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Eateries Entering Phase Two

By Maitefa Angaza COVID-19 has taken more than precious lives from us. It’s also taken livelihoods and some of the aliveness we feel in the physical company of others. So people are excited about returning to their neighborhood restaurants to enjoy their favorite dishes with friends and family members they haven’t seen off-screen for months. […]Read More

Words We Thought We’d Never Hear, “Defund The Police”

Across the land and across the world multitudes are expressing outrage over the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the latest among countless victims to be killed at the hands of U.S. police. They are shouting an ultimatum that unchecked racism yields despicable injustice that can no longer be ignored, placated, justified or excused. […]Read More

Brooklyn Protest Draws Thousands

By Maitefa Angaza Thousands of protestors rallied outside Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza on Monday afternoon, June 12th. They were there in opposition to police brutality that has taken the lives of countless Black and brown people. They were addressed by disciplined longtime revolutionaries and given their literal marching orders. The protestors carried signs that read, […]Read More

What’s Going On

COVID-19 UPDATES On May 19, COVID-19 stats: More than 1,523,780 Americans have been infected and more than 91,000 Americans have died, out of a population of 330 million. While most of the nation has relaxed its lockdown directives and people are back at the malls, restaurants, and fitness centers, our society is anything but normal. […]Read More

The Black Obesity Epidemic and Coronavirus

By Maitefa AngazaBy now we’ve all heard that African Americans, and Black people overall, comprise the vast majority of cases of COVID-19 across the United States. The reasons cited — not that we didn’t know — are the high levels of life-threatening illnesses, healthcare disparities, income inequality, racism and stress we endure. Symptomatic of all […]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

High Crimes Go Unpunished

By Maitefa Angaza Yesterday’s acquittal of President Donald Trump on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors was expected by most. Readers have likely been talking for a while now to friends and family about this day they saw coming. What did some of our media people and elected officials have to say? Charles Blow, a […]Read More