For the longest time, I had no words. I sat staring at my laptop, a blank page staring back at me. On Monday (April 12) evening, I was at The Healing Center, watching a smoothly running COVID-vaccination operation. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which only requires one shot – unlike the Moderna and Pfizer that require
by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. — The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans are still disproportionately negatively impacted by this deadly virus. This is why more COVID-19 testing
by Anne D’Innocenzio — NEW YORK – Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. That’s a significant increase in overall spending on Black-owned businesses, according to Target, though it declined to be more specific Wednesday. The Minneapolis retailer
JACKSON, Miss, (AP) — Mississippi is receiving about $29.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support coronavirus vaccination efforts.
April 4, 2021 will register as the second Easter Sunday during the COVID-19 pandemic and – according to some area ministers – comes with Memphis and the nation languishing and sorely in need of a beacon of encouragement and hope. Easter Sunday, widely known as Resurrection Day, is anchored in the scriptural proclamation that Jesus
When the pandemic hit Shelby County in March of 2020, Bishop Lee Salter was founder and pastor of Anointed Faith World Outreach Center. But the physical toll COVID-19 was taking on the Frayser community inspired a divine name change and a new commitment to transforming people. “People were not only dying, but those left behind
JACKSON, Miss. — An office within the Mississippi State Department of Health that works to reduce gaps in access to health care is looking for organizations to host coronavirus vaccination events.
by Curtis Weathers — The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation’s school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. Within a moment’s notice, teachers were asked to leave their classrooms indefinitely and, without adequate time and preparation, create an
If there’s one thing former pro-basketball player and Pastor Eric Lee has learned during the pandemic, it’s that strategic moves work both on and off the basketball court. “I met with my church leaders when the pandemic first hit,” said Lee. “And I told them, ‘There are some things in the budget that you won’t
In a randomized, double-blind study that uses a placebo as a control group, you don’t know from the onset whether you received the substance under scrutiny or an innocuous, salt-water shot that looks like it could be the real thing. It’s either all or nothing – 50/50. You’re protected from the ravages of COVID-19, or