Census count in full swing amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 1 was Census Day and amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the U.S. Census is still advocating for Americans to participate in the nationwide tally even while citizens are staying at home.

Coronavirus killing African-Americans at disproportionate rate, prompting concern from Trump, Fauci

Early data shows racial disparity in coronavirus deaths.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Minority-owned media not forgotten in stimulus legislation

African American-owned media companies and small businesses are included in the massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Senate.

The EBONY Foundation steps up to feed over 650,000 children and seniors weekly during pandemic

To address the increased need for food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak amid school closures and social distancing, the EBONY Foundation wants the community to know WE GOT YOU.

Spokesman: Cosby lawyers to seek early release because of pandemic

Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal government is sending money to Americans. When will your funds arrive?

With Republicans and Democrats in Congress said to have reached a deal on a new economic stimulus package amid the coronavirus crisis

Trump’s gamble—lives versus livelihood

Lives versus livelihood, the economy versus extinction is the perplexing dilemma Trump faces as he considers reopening businesses and ending social distancing in order to offset the looming recession.

VIRAL NATION: Coronavirus and civil rights

Civil rights leaders and advocates say they want to make sure that Black Americans are getting their fair share of prevention and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Black Press establishes coronavirus pandemic task force and resource center

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing the NNPA Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center.

Supreme Court sides with Comcast in discrimination dispute against Byron Allen

The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as ...

How to shop for groceries while social distancing

As routines shift and society becomes quiet from the boom of COVID-19, one thing speaks volumes, and that is––people need to eat.