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Mayor’s Top Aide Dies of COVID-19

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com According to the D.C. Health Statistics Summary, 401 District of Columbia residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 106 people have recovered and nine patients have died. One of the local decedents from the deadly disease...

Maryland Legal Aid Continues to Provide Critical Legal Assistance to State’s Most Vulnerable During...

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Maryland Legal Aid Continues to Provide Critical Legal Assistance to State's Most Vulnerable During Coronavirus Pandemic BALTIMORE, Md., (March 30, 2020) - Despite a number of statewide closures and suspensions of services reported throughout Maryland, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19),...

Op-ed: ICYMI: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Fueling Fear and Hate Across America

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By DeShawn Blanding and Danyelle Solomon Asian Americans are facing physical and economic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first report of COVID-19 on American soil, Asian Americans, especially Chinese Americans, have endured physical and economic abuse at the hands...

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,...

Communities United Blocks “Horrific” Bill

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By J. K. Schmid A Maryland grassroots organization is taking credit for stopping earlier versions of the COVID-19 relief bill passed Friday. “It’s working!” Communities United, a member-led organizing network headquartered in Baltimore announced Tuesday. “Together, we blocked the horrific package...

Black Sorority Launches COVID-19 Webinar

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AFRICAN AMERICAN SORORITY SUPPORTS MEMBERS, PUBLIC WITH 6-PART WEBINAR SERIES Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Hosts "We Are Sigma Strong" During COVID-19 Outbreak Cary, NC (BlackNews.com) -- "We Are Sigma Strong" is the theme of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's 6-part webinar series...

Maryland Governor Says COVID-19 Increases are ‘Frightening’

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By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a Maryland nursing home contributed to an increase in virus cases Sunday across the state that the governor described as "frightening."  Maryland health officials reported that overall cases around...

Locked Up: No Masks, Sanitizer as Virus Spreads Behind Bars

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By ROBIN MCDOWELL and MARGIE MASON, Associated Press Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York's Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the...

Hopkins Leads Team To Study Blood Plasma Therapy

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By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A public-private initiative will provide $4 million to a Johns Hopkins University-led team to study therapeutic uses of blood plasma recovered from COVID-19 patients, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gov. Larry Hogan, and Johns Hopkins...

City Schools Update: Distance Learning and Weekend Meals

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Greetings City Schools Families, Message from CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises “I realize that the events of the past several weeks have been confusing and at times frightening. But I want you to know that we are doing everything we can to...

Oprah on Coronavirus: ‘Playing it as Safe as I Possibly Can’

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and...

Coronavirus is Roiling Every Part of Child Welfare System

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By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents.  For caseworkers,...

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