Day: June 6, 2020

June 6, 2020

There’s a black jobs crisis. Coronavirus is making it worse

When I walk down the street, I’m on guard.” Business Will small-business owners go to jail for breaking coronavirus rules? Business It took her 20 years to claw out of poverty. They run errands for their clients and it potentially exposes them to someone carrying the virus.”The union has scrambled to obtain masks, gloves and sanitizer, but they have often been in short supply, he […]

June 6, 2020

George Floyd’s death sparks voices on America’s deep pain and searing rage

“We have to continue to raise our voices — we cannot stop.” Advertisement The passage of time — from segregationist Jim Crow to the Voting Rights Act to to the martyred King in his coffin — and its shaping of the country’s racial and social edifice, has been on the minds of many even as new threats emerge. Right now, that’s a little hard for […]

June 6, 2020

Coronavirus kills black people at twice the rate as white people: Here’s what we can do about it

As a result, when interventions are introduced, we’re not equally situated to benefit from that “rising tide.”“If your ship is OK, then you need to be advocating for those on other ships that are not as well-equipped,” he said.That can be as simple as wearing a mask, abiding by social distancing recommendations even if your own personal risk of dying from the disease is low, […]

June 6, 2020

Washington, D.C., readies for large-scale George Floyd protest

“People want to be heard.”D.C. Advertisement “The Metropolitan Police Department welcomes first amendment demonstrations in our city & will do everything we can to facilitate peaceful protestors and ensure their safety,” the agency said. Print With the White House now resembling a fortress, authorities in the nation’s capital braced Saturday for what protesters promised would be the largest demonstrations yet to condemn police brutality and […]

June 6, 2020

A lawyer is tweeting videos of police using force at protests. There are more than 350

(One video Doucette shared involved Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske being hit with rubber bullets while covering a peaceful protest in Minneapolis.) As of Saturday, Doucette’s thread has surpassed 350 clips and he finds himself struggling to keep up.“My phone has been a mess,” Doucette, 39, said in an interview with The Times on Friday. You saw stuff in Ferguson [Mo.] in 2014 [over the shooting […]