July 10, 2020

When the coronavirus sent millions of students scurrying to log on to online classes, an issue known to many families became painfully evident to the rest of the country. Wi-Fi and internet are luxuri...

July 10, 2020

Dr. James Hildreth remembers the event that changed the direction of his medical career some 30 years ago and put him on the front lines against a deadly virus sweeping across the globe with devastati...

Before COVID-19 caused businesses to close their doors and residents to stay at home, Project Pneuma, a nonprofit serving Baltimore City boys with emotional challenges, would meet for three hours a da...

July 9, 2020

While it is frustrating that many Black businesses haven’t had much luck with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, it is no surprise.

To get through these tough economic time...

July 9, 2020

A remodeled hospital wing with a labyrinth of chambers separated by zippered plastic curtains belies the front line of COVID-19 care at one small Houston hospital. 

After stepping through the United Me...

July 8, 2020

Kiya Tomlin wasn’t sure what direction her business would take once shelter-in-place orders were issued, forcing her to shutter her single-building facility inclusive of a storefront and manufacturing...

July 8, 2020

In Houston, a 22-year-old programmer named Nile Dixon has set out to close the food insecurity gap for people in his area. 

In Chicago, 4D Healthware founder and CEO Star Cunningham is also using tech...


Imadé Borha has been trying to keep her mind busy, but not too busy. 

For 39 days after Gov. Ray Cooper issued the executive order that reduced North Carolina’s daily operations to a trickle, Borha sh...

On and off for the past seven years, Keith Hardiman has made his living selling the homeless magazine Streetwise at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street in downtown ChicagoHe uses mos...

July 4, 2020

Breonna Taylor’s mother worried that her daughter would get COVID-19 while she worked as an emergency medical technician in Louisville, KY. As an essential worker, Taylor, 26, cared for the sick and w...

Dedren Snead, 44, wasn’t prepared when he was laid off from his traveling IT consulting job on March 3. He and his wife, Neidra Snead, 43,  had just spent their savings to move back to Georgia from No...

July 2, 2020

 Caption: Ayisha Strotter is co-owner of Ain't She Sweet Cafe with two locations on Chicago's South Side. At the height of Illinois' shelter-in-place order, the fast-casual      sandwich shop lost 60...

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.

“T...

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 a...

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