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When You Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

By Cohen Cosby III Special to the AFRO I woke up Sunday morning with a slight cough, but I didn’t think anything of it because I have asthma and seasonal allergies. After a 30-minute home workout, I sat down on the...

Vote Safe D.C. Campaign Launch

By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO On March 27, the D.C. Board of Elections launched a campaign to encourage residents to utilize voter mail-in ballots for the upcoming elections in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The Vote Safe DC initiative is...

Council Unanimously Passes Relief Bill for Residents

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Conducting a virtual meeting for the first time in its 45-year history, the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed its second COVID-19 relief bill that will offer rent freezes, mortgage deferrals, further extensions for unemployment...

Black Folks Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] This reporter is an avid runner, and while I’m working to abide by all the social distancing rules of these unprecedented times, I cannot resist the beauty of spring, the embrace of these warmer temperatures...

Numbers Rise, Peak Projected in Late June

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] It’s been a month since the first person tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., on March 7, and as of April 7, there have been 1,211 confirmed cases, 318 recoveries and 22 deaths.   “Our thoughts...

RockDeep Makes Health Care Supplies Available

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...

Commentary: The Realities of Distance Learning

By Anna Robinson Special to the AFRO On Tuesday, March 10 I had a senior meeting at the top of the Arts block- the artistic courses in the afternoon at my high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts. My internship...

Commentary: Cloudy With A Chance Of Change

By Terrance Blowe It’s been more than three months into 2020 vision, and three weeks since Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case was reported in the nation’s capitol.  The case is considered to be the result of...

McDuffie Leads Efforts for Small Business, Race Relations During Pandemic

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] With non-essential businesses closed, restaurants under-operating and much of the nation’s capital shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D) and the District of Columbia Council are working to assist...

Coronavirus Update: Deaths Continue to Mount in Intensifying Pandemic, Other Developments

By BRYAN GALLION, MALIKA BUDD and ANNA HOVEY Capital News Service WASHINGTON — The United States logged over 206,200 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 4,500 deaths Wednesday afternoon, according to John Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science...

NewsVision Special Report From HUNS: COVID-19’s Impact in Communities Across the Country

By Howard University News Service (HUNS) Howard University capstone broadcast journalists share how the the coronavirus is affecting communities across the country-- from New Jersey to California. The NewsVision journalists, who were mandated to return home due to the pandemic,...

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