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Day: <span>April 2, 2020</span>

How to Make Your Own Natural Hand Sanitizer at Home

BY AAGD STAFF(African American Golf Digest)The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 has paralyzed many cities across America and the hoarding of household and personal hygiene products has been at an all-time high.  If you can’t find sanitizer on the shelves and don’t want to overpay on the black market, you might want to consider making your […]Read More

Congress Approved The $2 Trillion Relief Package. When Can I

VANESSA ROMOVia TwitterThe $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package marks the largest rescue package in American history. President Trump announced Wednesday that it includes $300 million in direct payments to individuals to alleviate at least a little of the financial pain caused by the deliberate near-standstill of the U.S. economy. But despite promises from Trump and Treasury Secretary […]Read More

Because Reading is Still Fundamental

How to keep your child interested in reading and thinking about what she/he has read might be one challenge you’ve encountered these last two weeks. If you’re running out of books, we offer a solution: a list of websites which provide free access to books of all kinds. In addition to reading, encourage your child […]Read More

Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader, dies at 98

By Amir Vera and Tricia Escobedo,CNN The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a leader in America’s civil rights movement, died Friday.He was 98.Lowery’s death was confirmed by family representative Imara Canady, who said he died of natural causes.Often called the “dean” of the civil rights movement, he worked hand in hand in the movement’s formative years with […]Read More

A Quarantine Strategy

“Go Easy on Yourself: This is Hard” I am writing this on Day 17 of our PAUSE City-wide quarantine. Like you, I have been pretty much sequestered in my home, taking trips to the store as needed, but pretty much in and around the house all day every day. Work, for me, now consists of […]Read More

What’s Going On

CORONAVIRUS/2020 Referencing the Coronavirus menace, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO (World Health Organization) Director General, says. “We Are All In This Together.” The pandemic virus has been disruptive to our national health system and to the economy. The American response to this pernicious infection should be an immediate White House declaration of war on a […]Read More

Black Communities Nationwide Hit Hard by COVID-19

Wisconsin’s Gov. Tony Evers set many heads nodding across the nation when he spoke of the plight of people in Milwaukee.“The severity of this disease in the African American community is a crisis within a crisis,” said Gov. Evers.  He voiced what many have been thinking, seeing, and living: that the eye of the storm […]Read More

APOCALYPSE HERE:

Life’s Changed in Brooklyn and Everywhere Else … In New York City these days, there are no bustling crowds, no standing-room-only on the subway.  Plenty of seats because most everyone is doing the right thing, staying home.  Waiting on a line spacing 6 ft apart to enter the supermarket.  Everyone wearing masks moving through the […]Read More