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Resilient Persistent Improvisers…Musicians in the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Charles Emmons

Resilient Persistent Improvisers…Musicians in the COVID-19 Pandemic By Charles Emmons It’s a painful time for many of us. We can’t see loved ones graduate, weddings are out, family gatherings and reunions are a distant memory, and dancing in the streets is definitely out. In another time we might head out...

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Schools Scramble to Design Instructional Options for New School Year

By: COVID-19 Forces Changes to School Schedules

Schools Scramble to Design Instructional Options for New School Year COVID-19 Forces Changes to School Schedules By Alfonzo Porter Determining what the opening of schools may look like this fall, as the coronavirus continues to rage, has become the most urgent challenge for school leaders both locally and around the...

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Universal Basic Income: An Antidote for Poverty

By: Jamil Shabazz

Universal Basic Income: An Antidote for Poverty By Jamil Shabazz There has been a convenient narrative around COVID-19 in the African American community. Countless television specials, webcasts and articles drive home the message that African Americans are more susceptible to COVID-19 because of underlying conditions like heart disease, hypertension and...

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Coronavirus and Voter Suppression – A Deadly Combination

By: Thomas Holt Russell

Coronavirus and Voter Suppression – A Deadly Combination By Thomas Holt Russell Democracy demands participation. If we don’t have people voting, then we don’t have a democracy. – State Representative Leslie Herod It was always known that African Americans were at the wrong end of health and social economic disparities....

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In Their Own Words: Reflections from the Last Responders

By: Jamil Shabazz

In Their Own Words: Reflections from the Last Responders By Jamil Shabazz In my bedroom, there is an old chifferobe in which I keep artifacts from my past. In the very back of the chifferobe there is a small cardboard box containing a stack of paper memorials—pamphlets from every funeral I have ever...

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Bailing Out Of Confusion: A Closer Look At the CARES Act

By: Jamil Shabazz

Bailing Out Of Confusion: A Closer Look At the CARES Act By Jamil Shabazz Ball of confusion, that's the world we live in today. The Coronavirus has infected our day-to-day routines. Everything that was familiar has been upended, replaced with muddling uncertainty. Essential to our routine are the products and services...

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Anemic, Incompetent, Confusing Leadership from Washington Devastates Nation in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic Local, State Leaders Win Praise

By: Alfonzo Porter

Anemic, Incompetent, Confusing Leadership from Washington Devastates Nation in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic Local, State Leaders Win Praise By Alfonzo Porter In 2015, in response to the global Ebola outbreak of 2014, President Barack Obama established the Global Health Security and Biodefense unit. It was ostensibly designed to serve as...