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Protests Erupt in Atlanta, Both Peaceful and Riots, In Response to Black American Deaths

In response the latest three deaths of unarmed Black Americans in our country, protests, both peaceful and riots, have erupted throughout the country. Citizens of many cultures unite to protest the seemingly unwarranted deaths and the vile law system that allows such deaths to happen and to carry on unpunished. Already a tense time due to the stressful COVID-19 pandemic, many citizens truly feel that law enforcement and racists are deliberately targeting and killing Blacks. “Blacks are being hunted.” In downtown Atlanta, peaceful protests tend to begin in the early…

What Should Have Been Included in the COVID-19 Relief Package

By Klairane Gumbs America was unprepared for COVID-19. Health, finances, family responsibilities, safety and more are deeply impacted by the global pandemic. Non-essential businesses have closed, forcing millions of Americans out of work and scrambling to file for unemployment insurance. Congress passed an economic stimulus package that, at first glance, seemed like needed relief to those trying to make ends meet. However, the reality is the COVID-19 relief package does not provide enough consumer protections and leaves many low-income households financially broken. Many Americans could be susceptible to financial scams…

The Coronavirus Crisis Reveals Just How Deep Inequality in US Runs

By Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock April 14, 2020 – This past week I did something I never thought I’d do: conducted a funeral for a member of my congregation on Zoom. Like many people across the country, the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has reached our doorsteps at Ebenezer Baptist Church here in Georgia. No one is immune to this tragedy, but we are all reminded just how deep inequality runs in our country as we see this virus’s outsized impact on historically disadvantaged communities and how ill-prepared we are…

OP-ED: Reverend Joseph Lowery: One of the most influential leaders of the latter 20th Century

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Lowery’s enduring legacy, I believe, is that he led the SCLC back from near death, to vibrancy and noteworthy relevance, after taking over in 1977, nine years after the King assassination, following the rocky and uncertain tenure of Abernathy’s presidency. No one could be expected to replicate the charisma, dynamism, and eloquence of King. By Deric Gilliard / BlackPressUSA It took the most life altering event of the 21st century to finally mute the importance of one of the most significant figures of the second half of…

Sending Joy from One Senior to Another

Braxton Chadwick, a senior at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta Georgia, started the “Bloom to a Room” campaign. His grandmother is currently in an assisted living community where they are confined to their room and are not allowed outside visitors due to COVID-19. His grandfather’s family runs a wholesale greenhouse where the seasonal plant orders have been canceled due to the pandemic and thousands of plants are going to waste. A family member sent a plant with his grandmother’s grocery order, and her reaction sparked an idea. That’s how…

FDA Recommendations to Safely Use Hand Sanitizer

Safely Using Hand Sanitizer: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer Each of us can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing our hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds – especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that consumers use alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol. The alcohol in hand sanitizer works best when you rub hand sanitizer all over your hands, making sure to…

In Memoriam Jesse Hill, Jr.

In Memoriam Jesse Hill, Jr. 1926 – 2012 By Charles A. Black Special Correspondent for The Atlanta Inquirer From St. Louis to Atlanta, from Atlanta to the world, from the World to Eternity – Jesse Hill, Jr. has transitioned from a bright beacon of service and leadership on Earth to an eternal legend of collective regard for the legacy he leaves behind. Few leave such large footprints on the sands of time, or whose fingerprints are found on so much of a community’s successes as those of Jesse Hill, Jr.…