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Organization to Hold Trump and Congress Accountable for Black Americans Who Died From COVID-19

Black Americans wearing face masks

Triangle ADOS Shares White House Petition and Submitted a Proposal for Concerned Black American Citizens (CBAC) Nationwide — Triangle ADOS in collaboration with ADOS CT, ADOS NE, Twin Cities ADOS, […]

17-Year Old Girl “Accidentally” Shot in the Head, Killed at Airbnb in Florida

Giselle Rengifo, 17-year old killed at Airbnb

Miami, FL — Giselle Rengifo, a 17-year old girl from Florida, has been killed in a shooting at a rented Airbnb in Miami. The suspect, her 17-year old friend named […]

Black People, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Risk of Death From Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Black man with coronavirus wearing face mask

Nationwide — Here are some facts: Black people have been found to be more likely to die from COVID-19 infection than white people, both in the United Kingdom and the […]

Black Woman From Florida Turns 109-Year Old, Becomes One of the Oldest People in the World

Louis Gunter, 109-year old woman from Florida

Jacksonville, FL — Louisa Gunter, a grandmother from Florida, just recently turned 109-years old. Having been born in 1911, Gunter has lived through both the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918 and the […]

New Fund in Baltimore Launches to Provide $500 Micro-Grants For Black-Led Organizations Impacted By COVID-19

Jamye Wooten, founder of Baltimore COVID Fund

CLLCTIVLY launches a no-strings-attached micro-grant to support Black-led and Black-owned organizations on the frontlines— serving children and families who have become even more economically vulnerable as a result of COVID-19. […]

Woman Charged With Murder After Illegal Plastic Surgery Procedure Kills Her Patient

Keshawn Bruce, woman charged with murder

Kenner, LA — Keshawn Bruce, a 31-year old woman from Louisiana, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter four years after Juliet Capps, who was then 42-years old, died of […]

Black Doctor Who Delayed His Retirement to Help COVID-19 Patients Dies From the Virus

Dr. James A. Mahoney, Black doctor who died from Coronavirus

New York, NY — Dr. James A. Mahoney, a 62-year old doctor who spent 40 years serving hospitals in underserved communities and even helped treat coronavirus patients despite his retirement age, […]

Pregnant Mom Arrested For Traffic Violations Says She Was Put At Risk For COVID-19

Diamond Davis, pregnant Black woman arrested from Montgomery

Montgomery, AL — Diamond Davis, a 27-year old pregnant mother from Alabama, was arrested for allegedly driving with improper license plates and other non-violent offense. She was detained overnight at […]

Black Woman Dies From COVID-19 Two Weeks After a Man Coughed and Spit on Her

Belly Mujinga, Black woman who died from COVID-19 after being coughed and spat on

London — Belly Mujinga, a 47-year old Black woman who was working as a railway ticket officer in London, has died from coronavirus after a man who claimed to be […]

6 Black Patients Who Died From Coronavirus — After Being Denied a Test!

Black patients who died from Coronavirus after being denied a test

Nationwide — Federal data has already confirmed that most of the deadly victims of COVID-19 in the United States are African American. However, many news reports are failing to report […]

Historic Black Newspaper to Host Webcast Addressing COVID-19 and African Americans

Denver Urban Spectrum webcast

34-year-old Denver Urban Spectrum news magazine launches monthly webcast Denver, CO — Denver Urban Spectrum, Colorado’s premiere publication about communities of color since 1987, will broadcast Urban Spectrum NOW!, a […]

Healthy Twin Babies Born to Atlanta Mom Who Had COVID-19 While in a Coma

Healthy twin babies born to mom with COVID-19

Atlanta, GA — Monique Cook was 8 months pregnant with twins when she tested positive for the coronavirus. While in a coma, she had to undergo an emergency procedure to […]

Brooklyn Nurse Who Was Pregnant With COVID-19 Remains on Life Support

Sylvia Leroy, pregnant nurse in coma with Coronavirus

Brooklyn, NY — Sylvia LeRoy, a 35-year old nurse who was working on the front lines at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York while pregnant, is reportedly in a coma due to […]

Rock 'n' Roll Music Pioneer, Little Richard, Has Died at 87-Years Old

Little Richard

Nationwide — Little Richard, the singer/musician known as an original pioneer for his contributions to the popularity of Rock and Roll music, has died. CNN confirms that he was 87-years […]

Black Educator Puts the Spotlight on the Next Generation of Youth Leaders During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Candice Lucas Bledsoe

Nationwide — When Dr. Candice Lucas-Bledsoe realized that her annual Cutting Edge Youth Summit with over 300 students, parents, teachers, and community leaders would not take place this year because […]

MUSC World-Class Vitamin D Research Team to Study Connection to COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Vitamin D

Charleston, SC — Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine scientists and clinicians, led by world-renowned vitamin D research experts Bruce Hollis, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department […]

Up to 60% of COVID-19 Deaths in Some Counties Are African Americans

African American patient with Coronavirus

Nationwide — African Americans are reportedly dying at higher rates from coronavirus in the United States compared to whites and other ethnic groups, according to a new study. One of the […]

7-Year Old Patient With Sickle Cell Beats Coronavirus After Almost Dying

Nasir Stiggs, 7-year old Black boy survives coronavirus

Baltimore, MD — Nasir Stiggs, a 7-year old African American boy from Baltimore who has sickle cell disease, was able to survive coronavirus despite him being at a higher risk. After […]

Black Teens Risk Getting Infected with Coronavirus Over New Air Jordan Sneakers

Black teens in line to buy Air Jordan sneakers

Chicago, IL — A troubling video recently posted on social media shows around 300 teenagers in Chicago standing in line, neglecting social distancing orders amidst the coronavirus pandemic. All of […]

Husband Tested Positive For COVID-19 After Couple Hosted Anniversary Party With 10 People

Kim Gagne and her husband, Emilian White

Houston, TX — Kim Gagne and her husband Emilian White had just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary and hosted a small gathering with 10 friends. Days later, White began feeling sick […]

Angry Dad Writes Controversial "Rona" Song After His Son Was Denied a Test For Coronavirus

Nationwide — An African American father who is calling himself The Undiscovered Artist has penned a powerful, but controversial tune about the Coronavirus after his son was denied a test. […]

27-Year Old Woman With HIV Says Doctors Told Her She Would Not Live Past Age 12

Doreen Moraa, woman living with HIV for 20 years

Kenya — Doreen Moraa was only 8-years old when doctors said she only had less than 4 years to live. Now at 27-years old, she has been living with HIV […]

Black Mother Dies During Childbirth After Tweeting About Hospital Complaints

Amber Isaac, young Black mom who died after giving birth

New York, NY — Amber Isaac, a 26-year old first-time mother, reportedly died shortly after giving birth to her son, Elias, at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She apparently feared it […]

Black Doctor Says He Has Developed Clinical Treatment For COVID-19 Patients That Increases Oxygen Levels

Dr. Cuthbert Simpkins, inventor of VBI-S clinical treatment for COVID-19

Nationwide — Cuthbert Simpkins, MD, is a physician scientist and the founder of Vivacelle Bio, Inc., a U.S. clinical stage biotechnology firm that develops products for critically ill patients. He […]

Woman's Newlywed Husband Died From COVID-19 Just Days After Getting His Haircut

Albert and Latresa Barber, newly wed couple with husband who died from COVID-19

Detroit, MI — Albert Barber, a 39-year old man who just got married last year, has sadly died from COVID-19. His wife, Latresa, believes that he contracted the virus when […]

Black Health Expert Launches Online Wellness Journey Program

Tonya Kinlow

Nationwide — Chief Transformation Officer, Tonya Kinlow, creates online Remarkable Wellness Journey to help people find true happiness, deal with trauma, and feel better during these uneasy and uncertain times. […]

99-Year Old Woman Beats Coronavirus, Becomes the Oldest U.S. Patient to Survive

Maude Burke, 99-year old woman who survived COVID-19

Albany, GA — Maude Burke, an African American woman from Georgia who is almost 100-years old, has recovered from COVID-19. She is the oldest person in the U.S. to survive […]

Figgers Foundation Donates Over 700K Units of Personal Protection Equipment to Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines

Freddie Figgers donating PPE to healthcare workers

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The Figgers Foundation, the charitable arm of African American-owned telecommunications firm Figgers Communications, aims to bring awareness and provide solutions to real life issues. Committed to […]

Black Grandmother Denied Test 4 Times Before Dying From Coronavirus

Deborah Gatewood, Black grandmother who died from COVID-19

Detroit, MI — Deborah Gatewood, a 63-year old health care worker from Michigan, has died due to complications of the coronavirus after she was reportedly denied a test multiple times […]

68-Year Old Woman in Nigeria Gives Birth to Twins; Her Husband is 77

Margaret Adenuga, 68-year old woman with husband and twin babies

Nigeria — Margaret Adenuga, a 68-year old woman from Nigeria, has successfully given birth to twins after four IVF attempts. Noah Adenuga, her 77-year old husband of 46 years, is happy […]

Atlanta Mother of Twin Boys Dies From Coronavirus at 36-Years Old

Brent Green, mother of twins who died from Coronavirus

Atlanta, GA — Brent Green, a 36-year old African American mother of twins who had no known underlying conditions, has died due from coronavirus. Her family believes she started getting […]

Single Mom Who Almost Died From COVID-19 Says She Quarantined Herself Away From Her Kids

Tiffany Pinckney, mom who almost died from COVID-19, with her sons

New York, NY — Tiffany Pinckney, a 39-year old single mother from NYC, was worried when she realized that she had been infected with coronavirus. She says she immediately quarantined herself […]

Black-Owned Health and Apparel Brand Responds to COVID-19 with Custom Face Shields

Woman wearing Black-owned custom face mask

Nationwide — Black Edged has announced the launch of its custom designed face shields. The company, a health and wellness firm based in Houston, Texas, entered the market at the […]

International Wig Company Donates Thousands of Masks and Goggles to Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Crisis

My First Wig mask donations

MyFirstWig provides first-responders, healthcare workers, doctors, nurses and others free medical supplies New York, NY — As part of a major initiative to support first-responders, health care workers and other […]

Virginia Pastor Who Defied Social Distancing Has Died After Contracting COVID-19

Bishop Gerald Glenn who died from Coronavirus

Nationwide — Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, the 66-year old pastor and founder of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield, Virginia, has reportedly died from COVID-19. He allegedly defied warnings to avoid […]

Michigan Prisoner Who Was Awaiting Release Dies From Coronavirus

William Morrison, prisoner who died from coronavirus

Detroit, MI — William Garrison, a 60-year old prisoner who served 44 years behind bars, has sadly died from COVID-19 just weeks before he would have been released on parole.

Black Lives Disproportionately Affected By Virus As Governors Continue to Ban Hydroxychloroquine

African American patient with Coronavirus

By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. Nationwide — Rev. Dr. Martin L. King said in his sermon, Stride Towards Freedom, “May the problem of race in America soon make hearts […]

5-Year Old Black Girl From Detroit Dies From Coronavirus, Becomes Michigan's Youngest Victim

Skylar Herbert, 5-year old Black girl who died from Coronavirus

Nationwide — Skylar Herbert, a 5-year old girl from Detroit has reportedly died from the coronavirus. She is the first child in the state of Michigan to die from the […]

Group of Black Women Doctors Bring Free COVID-19 Test Kits to Underserved Neighborhoods

Black women doctors administering COVID-19 tests

Philadelphia, PA — Dr. Ala Stanford and other African American doctors (mostly women) from Pennsylvania have launched the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to provide free mobile coronavirus testing to underserved communities […]

Governor in Kenya Criticized For Including Hennessy Bottles in COVID-19 Care Packages

Mike Sonko, Governor of Nairobi

Kenya — Mike Sonko, the governor of Nairobi, Kenya, is being criticized over his plans to include small bottles of Hennessy in thousands of COVID-19 care packages that are being […]

Pregnant Woman Dies of COVID-19, But Her Baby Survives After Emergency C-Section

Black pregnant woman who died from COVID-19 with healthy baby

London, UK — Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, a 28-year old pregnant nurse from London, has sadly died of COVID-19 after giving birth. However, her baby has reportedly survived and has been […]

15-Year Old Black Teen Commits Suicide, Had Mental Health Issues While Self-Quarantining

Jo'Vianni Smith, Black teen who committed suicide while quarantining

Stockton, CA — Jo’Vianni Smith, a 15-year old girl from California who loved playing softball, has reportedly committed suicide after struggling to cope with being isolated during the lockdown imposed […]

New Orleans Mourns Gospel Singer and Community Leader Who Died From COVID-19

Edward West, gospel singer who died from COVID-19

New Orleans, LA — Officials from the District 2 Community Enhancement Corporation (CEC) have confirmed the loss of Edward James West, Sr., who died from complications caused by the Coronavirus. […]

Inmate Released From Prison Because of COVID-19 Killed a Man the Very Next Day

Joseph Edward Williams, man released from prison who killed another man

Tampa, FL — Joseph Edwards Williams, a 26-year old man from Florida who was released from prison as part of efforts to prevent further spread of the coronavirus behind bars, […]

Black Non-Profit Launches Online Therapy Sessions to Help Combat COVID-19

Therapists from The Noble Touch non-profit organization

Nationwide — Hospitals are over capacity and understaffed. Healthcare workers are overworked with an increasing number becoming patients themselves due to the shortage of proper protective equipment and long-term exposure. […]

Owner of Two Barbershops Who Mentored a Lot of Fatherless Boys Dies From COVID-19

Eugene Thompson, barber who died from Coronavirus

Brookhaven, MS — Eugene Thompson, a 46-year old community icon and owner of two barbershops in Mississippi, has sadly died from the coronavirus.

Meet the Black Doctor Helping Homeless People Get Tested For COVID-19

Dr. Armen Henderson

Miami, FL — Dr. Armen Henderson, an internist at the University of Miami Health System, has been making efforts to help homeless people get tested for the coronavirus as he […]

Black Physician, Dr. Lisa Herbert, Encourages Other Doctors to Rise Up and Become Healthcare Leaders

Dr. Lisa Herbert, author of Physicians Rise Up

Nationwide — In Physicians Rise Up, leadership coach, best-selling author and family physician, Dr. Lisa Herbert provides other doctors with tips and insights to becoming a healthcare leader. In her new […]

EMT Worker Who Was a 911 First Responder in NYC Has Died of Coronavirus

Gregory Hodge, EMT Worker Dies Coronavirus

New York, NY —  Gregory Hodge, a 59-year old EMT worker from New York City, has died after testing positive for the coronavirus according to the city’s fire department. The […]

Meet the 81-Year Old Woman Who Beat Coronavirus

Louise Beal, 81-year old woman from South Carolina who beat Coronavirus

Charleston, SC — Louise Beal, an 81-year old grandmother from South Carolina, has recovered from coronavirus after 11 days of fighting the disease. She was recently released from Trident Medical […]

When Rihanna's Dad Thought He Was Dying From COVID-19, She Sent Him a Ventilator

Rihanna's Dad, Ronald Fenty

Nationwide — Rihanna’s dad, Ronald Fenty, reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus and feared for his life. He called his celebrity daughter, and she immediately purchased him a ventilator and […]

Controversial Documentary Series Reveals the Truth About Vaccines

African American patient receiving a vaccination

Currently free to view online Nationwide — Many scientists and doctors around the world agree that a vaccine is not necessarily the solution needed to fight COVID-19 because a lot […]

Woman Loses Husband and 20-Year Old Son to Coronavirus Just Days Apart

Sandy Brown, woman who lost her husband and son to Coronavirus

Nationwide — Sandy Brown, a grieving woman from Michigan, says she is experiencing “unimaginable pain” after her husband of 35 years, Freddie Lee Brown Jr., and her only son, Freddie Lee Brown […]

All Coronavirus Deaths in the City of St. Louis Have Been African Americans So Far

COVID-19 testing site in St. Louis

Nationwide — Dr. Fredrick Echols, Director of the St. Louis Department of Health, has confirmed that as of April 8th, all 12 COVID-19 deaths in the city of St. Louis, […]

Prostate Cancer Survivors: Three African American Men Share Their Experience With Non-Invasive HIFU Procedure

African American prostate cancer survivors who used the HIFU procedure

By Shelly Gordon Nationwide — Three African American men: Reggie Dye, a healthcare executive, Thomas Newell, a retired basketball referee for youth at risk and Victory Murray, NASA lead engineer […]

California Deputy Sheriff, Father of 4, Dies From Coronavirus — 25 Other Employees Infected

Terrell Young, Deputy Sheriff who died from coronavirus

Riverside County, CA — Terrell Young, a 52-year old sheriff’s deputy who worked at a jail in California has died from coronavirus. He reportedly contracted the virus from an infected […]

Black Teen With Coronavirus Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

Healthy baby born from mom with Coronavirus

Cameroon — A 19-year old woman from Cameroon who had been infected with coronavirus safely gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The mother, who is unnamed, has since been […]

Retired Teacher Turned Acting Coach From Detroit Dies From Coronavirus

Brenda Perryman, retired educator who died from Coronavirus

Detroit, MI — Brenda Perryman, a well-loved educator, playwright and acting coach from Detroit, has reportedly died from coronavirus complications. Tributes from people who knew and loved her have been […]

Retired Professor Who Taught at Univ. of Maryland For 20 Years Dies From Coronavirus

Professor David Driskell dies from Coronavirus

College Park, MD — David C. Driskell, a retired University of Maryland College Park professor, has died after testing positive for the coronavirus according to a statement released by school […]

Employee Says Amazon Fired Him For Protesting Unsafe Conditions

Chris Smalls, fired Amazon employee

New York, NY – Chris Smalls, an employee at an Amazon warehouse facility in Staten Island, NYC, claims he was fired after staging a walkout to call for the company […]

New Organic Black Hair Care Brand Launches With Over 50 Do-It-Yourself Products

Black father fixing his daughter's hair

Nationwide — A new and fast-growing Black-owned hair care brand called Organic Black Hair Care has just launched an extensive product line of affordable plant-based, paraben-free products for men, women and […]

86-Year Old Woman and Her 3 Sons From New Orleans Have All Died From Coronavirus

Antoinette Franklin, elderly Black woman who died from Coronavirus with 3 sons

New Orleans, LA — Antoinette Franklin, an elderly woman from New Orleans who was 86-years old, and her 3 sons, who were aged 58 to 71, have all died from […]

Black Inmate Becomes 1st to Die in Federal Prison From COVID-19, Was Denied Early Release

Patrick Jones, first inmate to die from Coronavirus

Oakdale, LA — Patrick Jones, a 49-year old inmate from Louisiana, is reportedly the first person to die in a federal prison from COVID-19. He contracted the virus in prison […]

NYC Hospital Worker Says He Survived Coronavirus and is Now Back to Work

Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn

New York, NY — Raeburn Fairweather, a 47-year old hospital worker who was infected with COVID-19, has shared his experience in how he was able to survive the virus for […]