Posts Tagged: Black community
The hands of a man suffering from sickle cell disease, or SCD.(Image: Sickle Cell Disease Emergency Department, Duke University.)
OPINION: Growing up in Nigeria meant living in the shadow of sickle cell disease (SCD). In 2010, an estimated 90,000 newborns in Nigeria had sickle cell anemia – the highest incidence of SCD worldwide. I vividly remember being about 10 years old and the pain of learning why my neighborhood friend had stopped coming over to play.
The annual Black History Parade and Festival in Pasadena. (Photo: Jesse Watrous, via Shutterstock)
ANALYSIS: Both the New York Times and ProPublica have written about the impact of COVID-19, reporting that in states where Black communities make up only a relatively small portion of the population, nearly half — if not majority — of all COVID-19 deaths are members of the Black community.