1. BLACK VOTERS ARE THE ECO-VOTERS CLIMATE ACTIVISTS ARE LOOKING FOR
  2. CANNABIS PROFIT & BLACK ECONOMY
  3. THE NATURE GAP
  4. BLACK PEOPLE NEED NATURE
  5. WHAT IS TREEPHILLY?
  6. IS AN OBSCURE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE IN HARRISBURG DOING ENOUGH?
  7. AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALISM’S RACIST ROOTS
  8. “THERE’S REALLY A LOT OF QUIET SUFFERING OUT THERE
  9. “WE NEED TO GET INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN”
  10. “AN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW THAT GIVES YOU A VOICE”
  11. URBAN PLANNING AS A TOOL FOR WHITE SUPREMACY
  12. HEAT WAVES REMIND US CLIMATE CHANGE IS STILL HERE
  13. Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
  14. IN PANDEMIC, MAKING SURE PEOPLE EAT & HOW HBCUs HELP
  15. WE’RE NOT DONE, YET – MORE ACCOUNTABILITY IS NEEDED AT THE PES REFINERY SITE
  16. COVID-19 IS LAYING WASTE TO RECYCLING PROGRAMS
  17. THE PHILADELPHIA HEALTH EQUITY GAPS THAT COVID-19 EXPOSED
  18. THE POWER OF NEW HERBALISM
  19. THERE’S NO RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
  20. ecoWURD Earth Day Summit
  21. ecoWURD Earth Day Summit 2020 Press Release
  22. Too Much Food At Farms, Too Little Food At Stores
  23. THE LINK BETWEEN AIR POLLUTION & COVID-19
  24. CORONAVIRUS REVEALS WHY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS STILL THE CRITICAL ISSUE OF OUR TIME
  25. FROM KATRINA TO CORONAVIRUS, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
  26. COVID-19 SHOWS A BIGGER IMPACT WHERE BLACK PEOPLE LIVE
  27. THE CORONAVIRUS CONVERSATION HAS GOT TO GET A LOT MORE INCLUSIVE THAN THIS
  28. MEDIA’S CLIMATE CHANGE COVERAGE KEEPS BLACK PEOPLE OUT OF IT
  29. “WE DON’T HAVE A CULTURE OF PREPAREDNESS”
  30. PHILADELPHIA HAS A FOOD ECONOMY
  31. HOW URBAN AGRICULTURE CAN IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY IN U.S. CITIES
  32. MAPPING THE LINK BETWEEN INCARCERATION & FOOD INSECURITY
  33. PHILLY’S JAILS ARE, LITERALLY, MAKING PEOPLE SICK
  34. ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit 2019
  35. ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit
  36. “We Can’t Breathe: Zulene Mayfield’s Lifelong War with Waste ‘Managers’”
  37. “Is The Black Press Reporting on Environmental Issues?” by David Love
  38. “The Dangerous Connection Between Climate Change & Food” an interview with Jacqueline Patterson and Adrienne Hollis
  39. “An Oil Refinery Explosion That Was Never Isolated” by Charles Ellison
  40. “Philly Should Be Going ‘Community Solar'” an interview w/ PA Rep. Donna Bullock
  41. “Is The Litter Index Enough?” an interview w/ Nic Esposito
  42. “How Sugarcane Fires in Florida Are Making Black People Sick” an interview w/ Frank Biden
  43. Philly Farm Social – Video and Pictures
  44. #PHILLYFARMSOCIAL GETS REAL IN THE FIELD
  45. THE LACK OF DIVERSE LEADERS IN THE GREEN SPACE Environmental Advocacy Organizations – especially the “Big Green” – Really Need More Black & Brown People in Senior Positions
  46. PLASTIC BAG BANS CAN BACKFIRE … WHEN YOU HAVE OTHER PLASTICS TO CHOOSE FROM
  47. WE REALLY NEED POLITICAL STRATEGISTS LEADING ON CLIMATE CHANGE – NOT ACADEMICS
  48. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN A MUCH MORE CLIMATIC WORLD
  49. A SMALL GERMANTOWN NON-PROFIT “TRADES FOR A DIFFERENCE”
  50. IS PHILLY BLAMING ITS TRASH & RECYCLING CRISIS ON BLACK PEOPLE?
  51. BUT WHAT DOES THE GREEN NEW DEAL MEAN FOR BLACK PEOPLE?
  52. HOW GREEN IS PHILLY’S “GREENWORKS” PLAN?
  53. The Future of Work in Philly’s Green Economy event recap #ecoWURD #phillyisgreen
  54. Bike-friendly cities should be designed for everyone, not just for wealthy white cyclists
  55. RENAMING “GENTRIFICATION”
  56. FOUR GOVERNORS, ONE URBAN WATERSHED IN NEED OF ACTION
  57. JUST HOW BAD IS THE AIR HURTING PHILLY’S BLACK FAMILIES?
  58. EcoWURD Presents:The Future of Work in Philly’s Green Economy
  59. IF YOU ARE LOW-INCOME OR HOMELESS, THE POLAR VORTEX IS LIKE A FORM OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  60. NOT JUST FLINT: THE WATER CRISIS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
  61. DO THE TRAINS STOP RUNNING? THE SHUTDOWN’S IMPACT ON MASS TRANSIT
  62. BLACK WOMEN & THE TROUBLE WITH BABY POWDER
  63. A WHITE COLLAR CRIME VICTIMIZING NICETOWN
  64. IN NORTH CAROLINA, CLIMATE CHANGE & VOTER SUPPRESSION WORKED HAND-IN-HAND
  65. LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD GAIN THE MOST FROM GREEN ROOFS
  66. YOUR OWN HOOD: CLOSING THE GENERATIONAL GREEN DIVIDE IN BLACK PHILADELPHIA
  67. THE PRICE OF WATER: LITERAL & FIGURATIVE THIRST AT WORK
  68. THAT CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT TRUMP DIDN’T WANT YOU TO SEE? YEAH, WELL, IT’S THE LAW
  69. RACIAL & ETHNIC MINORITIES ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO WILDFIRES
  70. NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTTS Philly Has a Cigarette Butt Problem
  71. HOW SUSTAINABLE CAN PHILLY GET?
  72. USING AFROFUTURISM TO BUILD THE KIND OF WORLD YOU WANT
  73. UNCOVERING PHILLY’S HIDDEN TOXIC DANGERS …
  74. WILL THE ENVIRONMENT DRIVE VOTERS TO THE POLLS? (PART I)
  75. ARE PHILLY SCHOOLS READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
  76. 🎧 SEPTA CREATES A GAS PROBLEM IN NORTH PHILLY
  77. 🎧 BREAKING THE GREEN RETAIL CEILING
  78. That’s Nasty: The Cost of Trash in Philly
  79. 🎧 How Can You Solarize Philly?
  80. 🎧 “The Environment Should Be an Active, Living Experience”
  81. Philly’s Lead Crisis Is Larger Than Flint’s
  82. Despite What You Heard, Black Millennials Do Care About the Environment
  83. Hurricanes Always Hurt Black Folks the Most
  84. Are You Going to Drink That?
  85. The Origins of ecoWURD
  86. We Seriously Need More Black Climate Disaster Films
  87. 🎧 Why Should Philly Care About a Pipeline?
  88. 🎧 Not Just Hotter Days Ahead… Costly Ones Too
  89. Philly’s Big and Dangerous Hot Mess
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  1. BLACK VOTERS ARE THE ECO-VOTERS CLIMATE ACTIVISTS ARE LOOKING FOR
  2. CANNABIS PROFIT & BLACK ECONOMY
  3. THE NATURE GAP
  4. BLACK PEOPLE NEED NATURE
  5. WHAT IS TREEPHILLY?
  6. IS AN OBSCURE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE IN HARRISBURG DOING ENOUGH?
  7. AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALISM’S RACIST ROOTS
  8. “THERE’S REALLY A LOT OF QUIET SUFFERING OUT THERE
  9. “WE NEED TO GET INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN”
  10. “AN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW THAT GIVES YOU A VOICE”
  11. URBAN PLANNING AS A TOOL FOR WHITE SUPREMACY
  12. HEAT WAVES REMIND US CLIMATE CHANGE IS STILL HERE
  13. Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
  14. IN PANDEMIC, MAKING SURE PEOPLE EAT & HOW HBCUs HELP
  15. WE’RE NOT DONE, YET – MORE ACCOUNTABILITY IS NEEDED AT THE PES REFINERY SITE
  16. COVID-19 IS LAYING WASTE TO RECYCLING PROGRAMS
  17. THE PHILADELPHIA HEALTH EQUITY GAPS THAT COVID-19 EXPOSED
  18. THE POWER OF NEW HERBALISM
  19. THERE’S NO RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
  20. ecoWURD Earth Day Summit
  21. ecoWURD Earth Day Summit 2020 Press Release
  22. Too Much Food At Farms, Too Little Food At Stores
  23. THE LINK BETWEEN AIR POLLUTION & COVID-19
  24. CORONAVIRUS REVEALS WHY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS STILL THE CRITICAL ISSUE OF OUR TIME
  25. FROM KATRINA TO CORONAVIRUS, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
  26. COVID-19 SHOWS A BIGGER IMPACT WHERE BLACK PEOPLE LIVE
  27. THE CORONAVIRUS CONVERSATION HAS GOT TO GET A LOT MORE INCLUSIVE THAN THIS
  28. MEDIA’S CLIMATE CHANGE COVERAGE KEEPS BLACK PEOPLE OUT OF IT
  29. “WE DON’T HAVE A CULTURE OF PREPAREDNESS”
  30. PHILADELPHIA HAS A FOOD ECONOMY
  31. HOW URBAN AGRICULTURE CAN IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY IN U.S. CITIES
  32. MAPPING THE LINK BETWEEN INCARCERATION & FOOD INSECURITY
  33. PHILLY’S JAILS ARE, LITERALLY, MAKING PEOPLE SICK
  34. ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit 2019
  35. ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit
  36. “We Can’t Breathe: Zulene Mayfield’s Lifelong War with Waste ‘Managers’”
  37. “Is The Black Press Reporting on Environmental Issues?” by David Love
  38. “The Dangerous Connection Between Climate Change & Food” an interview with Jacqueline Patterson and Adrienne Hollis
  39. “An Oil Refinery Explosion That Was Never Isolated” by Charles Ellison
  40. “Philly Should Be Going ‘Community Solar'” an interview w/ PA Rep. Donna Bullock
  41. “Is The Litter Index Enough?” an interview w/ Nic Esposito
  42. “How Sugarcane Fires in Florida Are Making Black People Sick” an interview w/ Frank Biden
  43. Philly Farm Social – Video and Pictures
  44. #PHILLYFARMSOCIAL GETS REAL IN THE FIELD
  45. THE LACK OF DIVERSE LEADERS IN THE GREEN SPACE Environmental Advocacy Organizations – especially the “Big Green” – Really Need More Black & Brown People in Senior Positions
  46. PLASTIC BAG BANS CAN BACKFIRE … WHEN YOU HAVE OTHER PLASTICS TO CHOOSE FROM
  47. WE REALLY NEED POLITICAL STRATEGISTS LEADING ON CLIMATE CHANGE – NOT ACADEMICS
  48. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN A MUCH MORE CLIMATIC WORLD
  49. A SMALL GERMANTOWN NON-PROFIT “TRADES FOR A DIFFERENCE”
  50. IS PHILLY BLAMING ITS TRASH & RECYCLING CRISIS ON BLACK PEOPLE?
  51. BUT WHAT DOES THE GREEN NEW DEAL MEAN FOR BLACK PEOPLE?
  52. HOW GREEN IS PHILLY’S “GREENWORKS” PLAN?
  53. The Future of Work in Philly’s Green Economy event recap #ecoWURD #phillyisgreen
  54. Bike-friendly cities should be designed for everyone, not just for wealthy white cyclists
  55. RENAMING “GENTRIFICATION”
  56. FOUR GOVERNORS, ONE URBAN WATERSHED IN NEED OF ACTION
  57. JUST HOW BAD IS THE AIR HURTING PHILLY’S BLACK FAMILIES?
  58. EcoWURD Presents:The Future of Work in Philly’s Green Economy
  59. IF YOU ARE LOW-INCOME OR HOMELESS, THE POLAR VORTEX IS LIKE A FORM OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  60. NOT JUST FLINT: THE WATER CRISIS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
  61. DO THE TRAINS STOP RUNNING? THE SHUTDOWN’S IMPACT ON MASS TRANSIT
  62. BLACK WOMEN & THE TROUBLE WITH BABY POWDER
  63. A WHITE COLLAR CRIME VICTIMIZING NICETOWN
  64. IN NORTH CAROLINA, CLIMATE CHANGE & VOTER SUPPRESSION WORKED HAND-IN-HAND
  65. LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD GAIN THE MOST FROM GREEN ROOFS
  66. YOUR OWN HOOD: CLOSING THE GENERATIONAL GREEN DIVIDE IN BLACK PHILADELPHIA
  67. THE PRICE OF WATER: LITERAL & FIGURATIVE THIRST AT WORK
  68. THAT CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT TRUMP DIDN’T WANT YOU TO SEE? YEAH, WELL, IT’S THE LAW
  69. RACIAL & ETHNIC MINORITIES ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO WILDFIRES
  70. NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTTS Philly Has a Cigarette Butt Problem
  71. HOW SUSTAINABLE CAN PHILLY GET?
  72. USING AFROFUTURISM TO BUILD THE KIND OF WORLD YOU WANT
  73. UNCOVERING PHILLY’S HIDDEN TOXIC DANGERS …
  74. WILL THE ENVIRONMENT DRIVE VOTERS TO THE POLLS? (PART I)
  75. ARE PHILLY SCHOOLS READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
  76. 🎧 SEPTA CREATES A GAS PROBLEM IN NORTH PHILLY
  77. 🎧 BREAKING THE GREEN RETAIL CEILING
  78. That’s Nasty: The Cost of Trash in Philly
  79. 🎧 How Can You Solarize Philly?
  80. 🎧 “The Environment Should Be an Active, Living Experience”
  81. Philly’s Lead Crisis Is Larger Than Flint’s
  82. Despite What You Heard, Black Millennials Do Care About the Environment
  83. Hurricanes Always Hurt Black Folks the Most
  84. Are You Going to Drink That?
  85. The Origins of ecoWURD
  86. We Seriously Need More Black Climate Disaster Films
  87. 🎧 Why Should Philly Care About a Pipeline?
  88. 🎧 Not Just Hotter Days Ahead… Costly Ones Too
  89. Philly’s Big and Dangerous Hot Mess

What Made Pandemic Much Worse in Philly When Coronavirus Hit?

Reality Check | ecoWURD | radio

 

Dr. Sharrelle Barber, Research Professor & Social Epidemiologist at Drexel University, joins ecoWURD radio on WURD’s Reality Check w/ Charles Ellison for a discussion revealing how a combination of racism, segregation and other inequalities worsened the impact of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, particularly in its Black communities. She shares the findings of a recent report found here.

 

 

 

“Forty-five percent of people with confirmed infection were known to be Blacks, 15 percent were white, 9 percent were Hispanic, 4 percent were Asian, and 23 percent were of unknown race,” notes Barber in her latest research. “Blacks were 1.9-3.5 times more likely to have confirmed infection than whites. Mortality rates were substantially higher among Blacks (9.4 per 10,000 residents) than whites (6.3 per 10,000).

 

 

“While data disaggregated by race/ethnicity are critical, these data alone fail to fully capture the root causes of racial inequities in COVID-19 and mask the complex systems operating to produce them. This not only limits a more complete understanding of the problem, but it also restricts the scope of short- and long-term policy solutions. Structural racism and historical and contemporary patterns of residential segregation have converged to create racial inequities during this pandemic.”

 

“Oftentimes when I’m giving lectures or talked about these disparities, we have to first start with a period of mourning,” Dr. Barber told ecoWURD. “Just thinking about the lives that have been lost, because it has definitely devastated our community. That’s due to where people live because they know that context matters, that segregation in this city is really high, and that there are special factors and characteristics of neighborhoods – many designated – able to make both exposure and transmission of the disease much more likely. If you looked at the top five segregated neighborhoods in those zip codes in Philadelphia and compare that to the least segregated that of the five zip code, it’s very different.”

 

 

 

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