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COVID-19 and racial violence are taking a terrible toll on African Americans. Detroit has been a hotspot for the disease, which has disproportionately cost the lives of black residents. Then amid the pandemic, the news of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed man killed by a Minneapolis police man in a particularly gruesome manner while he begged for his life, rocked black communities across the nation. American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson talks to Assistant Professor Riana Anderson of the University of Michigan School of Public Health about the escalating anxiety and depression all this has caused and what African American families can do to maintain their mental health during this time of danger and stress.

Stephen Henderson is the Founding Editor of BridgeDetroit, and a former writer and editor for the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary,...

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