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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Joe Biden for President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of America’s foremost moral leaders whose work since the civil rights movement of the 1950s made him a national treasure, has formally endorsed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States…

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New to working from home? Here are some tips

By Chida Rebecca, Editor-in-Chief, Black & Magazine The idea of working from home has always been a glamorized one. Rolling out of bed whenever you’d like, sitting poolside with your favorite drink at noon. Man! That sounds like a day anyone would enjoy. Especially if you find yourself working for a company that you may…

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UVA Enrolls First Patient in COVID-19 Medication Study

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The University of Virginia Health System (UVA) has joined a national clinical trial testing a potential COVID-19 medication. “I enrolled the first patient on the clinical trial for Remdesivir,” Dr. Taison Bell, an infectious disease expert who specializes in critical care at the Charlottesville-based health system,…

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COVID-19: Renowned Doctor Says, ‘Be Vigilant. Don’t Be a Vector’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As COVID-19 continues to spread amid a growing number of fatalities, Dr. James Hildreth said it’s critical that everyone follows stay-at-home orders, social distancing guidelines, and anything else that could help keep Americans safe during the pandemic. Dr. Hildreth, the president of Meharry Medical College, is…

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State of Emergency Declared for Black America as Public Health Experts Reveal Coronavirus is Airborne

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols are convinced that the disease is airborne. Today, as a result of recent medical…

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National Park Service Announces $14 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights

The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants to fund 51 projects across 20 states and the District of Columbia that will preserve sites and history related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century. “These grants will fund important projects that document, interpret,…

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Coronavirus Compounds Inequality and Endangers Communities of Color

By Conner Maxwell Special from the Center for American Progress (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Inequality is magnified in times of national hardship. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in communities of color, which have long endured inequalities across American economic, social, and civic systems. Persistent segregation has restricted tens of millions of people of color to some…

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NNPA Senior Correspondent Stacy Brown and Wife Shenay Test Positive for COVID-19

By Nsenga Burton, NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor The National Newspaper Publishers Association has been hit again by the coronavirus. NNPA Senior Correspondent Stacy M. Brown and his wife Shenay have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Brown recently chronicled the story of Jeffrey L. Boney, the multi-award-winning writer for the Houston Forward Times and the National Newspaper Publishers…

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Acclaimed Houston Forward Times Columnist Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Admitted to ICU

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia More than 825,000 people around the globe have been infected with the novel coronavirus, including at least 175,600 in America. Now the coronavirus has hit a member of our family. Jeffrey L. Boney, a multi-award-winning writer for the Houston Forward Times and the National Newspaper Publishers…

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