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COVID-19: Today in Black America 4/7/20

POSTED: April 07, 2020, 1:00 pm

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The New York Times

Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States

Pressure Mounts to Remove Navy Leader for Rebuking Virus-Stricken Carrier Crew

Does My County Have an Epidemic? Estimates Show Hidden Transmission

The Chicago Tribune

Positive COVID-19 test for youth at juvenile detention center sparks alarm among lawyers and advocates

Chicago’s coronavirus disparity: Black Chicagoans are dying at nearly six times the rate of white residents, data show

Long lines in Milwaukee as voters head to polls in Wisconsin amid coronavirus pandemic

The Star-Ledger (

Staff of overrun N.J. hospital breaks down in tears after EMS comes to its rescue

N.J. to postpone June primary elections to July due to coronavirus outbreak

Maps show how coronavirus pandemic is spreading across N.J.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Leading Cleveland cultural attractions announce indefinite closure due to coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic hits the arts in Cleveland, sparking online innovation and uncertainty about future

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland surpasses 100 coronavirus-related deaths; state looks to lease ice rink as makeshift morgue

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

Baltimore Council President Scott calls for $25M in rainy day funds to be used on coronavirus response

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

BREAKING: Georgia reports 35 more coronavirus deaths as cases reach 8,818

Georgia playing catch up in coronavirus testing

7 one-off areas to clean while you're sanitizing for coronavirus

The Los Angeles Times

Southern California outpacing Bay Area in new coronavirus cases. So where’s the peak?

All L.A. County residents can now get coronavirus tests. Here’s how it works

As coronavirus deaths surge, missing racial data worry L.A. County officials

The Washington Post

Worried that $2 trillion law wasn’t enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package

Trump removes inspector general who was to oversee $2 trillion stimulus spending

‘Those numbers take your breath away’: Virus is hitting Chicago’s black neighborhoods harder than others, officials say

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

High courts block Evers on 2 fronts: Wisconsin justices overturn ban on Tuesday voting, U.S. Supreme Court restricts absentee ballots

The election is happening despite confusion. Here's what you need to know about voting in person and absentee.

Bice: Here’s how dark-money groups flooded Milwaukee mailboxes while keeping their donors secret

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