Daily Archives: May 28, 2020

94-Year-Old Woman Beats Odds, Overcomes COVID-19

A Virginia woman missed her 94th birthday because of her battle with the coronavirus, but she beat the odds to recover. Ruby Joyce, a retired teacher still active in church and clubs who socialized with Rosa Parks as a young woman, contracted the coronavirus in her assisted living apartment at Arbor Terrace. “She was talking slower,†her daughter-in-law Johnetta Joyce…

Tensions Between Police, DC Residents During Pandemic

D.C. police officers and residents have traded blows in several violent incidents captured on cellphone video across the District, and some neighborhood leaders are calling for change. While the circumstances surrounding each incident are different, they each illustrate the ongoing tension between police and some communities of color and how that tension is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the…