Corona Chronicles

Corona Chronicles Ethics Policy Sheltering in place? Go outside! COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on blacks tracks hospital safety disparities in many communities In the face of a global pandemic, storytelling shows unity, resilience and hope Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection A letter to Coronavirus Art in the time of Covid-19 Wearing a face mask: an...

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Ethics Policy

Editorial Independence Policy The mission of the Urban Health Media Project is to help high school students from diverse backgrounds and under-resourced communities in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore produce multimedia stories about health and social issues that are often overlooked in their communities. We will always be transparent about any funders covered in our stories....

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Sheltering in place? Go outside!

Sheltering in place? Go outside!   By Breyanna Dabney (Perry Hall High School), Madeleine Voth (Duke Ellington School of the Arts) & Amaya Murillo July 13, 2020   Henry David Thoreau once said, “nature is but another name for health.” The reclusive 19th-century philosopher believed that a little sunlight could go a long way in preserving...

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Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection

Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection Photos by Breyanna Dabney Photos & text by Breyanna Dabney and Amaya Murillo May 13, 2020    Breyanna Dabney is 16 years old. She is currently in 11th grade at Perry Hall High School. She is a student athlete -- she plays soccer and track for her school teams....

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A letter to Coronavirus

A letter to Coronavirus   By Jada Johnson (Artwork by Pooja Singh, UHMP graphics and social media coordinator) May 13, 2020   Dear Corona, I want to say thank you. Thank you for allowing the world to slow down and think, or in other words, to stop and smell the roses. I have been smelling...

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Art in the time of Covid-19

Art in the time of Covid-19   By Reggie Payne, University of the District of Columbia May 13, 2020   This painting is a piece of symbolism that depicts the control COVID 19 has taken over the world. Much like the virus has consumed the planet and gained control, the octopus has taken control over...

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Wearing a face mask: an annoyance and an act of solidarity

Wearing a face mask: an annoyance and an act of solidarity  By Pooja Singh, UHMP graphics and social media coordinatorMay 5, 2020  The other day at my fast food job, I almost threw my mask off and cried because I felt so overwhelmed. Every morning, I walk into work with so much enthusiasm and positivity...

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Too many mental health problems, not enough healthy food

Too many mental health problems, not enough healthy food   By Princyana Hudson, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts April 22, 2020   I am isolated in a two-bedroom townhouse with my mom, who is disabled with several chronic health conditions, and my dad, who has schizophrenia and a bad temper....