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COVID-19: Today in Black America 4/14/20

POSTED: April 14, 2020, 12:00 pm

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The Washington Post

Tax change in coronavirus package overwhelmingly benefits millionaires, congressional body finds

Trump says his ‘authority is total.’ Constitutional experts have ‘no idea’ where he got that.

The Me President: Trump uses briefing to focus on himself

The Star-Ledger (

Coronavirus updates: N.J. deaths at 2,443; New state tax deadline; Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods delivery invites. What you need to know.

N.J. joins 6 other states in coordinated planning to re-open after coronavirus surge

A new Rutgers coronavirus test based on a simple spit into a tube will come to a N.J. testing site this week

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

OPINION: Why COVID-19 is hitting African Americans especially hard

Coronavirus stimulus checks: 5 myths debunked

AJC IN-DEPTH: Race is on to prepare Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 peak

The Afro-American

Individual Stimulus Checks Begin to Arrive, What Should You Expect?

D.C. Coronavirus Update: First COVID-19 Death in DC Jail, More Regulations

Black Businesses Matter, But Will They Get Fair Share Of COVID-19 Aid Money?

The Baltimore Sun

Mandatory face coverings in public among coronavirus-related measures passed by Baltimore City Council

Maryland nears 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as state sees deadliest day so far

Maryland’s highest court issues sweeping order to help prevent spread of coronavirus in juvenile detention centers

The Los Angeles Times

Coronavirus is attacking nursing homes with poor infection track records in L.A. County

This is the latest list of Los Angeles County communities with coronavirus cases

Reopening California could mean masks, telecommuting and social distancing at restaurants

The Detroit Free Press

Justin Amash says he's considering a run for president after Trump remarks

Whitmer says protests against stay home order OK, but takes a shot at DeVos family involvement

More than a quarter of Michigan's workforce has filed unemployment claims

The Philadelphia Inquirer (

Black men can’t wear face masks and not expect negative reactions

Decimated by pandemic closures and layoffs, Philadelphia fitness industry claws to stay afloat

Tips to help parents cope during school closures

The New York Times

‘Pacing and Praying’: Jailed Youths Seek Release as Virus Spreads

Why Coronavirus Is Killing African-Americans More Than Others

What Doctors on the Front Lines Wish They’d Known a Month Ago

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