April 1, 2020—There are 849 cases of COVID-19 in San Diego County and 15 deaths. It is difficult to get tested for anyone and especially difficult for working class Africans to get tested. There are many cases in the inner city areas where many working class Mexican and African people live. Our
April 1, 2020—I spoke with a sister from the community the other day on the phone who stated she tested positive after being exposed and believes the U.S. government has something to do with the virus. Her perspective is probably shared by many who face the daily reality of African life in
“It’s not a medical problem,” Chairman Omali Yeshitela declared of the COVID-19 epidemic ravaging our African communities around the world. “It’s a political problem. We call it the ‘colonialvirus!’” This is why the best medicine is power over our lives. And we have to organize to fight for it.