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Strategies for Surviving the Total Wave of COVID-19

April 24 , 2020

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/covid-19-strategies-surviving-the-tidal-wave/id1491286533?i=1000472519542

NPR Podcast

Covid-19 is not an equalizer

April 6, 2020



Ways and Means Committee: Hearing on the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color. May 27, 2020




Coronavirus and the fake news pandemic. May 9, 2020




BE 100s CEO Randal Pinkett, Donald Trump’s most successful former ‘Apprentice,’ weighs in on Trump’s presidency and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on black business.

Black News Channel’s Chief Legal Correspondent, Dr. Laura McNeal, explains your rights in the workplace amid COVID-19 on BNC Prime Time.
Black News Channel’s Chief Legal Correspondent, Dr. Laura McNeal, explains your rights in the workplace amid COVID-19 on BNC Prime Time.

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett discusses the efforts to combat the COVID-19 disease.
What is the Spiritual Value of Being in Quarantine (Shelter In Place)? This video features a message from Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, delivered April 26, 2020.

Dr. Ala Stanford rallied a group of fellow black doctors to provide free testing for people in poor neighborhoods as the Red Cross voices major concern over the lack of African American blood donors.

Dr. John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmers Association, the impact of COVID-19 on black farmers across the country on BNC Prime with Laverne McGee.

Three days inside a Detroit funeral home, where COVID-19 is pushing death care workers to their limit.


Robert Taylor in Reserve, Louisiana Speaking About the Pandemic

Dr. James Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, joins BNC Prime to discuss the start of testing an anti-virus that could potentially prevent COVID-19.

According to early data about the scope of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., COVID-19 is hitting Americans of color especially hard. The CDC has not published racial breakdowns of deaths, but some states are — and they show that patients dying of the disease are disproportionately black. That trend is evident in Chicago, whose mayor, Lori Lightfoot, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

A Georgia hair salon reopens, but it’s setting new rules about masks, sanitizer and walk-ins.

CNN political commentator Van Jones explains how the novel coronavirus pandemic has the potential to hit the African-American community especially hard.

Ten African nations have no ventilators at all.

Dr. Henry McKoy, director of entrepreneurship at North Carolina Central University, joins BNC Prime to discuss economic modeling on how the the federal stimulus will affect black businesses and what black businesses need right now.

Africa: The Economic Ramifications of Coronavirus Pandemic

Nickolas Lee, Cassandra Greer-Lee’s husband, got a sore throat March 29, was taken to the hospital on April 6 and died on April 12. He had COVID-19.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says “people of colour have a greater burden of chronic health conditions” and urged people to practice safety measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The Post’s Libby Casey, joined by reporters Vanessa Williams, Eugene Scott, Tracy Jan, Robert Samuels, Lori Aratani and Lenny Bernstein, unpack new revelations about at-risk communities and the impact of covid-19 on black Americans.

A conversation about COVID-19’s impact on the Black community in Birmingham. Sponsored by Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, UAB School of Public Health, and UAB School of Medicine.

Rats Swarm New Orleans’ French Quarter

Dr. Benson Cooke, psychology professor and coordinator for the Mental Health Counseling Program at University of D. C. joins BNC Prime to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on black mental health, and how this pandemic exacerbated disparities the already exist within the mental health system for black people such as lack of overall access and lack of black counselors.

New data show that black people are disproportionately contracting and dying from the coronavirus. Experts suggest this is due to current health disparities already faced by black Americans in this country, such as underlying medical conditions and limited access to medical care. Other very real determinants brought on by white supremacy also impact how black communities deal with illnesses, such as neighborhood density or things like being able to even afford a doctor’s visit or receiving adequate care from racially biased doctors.

Early data on COVID-19 racial disparities are revealing that Black communities are being hit hardest with fatalities associated with the coronavirus.

Amid the intensification of the coronavirus pandemic, in the United States early data is suggesting that Black and Latinx communities make up a disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths. In Chicago alone, where Black people make up just 30% of the population, 70% of the city’s deaths were Black residents. In Louisiana, African Americans comprise 32% of the population, but 70% of the COVID-19-related deaths. Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, a family physician and epidemiologist, says that COVID-19 exposes a two-fold manifestation of racism in the U.S., and Black communities are at particular risk due to greater “exposure” and “vulnerability” to the virus. “We are in more front-facing, low-income, underappreciated jobs, where we are part of the essential workforce that really isn’t getting its full attention, and certainly not getting the full protection that we need,” she says.


As COVID-19 spreads a troubling fact is clear. The virus is disproportionately hitting black Americans. In an essay on Breaking the News, Adrienne Broaddus took a closer look at the numbers and lives behind them.

Trevor takes a closer look at why the U.S.’s coronavirus outbreak is disproportionately hurting the black community.

State-level data suggest virus hits African Americans the hardest, and international statistics shows COVID-19 kills more men than women

A simple animated explanation of how COVID-19 affects the body
I can’t believe, with all the problems we are facing as humans, cbs this morning had to find someway of bringing race into the coronavirus pandemic. Can’t we just fight this together as humans, and not bring race into it, like we always do?

Doctor Bernard Ashby discusses calls into Ebro in the Morning to discuss why COVID-19 is affecting black & brown communities harder than other demographics, best practices, and how to take care of your health during this time.

Interviews with Black people from around the world on their coronavirus experiences

NYC Doctor give advice on how to protect yourself against Coronavirus

Black and hispanic citizens appear twice as likely to die from coronavirus as white people in New York, according to new data.

New Coronavirus (COVID-2019) – Is The New Disease a Modern Black Plague