Black Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Far Lower Rates

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new vaccines to combat the coronavirus, the initial concern was whether African Americans would accept vaccination. The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion. High-profile African Americans like former President Barack Obama, National

The Race Continues to Free Matthew Rushin a Black Autistic Man Wrongfully Convicted After a Car Accident Matthew Rushin was wrongfully convicted after a 2019 car accident, was conditionally pardoned by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in November 2020. As of January 2021, Matthew is still sitting behind bars, awaiting release. He has recently contracted COVID-19 while

Community Foundation’s GoATL impact-investing fund announces new commitments to Metro Atlanta economic recovery

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s GoATL Fund announced on Thursday three positive moves forward for the community: two are investments that directly further metro Atlanta’s recovery from the pandemic, the third is a new $2 million capital commitment to GoATL from a local foundation to support future investments in the community. The Community Foundation provides

An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day

President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday looked a bit different from past ceremonies ushering in a new administration. The day’s historic events navigated heightened security measures in Washington, DC, Covid-19 precautions and the absence of the outgoing President, the first time that’s happened in more than a century and a half. Still, the unprecedented day

Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Board of Health offer COVID-19 vaccine distribution to select schools employees

As part of a special partnership between Atlanta Public Schools and the Fulton County Board of Health, the school district began offering employees who are 65 years of age or older, school nurses, and safety and security officers the COVID-19 vaccine last week. Through the week about a dozen safety and security staff was vaccinated