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Black Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Far Lower Rates

The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion. High-profile African Americans like former President Barack Obama, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Ebony Hilton, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson received their shots publicly.

An Open Fund for Projects Debunking Vaccine Misinformation

By: Alexios Mantzarlis, News and Information Credibility Lead, Google The uncertainty and developing nature of the coronavirus pandemic continues to generate related misinformation. Fact-checkers have...

Georgia Senate Races Will Decide the Fate of Biden’s Presidency

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On January 5, a set of runoff elections between Republican Senator incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue and...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.

Death of Black Doctor from COVID-19 Sets Off Alarms

Dr. Susan Moore’s Facebook live post received wide attention and a lengthy segment on Roland Martin Unfiltered on December 23. Dr. Moore knew what to ask for as she was being treated for coronavirus and strongly felt she was not receiving the best treatment.

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