In just a few short months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a global pandemic. The coronavirus news changes seemingly hourly. And it has changed the way most of us go about our daily lives, affecting our children’s educations, our jobs, our businesses, and ultimately our finances.
Black Enterprise has always been committed to making sure you have the information and tools you need to safeguard your family’s financial future. That’s more important now than ever.
We understand that there’s a lot of coronavirus news out there, and it can be overwhelming. So we’ll be updating this page regularly with all the essentials. You can always see our complete coverage here.
How Coronavirus Is Affecting Black Communities
Our communities were already at higher risk, both physically and financially. Read how the spread of COVID-19 could specifically impact blacks.
- Black Americans Are Contracting And Dying From COVID-19 At An Alarming Rate, Report Shows
- Rev. Al Sharpton Calls On Black Churches To Discontinue In-Person Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
- Rev. Jesse Jackson Organizes Diverse Ministers To Ensure Fair Distribution of Stimulus Funds
- Report: Doctors Are Concerned That Black Communities Might Not Be Getting Access To Coronavirus Tests
- DOJ Requests Emergency Powers That Critics Say Would Violate Civil Rights
- Report: Coronavirus Is Putting The US Prison Population At Risk
- Study: Black and Hispanic Workers Much Less Likely to Work From Home
- Get Counted in the Census While You’re Quarantined During the Coronavirus Crisis
- Civil Rights Leaders Call Out Congress To Address Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on African Americans
- The Coronavirus Will Hit Low Wage, Black Workers The Hardest
News for and about our schools and our students:
- This Entrepreneur Is Offering Students a Quarantine Break with Virtual Career Days
- 13 Creative Ways to Keep Students Engaged as Schools Remain Closed During the COVID-19 Crisis
- LeVar Burton Will Read to the World on Twitter Livestream While People are Sheltered In
- Scholly Launches COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to Provide Families In Need With Cash
- Howard University Cancels Graduation After Someone Tests Positive For Coronavirus
- LeBron James’s School to Help Students During Coronavirus Pandemic
Protecting Your Job, Your Small Business, and Your Bank Account
Whether you need tips on how to still be the office superstar while you’re working from home or you’re an entrepreneur worried about what this will do to your business, we got you.
Small business-related coronavirus news and resources:
- Webinar Details How Small African American Businesses Can Receive Funds Through the CARES Act
- One in Four Small Businesses on Brink of Permanent Closure: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Poll
- Chase Provides Update For Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
- On the Front Lines of the Firing Squad: The Right Way to Lay Off or Furlough Employees
- Coronavirus Could Sock The Franchising Industry Hard, Potentially Closing Up To 30,000 Units
- Facebook to Launch $100 Million Program To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus
- Small Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus to Receive Up to $2 Million in Loans From the SBA
Jobs reports, career advice, and work from home hacks:
- How to Get Your Home—and Your Home Office—Ready for Working From Home
- Black People Are Facing Racial Discrimination On Zoom Meetings Through ‘Zoombombing’
- Report: Virus Threatens To Wipe Out 14 Million Jobs in U.S.
- 8 Tips To Work From Home Effectively During The Coronavirus Pandemic
- Report: Companies Are Changing Their Sick Leave Policies Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
Money tips to help your finances recover from the pandemic:
- Recovering After COVID-19: Coach Jennifer Harris Offers Mindset Shifts To Make Now
- Eight Ways To Spend Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Wisely
Coronavirus News and the Economy: What You Need to Know
From job security to bailouts, the pandemic is having a ripple effect on our economy. Stay up to date with the latest developments.
- House Democrats Propose Widespread Student Loan Forgiveness
- U.S. Extends Tax Filling Deadline to July 15, Are You Happy?
- Republicans Are Pushing for $1,200 Coronavirus Checks. Do You Qualify?
- The Fed Cuts Interest Rates to Nearly 0% to Combat Economic Slowdown Risks From Coronavirus Crisis
- Coronavirus Outbreak Triggers Job Layoffs And Other Economic Effects
- Corona Response: Trump Pitches 0% Payroll Tax Rate To Stimulate Economy
And When You’re Ready for Some Good News…
It’s not all doom and gloom. Here are some uplifting stories about the generosity and ingenuity of everyday people during these difficult times:
- Houston Chef Jonny Rhodes Converts His Restaurant Into a Grocery Store to Handle Coronavirus Needs
- Flikshop is Helping Inmates Stay Connected with Their Families During COVID-19 Crisis
- This Atlanta Man Is Assembling Portable Hand-washing Stations For The Homeless
- Black Franchise Owner is Providing Free IHOP Meals in Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
- As Cities’ Eateries Close, This Black-Owned Delivery Service Is Thriving
And here’s how celebrities are pitching in toward the COVID-19 relief efforts:
- Cardi B Donates to NYC Healthcare Workers Following a Personal Health Scare
- Meek Mill and Jay-Z are Sending 100,000 Surgical Masks to Jails and Prisons
- Stephen Curry and Simone Biles are Among ‘Athletes for Relief’ Raising Money For COVID-19 Response Efforts
- Stephen Curry Teams with Lineage to Launch ‘Share A Meal’ Campaign to Help Provide 100 Million Meals
- Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving Donates $323,000 to Help Fight Hunger During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Donates $5 Million to Help Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Ciara and Russell Wilson Plan to Donate 1 Million Meals To Assist With Coronavirus Crisis
- Soulja Boy’s ‘The Soap Shop’ Cleaning Up Amid the COVID-19 Crisis