Category Archives: CNN – US

With the spread of coronavirus came a surge in anti-Asian racism online, new research says

A new study backs up what has already been documented anecdotally in the last few months: The coronavirus pandemic has coincided with a surge in Sinophobic, or anti-Chinese, sentiments — especially online. Researchers at the Network Contagion Research Institute, an independent third party that tracks misinformation and hate across social media channels, released a report…MORE

Magic Johnson says beating coronavirus should include tackling racial disparities

NBA legend Magic Johnson says he’s hopeful health experts will soon come up with effective treatment to help patients beat coronavirus — but added important parts in overcoming the pandemic will be expanding testing and healthcare access to African American communities who have been hit the hardest. “We’ve got to make sure, first … every…MORE

Ammon Bundy vows to defy stay-at-home orders for Easter gathering

Ammon Bundy vows to defy stay-at-home orders for Easter gathering

Ammon Bundy, the rancher who led an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, said he plans on holding an Easter gathering despite stay-at-home orders implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. Bundy told CNN he wants to gather several hundred people in Idaho at a yet-to-be-announced location. He said he believes it’s his constitutional…MORE

Phyllis Lyon, famed LGBTQ activist, dies

Phyllis Lyon, famed LGBTQ activist, dies

Activist Phyllis Lyon, who spent more than 50 years fighting for LGBTQ rights, died of natural causes. She was 95. California Gov. Gavin Newsom shared the news of Lyon’s death in a post on Twitter on Thursday, calling her a “dear friend.” When Newsom served as mayor of San Francisco, he officiated the wedding between…MORE

Inside Chicago’s refrigerated warehouse for bodies

Inside Chicago’s refrigerated warehouse for bodies

It was a grim precaution. Now, it’s an unimaginable reality. Just a 20-minute drive from the heart of downtown Chicago sits a refrigerated warehouse, which is now being prepped as a space to potentially store more than 2,000 bodies amid the increase in coronavirus-related deaths. Local officials call it “the surge center.” From the outside,…MORE

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