2020-05-08 15:59:55

Mardi Gras Story Lays Bare How COVID-19 Is Devastating Black America

Democracy Now! looks at the deadly disparate impact of the pandemic on African Americans as told through an in-depth story for The New York Times Magazine by writer Linda Villarosa in her new piece:

A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America, that tells what happened to the Zulu club, a Black social organization in New Orleans, during and after Mardi Gras.

She reports that the experience is usually a joy, but the coronavirus made it a tragedy.

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