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Georgia made national headlines after Gov. Brian Kemp decided to reopen the state during the global pandemic. But with Georgia’s COVID-19 cases expected to rise, testing has become a priority. Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey said that the state had a goal of testing 100,000 people in a span of 10…

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Octavia Spencer is donating breathing monitors to U.S. hospitals to assist during the pandemic. The 47-year-old actress admitted she felt “helpless” watching the health crisis unfold but hopes her gesture can go some way toward easing the pressure faced by medical staff. She announced: “I, like many of you, have felt helpless in knowing how…

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Naomi Campbell can’t leave the house without doing two things. The 49-year-old supermodel has opened up about her daily routine and insisted she has to say her prayers when she wakes up before she does anything else. Speaking to fashion booking agent Camilla Lowther on an Instagram Live chat, she said: “That’s just an automatic.…

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Dr. Tameka Blake

Tameka Blake, emergency room physician at Piedmont Newton Hospital (Photo courtesy of Dr. Tameka Blake) Dr. Tameka Blake knows firsthand the effects of COVID-19 and how it has impacted our communities. She has treated many patients in the metro Atlanta area who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and it is her belief that “we…

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New York-based rapper Fred the Godson has passed from COVID-19. For several weeks, the 35-year-old rapper battled the novel virus which has devastated New York. Fred the Godson revealed his diagnosis during an Instagram post where he showed a photo of himself attached to a ventilator. “I’m in here with this Covid-19 s—! Please keep…

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Across the nation, some have stood against the social distancing mandates that have taken place in their respective cities. Most are far right-wing citizens and groups who believe that the government is restricting their freedom by taking precautions during a global pandemic. In fact, some governors, including Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp, have decided to reopen…

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Since 1928, Benta’s Funeral Home has serviced Harlem, New York. But throughout the decades, the family business has yet to experience what has occurred during the global pandemic. At press time, New York has 142,432 cases of COVID-19 and 10,977 deaths. As the president and co-owner of Benta’s Funeral Home, Jason A. Benta has witnessed how…

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The Black community continues to be disproportionately affected by the global pandemic. Prominent entertainment figures in the Black community often have the voice and economic power to fuel the help needed. On April 22, the “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” broadcast will air on BET. Co-hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer, actress Kelly Rowland…

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Dominique Wilkins is an NBA Hall of Famer and the most celebrated player in Atlanta Hawks history. Wilkins currently serves as the Hawks’ vice president of basketball operations and special adviser to the CEO. He also works tirelessly to raise awareness for the disease he’s battling, diabetes. We spoke with Wilkins about health management in…

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A 5-year-old girl became the first child to die of COVID-19 in Michigan. On Sunday, April 19, 2020, Skylar Herbert died from a rare complication of the novel disease, according to FOX 2 Detroit.  Herbert, a resident of Detroit, was diagnosed with COVID-19 at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak after experiencing a headache for several days. After…

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