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  • Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:47
  • Melanie Eversley

Kanye West theGrio.comKanye West (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) The coronavirus pandemic is bringing out people’s charitable sides and included is rapper Kanye West, who has made a large donation to an organization that delivers meals to the elderly on Chicago’s South Side. West has made “a generous donation” to We Women Empowered, an initiative in his home town of Chicago that is delivering three meals daily to seniors in 10 South Side neighborhoods, a West spokesperson told the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Saturday, 21 March 2020 13:41
  • Melanie Eversley

Mike Tyson thegrio.comMike Tyson (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Former world heavyweight boxing champion turned-cannabis-entrepreneur Mike Tysondelivered a shocker to rapper Eminem on his Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, dubbing the white hip hop artist as an honorary “nigga.” There’s been lots of debate over the use of the word. Critics say there’s no difference between the derogatory “n-word” and the version that ends with the letter “a,” often used to express

  • Saturday, 21 March 2020 00:15
  • DeMicia Inman

(Courtesy Quentin James) Quentin James, founder, and president of The Collective Political Action Committee isn’t waiting for someone else to fill the gap left by the federal government in its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. “We can’t expect Donald Trump and The White House to solve this problem,” James tells theGrio. “We gotta solve this ourselves.” Together with Andrew Yang and his non-profit Humanity Forward, James is helping families in need by providing $1 million in funds. James launched the COVID Response Team to provide assistance to households in the Bronx and hopes to grow the initiative nationwide.

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 21:27
  • Blue Telusma

EverlywellEverlywell (Credit: Everlywell) A Texas-based company has raised some brows after it announced it would be rolling out an at-home coronavirus test but at a price that many find to be egregious given how many potential victims are out of work. According to TIME, Monday, Everlywell — a company that offers lab tests directly to consumers for everything from vitamin deficiency and cholesterol levels to fertility and STDS—plans to offer an at-home testing kit for COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus is a health and economic issue for Black people, doctor says

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 21:21
  • Blue Telusma

Tori SpellingCULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 17: Tori Spelling attends the Much Love Animal Rescue 3rd Annual Spoken Woof Benefit at Microsoft Lounge on October 17, 2019 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) Beverly Hills 90210 alum Tori Spelling has issued an apology this week after fans slammed her for posting a racially charged photo of one of her daughters pretending to be a ghetto girl named “McQuisha.

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 20:17
  • Blue Telusma

Patricia FriesonPatricia Frieson (Credit Chicago Sun Times/Family) A Black retired nurse has, unfortunately, become the first coronavirus fatality in the state of Illinois. Her family is now speaking up about the heartache they’ve experienced while this country still grapples to adequately respond to a global pandemic. According to The Chicago Sun-Times, Patricia Frieson passed away Monday only a single day after she tested positive for COVID-19. READ MORE: New Orleans man, 58, becomes Louisiana’s first coronavirus death

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 19:44
  • Cortney Wills

Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) The coronavirus pandemic can make anyone feel a little anxious and Serena Williams is no exception.

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 19:41
  • Amber Corrine

Kodak Black thegrio.comKodak Black attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for TIDAL) Kodak Black is lending a hand during the Coronavirus pandemic, despite his current incarceration. The Florida rapper, best known for his songs “Tunnel Vision” and “Roll in Peace,” will be donating hundreds of books and essential school supplies to Broward County, Fla.

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 15:31
  • Christina Greer

(Getty Images) This week thousands of Americans went to the polls in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. Those results combined with the previous super Tuesday contests have by all accounts solidified Vice President Joe Biden as the front runner and presumed winner of the Democratic party primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters continue to argue that it is too early to count out their candidate and we must wait for even more diverse states to weigh in. Unfortunately, Sanders and his supporters may need to apply the same fervor they directed at Sen.

  • Friday, 20 March 2020 01:50
  • KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

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