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Keeping our community informed during the coronavirus pandemic

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Just like we did during Hurricane Irma, Black Power 96 is providing the most up-to-date information and resources to keep our community healthy and safe during this emergency crisis.

Black Power 96’s Underwriting Manager Cierra Johnson and Assistant Station Manager Mr. Eddie are volunteering their time and working from home to compile information on school and business closures, healthcare and food resources, and options for unemployed workers and renters.

Ms. Johnson noticed that “most of the information given out by the big commercial radio, TV and newspapers are focusing on what’s happening in the white community like beach closures and curbside pick-up from the chain grocery stores. In our community on the south side of St. Petersburg, there are no large grocery stores. There are no drive-through testing sites. The people depend on us at Black Power 96 to help them navigate through this crisis and get the information they need.”

Black Power 96 is also broadcasting public service announcements every hour explaining the COVID-19 protocols provided by Project Black Ankh. These protocols, including for “socialist distancing,” plus tips for building your immune system and a video for how to make your own face mask can be found here on the website of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project.

If you have any COVID-19 questions, information or resources to share with our community, please email us at contact@blackpower96.org or call 727-914-3614.

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