During this time of crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the continued existence of racial health disparities has become blindingly apparent. As the earliest statistics related to COVID-19 trickled in at the start of April, a disturbing trend emerged: Even in cities and states where Black people were far outnumbered by Whites, they were more likely to contract and die from the virus.
NEWS & POLITICS
LIFE & CULTURE
Extended time at home is making many families more aware of what products they simply can’t do without. While you may have predicted what some of these essentials would be -- ahem, toilet paper -- other, not-so-obvious items are helping to make quarantines more comfortable nationwide.
Staying at home and practicing social distancing can feel more challenging as the weather warms and the itch for family fun at the beach becomes stronger. However, being socially responsible does not mean you need to put the fun on hold.
With routines upturned and health concerns top of mind, many people are feeling an extra amount of stress these days, too much of which can be bad for one’s mental and physical health.
In these unprecedented and uncertain times, play is critical to physical and emotional well-being, helping both kids and adults decompress and stay positive while providing countless learning opportunities.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are staying in their homes to help prevent the spread of the disease. Feeling lonely from time to time is natural, but this unprecedented time of social distancing could lead to increased loneliness.
MONEY & BUSINESS
While efforts to "flatten the curve" of the coronavirus are working, small businesses are suffering due to plummeting sales. The businesses that survive this crisis will do so by finding innovative ways to reach their customers and inspire them to take action and buy. Black Business Boom, a rapidly expanding e-commerce marketplace for Black-owned small businesses has the solution.