Black leaders address vaccination efforts in Silicon Valley
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Black leaders address vaccination efforts in Silicon Valley

by Vicente VeraMARCH 30, 2021 James Brown’s “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” played as a nonprofit founded by local Black leaders opened its second Bay Area town hall to discuss a virus that continues to disproportionately devastate Black Americans. The panel included Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, who was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Saving Black Lives All Around the Bay Area, A Regional Town Hall Event
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Saving Black Lives All Around the Bay Area, A Regional Town Hall Event

Saving Black Lives from COVID-19State, County and Community Black leaders to share information at town hall event  For Immediate Release March 5, 2021 SAN JOSE, Calif. — California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Unity Care Founder & CEO André Chapman will headline Saving Black Lives All Around the Bay Area, a regional town…

Unifying America: Venerable San Jose Baptist Church Fights On COVID Frontlines
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Unifying America: Venerable San Jose Baptist Church Fights On COVID Frontlines

By Devin Fehely      February 17, 2021 at 5:55 pm SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — One of San Jose’s oldest and most well-respected black churches has carved out a unique role on the frontline of the pandemic as a mass testing site, even as the church itself has largely been shuttered and has not held…

Faith in COVID-19 vaccine facing uphill battle in Black community
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Faith in COVID-19 vaccine facing uphill battle in Black community

By Avatarby Madelyn Reese DECEMBER 30, 2020 At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, something about the crisis felt familiar to André Chapman. Chapman, the CEO and founder of the San Jose nonprofit Unity Care, saw widespread misunderstanding of the disease, similar to that of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s. While AIDS fell out…