U.S. Reps. Bennie Thompson and Val Demings have both tested positive for COVID-19. They are the latest notable Black people to contract the coronavirus.


Medical experts say that while cases of the mu variant of the coronavirus are rare, it is still a cause for concern.

Both vaccinated, the couple were hospitalized for breakthrough COVID-19 as the delta variant rages on.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott, one of the staunchest Republican governors in regards to mask mandates as COVID-19 cases rise in the state and ICU wings become overwhelmed, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Children under 12 are not eligible for vaccination, increasing the need for masks mandates.

With newly-mandated vaccine requirements, will unvaccinated Black people be at an even higher risk of being ostracized from our communities?

Photos and video footage showed dozens of white people rioting at a rally in Los Angeles protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in a violent demonstration that the LAPD is being accused of allowing the Proud Boys to instigate.

The governor announced a new plan to provide more access to an anti-body treatment for COVID-19 patients, overlooking the need for increased access to testing sites and the vaccination.

As music festivals, concerts and other large gatherings planned for the fall begin to get canceled over concerns of the COVID-19 delta variant spreading, the infamous FreakNik event is still expected to go on as scheduled in Atlanta.

The right-wing trolls crying hypocrisy about recent large "maskless" gatherings attended by prominent Democrats have been silent about how the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota is a proven COVID-19 superspreader.

Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance, who was fully vaccinated, died in his Mississippi home nearly two weeks testing positive for COVID-19, underscoring the strength of the coronavirus delta variant.

It may feel as though COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted across the nation, but the rise of new variants continues to climb and present great challenges for getting the pandemic under control.