African Americans on Front Line, Most Adversely Affected by COVID-19

Masked shoppers walk through the Target parking lot in northeast Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, April 8, 2020. African Americans in Mississippi are being disproportionately affected by the new coronavirus, and many have underlying health problems that make them more vulnerable to it, the state epidemiologist said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

President Trump said the White House will have more solid data on coronavirus affects on the Black community. The deadly impact on African Americans reached the highest levels to include both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. and within Black advocacy groups. The NAACP hosted a conference call with Congressional leaders to address the devastation.

AURN White House Correspondent April Ryan spoke with NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report: