Island fulfillment center, who was let go almost immediately after he led […]

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Coronavirus Testing Videos Go Viral As World Sees What It’s Really Like

Source: Twitter Unfortunately, the situation is still grim when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. At the start of March, testing for the virus was limited, which caused only 70 cases to be reported in the U.S. with most of them being tied to overseas travel. Now that testing is more […]

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Coronavirus-Related Suicides Surface Amid Increased Anxiety

Source: NurPhoto / Getty People’s mental health has been taking a collective toll in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Along with the tens of thousands of deaths happening across the world, the virus has caused economic struggles due to businesses closing indefinitely and major events being pushed back or canceled altogether. Such stressors have […]

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Who Is Getting Tested For Coronavirus? Black And Brown ‘Hot Spots’ Called Out

Source: FUNFUNPHOTO / Getty Democratic lawmakers are taking steps to make sure Black and brown people don’t get left behind during the coronavirus pandemic. Considering recent reports of Black communities being largely impacted, politicians have no time to waste. According to Associated Press, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley sent a letter on Friday […]

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Scammers Are Using The Stimulus Checks To Con People Out Of Money

Source: ALEX EDELMAN / Getty Now that the $2 trillion stimulus package was signed into law on Friday, many Americans will be expecting the individual checks promised in the bill. Unfortunately, some scammers are using people’s need for money as a way to steal. According to CNN, multiple sources, such as the Federal Bureau of […]

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Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett Leads Effort To Find COVID-19 Cure

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, many scientists have been working on finding a cure. According to Black Enterprise, Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett is one of the experts leading the effort to create a vaccine that would combat the disease. Dr. Corbett, who serves as a viral immunologist, has joined forces […]

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‘I’m Still Livid’: Ayanna Pressley Reacts To Coronavirus Stimulus Package That Passed The House

Source: Boston Globe / Getty Rep. Ayanna Pressley has some major criticism for the $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the House on Friday in response to the U.S. coronavirus pandemic. The bill was headed to Donald Trump‘s desk for him to sign it Friday afternoon. Pressley created a Twitter thread Friday afternoon starting out […]

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Is Tested For The Coronavirus After Experiencing Flu-Like Symptoms

Source: Tom Williams / Getty U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is the latest politician to test for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after experiencing flu-like symptoms. According to WBUR, a spokesperson, Lina Francis, said on Wednesday that Pressley “sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution.” Pressley confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “Thanks […]

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Who Is Coronavirus Actually Killing? 36-Year-Old Principal’s Death Shatters Misconceptions

Source: Brooklyn Democracy Academy / Instagram A New York City school district is mourning the death of a 36-year-old principal who passed because of coronavirus complications and now the threat of the disease is becoming more of a reality for people who believed they couldn’t be affected. According to Chalkbeat, a non-profit news site that […]

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People Are Blaming Idris Elba And His Wife After She Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Source: Taylor Hill / Getty Actor Idris Elba and his wife, model Sabrina Dhowre Elba, are causing some major online debates for her decision to stay with her husband during his fight with the coronavirus. Now that she has tested positive for the virus, the couple is especially causing discussion on whether it was right […]

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NBA Player Slams Intrusive Coronavirus Questions From Building Manager: ‘Didn’t Even Ask Was I OK’

Source: Sean Gardner / Getty Coronavirus paranoia continues to plague certain U.S. citizens, even to the point where hotel staff insisted on questioning an NBA player’s status. It has been less than a day since the Brooklyn Nets announced that four of their players had tested positive for the coronavirus, including Kevin Durant, and forward […]

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