Friday, July 30

VOC insider

Black Women, gwen berry, INSIDER, Olympics, race and identity, Racism, Sexism, Sha’Carri Richardson, Sports, Tokyo Olympics, VOC insider, Voices of Color

The Olympics has a race problem. Athletes everywhere are calling out the sporting body for a history of banning Black women.

Eurocentric restrictions make it difficult for Black women to fully participate in the Olympics. Historians say these rules are the lingering byproducts of racism and sexism within the Olympics. While the Olympics are getting more inclusive, it's athletes themselves that are driving the push. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Caribbean American diaspora, covid and economy, Covid recovery, VOC insider, Voices of Color

The pandemic hit Caribbean American communities hard. How the diaspora is rallying around covid recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic decimated Caribbean American communities in the US. Communities in the largest diasporas united to help with health, economic, and cultural recovery. Leaders, activists and artists across the US Caribbean diaspora came together to help communities. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began nearly two years ago, it exposed sharp disparities related to poverty, access to healthcare, and overall quality of life that one time left Black Americans more than three times more likely to die from the virus."We carry a higher burden of chronic disease that predisposes us to th...