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COVID-19: Today in Black America 4/6/20

POSTED: April 06, 2020, 10:00 am

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The New York Times

As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out

College Made them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are

Social Distancing is a Privilege

Young Americans, Burdened with Debt, Now Face and Economic Crisis

The Washington Post

Virus death in U.S. most certainly higher than official count

The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged

Undocumented workers among those hit first - and worst - by shutdown

The Baltimore Afro-American

NNPA Op-Ed Highlights Other Coronavirus Risk Faced by Black Americans

Opinion: The Realities of Distance Learning

State of Emergency Declared for Black America as Public Health Experts Reveal Coronavirus is Airborne

The Philadelphia Inquirer

South Philly has a growing, hidden homeless population — and almost no services to help them

Fact-checking a viral Pa. Facebook post on coronavirus that says the government is ‘up to something’

Coronavirus will accelerate EMS crisis in Pa.’s small towns and rural areas, experts say

The Philadelphia Tribune

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Black mistrust of medicine looms

Why the coronavirus crisis will expand America's racial wealth gap

Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread

The Los Angeles Times

One teacher’s quest to track down her students

The new reality of school at home: Overwhelmed. Isolated. Unfocused. Very Stressed

The coronavirus crisis will change America in big ways. History says so

The Chicago Tribune

Pritzker: ‘It’s wrong’ the way federal government has handled coronavirus pandemic

Editorial: You love your local businesses. Coronavirus is punishing them.

The Star-Ledger (

See how coronavirus pandemic is spreading across N.J. in maps, charts (Monday April 6, 2020)

Woman coughed, spit at cops multiple times while claiming to have coronavirus during arrest, police say

Nurses say they are being pressured to go back to work while still ill from coronavirus

The Baltimore Sun

When will the normalcy return in Maryland? Coronavirus modelers suggest it will be awhile.

Maryland universities helping students weather financial crisis created by coronavirus

Layoffs in Maryland mount as businesses close during coronavirus crisis

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kemp allies defend reopening Georgia beaches despite coastal criticism

CVS opens coronavirus testing site in Atlanta

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