April 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2020) – Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO, made the following statement about today’s White House call on the impact of COVID-19 on the African-American community.

“This pandemic has exposed the inequality that exists everywhere, particularly in the U.S. healthcare system, resulting in harm to African Americans at a drastically disproportionate rate. The nation has seen only a small glimpse in...

March 19, 2020

“COVID-19 is a White man’s disease. It doesn't seem to infect Black people,” said Jane, a community leader in New Haven, Conn., who had come to the U.S. as a refugee from Africa many years ago. Jane addressed my team of health services researchers and members of the local immigrant community to improve communication between medical doctors and refugee patients.

Our team meets regularly to develop plans that address health lit...

March 19, 2020

As the nation shifts to urgency on COVID-19, the NAACP convened an hourlong town hall via teleconference on March 15 to share information and expertise that can protect communities.

The NAACP Emergency Tele-Town Hall included medical, policy, faith and philanthropic leaders who discussed how individuals can prevent coronavirus infection, how government leaders are taking action and how everyone can ease the inequities caused by...

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