Prince George's County NAACP Joins National Baptist Convention to Combat COVID-19

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2020 - The Prince George's County NAACP is joining forces with the National Capital Baptist Convention to take the lead to assess, test, track, and potentially contain, individuals compromised by the pandemic. In partnership with a private and diverse conglomerate group of small and large businesses, the charge is to tackle the impact that COVID-19 is having on the African American community. Using health pods to provide mobile testing options, this initiative will bring together the public and private sectors to deliver community-based access to getting tested for COVID-19. Led by NBC’s Chief Strategist, Melvin Forbes of Forbes Consulting, the effort will be to reduce the underlying healthcare disparity gap in the African American community that has been highlighted during this pandemic.

    “There has been a lot of, well-meaning, talk… but no tangible plan has been put forward to date. Melvin and the Baptist Convention have a plan, which makes perfect sense. The lack of Healthcare and Economic opportunity have plagued our community for centuries. However, lost in the conversation, is the mental health of our community. This is the first strategy, we have heard, which puts mental health assessment on the front lines and the PGCNAACP wants the world to know, I’M IN”, states, Bob Ross, President of the Prince George's County NAACP, which will participate in Phase 1.

    With the roll out, there is anticipation of NEW jobs being created across the county. In addition to the PGCNAACP, Special Olympics of North America, National Urban League and the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) have also said, “I’m In”. Also joining the movement, is a diversified cross section of entertainers and professional athletes including: Deion Sanders, Brett Favre, Ray Lewis, Trina Braxton, Randy Cross, DeAngelo Hall, Bill Goldberg and Harlem Globetrotter legend, Bobby “Zorro” Hunter.

    The first wave of assessment and testing will begin in the Washington Metropolitan Area. (DMV)

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