Covid-19 is ravaging black communities. A Milwaukee neighborhood is figuring out how to fight back.

In Wisconsin, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting black communities, but local residents are finding ways to help their fellow neighbors in times of crisis. Tactics including increasing testing in black communities, reframing rhetoric about the pandemic as acts of crime, and forming a local community group to solicit and deliver food donations, are helping this Milwaukee County step in to address concerns where the federal government hasn't.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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