OWN NetworkThe Oprah Winfrey Network will air a two-part special that will center on the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic on black communities.
The two-episode special will be a part of OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN The Conversation, which features candid conversations about important issues impacting the community.
The first episode, “COVID-19 Facts & Myths,” will premiere Saturday, April 18 at 10pm ET. The show will focus on medical facts, rumors, and myths about the coronavirus; the “compounding effects of racism on COVID-19 healthcare outcomes in the black community”; and how black women and families are managing financial hardships during the pandemic.
The second episode, “COVID-19 Living in Lockdown,” will premiere Tuesday, April 21 at 11pm ET. This episode will center on family and relationships during the pandemic including “challenges around parenting, pregnancy, dating, and friendships.” It will also discuss how the community is coping with loss during the pandemic.
Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson, the episodes will feature special guests including Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, pediatric surgeon Dr. Ala Stanford, activist Bree Newsome Bass and more.
Meanwhile, in other COVID-19 related news, Pusha T and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have partnered with media strategist Karen Civil to help support the children of Haiti affected by COVID-19.
Organized by Civil, the two men helped the former blogger raise over $20,000 for Hope for Haiti’s Hike for Haiti campaign. The initiative helps healthcare workers and students and families in the rural community of Marre à Coiffe, who climb approximately 200 flights of stairs to a mountaintop for access to clean water, healthcare, and education.
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