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COMMENTARY: COVID-19 — My Personal Battle from a Positive to a Negative Result

Jeffrey L. Boney Shares His Personal Journey of Surviving the Coronavirus and Dealing with the Emotional and Mental Anguish Required to Overcome COVID-19 By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor “Jeffrey, unfortunately, your test came back positive for the Coronavirus.” Hearing those...

AFRO Exclusive: Past IMA Presidents On 2020 IMA Endorsement

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In any organization that is worth its salt and is about the enhancement of the beloved community, it must always exude integrity, be tenacious in carrying out its mission, be exacting in its history, and be true to itself...

#BlackCovidStories: A Long-Memoried People

By Dr. Kaye Whitehead  Growing up, whenever something happened to me, my Nana would tell me to write it down, to record it, to get my stories on paper. She said that we are a long-memoried people, and we document...

COMMENTARY: Old, Sick and Incarcerated

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By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Older people don’t commit violent crimes (although they commit financial crimes and perjury). Releasing those over 65 who were convicted of drug crimes and other nonviolent crimes saves money and has little social cost....

Editorial Commentary: Trump Cheers on Governors, Ignores WH Guidelines

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By Toluse Olorunnipa, Griff Witte and Lenny Bernstein Special to the AFRO States across the country are moving swiftly to reopen their economies despite failing to achieve benchmarks laid out by the White House for when social distancing restrictions could be...

Black Saints Waiting Outside the Pearly Gates

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By Ralph E. Moore Jr. There are no African Americans recognized as saints officially by the Catholic Church.  During the global pandemic we are enduring it might seem odd to focus on anything other than it.  But Baltimore City because...

Faith in the Midst of COVID-19

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By Dr. Kevin Daniels With currently over 1.36 million confirmed cases in the United States and over 4.1 million  around the world, the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 has caused over 80,562 deaths in the U.S. and 282K around the world....

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Shows Impact of Racism

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By Robert Gilbert Jr. Rev. George C. Gilbert, Jr. is the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy Trinity United Baptist Church in Northeast, D.C. and a member of the Social Justice Commission part of...

Commentary: The Cost of Civic Sharecropping

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“Be the change you want to see.”  - Anonymous Persons  By Nneka Nnamdi The above sentiment suggests Baltimore residents must become active in making their own neighborhoods better. This is a story of what it actually looks like when residents attempt...

The Well: Chaos and Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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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. A few days ago, around 9 o’clock at night, I heard my son running down the steps of our...

Op-Ed: Baltimore Needs a New Way Forward

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By Jessica Solomon As Baltimore adapts and grapples with structural challenges that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, we are also tasked with choosing our next leader on June 2nd.  This moment of uncertainty is a call to action for all of...

Pan African Mother: Fight for Life Before and During COVID-19

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By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “he took him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.” Exodus 2:10a The disproportionate number of illnesses and deaths related to COVID-19 in the Pan African community are alarming. The Center for Disease Control...

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