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Black America and COVID-19

Documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Black America.

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Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare (Part 1)
African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Ai-jen Poo, Dorothy Roberts, and Alvin Starks
March 28, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBstnmBTaI

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight
Under the Black Light:  The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare (Part 2)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dara Baldwin, Janine Jackson, Saru Jayaraman, Naomi Klein, and Mily Trevino-Sauceda
April 1, 2020
https://youtu.be/C4tRRWAF61c

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight
Under the Black Light: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare (Part 3)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Rosa Clemente, Asali Ecclesiastes, Dallas Goldtooth, Daniel HoSang, Mari Matsuda, and Rinku Sen
April 8, 2020
https://youtu.be/T2q7n58DqmU

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight
Under the Black Light: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare (Part 4)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kehinde Andrews, Barbara Arnwine, Paul Butler, Jonathan Metzl, and Bree Newsome
April 15, 2020
https://youtu.be/5FafF4JwbeE

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight

Boston + the Post-COVID-19 Black Community (Part I)
The New Democracy Coalition
April 17, 2020
https://youtu.be/7LxFSmZduxc

event, town hall, video New Democracy Coalition
Why Black America?
MONITORacism magazine
Jean Beaman
April 19, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXtO_j_fca4&feature=youtu.be

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event, video MONITORacism
Under the Black Light: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare (Part 5)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, David Blight, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, William Darity Jr., Ibram X. Kendi, and Kate Manne
April 22, 2020
https://youtu.be/VF8FbUP14Ik

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight
Hutchins Family Foundation Brings Together Rev. Al Sharpton and CARE To Launch the First Domestic CARE Package Program Distributing Thousands of Meals in Harlem and the Bronx
Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University
April 27, 2020 
https://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/care-package-program
news Hutchins Center
A Call to Philanthropy: Lived Experience IS Expertise We Need in Our Processes!
Old Money New System
Bart Westdijk
April 28, 2020
https://www.oldmoneynewsystem.net/blog/2020/4/27/a-call-to-philanthropy-lived-experience-is-expertise-we-need-in-our-processes
philanthropy Conversation at Grassroots Fund 2019 rootSkills gathering in Providence (RI)  Credit: New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Under the Black Light: COVID in Confinement (Part 6)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Josie Duffy Rice, Nina A. Kohn, Marc Lamont Hill, Rebecca Nagle, Ravi Ragbir, and Alyosxa Tudor
April 29, 2020
https://youtu.be/NoFGUrkGbmo

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Boston's Black Communities Discuss the COVID-19 OUTBREAK in City Neighborhoods  (Part 2)
The New Democracy Coalition
April 30, 2020
https://youtu.be/07d2MJUymRc

event, town hall, video New Democracy Coalition
Under the Black Light: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare, Mobilizing Whiteness to "Re-Open America" (Part 7)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Carol Anderson, Alex DiBranco, Joe Lowndes, Jason Wilson, Mab Segrest, and Dorian Warren
May 6, 2020
https://youtu.be/SDwtPi1BWZg

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight
The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying: The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.
The Atlantic
Adam Serwer
May 8, 2020
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/
blog ARSH RAZIUDDIN / THE ATLANTIC
Under the Black Light: What's the Matter with Georgia, Virus, Voting, & Vigilantism the Peach State (Part 8)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, LaTosha Brown, Anoa J. Changa, Emery Wright, Crystal Feimster, and Talitha LeFlouria
May 13, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYwj1DmVatI

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Under the Black Light: Narrating the Nightmare & (Re)Imagining the Possible (Part 9)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Arundhati Roy, Kiese Laymon, and Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 20, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ppfjbESV4

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event, webinar, video Under the Blacklight

THE MASS POOR PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY & MORAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june2020/

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event Poor People's Campaign

Violence in Boston
https://www.violenceinboston.org

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organization VIB

Under the Black Light: The Fire This Time (Pt 10)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Keith Ellison, Alicia Garza, Devon Carbado, Robin D.G. Kelley, Maria Moore
June 3, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQr6j7MoH2I&feature=youtu.be​

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Under the Black Light: Say Her Name.  Telling Stories of State Violence and Public Silence (Pt 11)
The African American Policy Forum
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Fran Garrett, Rhanda Dormeus, Maria Moore, Sharon Cooper, Gina Best, Sharon Wilkerson
June 17, 2020
https://youtu.be/S2MfJOJaeGA

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event, webinar, video
Need A Polling Place With Social Distancing? 3 NBA Teams Offer Venues
NPR
Twitter Miles Parks and Benjamin Swasey
July 2, 2020
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/02/886566523/need-a-polling-place-with-social-distancing-3-nba-teams-offer-venues
news, audio Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has started a voting rights organization, and is urging NBA teams to offer their large venues as polling sites during the pandemic. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
We Keep Us Safe: Serving food at Abolition Park
n+1
Jessie Kindig
July 8, 2020
https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/we-keep-us-safe/
news Photograph by Josh Pacheco.

Map The Truth: Introducing the COVID-19 Social Justice Guide

Aug 17, 2020

https://youtu.be/JMas1k3IIxE

https://www.mapthetruth.com/

 

webinar, video. resource guide
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/henrietta-boggs-dead-coronavirus.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200921&instance_id=22376&nl=the-morning&regi_id=120057213&section_index=4&section_name=the_2020_campaign&segment_id=38613&te=1&user_id=19602e61fdf04bd6cb1be6d51b9b5ca9    

RESOURCE LISTS

The African American Policy Forum

https://aapf.org/resource-list-covid19

Harvard University, Mahindra Center

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/response-covid-19

Health Equity Policy Platform for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

https://humanimpact.org/hip-advocacy/policy-platform/

NAACP: Coronavirus Resources

https://naacp.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-resources/
COVID-19 GUIDE | General https://mocada.org/2020/03/19/covid-19-guide-general-resources/