Melissa Thomas Scott (Credit: screenshot) In a video that has gone viral, a Georgia nurse with pre-existing conditions quit her job at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital due to concerns over the coronavirus. Melissa Thomas Scott is a nurse in Albany, GA and is currently receiving widespread support on the internet after she shared her breaking point. On Wednesday, she took to Facebook Live after being assigned to the “Corona floor” for a 12-hour shift at Putney. Scott, who worked in the hospital’s acute care area, is a triple-negative breast cancer survivor and was diagnosed in 2012 at age 31.
Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" album is inducted. Music from Dr. Dre, the Village People, Tina Turner among others, has become part of the Library of Congress because of how they reflect the culture and society of their times. The Librarian of Congress’ Carla Hayden released what she dubbed an “ultimate stay-at-home playlist” in announcing the annual selections of the National Recording Registry. The “stay-at-home” reference was a nod to the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders that were being followed across the country and world.
The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has rocked the entire globe, and unfortunately, the Black community is no exception. Contrary to internet memes and online conspiracies, Black people and communities of color are not immune to the pandemic virus. While COVID-19 has impacted Black businesses and families financially, it has also tragically claimed the lives of countless Black people both in America and around the world. READ MORE: Should Black America be worried about Coronavirus?
Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As the country grapples with the global coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has allegedly telephoned former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez for his thoughts on how the White House is handling the national emergency. Rodriguez’s fiancee, J-Lo, was on hand to offer some of her thoughts too, according to tweets from journalists with ABC News.
Netflix If you haven’t seen Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness yet on Netflix, you’re gonna want to take some time this weekend and get ready for your jaw to hit the floor. The latest true crime docuseries from Netflix has helped the quarantined time fly by for viewers like 2 Chainz and Cardi B who can’t rip themselves away from the unimaginable trainwreck that proves white folks are into some really crazy sh*t. READ MORE: Issa Rae comedy ‘The Lovebirds’ goes straight to Netflix
Mayor Mario King and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeve (Credit: Mayor King and Gov. Tate) Lawmakers and officials all over the country have made businesses shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus but when mayors in Mississippi attempted to follow suit, Gov. Tate Reeves issued an order overruling them. “There’s no question that the purpose of the order was to keep businesses open, which is good for the economy,” Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton told the Mississippi Free Press.
Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian (Credit: Kourtney Kardashian) Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the spotlight but this week she and her sister Kourtney found themselves serving as muses for a bevy of internet memes after a clip of the siblings getting into a physical altercation went viral. During the season 18 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it showed Kim and older sister Kourtney getting into verbal disagreements about their drastically different work ethics. According to E News, this is par for the course.
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus that have shuttered schools, closed businesses and brought American life in many places to a virtual standstill.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 16: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the Photocall For Lions Gate's "Angel Has Fallen" at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 16, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) Red Table Talk is highlighting how many people are suffering from anxiety and just how crippling the current COVID-19 outbreak can be in this week’s episode.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Rihanna attends the "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) After three years of begging, this week Rihanna fans finally got some new music courtesy of PARTYNEXTDOOR!