Pioneering radio broadcaster Gil Bailey, known as the Godfather of Reggae Radio, died Monday of COVID-19.
There’s a massive effort underway to help thousands of Indians on visas in the US who can’t return to India.
Some 1,600 nurses in Ontario cross the border every day to work in the US, but the pandemic could change that. As the number of novel coronavirus cases grows in Michigan, some officials in Ontario are calling for restrictions on where these nurses can work.
Blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to be considered "essential workers" and to be diagnosed with COVID-19 — and to die of the disease. Those experiences are shaping how people from those groups will vote in the November presidential election.
US President Donald Trump has cut funding to the World Health Organization, prompting swift condemnation from international leaders. Cybercrime has increased during the novel coronavirus pandemic. But a group of cybersecurity experts is volunteering to help fend off attacks. And deportations from the US, the country hardest-hit by COVID-19, continue amid the global health crisis. Those proceedings could be spreading the virus farther.
US officials say that immigration enforcement must continue, pandemic or not. But deporting people who may have been exposed to coronavirus in detention facilities risks spreading the disease to countries unequipped to deal with COVID-19.
Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients work as health care professionals. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the industry needs them more than ever. Their fate lies in a Supreme Court decision that could come any week now.
CareMongering is one of many mutual aid organizations around the world that have either been created or expanded to help people struggling during the pandemic — either because of age, health status or financial vulnerability, among other things.
An estimated 2.5 million farmworkers across the United States are now deemed essential workers — exempt from shelter-in-place restrictions to keep the country’s food supply flowing. Yet at a time when social distancing and careful sanitizing are necessary safeguards against exposure to the coronavirus, little has been done to protect farmworkers.
An estimated 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. Registering them to vote requires a substantial in-person effort that grassroots groups can't do right now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Some are shifting their strategies to the internet.