coronavirus

As bars reopen, don’t be a drunk fool!

Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week that BARS and similar establishments are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalizations starting Oct. 14, and while that makes many of us smile, we have to say -- DON'T BE A DRUNK FOOL!

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Trumps test positive!

In a shocking turn of events, the world was shocked to learn news of the inevitable, President Donald Trump — who has been against wearing masks — and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, have both tested positive for the coronavirus. The news was released shortly after learning that one of his closest advisers, Hope

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Blacks say ‘no’ to COVID-19 trials — would you blame us?

Researchers are having a tough time recruiting minorities to participate in clinical trials in the multi-billion-dollar effort to get a coronavirus vaccine on the market. It doesn’t help that one person participating in a COVID-19 trial has been left paralyzed, according to reports.

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Teachers protest to save their lives in the face of the pandemic

Teachers say they are literally "fighting for their lives" as they protest around the country to stay out of the classrooms during this COVID-19 pandemic. As students are already contracting the disease, many teachers feel they are sitting ducks, fearing exposure from the students they are designated to educate.

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Helping kids bridge the digital divide during COVID-19

As students prepare to head back to school, some families are concerned they will not have the technology needed to help their children succeed in virtual or distance learning. Specifically, in the African American community, many students have not engaged as much in the virtual learning landscape, as we have relied on brick-and-mortar institutions.

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Education vs. Health

For generations, the fight when it comes to our children and schools have been about integration, better resources, bridging the educational gaps between whites and minority students and, over the last few years, conquering the digital divide when it comes to students in underserved communities.

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Unemployment Crisis

The word they use is "negotiating," but it is more fitting to flat out call it what it is --fighting -- as Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach a decision on what to do about unemployment benefits during this pandemic.

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The impact of COVID-19 on educational development

Life is about priority setting. Priorities are values, and values are about importance ordering. Educational development for children should be top priority, because of 21st century technological advances, technical skill employment requirements and the developmental consequences.

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