COVID-19 in the Bronx and Youth Response to George Floyd
On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about health and housing in the Bronx, and how the protests after George Floyd’s death has affected youth in New York. Professor Diana Hernandez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Socio-medical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She – a sociologist by training – researches and examines the intersections between the built environment (housing and neighborhoods), and poverty and health. Dr. Hernandez shares with us how and why the COVID-19 outbreak here in New York has had a particularly devastating impact on poor communities of color like the South Bronx where she grew up. Eddie Silverio…
Again the Weather
Neither sleet nor hail…. Not only the postmen and women… On my way to work this morning, walking to the subway in sleet and snow, I passed so many hardworking New Yorkers. They were cold, battling the weather and diligently at their posts – shoveling sidewalks, plowing streets, selling coffee, crossing kids near schools. Here’s a picture of one school crossing guard in Morningside Heights in Manhattan. With a little prompting from God this morning, I remembered to say thank you to her. Why don’t you do the same today to those who cross your path?