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Day: <span>April 9, 2020</span>

Op-Ed: Can We talk about Black and Brown Women’s Healthcare

By U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke,Kings County Politics  Today, we commemorate World Health Day in the midst of a public health crisis that will grip the public psyche for years, if not decades, to come. To fend off the worst outcomes among the vulnerable populations among us, we have implemented protocols that present their own challenges in […]readmore

What We Have Lost in the Pandemic

I have a favorite bodega: Ralph’s, on the corner of South Portland and Lafayette. I’ve been going to Ralph’s since I was a freshman in High School, as it rests directly in my walking path to my old high school, Brooklyn Tech.Every day as a kid, I’d stop at Ralph’s for a turkey-and-cheese hero and […]readmore

What’s Going On

COVID-19 UPDATE The Coronavirus has infected 1,359,398 people worldwide and killed 74,565. Effective April 7, the United States leads the world in COVID19 incidents, with 368, 449 cases and more than 10,000 deaths. NYC: 72,324 cases in the five boroughs with 2,475 deaths, which is greater than the 2977 killed at the World Trade Center […]readmore

Eight Bodies Left Several Days in Crown Heights Nursing Home

By Ariama Long andStephen Witt, Kings County PoliticsThe corpses of eight elderly people were reportedly left for days in a nursing home on the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Northern Crown Heights border before the city finally picked them up yesterday, according to local Bed-Stuy sources.KCP received calls from several reputable neighborhood sources about the dead being left to decompose […]readmore

Black Communities Nationwide Hit Disproportionately Hard by Coronavirus

Editors Note: the absolute best local coverage of the coronavirus in New York is at www.gothamist.com. Read and donate! By Jake Offenhartz andGwynne Hogan, Gothamist, WNYC Data is emerging showing major racial disparities in coronavirus death rates across the country. In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 fatalities have been Black residents, despite making up less than […]readmore