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Meet the Black Farmer

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Michael Carter Jr., is the Small Farm Resource Center coordinator for Virginia State University and executive director of Carter Farms. AFRO: Tell us about Virginia State University’s Farm Outreach Program and Carter Farms.  MC: VSU...

Black Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

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The AFRO spoke with F.T. Burden, president and CEO of Springboard Community Services, formerly known as Family and Children Services of Central Maryland. By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Black Americans and other people of color continue to suffer more in the...

Baltimore’s Only Summer Camp for Children Experiencing Homelessness Adapts Services Due to Pandemic

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BALTIMORE, MD. (June 30, 2020) - Since 1907 the nationally recognized Camp St. Vincent program has been a valuable resource for local children experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Through wars, the Great Depression, civil unrest, and more...

Trump at Rushmore: Jets and Fireworks, But Masks Optional

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By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks show there in years, he’ll stand before a crowd of thousands of people who won't...

Cases Spike In Sunbelt, Other States Back Off On Reopening

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By JAKE COYLE and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday, and Arizona's outbreak grew more severe by nearly every measure as...

Health Experts Slam US Deal For Large Supply Of Virus Drug

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By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Public health experts on Wednesday criticized the U.S. for securing a large supply of the only drug licensed so far to treat COVID-19. The U.S. government announced this week that it had...

Bea Gaddy: Supporting East Baltimore During COVID-19

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By Cynthia Brooks, Special to the AFRO For nearly 30 years, the Bea Gaddy Family Centers have stood side-by-side with Baltimore’s families to provide healthy, quality food to those most in need. Even when not facing a global pandemic and...

Fauci: US ‘Going In Wrong Direction’ In Coronavirus Outbreak

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools...

Sunbelt States Rush To Line Up Hospital Beds, Not Barstools

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By TAMARA LUSH and JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they...

OP-ED: Past Due Time for American Healthcare System to Protect Black Americans

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands...

Worsening Drought Forces State of Emergency in Puerto Rico

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By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including...

COMMENTARY: Real Table Talk

By Chaplain Debbie Walker, BSN, RN, OCN, Texas Metro News Contributor Take a seat, take a breath, and let me walk you through a straightforward and truthful perspective on this new entity that is the topic of our conversations nowadays,...

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