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Apr 01, 2020 at 23:30.

A Death Sentence: As Jails Struggle to Stem Coronavirus Outbreaks, Delays Could Spell Disaster

A Death Sentence: As Jails Struggle to Stem Coronavirus Outbreaks, Delays Could Spell Disaster

On March 19, the chief physician of New York City’s jail system, Ross MacDonald, issued a warning on Twitter: “A storm is coming.”

In a plea directed at city prosecutors and judges, MacDonald noted that he noticed how swiftly courts were closed in response to COVID-19.

“This was fundamentally an act of social distancing, a sound strategy in public health. But the luxury that allows you to...

Mar 31, 2020 at 23:30.

These Therapist-Approved Tips Can Help Manage Your Anxiety Around the Coronavirus

These Therapist-Approved Tips Can Help Manage Your Anxiety Around the Coronavirus
“There is the temptation to kind of busy ourselves right now because we have all this free time, so to speak, which is not free time, you know. And so for people who are feeling pressure to kind of be extra creative right now or, you know, do some great work right now, I want you to know that it really is OK to just be surviving right now.” — Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

Joy Harden Bradford,...

Mar 31, 2020 at 07:30.

Stephon Marbury Working to Deliver 10 Million Masks from China to New York City Health Workers

Stephon Marbury Working to Deliver 10 Million Masks from China to New York City Health Workers

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been met with a mixed response from government officials on both the state and federal level. This has resulted in aid coming from unlikely places.

According to CBS News, former NBA player Stephon Marbury is working on getting 10 million N95 masks from China to New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak in the country. Marbury spent a good portion of the...

Mar 31, 2020 at 06:00.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Discloses He’s Battling Pneumonia, Believes It Could Be COVID-19

DJ Jazzy Jeff Discloses He’s Battling Pneumonia, Believes It Could Be COVID-19

When it comes to confirmed coronavirus cases, the United States is number one in the world, with a reported total of more than 100,000. While stricter social distancing rules have been implemented, it appears that there aren’t many signs of the potentially deadly illness slowing its roll anytime soon.

There have been several reports of high-profile names in entertainment and media diagnosed...

Mar 31, 2020 at 04:00.

A Word of Encouragement to All the Black Men Who Desperately Need Haircuts Right Now

A Word of Encouragement to All the Black Men Who Desperately Need Haircuts Right Now

I see you, fam. Really, I do.

Well, actually I don’t, like literally. Because of the social distancing thing and the statewide lockdown thing, I only leave home now for daily walks and maybe to take the kids to this open parking lot behind my house. So when I say I see you, I mean metaphorically. Spiritually and shit.

Anyway, I see you fam. Underneath the hats you’re wearing all the time now,...

Mar 31, 2020 at 00:45. 1 comments

2020 Summer Olympics Will Now Take Place Summer 2021

2020 Summer Olympics Will Now Take Place Summer 2021

So it’s been a little over two years weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in everything under the sun being delayed and/or canceled. The 2020 Summer Olympics were one of the final holdouts until last week when the organizing committees finally announced the games were postponed.  

According to NBC News, the Olympic games will now take place an entire year later than they were originally...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 02:30. 12 comments

‘A Dangerous Gamble’: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Refuses to Order ‘Shelter-in-Place’ for Residents, Leaving Black Alabamans Especially at Risk

‘A Dangerous Gamble’: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Refuses to Order ‘Shelter-in-Place’ for Residents, Leaving Black Alabamans Especially at Risk

It looks like Nathaniel Woods isn’t the only person Gov. Kay Ivey is willing to put to death.

The Republican governor announced during a press conference on Thursday that the state would not be enacting “shelter-in-place” measures, which have been shown in other countries to mitigate the disastrous effects of the coronavirus.

From Talking Points Memo:

“Y’all, we are not Louisiana, we are not...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 01:00. 11 comments

White Supremacist Who Tried to Blow Up Kansas City Hospital Plotted With Active Duty Army Soldier

White Supremacist Who Tried to Blow Up Kansas City Hospital Plotted With Active Duty Army Soldier

Whether its crowding beaches, prioritizing “freedom over health” or, in this case, just being truly vile human beings, white people seem intent on making this pandemic worse than it already is.

ABC News reports that a white supremacist who had plans to blow up a Kansas City hospital currently dealing with the coronavirus epidemic was in talks with an active duty member of the U.S Army. Timothy...

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Mar 27, 2020 at 07:00.

Los Angeles Mayor Threatens to Shut Down Utilities in Non-Essential Businesses

Los Angeles Mayor Threatens to Shut Down Utilities in Non-Essential Businesses

We currently are in the midst of a crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Despite that fact, folks seem steadfast in acting like there isn’t a fatal, highly contagious virus out in these streets. So much so that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may have to crack down even further.

According to CBS News, Garcetti has threatened to turn off the power and water in non-essential businesses...

Mar 27, 2020 at 03:30.

An Island Escape in the Time of Pandemic

An Island Escape in the Time of Pandemic

So shit is kind of crazy at the moment. Disease is rapidly spreading throughout the country. Those of us who are lucky enough to not be sick are spending the majority of our time at home, separated from the people we care about. In such a trying time an unlikely beacon of joy has emerged with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

For those unaware, Animal Crossing is a long-running video game series...

Mar 27, 2020 at 00:30. 3 comments

Hospitals Face Possibility of Instituting Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders for Patients Infected With Coronavirus

Hospitals Face Possibility of Instituting Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders for Patients Infected With Coronavirus

At this point, it should be no secret to anyone that the U.S. wasn’t ready to deal with a global pandemic. Between nationwide shortfalls in testing for the coronavirus to a shortage of medical supplies, it has been a mess.

Now, these issues are causing medical professionals to consider one of the hardest, most heartbreaking things they’ve likely ever had to consider: whether or not it’s worth...

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Mar 26, 2020. 2 comments

Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Big Mad That Howard University Is Getting Stimulus Money. Kamala Harris Calls Him Out

Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Big Mad That Howard University Is Getting Stimulus Money. Kamala Harris Calls Him Out

On Wednesday, Congress reached an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus deal to relieve businesses and individuals affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak, and as usual, certain people are mad at all the wrong things.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican, loyal Trump supporter and all-around loud and wrong white man, took to Twitter after the deal was finalized to express his concerns...

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Mar 26, 2020. 20 comments

Gun Stores Labeled Non-Essential in Los Angeles and Must Close

Gun Stores Labeled Non-Essential in Los Angeles and Must Close

In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in people hoarding toilet paper and guns because this is America, dammit. In Los Angeles, though, one of those things has been taken off the board.

CNN reports that Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva has labeled gun stores as a non-essential service and is ordering them to shut down. Villanueva held a press conference on Tuesday to...

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Mar 26, 2020.

Multiple GOP-led States Use Coronavirus to Limit Abortion Access

Multiple GOP-led States Use Coronavirus to Limit Abortion Access

The entire country is in the midst of a public health crisis not seen in modern times. That fact hasn’t stopped the GOP from being the GOP. In fact, they saw fit to fully take advantage of the situation.

CNN reports that Ohio, Mississippi and Texas have listed abortions as non-essential surgery. They defended this position by saying it’s to ration out supplies as hospitals across the country...

Mar 26, 2020.

Social Distancing Sandman: The Apollo Is Holding Digital Auditions for Its Legendary Amateur Night

Social Distancing Sandman: The Apollo Is Holding Digital Auditions for Its Legendary Amateur Night

The Apollo Theater has always been the place “where stars are born and legends are made.” Now, that famous stage is about to go digital!

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Apollo Theater will be holding its famous Amateur Night open auditions for its summer and fall season solely online. This announcement is fitting, as the coronavirus era has resulted in theaters going dark (i.e....

Mar 26, 2020. 8 comments

Celebrities! They're Just Like Us, Except Not Really—Which Is Extra Apparent During a Public Health Crisis

Celebrities! They're Just Like Us, Except Not Really—Which Is Extra Apparent During a Public Health Crisis

We need a celebrity intervention, y’all.

As noted in my recent piece reporting the news of Lionel Richie’s suggestion to write a new song with the sentiment of “We Are The World,” celebrities have gotten some pushback on how they’re presenting solutions or support during this public health crisis. Clap for ‘em… or nah?

Things reached a new level when Pharrell Williams posted a tweet in order...

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Mar 26, 2020.

COVID-19's Impact on the Black Community: Remembering Those Who Have Lost Their Lives

COVID-19's Impact on the Black Community: Remembering Those Who Have Lost Their Lives

The coronavirus has—and will continue to—affect people from all walks of life, at every age and from every background. As COVID-19 spreads across the country, we at The Root are committed to chronicling its impact on the black community. We will continue to write stories of noted individuals who’ve lost their lives to the virus. But we also wanted to remember and honor the artists, teachers,...

Mar 25, 2020. 3 comments

Super Soul Social Distancing: Oprah Is Routinely Visiting Her Partner Stedman, Who Is Self-Quarantining in the Guest House

Super Soul Social Distancing: Oprah Is Routinely Visiting Her Partner Stedman, Who Is Self-Quarantining in the Guest House

What’s it like to self-isolate when you’ve been in a three-decades-long relationship with the most famous woman in media? Well, ask Oprah’s life partner Stedman Graham.

The iconic talk show host recently posted a video in which she visited Stedman, who has not tested positive for COVID-19 but has decided to self-quarantine out of caution since he had recently traveled.

“Nice to see ya!” Oprah...

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Mar 25, 2020.

2020 American Black Film Festival Postponed Until October

2020 American Black Film Festival Postponed Until October

For the past 23 years (with the occasional exceptions of the flagship Acapulco and subsequent New York and Los Angeles events) each summer, everyone in black Hollywood descended unto Miami Beach to celebrate the biggest and best of both up-and-coming and established black creators and talent in film. From white parties to red carpets, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) was the place to...

Mar 25, 2020. 3 comments

Slim Thug Has Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Slim Thug Has Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Coronavirus is coming for everybody’s neck. The force field we assume surrounds celebrities has been proven false as more and more celebrities and athletes have come forward with their diagnoses. Unfortunately, another name has been added to that list.

Slim Thug took to Instagram to reveal that he has tested positive for COVID-19. In his video, he explains that he initially experienced mild...

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