Relevant Reads | Equity

One of the guiding principles of the GMNC is equity. This pandemic has shown that a systemic racism has poisoned the proverbial well; there remain those who think that if “they just do what we say, everything will correct itself“. No, it won’t. There must be an immediate change; justice delayed is justice denied. It is not radical – it is just.

Since mid-March, I’ve held off putting out the “Relevant Reads“; so much of what I was reading daily, was only about daily stats related to the virus and the rising deaths rates. My “inbox” is full of these messages. Communities are more than numbers. The COVID-19 virus has probably forever changed how we live, work and play in this country for the foreseeable future. It is also a chance to do better. So, I begin again. This time, it is a reminder that equity demands us to not only acknowledge that the unsustainable systems have become unraveled, but to do something about it. We can build sustainable systems by demanding them. With this I bring you the relevant reads …

AARP.org
Nursing Homes Serving Minorities More Likely to Have Coronavirus, Expert Says
IRS Mails Out 4 Million Stimulus Payments by Prepaid Debit Card
Is It OK to Visit Older Family Members at Home Now? | How to weigh the risks and benefits — and expert tips for staying safe
Bay State Banner
Advisory group backs developer for Boston State Hospital site
Activists push back on state intervention in BPS
Jazz greats share their quarantine playlists
Council, city officials mull cap on delivery service charges
Boston Muslims to celebrate Eid at home
$1.2 million grant to support Boston artists of color
Making vote-by-mail inclusive
Boston Business Journal
Home loan delinquencies rise sharply
Is mortgage forbearance an option for you? Here’s what to know
US pending home sales sank 20.8% in March
Goldman Sachs forecloses on over 10,000 homes for ‘consumer relief’
Hair salons, pot shops and barbers: Here’s what can reopen on May 25
Letter: State must prioritize language learning, translations for all
Airlines given tentative OK to halt service to dozens of U.S. cities
Boston officials ease rules for restaurants ahead of reopening
Construction firms weigh safety, try to make up for lost time
Boston Globe
One in five Boston public school children may be virtual dropouts
For local farms, the coronavirus outbreak has led to a surge in customers and demand
Dorchester Reporter
To church or not? Faith leaders grapple with the question
Harbor Health Services shifts focus to infected elders in need
The Guardian
‘We’re expendable’: black Americans pay the price as states lift lockdowns
US city lockdowns have caused rat ‘aggression’ due to lack of food waste
US judge rules Florida felons can vote without paying legal fees
Extra $600 in jobless pay offers many a lifeline – but will it be renewed?
NPR/WGBH
COVID Diaries: Jessica And Sean Apply For A Loan
Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.
What Does ‘Hood Feminism’ Mean For A Pandemic?
Historic Wave Of Latino Prosperity Is Threatened By Devastating Job Losses
Minorities Often Work These Jobs. They Were Among First To Go In Coronavirus Layoffs
‘No Plans To Do Anything Different Yet’: How Some Bostonians Are Reacting As Mass. Starts To Reopen
NYTIMES.com
For African-Americans in Uniform, It’s Duty, Honor, Country. But Don’t Expect to Lead.
Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers
An Incalculable Loss
A Bright, Comforting One-Pot Stew With West African Roots
Universal Hub
Feds, state sue Mattapan credit-repair company that shares space with a pizza place over alleged deceptive practices
End of the road for some dirt-bike and ATV riders as BPD cracks down on illegal on-road use
Large Mattapan development to get a soccer field instead of a farm
washingtonpost.com
Rats are getting aggressive hunting for food amid restaurant closures, CDC warns
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