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1. African American Democrat Resigned As State Rep After Endorsement Of Trump

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A week after endorsing the re-election of Donald Trump, African American politician Vernon Jones has resigned from his Georgia State office. 

2. Coronavirus Chronicles: Myra J

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Let’s face it, COVID-19, forced us into a lifestyle that we were not prepared for.  The first week it was a novelty. 

3. Coronavirus Update: Report On Pandemic’s Impact On African Americans Delayed

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A lack of information is causing a delay in the release of data on race and COVID-19 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS announced the “comprehensive analysis” won’t be released until early May.

4. Rodney Reed Update

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The prosecutor in the case against Rodney Reed has filed a response to Reed’s fight for freedom in the murder of Stacey Stites — he says he did not commit. 

5. Study: Multi-Million Dollar Companies Received American Taxpayer Money Meant For Struggling Small Businesses

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An investigation by Popular Information revealed that at least 30 businesses that received millions of dollars in the Paycheck Protection Program, paid CEO salaries all over $1 million.

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WATCH: What You Need To Know — April 23, 2020: Small Businesses Shorted — Coronavirus Update — Rodney Reed Revisited  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com