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“Make no mistake: Nothing diminishes our full obligations, but there absolutely is an added responsibility on us to brin...
03/26/2020
Black doctors concerned about patient trust among African Americans

“Make no mistake: Nothing diminishes our full obligations, but there absolutely is an added responsibility on us to bring assurances to our communities, to advocate for our communities.” 👏🏾🙏🏾

Black doctors are mindful of health care inequities in low-income communities and want Black patients are tested and treated well.

Russell Simmons is drawing a parallel between eating meat and contracting the coronavirus.
03/26/2020
Russell Simmons connects eating animals to COVID-19 on IG

Russell Simmons is drawing a parallel between eating meat and contracting the coronavirus.

Media mogul Russell Simmons has made a parallel between eating meat and contracting the coronavirus and received backlashed from followers.

Dr. Elvis L. Francois and Dr. William Robinson are chief residents in the orthopedic department of the Mayo Clinic in Ro...
03/26/2020
Surgeon singing 'Imagine' heals amid coronavirus outbreak - TheGrio

Dr. Elvis L. Francois and Dr. William Robinson are chief residents in the orthopedic department of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and are now viral sensations after performing "Imagine." 💜🙏🏾

Drs. Elvis L. Francois and William Robinson are two singing surgeons whose rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine went viral during the coronavirus pandemic

The previous record for the most Americans applying to unemployment was set in 1982.Last week, more than quadruple that ...
03/26/2020
Record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits

The previous record for the most Americans applying to unemployment was set in 1982.

Last week, more than quadruple that number applied for unemployment benefits at 3.3 million.

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

03/26/2020
Dear Culture: A Letter to Social Media

Comedic social influence (and our Fave), Pretty Vee, joins us in the latest episode of #DearCulture to talk about how social media has changed her life, helped grow her business, and allowed her to make some important connections.

34-year-old NYC paramedic Christell Cadet reportedly left work last week after having a coughing fit. She is now is curr...
03/26/2020
NYC paramedic fighting for her life against coronavirus, family says - TheGrio

34-year-old NYC paramedic Christell Cadet reportedly left work last week after having a coughing fit.

She is now is currently sedated in ICU and has a breathing tube down her throat after testing positive for COVID-19.

34-year-old New York City paramedic Christell Cadet is on a ventilator at a Brooklyn Hospital and fighting for her life after testing positive for COVID-19

ICYMI: A Los Angeles County child under the age of 18 has become the youngest person in the United States to die from CO...
03/26/2020
First U.S. minor dead of coronavirus in Los Angeles

ICYMI: A Los Angeles County child under the age of 18 has become the youngest person in the United States to die from COVID-19.

Please be safe out there, #GrioFam.

A Los Angeles County child under the age of 18 has become the youngest person in the United States to die from COVID-19 disease.

Alicia Keys will release her memoir later this month and in a preview now available, she opens up about the impact that ...
03/26/2020
Alicia Keys opens up about absent father in new book: ‘It left a hole in me’

Alicia Keys will release her memoir later this month and in a preview now available, she opens up about the impact that having an absentee father had on her.

“For me, a seed of worthlessness was planted in childhood.”

Alicia Keys is baring all in her new book 'More Myself' an autobiographical account of the road to self-acceptance from the 15-time Grammy winner.

Spaces we usually turn to for in-person connections have been closed in the pandemic.Here are 7 ways to protect your ene...
03/26/2020
7 ways to protect your energy and mental health while 'social distancing'

Spaces we usually turn to for in-person connections have been closed in the pandemic.

Here are 7 ways to protect your energy and mental health while #SocialDistancing.

As a result of national social distancing efforts, spaces we usually turn to for in-person connections have been closed mandatorily. Here's an alternative.

OPINION: The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the Black community differently in terms of access to care, employment, a...
03/26/2020
How 'the Rona' specifically impacts the Black community - TheGrio

OPINION: The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the Black community differently in terms of access to care, employment, and resilience in the darkest of times.

The coronavirus is impacting the Black community in a variety of ways that range from access to health care, employment and finding the joy

Jussie Smollett has been MIA from social for quite some time because of that whole scandal, but thanks to Ms. 'Rona, he'...
03/25/2020
Jussie Smollett breaks silence while quarantined at home - TheGrio

Jussie Smollett has been MIA from social for quite some time because of that whole scandal, but thanks to Ms. 'Rona, he's back with an update.

Jussie Smollett breaks his social media silence with a new Instagram TV video singing Stevie Wonder’s “A Place In The Sun”

9 female inmates escaped from a minimum-security jail in South Dakota just after a fellow inmate tested positive for the...
03/25/2020
9 inmates escape South Dakota women's jail after positive COVID-19 case

9 female inmates escaped from a minimum-security jail in South Dakota just after a fellow inmate tested positive for the coronavirus.

So far, only 4 of them have been apprehended.

Nine female inmates escaped from a minimum-security jail in Pierre, South Dakota Monday night, the same day an inmate tested positive for COVID-19.

03/25/2020
How to Manage Anxiety During COVID-19

'Rona' giving you anxiety? Here's how to manage life while social distancing

theGrio sat down with Licensed Counselor, Ryan Grace, to discuss managing anxiety while working from home, homeschooling children and consuming information during the pandemic.

Two Georgia health care workers, both in their forties, have died after contracting COVID-19. The women are the first tw...
03/25/2020
Two Georgia health care workers dead from coronavirus

Two Georgia health care workers, both in their forties, have died after contracting COVID-19. The women are the first two medical personnel in the state to succumb to the disease.

Two Georgia health care workers, both in their forties, have died after contracting COVID-19 becoming the first to die from the disease in the state.

03/25/2020
Loni Love Talks About Her Upbringing

We loved chatting with entertainer and co-host of 'The Real,' Loni Love. Promoting her new book "I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To," our Managing Editor sat down with Loni to discuss her upbringing and how it has motivated her life.

While many Black celebrities are coming forward with positive coronavirus results, rapper Meek Mill strongly believes he...
03/25/2020
Meek Mill was 'extremely sick' around Christmas, possibly with coronavirus - TheGrio

While many Black celebrities are coming forward with positive coronavirus results, rapper Meek Mill strongly believes he had the virus over the holidays and recently shared just how bad some of his symptoms were.

It's crazy to think just how true this may be for many people.

Meek Mill and Styles P believe they had the coronavirus over the holidays and recently shared just how bad some of their symptoms were

NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns took to his Instagram this morning to discuss his personal experience with the COVID-19, r...
03/25/2020
NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns says mom is in a coma: 'This disease is real'

NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns took to his Instagram this morning to discuss his personal experience with the COVID-19, revealing that his mother is in a medically-induced coma due to the virus.

We are sending our thoughts, prayers, and healing energy to the entire Towns family at this time. Be safe, #GrioFam.

NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns told his fans that his mom is in a coma to fight COVID-19 and urged people to take the coronavirus seriously.

This is believed to be the first time the CDC has found that the virus remained on surfaces for such an extended time pe...
03/25/2020
Coronavirus traces lingered on cruiser for 17 days after evacuation

This is believed to be the first time the CDC has found that the virus remained on surfaces for such an extended time period than what was previously found.

Residue of the coronavirus was found on surfaces inside of cruise ship rooms up to 17 days after infected passengers left the ship.

It's unclear from whom the heir to the British throne caught the virus -- he was present at a number of public engagemen...
03/25/2020
Prince Charles, 71, tests positive for coronavirus - TheGrio

It's unclear from whom the heir to the British throne caught the virus -- he was present at a number of public engagements in recent weeks.

The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said.

Researchers found that the “symbolic empowerment” of Obama getting elected increased the hope and optimism of Black men.
03/25/2020
Obama's election improved Black men's mental health, study says

Researchers found that the “symbolic empowerment” of Obama getting elected increased the hope and optimism of Black men.

Black men’s mental health improved when Barack Obama became the U.S. president, according to new research findings from Rice University.

Tragically, a Los Angeles County child under the age of 18 has become the youngest person in the United States to die fr...
03/25/2020
First U.S. minor dead of coronavirus in Los Angeles

Tragically, a Los Angeles County child under the age of 18 has become the youngest person in the United States to die from COVID-19.

Please be safe out there, #GrioFam.

A Los Angeles County child under the age of 18 has become the youngest person in the United States to die from COVID-19 disease.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick feels that “lots of” grandparents would be willing to give up their lives to save the economy...
03/25/2020
Texas Lt. Governor says grandparents are willing to die to save economy

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick feels that “lots of” grandparents would be willing to give up their lives to save the economy for their grandchildren.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that “lots of” grandparents would be willing to give up their lives to save the United States economy for their grandchildren.

*slow blinks* *approaches podium* *taps mic*  🗣STOP LISTENING TO HIM – HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT!
03/25/2020
Man dies after taking drug promoted by Trump to treat COVID-19

*slow blinks* *approaches podium* *taps mic*

🗣STOP LISTENING TO HIM – HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT!

Man has died and his wife is in critical condition after they took chloroquine after hearing Pres. Donald Trump say the drug could treat the coronavirus.

While COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world from health to the economy, here are 5 ways you can still insulate you...
03/25/2020
5 ways to protect your finances during the coronavirus recession - TheGrio

While COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world from health to the economy, here are 5 ways you can still insulate yourself financially during this economic downturn.

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, and not just by impacting the health and wellness of the elderly, young and survivors of chronic health conditions. The virus has had a devastating impact on the US and world economies, shutting down businesses and stopping regular cash...

Lionel Richie is ready to create another song that can unify the world.
03/25/2020
Lionel Richie hints at recording new 'We Are the World' song amid pandemic - TheGrio

Lionel Richie is ready to create another song that can unify the world.

In 1985, “We Are the World” became an anthem and a global rallying call to raise funds to address famine in Africa. Now Lionel Richie thinks it’s time to create another song that can unify the world in the wake of the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Richie, who co-wrote “We Are the World.....

New research data highlights the effects the virus is having on the LGBTQ community.
03/25/2020
LGBTQ community uniquely impacted by COVID-19, research shows

New research data highlights the effects the virus is having on the LGBTQ community.

The Human Rights Campaign published a brief last week outlining the health and economic risks faced by the LGBTQ community during the public health crisis.

‪Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar want to erase at least $30,000 of your student loan debt with their emerge...
03/24/2020
Dems want to cancel $30K of student debt during virus outbreak - TheGrio

‪Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar want to erase at least $30,000 of your student loan debt with their emergency relief plan.‬‬

Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar want to erase at least $30,000 of your student loan debt during the coronavirus pandemic emergency relief plan.

“As careful as I been self-quarantined and staying home — I might have went and got something to eat, stayed in my truck...
03/24/2020
Slim Thug tests positive for coronavirus: 'It's real out here' - TheGrio

“As careful as I been self-quarantined and staying home — I might have went and got something to eat, stayed in my truck, mask, gloves, everything on — my test came back positive.”

Slim Thug announced on Instagram that he tested positive for the coronavirus despite taking all the precautions such as wearing a mask and social distancing

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