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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.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has hit society like a ton of bricks this winter and HBCUs are no exception. Here's how historically Black colleges and universities are responding.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is under heavy criticism for saying, "My low-skilled workers, my cooks, my dishwashers, my messengers, my shoe-shine people, those who work at Dunkin' Donuts—they don't have the academic skills to sit in the corner office."

Texas Lt. Gov Dani Patrick, a Republican who blamed unvaccinated Black people for spreading the pandemic in a racist statement that has been widely debunked, tested positive for COVID-19.

Rubio's refusal to take the surge of the Omicron variant seriously could be an opening for his likely general election opponent Rep. Val Demings.

Black lawmakers in Florida are calling out Gov. Ron DeSantis for allegedly going MIA during the latest surge.  

Far too many mainstream media outlets have been quick to erroneously assign blame to the entire continent of Africa for the Omicron variant of COVID-19, progressive civil rights advocacy group Color of Change says: "Tell the media that Black people are not public health threats!"

It's no surprise that countries in the global south have to fight for needed resources like the COVID-19 vaccines, but it's disconcerting in a time of international crisis.