Pandemic Magnified Economic Inequalities for Black America

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People wait for a distribution of masks and food from the Rev. Al Sharpton in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, after a new state mandate was issued requiring residents to wear face coverings in public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Saturday, April 18, 2020. "Inner-city residents must follow this mandate to ensure public health and safety," said Sharpton. The latest Associated Press analysis of available data shows that nearly one-third of those who have died from the coronavirus are African American, even though blacks are only about 14% of the population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, DC to meet with President Trump about the economy. Cuomo says he wants to “super charge” the economy, with infrastructure being a key component.

April Ryan speaks with National Urban League President Marc Morial about the economic reality for Black America.

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

FILE – In this May 5, 2020, file photo, residents of the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York line up for free face masks. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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