Day: April 23, 2020

Thinker's Notebook

The COVID-19 Interviews: Dr. Anael Alston

Dr. Alston is the Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Equity and Community Engagement Services for the NYS Department of Education. His experience as an educator offers us a unique perspective on the adjustment of learning models while under quarantine. In our interview, he sheds light on how his work as an educator prepared him […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

The Classism of a Pandemic

My sister Kyam is a Senior Accountant with a top-rated global accounting firm. Her twin daughters are at the top of their classes in all subjects. When Covid caused us all to shelter-in-place, the firm sent my sister home with everything that she needed to do her job. She was already working from home a […]readmore

Community News

In Memoriam R.I.P. Dr. Norma J. Goodwin

Dr. Norma J. Goodwin, 82, pioneering medical doctor and minority health communicator extraordinaire, died on April 13 at the Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center. The cause was COVID-19 and pneumonia. Dr. Goodwin set her sights high on improving health outcomes for American people of color – Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans. She scuttled her career in […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Earth Day turns 50 on April 24. The golden anniversary will be remembered for the plague – coronavirus – as the planet battles for the life of its inhabitants. In four months the virus has ravaged the planet with 2,472,259 cases reported worldwide, with 169,986 deaths. In the United States, there have been 42,000 deaths, […]readmore

National News

Atlanta Struggles to Fulfill MLK’s Legacy in Health Care

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wants to declare the state open for business on Friday April 24, against all expert medical opinion, the federal guidelines and the strong opposition of many of the state’s mayors.Kemp won reelection in a highly controversial election characterized by suppression of the African-American vote. His insistence on reopening the state in […]readmore

View From Here

Two Enemies: COVID-19 & Racism’s Legacy

View From HereBy David Mark Greaves We’ve been in a lot of tough spots as Africans in the Americas, with slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow, criminal justice and the rest. But COVID-19 is taking us out suddenly and in mass. The virus strikes everybody, but it hits the Black community the hardest. By a wide margin. […]readmore