Early in the pandemic it was widely reported that African Americans were being severely affected by COVID-19 cases and deaths. In early April, 2020 several news outlets were reporting that 70% of COVID deaths in Louisiana were African American, as were 58% of COVID deaths in Illinois, 40% in Michigan,
With the revelation on March 17th that famous actor Eldris Elba tested positive for the Coronavirus or COVID-19, the circulating rumors that Black people cannot contract this alarming disease has hopefully been put to rest. There have also been (at the time of this article) a couple of deaths of
Where in pre-colonial Africa are African Americans from? A) Senegambia-15% (coast between present day Senegal and Gambia) B) Sierra Leone/Winward Coast-16% (most of present day Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast) C) Gold Coast-13% (most of present day Ghana) D) Bight of Benin-5% (Togo, Benin, and southwestern Nigeria) E) Bight of
The San Francisco Bay View (National Black Newspaper) released its latest annual “Katrina Pain Index” which tracts statistics to highlight how changes in post-Katrina New Orleans have affected the Black community there. This years report is titled: Katrina Pain Index 2016: Race and class gap widening. Some highlights include: “Some 2,000 Black
A New York Times article was written in response to the recent unrest in Milwaukee. It attempts to shed a light on how a considerable amount of the Black upper middle class live in poor neighborhoods. According to the article: “In many of America’s largest metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles,
The results of this study published by the American Journal of Public Health seem to support other reports regarding race, ethnicity, and drug use. As with other studies it appears to contradict the higher arrest and incarceration rate of drug crimes disproportionately affecting the Black population. “The study, which took place
According to the Center for Responsible Lending in Washington, D.C. African Americans started losing homes in large numbers starting in 2004 which is three years before the Great Recession began in December 2007. This exemplifies the fragility of the Black middle class which was even harder hit during the recession.