Slam Covid-19 poetry performances

In honor of National Poetry Month, Community thru Covid shares a portion of last year’s Slam Covid-19 Competition (May 2020). These are the high school entries. See also the elementary school and adult competitions (link coming soon). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwaYKdF_lIA May 2020 High School performances Heard on air 4/14/21 (grades and school from 2020): Jemoni Benson, 10th …

Dr. Fauci: Make It Plain

This week’s broadcast is a special program prepared by Black Coalition Against Covid: “Making It Plain: Dr. Fauci talks directly with Black Americans about COVID and its impact on our community.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the national response to coronavirus, in conversation with Ambrose Lane, Jr., co-founder of BCAC and founder and chair of …

Covid, Commutation, and the Black Coalition

July 22, 2020 — We Act Radio’s “Community thru Covid” Segment 1: Ronnie Long’s case and commutation. Top of the hour Prof. Jamie T. Lau and AshLeigh Long on the case of Ronnie Long, still serving an 80 year sentence many think he should never have received at all, while facing additional health risks from …

Covid and the Black Coalition: Update from Dr. Reed Tuckson

Heat emergencies and other logistics are impacting the District’s response to Covid-19, while the pandemic continues to hit harder, and be more lethal, for Black people in the city. Dr. Reed Tuckson, of the Black Coalition Against Covid, joined “Community thru Covid” Wed, 7/29. Segment begins around 33:00 mark — Dr. Tuckson highlighted our responsibility …