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Here are five ways COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black Americans and how where we were in March 2020 compares to where we are now.

Despite Thomas "Hitman" Hearns' claims that Marvin Hagler was "murdered" by the COVID-19 vaccine, the boxer's cause of death has not been disclosed.

Justice for Breonna doesn’t only mean accountability in the eyes of the law. She deserved the right to create and raise the family she wanted without having to be afraid of police violence. Breonna deserved reproductive justice.

Between the pandemic, the high-profile murders of Black people and the state-sanctioned violence against protesters that followed, we have been through hell. But how have we emerged on the other side?

The movement demanding the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal from prison has been renewed amid concerns about his health after he reportedly contracted COVID-19.

A Florida sheriff said Vincent Jackson's family thinks the 38-year-old former NFL star was suffering from a brain injury called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that statistics suggest is widespread among former football players.

Racial and ethnic minority communities that lack internet access have been left behind in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine. For the almost 13.8 million older adults in the U.S. who live alone, asking for help may not be an option.

The Howard University men's basketball team has canceled the remainder of its season because of health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccine distribution is not keeping up with the impact of COVID-19 on Black and other communities of color.

President Joe Biden Biden rescinded the Mexico City policy, also known as the “global gag rule,” which prevents non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. aid from providing abortion-related services.

An increasing number of reports indicate that rich white people are using their wealth and prestige to secure doses of the coronavirus vaccines by traveling to Black and brown neighborhoods, where the immunizations are needed most.

A Mississippi professor found that Black diabetes patients with COVID-19 were at an increased risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis.