Brazil occupies nearly half of the South American continent and is home to approximately 214 million people, over half of whom are African. With 83,000 deaths from COVID-19, Brazil is rapidly catching up with the U.S. where 145,000 have died. Africans in Brazil face extreme poverty, lack of health care and rampant violence and murder […]
Black Power 96 Radio · Black Power 96 Radio’s doors are temporarily closed Black Power 96 FM volunteer tests positive for coronavirus; station staff and volunteers quarantined while awaiting test results At the start of the pandemic, we closed the station to all but a small core of volunteer staff members. They wore masks and […]
The People’s War Radio Show returns to New York City to talk with: New York City Councilwoman Inez Barron representing the 42nd District in Brooklyn. Born and raised in Brooklyn, a graduate of Hunter College and the Bank Street College of Education, she worked in primary and secondary education for 36 years, serving as an elementary […]
A month ago, Haiti’s number of COVID-19 infections barely registered on the global radar screen. But a leading medical group warns that that has now changed alarmingly. At the end of April, Haiti had reported only 81 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths. Those COVID-19 figures have since spiked to more than 3,000 cases and […]
The People’s War – Episode 10: Reports from the Ground: The Pandemic and George Floyd protests in California and Mexico
“The death rate from COVID-19 in Tijuana is 7 times the death rate in neighboring San Diego. These 2 cities are about the same size in population, but San Diego has over 30 hospitals while Tijuana has 3. San Diego has 900 respirators. Tijuana has 10. Tijuana was created as San Diego’s Cuba – for […]
The People’s War – Episode 8: Reports from the Ground: The Pandemic and Africans in the Northeast U.S.
New York City has been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. African communities in New York City—already hard hit by homelessness, gentrification, police brutality and murder, joblessness, hunger—are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 deaths. On May 18, The New York Times wrote, “Neighborhoods with high concentrations of black and Latino people, as […]
The People’s War – Episode 7: Expose corporate rip-off & profiting from COVID-19, make Wall Street pay reparations!
As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc on African, Mexican, and Indigenous communities, the U.S. government is bailing out the Wall Street banks with trillions of dollars. The COVID-19 so-called ‘relief’ stimulus package, signed into law by U.S. president Donald J. Trump, allocated a whopping $425 billion for corporations. That $425 billion is going to the […]
The vastly disproportionate death rate of African people in the U.S. from COVID-19 is attributed to so-called “pre-existing health conditions”. These conditions are imposed on the African community because we can’t afford the profit-driven healthcare, have limited access to healthy food, and are forced to live in poor, high density housing, among other symptoms of […]
Even before COVID-19, Africans in the U.S. had an unemployment rate at least twice the national rate, while the median net worth of white families was 10 times greater than that of African families. Those who are working make up a disproportionate number of “essential” workers, risking their lives to generate greater profits for corporations […]
This week we turn our attention to Africa and efforts being made there to prevent widespread deaths from COVID-19. On April 17th, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa released a report predicting that “Anywhere between 300,000 and 3.3 million African people could lose their lives as a direct result of COVID-19.” The People’s War […]