What's On Today - Thursday

Four New Covid-19 Deaths Reported in MN

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 426 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, moving the total number of cases in the state to 36,716.

MDH reports there are 1,445 total deaths, with four additional deaths reported Wednesday. Of the entire total, 1,135 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Wednesday, 617,107 tests have been completed.

According to MDH, 4,081 total cases have required [Read more]

Be Careful: List of NON-APPROVED Hand Sanitizers

WARNING DO NOT USE – List of Hand Sanitizers Not Approved by the FDA


Source: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-notuse-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem


Images from: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/toxic-methanol-that-causes-blindness-foundin-hand-sanitizers-fda-warns/
“FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in
Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood [Read more]

Colin Kaepernick To Serve On Medium’s Board

Activist and athlete Colin Kaepernick has been dedicated to amplifying stories about systemic injustices and societal issues impacting the Black community. The Know Your Rights Camp founder will continue to work towards evoking change on a new front. According to NBC News, Kaepernick has been appointed to serve on Medium’s board.

Colin Kaepernick joins Medium’s board of directors, launches partnership to create content https://t.co/e2kE0A82Wv pic.twitter.com/8DEaQpM6Pv

— News 4 San Antonio [Read more]

STATE BRINGS HELP FOR STUDENTS

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan announced a public-private partnership of philanthropic and business leaders from across Minnesota to meet the technology and connectivity needs of families who have children in school. The partnership, ConnectedMN, is led by Best Buy, Comcast, Blandin Foundation, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and the Minnesota Business Partnership, in collaboration with the State of Minnesota.  

Before the start of the upcoming school year, ConnectedMN’s goal [Read more]

RACISM A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS COUNTY SAYS

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

“Due to racism, Black, Indigenous and people of color in Hennepin County statistically have poorer educational outcomes, earn less, and are less likely to own homes or have access to quality health care and jobs than White people,” the county said in a statement. “These disparities have lifelong impacts, including higher disease rates, and, as we’re seeing now, higher [Read more]

Detroit Cop SUV Plowed Through Protestors Because Of ‘Safety’ Concerns, Says Police Chief

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A mostly peaceful protest against police violence and systematic racism turned violent Sunday night when a police SUV plowed through a group of protestors. A viral video of the incident showed the vehicle violently hitting multiple people and it continued to drive even as protestors were still on the hood. According to the Detroit police chief, they did all of this out of concern for their safety.

“Detroit Police Department just ran straight through a bunch of our protesters,” [Read more]

Morehouse College Receives $40M To Combat COVID-19 In Underserved Communities

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected the Black community. According to the COVID Tracking Project, within the United States, African Americans are dying at a rate more than 1.5 times higher than their population share. Several collegiate institutions are leading initiatives to address the alarming trend, including Morehouse School of Medicine. The HBCU recently received a $40 million grant to further its efforts, NBC News reported.

The funding—which was awarded to the Atlanta-based [Read more]