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State Education Department cancels June Regents exams

The State Education Department announced the cancellation of the June 2020 administration of Regents Exams and released guidance on modifications to requirements for students to graduate and earn their high school diplomas, credentials and endorsements.

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NYC Health + Hospitals to triple IC capacity and expand personnel

To accommodate the rise in patients due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus, NYC Health + Hospitals plan to create more than 2,475 hospital beds, 760 ICU beds, and 2, 500 health care workers.

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COVID-19: The View Across Black America

Similar to Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago, the global coronavirus pandemic is shining a light on America’s racial fault lines.

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NYCHA residents want workers to wear protective equipment

New York City Housing Authority residents in need of repairs are afraid to allow workers without protective equipment inside their homes.

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Earl Graves, Sr., founder of Black Enterprise, dies at 85

Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr. passed away late Monday evening at the age of 85.

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PODCAST: Dr. Jeffrey Gardere talks COVID-19 and mental health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the crisis is causing many to experience anxiety when it comes to the health of themselves and loved ones.

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Harlem Hospital nurses demand help: 'Huge population' of workforce is sick

Nurses rallied outside of NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Monday morning to demand more staff and personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Rikers Island inmate dies of coronavirus

Weeks after the first inmate coronavirus diagnosis at Rikers, a detainee died Sunday at at Bellevue Hospital, officials said.

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COMMENTARY: Who Gets the Ventilators?

The “big and bad” United States is seeing its world dominance recede. We are being vanquished both by a virus and by the ignorance of the “Commander in Chief.”

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COMMENTARY: What Do You Say to Someone Battling COVID-19?

It is human nature to want to say the right thing at the right time. To utter words that just might help heal.

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NNPA President pens op-ed urging for the protection of Black Americans during pandemic

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., authored an op-ed for The Hill, a major daily publication that’s known to influence policy in the nation’s capital.

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COVID-19: Renowned Doctor Says, ‘Be Vigilant. Don’t Be a Vector’

As COVID-19 continues to spread amid a growing number of fatalities, Dr. James Hildreth said it’s critical that everyone follows stay-at-home orders, social distancing guidelines, and anything else that could help keep Americans safe during the pandemic.

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State of Emergency declared for Black America as public health experts reveal coronavirus is airborne

While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols are convinced that the disease is airborne.

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Pressure to reveal racial info about COVID-19 impact

The city continues to release data of which neighborhoods are getting hit hardest by COVID-19 and the pattern emerging if one of racial and wealth disparity.

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‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Singer Bill Withers has died at the age of 81.

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National Civil Rights Museum hosts virtual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death

Remembering MLK: The Man. The Movement. The Moment.

The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel will present a virtual commemoration in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy on April 4, the 52nd anniversary of his death.

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COMMENTARY: While you were paying attention to COVID-19, Trump slipped something Past you

while almost all of the news has been focused on Covid-19, the Trump administration dropped auto fuel efficiency standards.

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CENSUS must move forward during COVID-19 pandemic

This year, the Census Bureau is making preparations to complete the huge task of counting everyone in the U.S. The U.S. population is now over 330 million people.

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African Americans who have died of COVID-19

The inaccurate internet memes and false online conspiracies that “Blacks can’t get coronavirus” are contrary to reality. African Americans are not immune to COVID-19.

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Bail reform overhauled in New York budget

After months of outcry, bail reform will be overhauled in New York, just months after the elimination of cash bail for the vast majority of misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases.

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