• internet June 18, 2021 10:08 pm

    New Federal Broadband Maps Show Stark Differences in Access, Affordability

    For the first time, a federal agency has released a comprehensive online map clearly depicting what experts have long warned: Many parts of America — largely in poor, rural and tribal areas — lack quality and affordable broadband internet access. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, published the map Thursday. The interactive online graphic combines data from...

  • coronavirus May 5, 2020 3:18 pm

    In Clamor to Reopen, Many Blacks Feel Their Safety Ignored

    Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health and their rights just don’t seem to matter

  • coronavirus April 23, 2020 6:31 pm

    Chicago-Area Millennial Seeks to Fix COVID-19 and Black Health Disparities

    About a dozen black women in Chicago came together to create a modern social club but just as they planned their first meeting the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States — and has since struck Chicago hard. Black Women Organizing for Power (BWOP Chicago) pivoted from social club to political action group in only six weeks. Founder Raquel McGee, 28,…

  • inequality April 23, 2020 3:03 pm

    Many Latino Families on the Front Lines of Coronavirus Pandemic Excluded From Relief

    More than 825,000 Americans had tested positive for the coronavirus as of April 22 and more than 45,000 had died, a toll that has been striking Latinos and African Americans disproportionately hard. Latinos represented 23 percent of the cases nationwide, while making up 18 percent of the population, according to data from the Centers. For African Americans, the discrepancy is even...

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