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6 Feet Of Distance May Not Be Enough

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By Joseph Guzman, The Hill In a new article, experts in chemistry and infectious diseases say new research suggests aerosol particles can accumulate and remain infectious in indoor air for hours and can easily be inhaled. Story at a glance Public...

Black-Owned Laboratory Uses Artificial Intelligence-Based Drug Discovery Platform to Develop Treatment for COVID-19

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The novel coronavirus has ravaged most of the globe, but in the U.S., African Americans and other communities of color have disproportionately born the lethal impact of the pandemic. Darnisha Harrison, a Louisiana...

Surviving COVID-19’s Cultural Clash

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO #AFROcoversCOVID As chronicled in the 1997 film “Soul Food,” having relatives from near and far converge in Big Mama’s house to prepare, and share the culinary extravaganza that is the Sunday family dinner is...

Steppin’ Out Bunch Steps Up for the AFRO

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO #AFROcoversCOVID The AFRO has received many donations through the fund established by the COVID-19 Local News Fund on GiveButter.com/TheAfro. And most those who have given have been kind enough to express great appreciation for...

CSU Press Release: Coppin State University Plans In-person and Remote Instruction for Fall Semester

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Coppin State University Plans In-person and Remote Instruction for Fall Semester BALTIMORE – Coppin State University (CSU) plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester in a hybrid capacity, combining in-person instruction with remote learning. Fall classes are...

‘Jeffrey, unfortunately, your test came back positive for the coronavirus.’

By Jeffrey L. Boney For New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—“Jeffrey, unfortunately, your test came back positive for the Coronavirus.” Hearing those words from the doctor, March 27th, shook me to the core. Was that a death sentence for me? Was it a coincidence that my...

#BlackAndBrownGetDown Community Defense Fund Gives $100,000 to Black and Brown New Orleanians Affected by...

By The New Orleans Tribune Our Voice Nuestra Voz (OVNV), an issues organizing effort that builds power with Black and Brown communities in New Orleans, has given $100,000 to Black and Brown community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming from OVNV’s...
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Mayor Young, Dr. Dzirasa and Commissioner Harrison Update Public on Protests and COVID-19

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Mayor Young, Dr. Dzirasa and Commissioner Harrison Update Public on Protests and COVID-19 BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young was joined by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa and Commissioner Michael S. Harrison to brief the public...

Baltimore City Community College Press Release

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Baltimore City Community College Press Release BALTIMORE, MD (May 31, 2020) - Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) announced Friday, free textbooks for all students enrolled for summer 2020 classes at the College. Since March, BCCC moved all classes online to ensure...

Oprah Donates $12M for COVID-19 Relief in Five Cities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent During a recent virtual address to the class of 2020 college graduates, Oprah Winfrey spoke of the need to provide for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “What this pandemic has done is made...

Magic Johnson Announces $100 Million in Loans for Business Owners of Color

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(Black PR Wire) — Since April, when the $2 trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill was passed and the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) began to address COVID-19’s financial hits, the first study to look at the novel coronavirus’...

HBCUs, Other MD Colleges Plan for In-Person, Remote Learning in Fall

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By AFRO Staff The 12 state schools that constitute the University System of Maryland will use a mix of in-person and remote learning when they reopen in the fall. The system, which includes the flagship University of Maryland at College Park,...

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