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News Related to Housing, Voting, Education and More During Coronavirus Crisis

There is a lot of important national and local news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We’ve put together a list of relevant stories related to the economy, voting, homeowners and education, as well as information from other Urban League affiliates.

Thanks to the National Urban League office for compiling these stories. Please share them online with your families, friends and colleagues.

 

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE / MARC MORIAL                                                                            

Gray TV: Black community leaders call for COVID-19 demographic data
Philadelphia Sun: Telling the Stories of Enterprising Blacks

New Orleans Advocate: Too many black folks are dying from coronavirus. We urgently need data.
NBC News: Race rises to the forefront for activists in the coronavirus pandemic
NPR: Social Distancing Is Working, But Reopening Economy Will Take Time

 

AFFILIATES

Kansas City Star: Fifty percent of people testing positive for coronavirus in Kansas City are black

KMOV: Huge turnout for Urban League food distribution event
WLKY: Louisville Urban League challenge offers teens, young adults cash
WAFB: Urban League of La hosts Virtual job fair to hire essential industry workers
WABE: Urban League of Greater Atlanta CEO Talks New Role On State Coronavirus Task Force
Seattle Medium: United Way, Urban League Partner To Expand Rental Assistance Program In King County
The Suburban Times: Help with EIDL, PPP, and Small Business Grants

 

HEALTH

CNN: Coronavirus in black America: Living in the eye of a ‘perfect storm’
Washington Post: The pathology of American racism is making the pathology of the coronavirus worse
CNN: Black Americans are being hammered by a double pandemic
NPR: Why Misinformation And Distrust Are Making COVID-19 More Dangerous For Black America
Washington Post: 4 reasons coronavirus is hitting black communities so hard
New York Times: How to Save Black and Hispanic Lives in a Pandemic
NPR: A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump’s Promises Largely Unfulfilled

 

EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMY

New York Times: Trump and Allies Push Toward Reopening Economy. But Governors Urge Caution.
New York Times: It’s ‘People, People, People’ as Lines Stretch Across America
Time Magazine: The Post-Coronavirus Unemployment Crisis Could Last for Years, Economists Say

CNN: IRS deposits first wave of stimulus checks
Washington Post: GOP leaders refuse Democrats’ coronavirus demands, won’t negotiate over small-business lending
NPR: White House Seeks To Lower Farmworker Pay To Help Agriculture Industry

 

VOTING 

New York Times: Voting by Mail Could Be What States Need. But Can They Pull It Off?
The Atlantic: The Most Important 2020 States Already Have Vote by Mail
Washington Post: GOP pushes voting by mail — with restrictions — while Trump attacks it as ‘corrupt’

 

EDUCATION

USA Today: How coronavirus school closures could cause ‘historic academic regression’
Washington Post: Low-income college students are counting on federal aid, but who will get it — and when?
Hechinger Report: STUDENT VOICE: ‘So many students are already sleeping in their cars, homeless shelters or even on the street’
NPR: Teaching Without Schools: Grief, Then A ‘Free-For-All’

 

HOUSING & HOMEOWNERSHIP

Marketwatch: The mortgage industry is facing a crisis because of the coronavirus — and borrowers could fall through the cracks
New York Times: U.S. Mortgage Industry Braces for More Strain as Support Talks Stall

CNN: Cities and states launch emergency rent relief programs

Bloomberg: Another U.S.-Wide Housing Slump Is Coming

 

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