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R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major impacts on R&B and the music industry as a whole. If one wasn't moving the genre forward, another was introducing the world to Pictured (from left) are Betty Wright, Little Richard new acts. Betty Wright influenced a generation of female artists The soulful Betty Wright died from cancer Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the age of 66 in her Miami home, according to Billboard. She had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the fall, Steve Greenberg, president of S-Curve Records who worked with Wright, told The New York Times. Wright's career started with her family's gospel group, according to Billboard, and she released her first album at the age of 14 in 1968.

and Andre Harrell.

is known for her hits "Clean Up Woman" and "Tonight is the Night." Many of her hits have been sampled by rappers and singers like Beyoncé, Color Me Bad and Chance the Rapper.

Little Richard was an early figure in rock The screaming, preening, scene-stealing wild man of early rock 'n' roll first came on the scene in the 1950s with hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Slippin' and Slidin'," died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 87. The cause of death was bone cancer, according to his The Grammy-award win- lawyer, Bill Sobel. ner and six-time nominee

Andre Harrell had an everlasting footprint in hiphop Harrell is credited with mentoring Sean Diddy Combs as well as discovering and launching the careers of various artists and entertainers.

He got his start in the 1980s as one of two members in the rap group Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Harrell was then hired by Def Jam Records where he worked as vice president and then became a general manager of Richard Wayne Penniman, the label. a Macon, Georgia, native had It was when he founded a long career after that saw Uptown Records that things him becoming one of the really took off. He hired Didfirst inductees into the Rock dy as an intern and launched and Roll Hall of Fame, getthe careers of Mary J. Blige, ting a street named after him Heavy D and The Boyz, Join his home town and receivdeci and Teddy Riley. ing a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1993 Grammys. "Known to have the midas touch when it came to disBesides being a ground covering and developing talbreaking musical pioneer, ent, Andre was responsible Richard's other great love for changing the sound of was his faith. He began atR&B music and crossing arttending the Alabama Bible ist and executives over into school Oakwood College in what was then known as 'pop 1957, where he was eventuculture'," the Combs Enterally ordained a minister. prises website said.

Gov. Evers announces another turn of the dial for Wisconsin businesses On Monday, May 11, 2020 Gov. Tony Evers announced another turn of the dial on Safer at Home to add even more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way. Emergency Order #36, signed Monday, May 11, 2020, by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, allows all stand-alone or stripmall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Additionally, the Emergency Order allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. All businesses must continue to follow all safety precautions and guidelines as outlined in the Safer at Home order. "In addition to added flexibilities and steps we have already taken for businesses, this is another disciplined turn of the dial that will allow Wisconsin's An NCON Communications Publication

operate, aesthetic and optional lawn and construction services provided by a single employee, curbside pick-up for public libraries, and every business to provide deliveries, mailings, and curbside pickup and drop-off services. Emergency Order #36 is available here and goes into effect immediately. If you have questions regarding Emergency Order #36, please review the frequently asked questions document available at WIGOV/2020/05/11/file_attachments/1447956/2020-05-11%20 Safer%20at%20Home%20FAQ%20 FINAL.pdf

business owners to safely get back to work and Wisconsin consumers to support their favorite local spots," said Gov. Evers. "Both customers and workers need to be confident in their safety, so we need everyone to be diligent in following best safety practices so we can continue to move our state forward In addition to the requirements outwhile keeping our neighbors, families, lined previously, all essential and nonand communities safe and healthy." essential businesses must review and consider the Wisconsin Department Monday’s order builds upon the Saf- of Economic Development guidelines er at Home order and the last turn of on safe business practices, available at the dial through Emergency Order #34, which together allowed golf courses to

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As of Monday, May 11, 2020 there are now two new locations in Milwaukee that are offering free COVID-19 testing to anyone who wishes to be tested. These sites will operate daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. with assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard and no appointment is necessary. Those tested can expect to have results back within 72 hours. The locations are: • UMOS headquarters, 2701 S. Chase Ave. • Midtown Center, 5760 W. Capitol Dr. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell), works directly with the public, or lives in an area with a high concentration of positive cases is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Please remember if you are experiencing symptoms do not take public transportation to a testing site. Call 2-1-1 to be connected to a community health center that can assist in providing transportation. Fre Del e iver y Ser vice


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Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) began the distribution of graduation materials to high school seniors and their families on Monday, May 11, 2020 at their respective schools. All MPS school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support our graduating seniors, MPS schools will give caps, gowns, diploma covers, yearbooks and yard signs to students and families by driveup and walk-up distribution. One of the students to get their graduation materials was Riverside senior Jaquan Harris (pictured above). MPS also announced its plans on Monday to celebrate the district's graduating seniors with virtual commencement ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those ceremonies will be available on the MPS YouTube page from June 1 through June 5 at the following times each day: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

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Being Frank There is a storm brewing in the USA. On April 24, 2020 Wisconsin had one of the biggest protests against stay at home orders because of COVID 19 in the country. The political lines are being drawn over the COVID 19 pandemic. Many of these lines will be etched into the psyche of the USA long after the pandemic passes. African Americans have to be careful not to be drawn into the war of words and philosophy that Caucasians are indulging in. The history of the USA shows how African Americans have been drawn into conflicts between Caucasians to their sorrow. In Michigan armed African Americans gathered in Lansing and escorted Rep. Sarah Anthony to work at the capitol building. This came as a result of an April 30, 2020 protest where several armed white protesters stormed the capitol building with borderline racist paraphernalia. The armed show of force by African Americans was nice but stupid at

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best. What this display does is thrust African Americans right into the middle of a storm that has nothing to do with them. By showing up with arms African Americans have shifted the focus off of differing white groups onto them. African Americans can’t afford to have any more scrutiny that leads to increased hatred of them by Caucasians. In Wisconsin African Americans should already know the rice paper they walk on. Milwaukee has been known as one of the

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most segregated cities in the U.S. How many marches have taken place over various injustices done to African Americans in Milwaukee over the past 20 years? With this in mind African Americans in Wisconsin as a whole need to sit back. Let the Caucasians get mad and take their aggression out on each other and not on African Americans. During the Civil War African Americans fought on both sides of the conflict Caucasians created. In the end who got the glory and

who bore the pain? African Americans fought the Axis powers during WW II. Once again when the conflict was finished who benefitted and who went back into third class citizenry? The Vietnam Conflict was another example. African Americans fought in the Far East while their relatives were discriminated against in the USA. The list goes on and on. From military engagements to sports, African Americans give their talents, lives and souls for white causes and in the end get nothing but pain and trinkets in return. The madness that is sweeping the USA is something African Americans should refuse to be the whipping boy for. Let the Caucasians vent their anger on each other. African Americans need to sit back and watch how things will play out. Once the smoke clears between the factions of Caucasian people maybe there will be an opportunity for African Americans to grab some power. Or at least gain a po-

sition of strength to negotiate from with the survivor. A show of force by armed African Americans is the last thing needed. First off, this type of action isn’t a show of anything but foolishness. Caucasians will always have access to weapons that the average African American would be arrested for simply thinking about such items. African Americans can’t win anything but prison or graves with guns. Who makes the guns along with the ammunition? Last I read, Smith and Wesson were two white men. Frank James IV © 2020 beingfrankwithfrank@ The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the writer and not of the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper or NCON Communication, its staff or management. "Being Frank" is a bi-weekly column exclusive to the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper.

Why Brown v. Board of Education still matters

With schools more segregated today than they were in the late 60's, and Trump's federal judge appointees refusing to outright agree with Brown v Board of Education, we must focus on ending school re-segregation. By Lincoln Anthony Blades On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that segregating public schools according to "separate but equal" was unconstitutional in America, allowing the nation to witness one of its greatest legal achievements of the Civil Rights era. But today, on the 66th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we must reflect on that momentous victory not for romanticized nostalgia, but rather because, according to some researchers, our public schools are more segregated today than they were in the late '60s. For much of America’s history, black children and white children have been prevented from attending the same schools, due to legalities and sometimes even violence aimed at black students who attempted to do so. Whether it was 19th century anti-literacy laws that prohibited enslaved children from receiving any form of education, or the 1896 Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson which held that segregation did not violate the 14th Amendment (which grants all U.S. citizens equal protection under the law) as long as the separate facilities were equal (a ruling referred to as “separate but equal”). This effectively relegated black and white students

to incredibly different public schools, with white children having better access to higher quality facilities and resources, while black Americans, who were just 31 years removed from slavery, were displaced with fewer supplies and opportunities than their white neighbors. In 1951, Oliver Brown, a black father from Topeka, Kansas, became fed up with the inequality of segregation after his 9-year-old daughter, Linda, was denied entry into Topeka's all-white elementary schools and decided to file a class-action suit against the Board of Education of Topeka. The case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where Thurgood Marshall, who at the time was the head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, served as Oliver's chief attorney — a courtroom Marshall eventually became intimately familiar with after becoming the first black Supreme Court

justice in American history. It was just 64 years ago this month that the face, and race, of America’s education system was forever changed by the unanimous Supreme Court decision overruling Plessy, effectively disallowing segregation in America’s public schools. Far too often when this story is told in textbooks, movies, and even just regular conversations, we tend to present this accomplishment as the beginning of a perpetual nonstop avalanche of school-desegregating victories leading up to our current day — yet, when it comes to the reality of present-day school segregation, that couldn't be any further from the truth. Not only did the ruling inflame racists' response to integration, such as mobs of armed white segregationists patrolling the streets of Mansfield, Texas in 1956 on the first day of school after 12 black stu-

dents were admitted (one incident amongst many), but it touched off a long and concentrated effort to undermine academic inclusivity, an effort mostly led by white parents. From a more recent lens, the number of segregated schools in America doubled between 1996 and 2016, according to an analysis by Will Stancil at The Atlantic using National Center on Education Statistics data, and entire school districts are increasingly becoming racially distinct, even as the districts themselves become more diverse. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics via UCLA's Civil Rights Project, the percentage of black students in the South who attended a school that was at least 50 percent white was 0 percent in 1954 (just before Brown v. Board of Education was enacted), 44 percent in 1989, and 23 percent in 2011. While writers like Robert VerBruggen argue that school re-segregation isn't taking place because America, on a whole, is becoming less white, therefore resulting in minorities attending schools that no longer have a white majority, some intensive research appears to disprove his theory. Research from Southern Methodist University's Meredith Richards shows that when neighborhoods expe-

rience a lot of demographic change, attendance zones are drawn in an aggressively segregated manner. In fact, even neighborhoods that don't experience much racial change can still enact segregated zoning. Unfortunately, the actions of the current administration have revealed a stark disinterest in tackling re-segregation. As public schools re-segregate, the rise in charter schools has not helped this trend. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who was previously the chair of the pro-school-choice advocacy group, American Federation for Children, advocated for a "choice" system that, in her home state of Michigan often resulted in increasing school segregation as white students left for less diverse school districts, according to Bridge Magazine. Across the nation, the rise of charter schools has contributed to this disturbing trend. When we talk about school segregation, it is critical to also talk about housing segregation because the less diverse a neighborhood is, the less diverse the schools in that neighborhood will be. While President Obama instituted policies attempting to curb segregation by punishing cities and towns that fail to address segregation by denying them federal (Continued on pg. 5)

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ALS Awareness Month - #ALSAwareness (Week 1)

There are awareness days, weeks and months throughout the year. Many people believe that only recently have awareness days come into being; but actually, awareness days goes back decades. For instance, the National Fire Prevention Week is observed during the month of October. National Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in 1871 in which 300 people died, more than 100,000 people were left homeless, and more than 17,000 structures were destroyed. The first Presidential proclamation commemorating Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge; but as early as 1911 the Fire Marshals Association of North America, sponsored the first Fire Prevention Day as a way to educate the public about fire safety. Some awareness days commemorate time-honored treats such as National Popcorn Day on January 19, National Chocolate Day on October 28 (my favorite!) and National French Fry Day in July. National French Fry Day

can be celebrated by enjoying some French fries, crinkled, straight or waffle-style, seasoned or dipped on July 13! Some other awareness days are silly and just for fun such as the International Talk Like a Pirate Day created in 1995 and celebrated on September 19. If someone wants to observe this day, they are invited to ‘talk like a pirate’ for a day. For instance, instead of saying “Good morning” or that people are empowered “Hello Everyone”, the per- by knowledge! son observing this day would greet others with “Ahoy, This month I would like mates!” you to join me as we partner the ALS Association Today, there are more than with to raise awareness on ALS. 1,500 days, weeks, months According the Centers dedicated to observing or for DiseasetoControl 1 , ALS ‘raising awareness’ on par- Awareness Month is obticular topics which does not served to raise awareness of count the unofficial ones. and foster research for amyoAwareness days can vary trophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) from health awareness to also known as Lou Gehrig’s environmental awareness. disease. ALS is a progresHaving these awareness days sive, fatal, neurodegenerative have been helpful in height- disorder of upper and lower ening awareness around a motor neurons. The cause of specific cause or issue, start ALS is not known, and no conversations and have been cure exists. The ALS Associknown to spur charity events ation was established in 1985 and information campaigns. and has been leading the way This column will continue in global research by providto spotlight awareness days ing assistance to those living because I am a firm believer with ALS through a nation-

wide network of chapters and fostering government partnerships. The ALS Association builds hopes and enhances quality of life while Next Week: 5 Myths About aggressively searching for ALS new treatments and a cure. General Disclaimer: The writer has used her best efforts in prepaYou are encouraged to ration of this information. No contact the Wisconsin Chaprepresentations or warranties for ter of the ALS Association its contents, either expressed or imto find out more informaplied, are offered. Neither the pubtion regarding volunteer oplisher nor the writer shall be liable portunities as we continue in any way for readers’ efforts to to respect social distancing apply, rely or utilize the informaguidelines. Donation opportion or recommendations presented tunities are also available: herein as they may not be suitable The local Wisconsin ALS for you or necessarily appropriate Chapter can be reached at: for every situation to which they 3333 North Mayfair Road, may refer. This information is for educational purposes only and is Suite #104 not intended to replace the advice Wauwatosa, Wisconsin of your medical doctor or health 53222 care provider. If you would like P: 262-784-5257 Online visit the ALS Wis- to contact Rev. Lester, write to her c/o P.O. Box 121, Brookfield, consin Chapter at: WI. 53008.

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make matters worse, just last month during a confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump's federal judge nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say whether she agreed with the Brown v. (Continued from pg. 3) Board of Education ruling. A woman who may receive a housing aid, Trump, along federal judgeship seemingly with U.S. Secretary of Hous- can't publicly state that baing and Urban Development sic equality is a policy to be Ben Carson, have delayed the proud of. Obama-era requirements. By delaying, Trump is allowing What’s so critical to unsegregation to go unchecked derstand about the case for and unfixed which could rejecting segregation is that result in inner-city neigh- when it comes to race in borhoods becoming even America, separate does not more segregated and dis- mean equal. In the United enfranchised which quickly States, where a long history overflows into the schools, of prejudice and systemic damaging all measures of racism has worked to per- communities in myriad ways, results in separating people fostering enhanced oppor- petually disadvantage black separating schools and neigh- socioeconomically. During borhoods by race effectively the Jim Crow period in the tunity and equality. And, to early-to-mid twentieth century, white families, who got to live in more affluent communities thanks to government policies, were able to send their children to highly functioning schools, while many black families, who had no SavA Hom e Re-Lot government policies to aspair sist them and had to contend • Professional Services • with everything from Jim Advertisements Crow to violent racial terror, Creative Services • Typesetting found themselves sending Image Scanning • Photography their children to poorly funcFree Business Writing & Editing er y v i l tioning and underfunded Stationery • Brochures De ce i v r schools. If we allow school Invitations • Tickets • Forms Se Badges • Signs • Banners zoning to erode diversity, New we can easily find ourselves Dire ction back in the old "separate but equal" days where a qualM J ity education was just out of reach for black students, negatively affecting their Spe






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Chromebook support helps students access online learning

Distribution of Chromebooks to MPS families is underway, with many students already receiving technology to continue learning at home. The district is offering support to families to help students use their Chromebooks and access the Internet. Families who have not yet received a Chromebook should contact their child’s principal. An appointment will be set for a pick-up time so Chromebooks can be checked, sanitized, and ready for students. Online learning will require an Internet provider so devices can connect to educational websites. Families are advised to contact their phone or television provider

to ask about free or low-cost offers for students. MPS has developed a list of current offers on our Internet Resources for Families page at https://mps.milwaukee.k12.

19-Updates/04-20-20-Internet-Resources-for-Families. htm. Accessing education online is easy! Visit the MPS Online Learning Resources page to find recommended websites by grade level, family

resources, virtual field trips, social emotional support, and more. Students can safely log in once through Clever to access many educational websites. Read detailed Clever instructions or watch our Clever video for assistance logging in. Important note for Summer Academy students: The Summer Academy June Session will take place through an online platform. A computer or Chromebook will be required. Families are advised to request a Chromebook now so students are ready for June Session, which is scheduled for June 1 to 26. Learn more about Summer Academy. Troubleshooting: If your device does not work prop-

erly, do not attempt to repair the device. Email the MPS Technology Support Center at immediately. Please include a phone number, school name, student name and ID number, and description of the problem in the email so we can contact you. For questions about your child’s education or school, contact your school principal. For district questions, families have two options. MPS Central Services phone line call (414) 475-8393. MPS special hotline to assist families call (414) 475-8900. Both lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Margaret Roushar of Parkview selected to receive Twilight Award Chance will donate $300,000 directly to 10 deserving teachers and schools in need. Teachers will receive $15,000 for themselves and $15,000 for their schools. A longtime proponent of childhood education, Chance the Rapper founded SocialWorks in 2016 to empower youth through arts, education and civic engagement.

Through SocialWorks, he has given millions of dollars to Chicago public schools and continues to inspire creativity, build dreams and advocate for youth success in all its forms.

top symbols so their schools can redeem them to support student learning. Over the past 20 years, more than 70,000 schools have earned more than $934 million.

Congratulations, MargaBox Tops for Education al- ret Roushar and Parkview lows schools to earn money School! You make us #MPto fund supplies, field trips, SProud! playground equipment, and more. Families turn in box


During Teacher Appreciation Week, Chance the Rapper is shining a light on teachers through The Twilight Awards, a special program to thank teachers for all they do. Through three live broadcasts on Instagram, Chance the Rapper will surprise teachers with supplies, donations, and more on behalf of Box Tops for Education. Teachers were selected by showing dedication, originality, and creativity in helping their students thrive. MPS is proud to announce that one of its dedicated Margaret is using her govteachers has been selected by ernment stimulus money to purchase small games and Chance the Rapper. learning tools to support her Margaret Roushar is a 1st- students and let them know grade teacher at Parkview she cares about them. School. She has taught in The Twilight Awards were MPS for 11 years and was broadcast live on Instagram recently featured on TMJ4 at 7 p.m. CST on May 6, 7, for her efforts in sending and 8, 2020. care packages to her students during school closures.

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Health & Fitness

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If there were a vaccine to protect against covid-19, would you get it? (Part 1) By now, it has become abundantly clear that black people have suffered disproportionate mortality due to COVID-19. For example, in Chicago, while blacks made up 42 percent of cases, they were 56 percent of the deaths in a recent analysis. In my city of Washington DC, blacks were most recently about 50 percent of COVID-19 diagnoses but represented almost 80 percent of the deaths! With that in mind, if there were a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine, would you get it? Think about that while I explore this issue. Trapped between a rock and a hard place Black people are trapped between a rock and a hard place when it comes to medical issues. Historically, we have been neglected, and even abused, within the medical system. This has ranged from being denied access to medical treatment to being used as guinea pigs in dangerous research. The most egregious case is the notorious Tuskegee experiment where black men were denied medical treat-

ment for syphilis and simply used to document the natural history as they slowly succumbed to the infection. The study went on for decades before it was forced to stop in the ‘70s. As horrific as it was, it was by no means unique and other groups of people have been exploited in very dangerous medical research, particularly incarcerated men and even active duty military. Medical system mistrust So it should come as no surprise that many of us have great mistrust for the medical system. This has made many blacks reluctant to engage in the medical system

and as a result, we often do not get the health advantages of protective interventions including disease screenings, vaccinations and treatments. So through this ironic twist, our justifiable fear ultimately comes back to hurt us. Vaccines eliminate diseases Vaccines are responsible for the total elimination of debilitating infectious diseases like polio and smallpox. Vaccination of infants against diseases of childhood are public health strategies that are among the most universally successful approaches.

However, failure to vaccinate children out of fear of increasing the risk of Autism has led to a resurgence of measles, an infection that we had eradicated. There is no solid scientific evidence showing childhood vaccinations increase rates of autism. Similarly, many folk refuse to get a seasonal flu shot. While no vaccine is 100 percent effective, millions of Americans fail to get the vaccine and this results in tens of thousands of people dying every year from the flu, mainly the elderly and people with other medical conditions. Vaccine myths I was stunned a few days ago to read on Facebook that people were making claims that a research study showed that folks who had received the flu vaccine were more likely to contract COVID-19. This is simply not true. It resulted from misinterpretations of studies by people who are not scientists or medical professionals. This myth is rapidly spreading across social media within black networks. Many of

these folks have pledged never to get a flu vaccine as a result of this. It made me wonder if these people would get a coronavirus vaccination if there was one available. So while it is not uncommon for a medical intervention developed to help us having unintended consequences, it is important that good research and science help us tease this out. It is very common for misinformation to circulate in our communities and this can have negative health consequences for us. In the next article, I will discuss the potential for a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine and the science surrounding this quest. In the meantime, stay safe! Understand that the states that are opening up their businesses and relaxing protective policies are doing this against the recommendation of medical and public health professionals. PLEASE continue to stay at home, practice social distancing and hand washing and wear a face mask when you go out! Next week: Part 2

Staying safe when you are an essential worker We all have had to make rapid adjustments to our lives since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have turned our homes into offices, classrooms, fitness centers, playgrounds, and movie theaters all at once.

our economy moving. They are the grocery store clerks, postal workers, maintenance workers, transportation workers, delivery transportation workers, healthcare workers, first responders (police, fire, and EMS workers), and so many others.

• Have a pair of house shoes that you can change into. • Immediately wash your hands.

In many cases, both parents in a household are essential workers. They somehow have to educate their children at home then go outside to work and support the rest of us. A difficult sitThese workers want to be Essential workers are peo- uation, indeed. safe in their workplaces and ple who continue to keep feel safe about coming home to their families. They also need to take care of their mental as well as their HONOR THE physical health. If this applies to you, here are a few steps to take to remain OF YOUR LOVED ONE safe if you are an essential worker:

• Sanitize your phone with alcohol wipes or disinfectant wipes.

But there are many people who are not afforded the luxury of being at home all day. They cannot work from home because they are ‘essential workers.’

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Being safe at work When arriving at your workplace, make sure you keep as many of your personal items away from the public, including your phone. Place them in a work locker or employee storage area to lessen the opportunity for contamination.

keep the face covering on. • Throughout the day, if possible, stop briefly to assess how you feel emotionally. If you’re feeling anxious, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself down. If you need to, say a prayer or meditate. Do whatever you need to make it through the day. • To go the extra mile, check with your co-workers to make sure they’re feeling okay. Talk openly about your feelings and encourage them to do the same. • When it’s time to go home, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly.

• As soon as you’re inside, change your clothes and put them inside a garbage bag and wash them immediately in the warmest water according to the manufacturers label. • It is recommended by some healthcare professionals that you immediately take a shower to make sure all germs are removed from your body. • Another facet of your overall health during this pandemic is to make sure you do basic care of your body by eating a balanced meal, stay hydrated, and get 7 – 8 hours of sleep. Doing these things as well as eating immune rich foods will contribute to good health and help you maintain a strong immune system to fight off any pathogens.

• When you’re home, find Being safe at home time to do what makes you When you come home, you • Whenever you use happy. Listen to music, watch your phone while at work, want to make sure you leave a movie, or play games with be sure to wash your germs at the door. the family. Do whatever it hands before, and sanitize takes to keep your mental, • Have a spot at the door it at the end of the day. physical, and emotional self designated for your items you intact. • Wear a face covering want to wipe down. Leave whenever in contact with wipes or other cleaning items Essential workers are vital others and if you interact near the door to wipe down to getting all our lives back to with the public regularly, items that need it. normal, or our ‘new’ normal. An NCON Communications Publication

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May 14, 1888 – Slavery abolished in Brazil. May 15, 1820 – U.S. Congress declares foreign slave trade an act of piracy, punishable by death.

Mrs. Fumbanks' Birthday Salutes "Wishing You All The Best!" May 1st Shelia Jackson Linda Estes

May 15th Dion Saffold Derrick Seals Riambria Parker Teaza Wells Briambria Parker

May 3rd Na Tasha Isabell Alexis Taylor Josephine Montgomery Tonia Wells Tammie Kaine

May 19th Quiney Matthews Dorothy Summers

May 4th Jackie Jackson Katherine Jackson

May 20th Virginia Stricklen-Grady Terri Goodwin

May 5th Chris Brown Raheem Devaughn Ike Taylor Allen Fumbanks

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May 6th Morgan Hills Meek Mill Chris Paul Willie Mays

May 24th Andrew Green, Jr. Deborah Tasker

May 8th Anthony Fumbanks James Renfro, Jr. Natasha N. Banks

May 23rd Tonia Moore

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May 30th Evag. Shirley Tribble Lorelie Jones

May 11th Jaye Syc Andrew Franks

May 31st Garry L. Ingram Cyril Fumbanks

May 16, 1927 – William Harry Barnes becomes first African American certified by any American surgical board. May 17, 1954 – U.S. Supreme Court declares segregation in public schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Educationdecision. May 18, 1896 – Plessy vs. Ferguson, Supreme Court upholds the doctrine of “separate but equal” education and public accommodations. May 19, 1925 – Malcolm X born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Neb. May 20, 1961 – U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy dispatches U.S. Marshals to Montgomery, Ala., to restore order in the “Freedom Rider” disturbance.

May 12th Adrian Saffold Vanessa Saffold Ella Ruth Harrel May 13th Portia Banks May 14th Yolanda Davis Louis Davis, III DeWannda Taylor

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