Health

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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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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Acres Home funeral director on COVID-19 deaths: ‘We are the last responders’

In 1953, Ebony magazine reported there were 3,000 black-owned funeral parlors across the country, and last year, that number had decreased to about 1,200, with nearly a dozen remaining across the Houston area. Many African Americans continue to rely on the comfort and security from familiar faces when it comes to burying their loved ones, especially during the COVID-19/ coronavirus global pandemic.

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Tina Knowles Lawson, Beyoncé launch Houston campaign to fight COVID-19

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and fashion designer, Tina Knowles Lawson, has created the #IDIDMYPART campaign to encourage residents in her beloved home city of Houston to get tested in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that African American communities have an escalated rate of infections and fatalities, Knowles Lawson is pleading to Houston residents to know their status in an urgent appeal to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Booker T. Washington High School principal shares his ‘new normal’

Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, it has been decided that Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. It's an adjustment period for all as educators and students were forced to immediately switch to an online learning platform, which is new for most, and Carlos Phillips stresses balance is key.

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