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Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas

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By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Hip-hop and business mogul Russell Simmons has seen the devastation the novel coronavirus has wreaked on his hometown of Hollis in Queens, N.Y., and the rest of the world. Now, the iconic Def Jam...

U.S. ‘Wasted’ Months Before Preparing For Virus Pandemic

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By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used...

State of Emergency Declared for Black America as Public Health Experts Reveal Coronavirus is...

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols...

Sunday at Noon – A Time For Maryland To Pray

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The Governor has called on Marylanders to pray and reflect this Sunday, April 5 at noon in response to COVID-19.  Please get the word out to your congregations and friends to be praying and if feasible tune in to your online services...

Face Coverings Recommended in COVID-19 Fight, But Trump Says He Won’t Wear One

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By Eric Tucker, Zeke Miller and Mike Schneider The Associated Press President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines April 3 recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately...

News Release: Why Disadvantaged Populations are at Greater Health Risk from COVID-19 – and...

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By Dr. Beth St. Jean / UMD iSchool The World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, drafted in 1946 and accepted by the U.S. in 1948, states: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights...

Black-Owned Wig Company Donates Face Masks to NYC Hospitals

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New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- RPGSHOW, a leading provider of luxury wigs in partnership with sister company, MyFirstWig, is giving back to the community with a donation of vital PPE materials to various hospitals in NYC and other areas...

RockDeep Makes Health Care Supplies Available

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Former sports talk host turned athletic apparel entrepreneur Rocky Parrish is coming off the sidelines and getting into the game once again.  His latest venture hopes to address two ways of surviving the COVID-19...

Lenny Moore Mourns Beloved Wife

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] According to those close to him, Baltimore Colt legend Lenny Moore is struggling mightily with the loss of his beloved wife of nearly 44 years, Edith A. Moore, who was buried on March 27.  She...

7 Ways to Boost Immunity

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By Black Health Matters As coronavirus runs roughshod across the country, having an immune system functioning at its peak is critically important. Vitamins and supplements may promise to boost immunity, but there’s not much evidence to support these promises. Instead,...

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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By AFRO Staff  Men’s Health Network (MHN) joins with other health organizations to raise awareness of testicular cancer during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month in April. These organizations are calling on greater awareness among men, healthcare providers, and communities about this...

Coalition Urges Gov. Hogan to Prevent a Health Crisis in Prisons and Jails

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BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan should act to ensure that state and local agencies heed public health experts’ advice and take immediate steps to avoid a public health crisis in Maryland’s jails and prisons, wrote a coalition of groups...

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