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HU president says COVID-19 has made America ‘critically ill’
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick has done as much work in the emergency room as he has in the boardroom since the COVID-19 pandemic began its attack on the area. Frederick, an M.D. by trade, is also the chairman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Council of Presidents through this challenging time, and has an ominous, yet hopeful,
 
Poultry worker advocates allege civil rights violations
Monday, July 20, 2020
As part of a week of action to highlight what advocates say is major meatpacking companies' neglect of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of food workers' justice organizations filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that Tyson Foods and JBS, the world's two largest poultry producers, are
 
Will COVID-19 shorten health care careers?
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it’s not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals. Even in private doctor’s offices, dental offices and other facilities, health workers face risks to both their mental and physical health. Now, the situation is raising
 

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NC breweries are joining the ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer collaboration

Thirty-nine breweries in North Carolina have joined the Black is Beautiful beer collaboration,

Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ for her book club

NEW YORK — If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets

Durham man named caregiver of the year

A few years ago, Fletcher Hester was a Red Cross volunteer driver, transporting people to and