Minorities and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has been disproportionately striking minority populations across the country especially in urban dense markets. Experts have raised the concern that the ramifications of the social and economic factors have prohibited the COVID-19 crisis to impact communities of color the most. As a matter of fact, experts have found that large disparities within communities of color were at high risk of contracting the virus from low-income populations. The decades and years of disparities in housing, low wage jobs, affordable housing, and education have driven the high possibility of contracting a disease or chronic illness.

Crunching down the numbers

According to webmed.com “In New York City blacks makes up 33% if COVID-19 hospitalizations. Yet, black people are just 18% of the state’s population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early data from New York City suggests that blacks are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as whites are. The CDC also reported that, in New York CIty alone, death rates are significantly higher for Hispanics/ Latinos than for whites. Other hard hit areas have seen similar trends in deaths for black people. Louisiana’s population is about one-third black, but about 70% of COVID-19 deaths occured in blacks according to The New York Times. In Illinois 15% of the population is black, but 43% of those who died from COVID-19 were black. Michigan’s population is about 14% black, yet black people accounted for about 40% of that state’s COVID-19 deaths.

The COVID-19 illness is a respiratory disease according to research I have done when the pandemic was out in full force. Chronic conditions and diseases such as diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, obesity, and compromised immune systems are all common in the African American community than white populations. The CDC interprets that there are multiple factors involved regarding the pandemic having negative repercussions on ethnic minorities being more than likely to live in urban dense populated areas and housing to use public transportation more frequently, low paying jobs without sick pay, and no benefits such as health insurance, vision insurance , and retirement plans, meaning minorities are more than likely to show up to work in hazardous conditions.


How to come out of this Pandemic a “better” person

This pandemic situation has impacted all of us. The world is on hold, and most of us are stuck at home. But instead of wasting time on Netflix or scrolling through social media, it may be an excellent time to make use of our time. Here are a few ways we can come out of … Continue reading “How to come out of this Pandemic a “better” person”

This pandemic situation has impacted all of us. The world is on hold, and most of us are stuck at home. But instead of wasting time on Netflix or scrolling through social media, it may be an excellent time to make use of our time. Here are a few ways we can come out of quarantine a better person.

  • Spend time with God. Spending time with God is the best and most important thing you can do. Whether you need wisdom or strength for the day, spending time in prayer is where you can ask God for anything. Even if it is as simple as asking God to help you through each day. Matthew 7:7.
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  • Learn how to cook/bake. You can change your recipes around, cook, and bake something that you have never tried before. Or, if you do not know how to cook, this is the time to learn.
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  • Read a book. If you have a weak area in your life, whether it is learning how to save money, investing money, natural medicine remedies, or whatever you need to strengthen in your life, there is a book out there to learn about it.
  • For those who have businesses, this is a great time to get new clients and grow your business
  • Spring cleaning. Take time and organize your home, change things around or throw things out that you do not need or use to make room for new things. 
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  • Take care of your mind and body. The health of the brain is dependent upon the health of the body. Once things start to open back up, we will be back to hustling and back to our busy schedules. 
  • Don’t forget to work out!! It is not too late to work on your summer body. And working out is good for the mind and body.
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  • There are so many more ideas! If you guys have any other ideas for ways to be better after this quarantine, please feel free to comment below. Love you all :).

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Proverbs-words of Wisdom (from the bible)

When I need advice, directions, life lessons, or just a quiet evening with a book, one of my favorite books to read is the Bible. The Bible is real; all the stories are real, the people are real. I use the Bible as a life manual for guidance, healthy living and lifestyle, character building, and one of the ways for God to speak to me.

I want to focus today on listing some of my favorite proverbs from the bible.

  1. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding”. Proverbs 3:6.
  2. “Do not be wise in your own eyes: Fear the Lord and Depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones”. Proverbs 3:7-8
  3. “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His Correction: for whom the Lord Loves he corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights”. Proverbs 3:11-12
  4. “Go to the ant, You sluggard! consider her ways and be wise, which having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard? when will you rise from your sleep? a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep- so shall poverty come on a you like prowler, and you need like an armed man”. Proverbs 5:6-11

5. “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil, Pride and arrogance and the evil way, and the perverce mouth I hate”. Proverbs 7:13

6. “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

7. “When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2

8. “Whoever loves instructions loves knowledge. But he who hates correction is stupid”. Proverbs 12:1

9. “A wrathful man stirs up strife. but he who is slow to anger allays contention”. Proverbs 15:19.

10. “Whoever guards his mouth
and tongue keeps his soul from trouble”.
Proverbs 21:23

Every day we should aim higher. Every day we should strive to be better than the day before, not just in our careers but for our character-forming. The hardest battle for me is the battle against self. And to beat bad habits and character flaws, we need to fight daily, in prayer and reading His word, the Bible.

Feel free to comment on your favorite words of wisdom below!

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