Tag: Newsletter

Coronavirus Crisis Forces Churches To Put An Updated Spin On Baptizing

Source: LUIS TATO / Getty The coronavirus pandemic is forcing entire countries to rethink deeply-held social norms. Faith leaders are coming up with new ways to reach their communities, with many turning to online platforms to perform rituals. Among the services being offered via new technology are some of the most fundamental customs, or rituals, […]

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From Medicine To Testing Kits, Counterfeit Coronavirus Products Are Thriving On The Black Market

Rapid acceleration of coronavirus-related infections and fatalities in countries like Italy, Spain and the United States has led to widespread bans on communal activities, global restrictions on travel and an increasing reliance on virtual interactions. The push to keep people indoors has lead to a substantial increase in e-commerce and internet-based activities, including video streaming, […]

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Donates $300,000 To Organizations Leading Coronavirus Relief Efforts

The estate of late legendary singer Michael Jackson is stepping up to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic. According to Variety, it will donate $300,000 to organizations that are leading COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds will be dispersed among three organizations that are working to provide support for groups who have been profoundly impacted by the […]

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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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Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Combats Food Insecurity Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Food insecurity has been a longstanding issue within the U.S., however, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened concern surrounding the matter. Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network are on a mission to combat hunger amid the coronavirus crisis. New York, NY (March 25, 2020) – In the wake of the unprecedented emergency impacting the […]

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Why Is Coronavirus Killing More Black People In Milwaukee Than In All Of Wisconsin?

Source: Found Image Holdings Inc / Getty The narrative that health officials have provided to the public is based on the notion that the coronavirus does not discriminate against its victims, infecting their respiratory systems at large with a reckless abandon that only seems to be getting more random. But in Milwaukee County, home to […]

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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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NYC Subway Operator Killed In Suspicious Fire Remembered As ‘A Real Hero’

Source: TWU Local 100 A community is mourning the death of a 36-year-old train operator after a suspicious fire broke out in New York City. According to The New York Post, the MTA subway operator, Garrett Goble, was killed after a fire erupted early Friday morning in a subway train in Harlem. Sarah Feinberg, the interim […]

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What Netflix Got Wrong About Madam C.J. Walker In New Series

[embedded content] The Netflix series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” brings to life part of a fascinating rags-to-riches tale I’ve been researching for the past 10 years. Walker, widely documented to have been America’s first self-made female millionaire, made her fortune building an Indianapolis-based beauty products company that served black […]

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Let’s Reflect On When Matt Gaetz Was Called Out For His DUI By Hank Johnson

Source: The Washington Post / Getty For someone in Congress, making arguments is not one of Rep. Matt Gaetz‘s strong suits. The Florida Congressman is constantly talking out of his mouth without any context or tact to a particular topic and it always suggests racist inclinations on his part. He recently proved this when he […]

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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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Umar Johnson Calls White People ‘Damn Neanderthals’ In Latest Instagram Live Rant

People have been increasingly taking to Instagram Live in an effort to unify the world through everything from music to fitness to whatever other means they have to connect with folks amid widespread quarantining in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, Dr. Umar Johnson has decidedly used the social media app to try to […]

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When Will Stimulus Checks Arrive? Who Gets Them? How Much? Coronavirus Money Questions Answered

Source: Jeff Fusco / Getty Now that the coronavirus economic stimulus package is officially a go, there is finally a guarantee that most American adults will be receiving compensation from the government in the wake of a global pandemic. But as with most things bureaucratic, it’s just not that simple — even though it should […]

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Kamala Harris Checks MAGA Congressman Angry About Coronavirus Stimulus Money For Her HBCU

Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty In spite of — or because, maybe — the Senate reached and passed a bipartisan deal on Wednesday for a $2 trillion economic stimulus package over the coronavirus, a chorus of ride-or-die Republicans just couldn’t seem to contain themselves from chiming in with their objections to it. In the most […]

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Coronavirus Co-Parenting: 4 Things Exes Should Do In The Age Of COVID-19

As millions of people around the world practice social distancing and self-quarantine, they are separating themselves from everyone but their immediate family members. However, for divorced or separated parents who share custody of their children, the definition of “immediate family” isn’t obvious. Already, family lawyers around the country are being inundated with calls from anxious […]

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Joe Biden’s Sexual Assault Accuser Breaks Silence With Graphic Allegations

Source: Barcroft Media / Getty In April of last year, Tara Reade accused Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior when she worked at his Senate office in 1993. Now, she’s accusing the Democratic presidential nominee of sexual assault, according to a graphic interview with podcaster Katie Halper. When Reade initially came out about her experience with […]

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Twitter Suspends Right Wing Actor James Woods’ Account For Andrew Gillum Tweet

Twitter has suspended the account of an actor for tweeting a photo and linking it without proof to Andrew Gillum, the former Florida gubernatorial candidate who was involved in a suspected drug incident at a hotel in Miami Beach earlier this month. James Woods, an Academy Awards-nominated actor, has ramped up his Republican rhetoric since […]

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How The Coronavirus Is Threatening The Future Of HBCUs

As the COVID-19 crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a panel of experts to forecast what’s in store for […]

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Should Bill Cosby Be Released? Coronavirus Is Reportedly In His Prison

Source: EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / Getty Bill Cosby might have a case for himself to be released from prison after at least one prison guard in his facility reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. The consideration of his release brings about larger questions to the problems of incarceration and the difficult answers that have to […]

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NBA Player Trey Burke Pushes Anti-Vaxxer Conspiracy Theory Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Source: Michael Reaves / Getty NBA player Trey Burke has apparently revealed himself to be against vaccinations and made no secret about it on his Instagram stories Tuesday afternoon. While it was unclear what sparked the anti-vaxxer social media outburst, his comments came during a public health pandemic caused by the coronavirus, a highly contagious […]

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‘You Ain’t Sleeping In My Bed!’: Oprah Recalls Coronavirus Talk With Stedman

Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty Oprah Winfrey clearly cares about her man of nearly 30 years, Stedman Graham, and in these coronavirus times, caring means moving Mr. Graham into the guesthouse. Oprah made this perfectly clear in a recent Instagram Live interview with Oprah Magazine’s digital director Arianna Davis. She talked about how she’s social […]

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