Health

CVS Health Expands Drive-Thru Testing Sites to Michigan

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By AFRO Staff CVS Health announced the launch of a new rapid COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Dearborn, Mich., in conjunction with federal and state officials. The site will provide state residents with rapid COVID-19 testing and on-the-spot results at...

Meet the Therapist: Loretta Elizalde

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During the COVID-19 crisis the AFRO is celebrating Black practitioners who are continuing to serve their communities, either on the front lines or through amended means of working in the midst of this pandemic. Is there a particular incident that...

The Well: Understanding the Power of Gratitude

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By Andi Pyatt “The Well” is a recurring column to remind us of the power we possess in mind, body and spirit. Managing our anxiety has become a full time job in this Covid-19 existence. Every day, hour, minute, and second...

Black Fitness Trainer Receives $400K Investment

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MEET THE VIRTUAL BLACK FITNESS TRAINER WHO JUST RECEIVED A $400K INVESTMENT FROM TWO PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Meet James Fisher Jr, founder and CEO of Mission Fit Fitness, which has just received a $400K investment from two...

D.C. Enters Phase One of Reopening

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com It’s been over eight weeks since D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a stay-at-home order for District residents and more than ten weeks since most of the city has been shutdown and in quarantine, due to...

In Letter to Congress: Black Wealth 2020 Sends Plea for Unity in Pandemic Relief

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By Hazel Trice Edney Black-Owned Businesses Got Little Relief Under PPP (TriceEdneyWire.com) - As the U. S. House of Representatives awaits the political fate of another multi-trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill, called the "Heroes Act", Black Wealth 2020 (BW2020), a national...

Free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing

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We're Here For You! FREE WALK-UP COVID-19 TESTING FHCB in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department are pleased to offer free and easy walk-up COVID-19 testing. Cherry Hill Dates: Tuesdays (5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30) Time: 10 am- while supplies last Location: 631 Cherry...

Thursday, May 28th Webinar: Accelerating Efforts to Address the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity

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Accelerating Efforts to Address the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity With Church Partners A panel discussion outlining strategies to accelerate support for African American communities in the fight against prostate cancer during and beyond COVID-19.

Worker Shortage Concerns Loom In Immigrant-Heavy Meatpacking

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By STEPHEN GROVES and SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities. Lacking English skills, the brothers took...

Mayor Young Announces Initiative to Help Businesses Safely Reopen

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Mayor Young Selects the Baltimore Development Corporation and Neighborhood Design Center to Lead Design for Distancing: Reopening Baltimore Together, a Tactical Public Health and Business Recovery Initiative Throughout Baltimore City Districts BALTIMORE, MD. — With a $1.5 million investment from...
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Baltimore City Joint Information Center COVID-19 Daily Brief, May 26th

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Baltimore City Joint Information Center COVID-19 DAILY BRIEF https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mch03oXkBzeib8hyr3HeuQPAtnPK0vn_q2J_usAKTw8/edit?usp=sharing There are a few new updates within today’s daily brief. We’ve updated the city’s Coronavirus website to include information on testing sites and where to get tested. You can find that here. Mayor...

D.C. Moving in Direction of Phased Reopening

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com It’s been over two months since D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser urged District residents to stay at home and enacted an emergency shutdown of non-essential businesses due to COVID-19.  Although she said D.C. would begin reopening...

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