The Egalitarian

THE DARK SIDE OF COVID-19: CONTAMINATED TEST KITS, FAULTY MASKS, FALSE POSITIVES, AND FEARS….

Latarsha Ellis

July 8, 2020

Introduction For months now, experts and people all around the world have been baffled with the same questions? What are the coronavirus symptoms and treatments? How does it spread and who is at risk? How can I protect myself? Although stay-at-home orders are in place, we’ve practiced social distanci...

The silver linings of the pandemic

Taliah Richards

July 7, 2020

Like many other people, I've done my share of complaining these past several months. I’ve whined about being stuck inside for my birthday, a missed vacation, not being able to do the things I would normally do, and much more. Although we’re all going through tough times, try to look for the positives...

Manage your mental health during pandemic and protests

Taliah Richards

June 15, 2020

Although we’re not even halfway through it, this year has been a tough one. First, there’s the global pandemic, with more than 100,000 deaths in the United States due to COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, school cancellations and skyrocketing unemployment. Then, in the midst of all that, George Floyd,...

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Jamie Watts

May 22, 2020

Hi, my name is Jamie Watts. I will be a Spring 2020 graduate with my associate of arts in multidisciplinary studies. My journey wasn’t easy at all. I lost my mom in 1998. It’s been a very hard mental issue on me since then, and today I don’t know what happened to my mother. But, I do know...

Back on track

Raquel Perez and her family. Perez received her certificate in audio engineering during HCC's virtual graduation ceremony May 22.

Raquel Perez

May 22, 2020

I got my certificate in audio engineering! I am 30-year-old mother of seven. I dropped out of high school and became a teen mom of twin boys at 16. It took me years to get back on track but I did. I was on one path and then moved so this certification actually took me years. Last year, I...

Don’t be discouraged by life’s current decisions.

Liviala Lee, Writer

May 13, 2020

For me Covid-19 happened in the blink of an eye.  In February 2020 I took a vacation to Jamaica to visit my family and daughter living on the island.  By the time I came back to United States everything went downhill.  A was a full-time student of the Houston Community College and working full-time...

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement for Class of 2020

This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the special...

No new virus deaths on back-to-back days in Houston

Jamarcus Alix, Egalitarian

April 21, 2020

Updated 2 hours ago No new deaths reported in city of Houston on Tuesday HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Offering optimistic news, Mayor Sylvester Turner reported no new COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day, which he says is the first time...

HISD extends its food distrbutions for the week! walk-ups and pickups.

HISD extends its food distrbutions for the week! walk-ups and pickups.

Mario Castaneda, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Houston Independent School District has announced that they will extend its food distribution services for this week. Fondren Middle School was one of the five distribution sites opened Monday. Staff with nutrition services said they are trying to accommodate people with and without vehicles during ...

Ex-Server becomes Catering Chef during Quarantine

Quinton Sartor

Liviala Lee

April 16, 2020

As times grew harder for food industry workers, majority is left without a job and some left to get creative with their talents. After losing his job as a server at The Taste of Texas due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Quinton Sartor decided to follow his lifelong dream of starting his own business as a catering...

Houston Livestock and Rodeo will be shut down

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been canceled halfway through its run as a precaustion against COVID-19, Houston and Harris County officials said.

The Associated Press

March 11, 2020

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, will be canceled about halfway through its run as a precaution against the new coronavirus, city and county officials said Wednesday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Linda Hidalgo said they...

WHO declares virus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

Peruvian passengers wearing protective masks wait at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Spanish authorities closed schools and halted direct flights to and from Italy. Italy is the country with most coronavirus cases in Europe, and Spain this week reported a sharp increase in cases. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

JAMEY KEATEN, MARIA CHENG and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press

March 11, 2020

GENEVA — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it's not too late for countries to act. By reversing course and using the charged word...

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