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U.S. ‘Wasted’ Months Before Preparing For Virus Pandemic

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By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used...

With Rise of Trump Came Rise of White Nationalism, Critics Say

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By Haleigh Whisted Capital News Service Thomas Rousseau, a 21-year-old originally from a suburban Dallas, Texas, home, was once a Boy Scout that wrote a conservative opinion column and drew cartoons for his high school’s student newspaper, according to the Southern...

Brown Presides Over Historic Stimulus Package Vote

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D- District 4) has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.  The fourth District Representative was front and center as Congress approved a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package.    As the U.S....

Mayor’s Top Aide Dies of COVID-19

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] According to the D.C. Health Statistics Summary, 401 District of Columbia residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 106 people have recovered and nine patients have died. One of the local decedents from the deadly disease...

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The $2 trillion stimulus deal reached earlier by the Senate, was finally passed by the House on Friday, March 27. President Trump is expected to immediately sign the massive legislation that promises to...

Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The coronavirus health crisis that hit America in the middle of March has compelled Governors to shut down states, requested citizens to stay in their homes and moved Congress to pass an unprecedented...

Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

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By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM, LAURIE KELLMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to...

Hogan: Maryland Receives Federal Disaster Designation

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By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland received a federal disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday night.  "This declaration will help provide much-needed funding for state and local governments and nonprofits, and it...

Baltimore Mayor’s Race: Candidates Shift Strategies in Crisis

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By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham Special to the AFRO The novel coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the city and postponed the mayoral primary, but inevitably Baltimore will have to choose a new mayor.   Gov. Larry Hogan has moved the primary...

Tonight at 6:15PM – City Council President Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19

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Council President to Hold COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Joshua Sharfstein Dial (855) 756 7520. Pin: 57975# BALTIMORE, MD (March 25, 2020) ⁠— Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will hold an interactive telephone town hall meeting on...

Mayor Releases Emergency Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness. This plan is an effort to mitigate risk for individuals in...

Mayor Young Releases COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

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PRESS RELEASE Mayor Young Releases COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness. This plan is an effort to mitigate risk for...

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