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People Over 75 Are First in Line to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Average Black Person in Memphis Doesn’t Live That Long.

Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations for people 75 and up can leave out Black Americans, who tend to die younger than their white counterparts. In majority-Black Shelby County, this gap raises questions of how to make the […]

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Memphis-Area Residents Without Internet Must Wait Days for Vaccination Appointments, While Others Go to the Front of the Line

By Wendi C. Thomas and Hannah Grabenstein MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Last Friday afternoon’s email had good news: The state of Tennessee confirmed it would send the Shelby County Health Department an allotment of the vaccine […]

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How Safe is Your Right to Vote?

NASHVILLE, TN – After the two astonishing Democratic victories in Georgia last week, three experts briefed the minority press about how fragile voting rights still are. They talked about how minority voters showed up at […]