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TIA – 420 ft. Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Limerick, Abramsoul & Small Baddo

Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Limerick, Abramsoul & Small Baddo

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Talented Nigeria singer, TIA bounce back with a new party jam dubbed “420”. Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Limerick, Abramsoul & Small Baddo Hit the Download bottom & Enjoy below!!! Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Limerick, Abramsoul & Small Baddo

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Album Corizo Chronicles of Corizo Ep

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Talented Nigeria Rapper, Corizo comes through with yet another new album project titled “Chronicles of El Corizo”. READ ALSO:   King Monada – “Ake Cheat”
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Lyrics For I Wanna Know By Jay Em Ft Amy Jones

As you are my everything
I’ve been living in a dream about you
And I don’t know what to do but just say
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I need you, I love you, I (I need you)
I need you, I love you, I (I love you)
I wanna know, I wanna know
Do you feel the same? Will you just hide, what you feel all the time
And play pretend
You would be the answer
To my everlasting quest
Hoping to be loved by someone who I know really cares
[Chorus]
I need you, I love you, I (I need you)
I need you, I love you, I…
I wanna know, I wanna know
Do you feel the same
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I need you, I love you, I… (I need you)
I need you, I love you, I… (I love you)
I wanna know, I wanna know
Do you feel the same? [Outro]
Ooh, babe, I wanna know
I wanna know, do you feel the same? [Break]
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Even when I see you it’s hard to stay (Hard to stay)
Talking to the one who I know has my heart
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I need you, I love you, I (I need you)
I need you, I love you, I (I love you)
I wanna know, I wanna know
Do you feel the same? Lyrics For I Wanna Know By Jay Em Ft Amy Jones

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Lyrics For I Wanna Know By Jay Em Ft Amy Jones

Verse 1: Amy Jones]
Would you be my lover or would you be my friend? (Is it fair?)
Can I share a secret? I need you, I love you, do you, do you feel the same?

Akon Wants To Collaborate With Tekashi 6ix9ine, Continues To Defend Him

You gon’ get it, download it, out of curiosity,” Akon said
It sounds like we shouldn’t be surprised to see Akon featured on one or even both of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s upcoming albums. But everyone goes through something in their lives that propels them to do things that they feel are in the best interest of themselves. Akon just believes that the 23-year-old rapper needs a second chance and that he is young enough to turn his entire life around if he stays strong and humble. “I’ ma feature on that record,” Akon said. “I can’t really speak on why he would do that, but most likely it’s for the obvious reasons. And I think, you really can’t blame him, if what he’s saying is the truth.”
Akon has always had respect for the Brooklyn rapper. Akon continues to defend Tekashi 6ix9ine for snitching and wants to make music with him. The Senegal born rapper didn’t even hesitate when asked if he would feature on a Tekashi track in the near future as we all know 6ix9ine is working on two new albums while on house arrest. You can’t beat me up. During a conversation on Instagram Live today with DJ Whoo Kid, the R&B singer turned entrepreneur was sympathetic with Tekashi 6ix9ine and expressed that he understood his decision although it might have severe ramifications. “With Tekashi it’s a little different because he comes from a generation that really didn’t have no moral ethic,” Akon said in the interview on Instagram Live. Even if you don’t like him. “Matter fact, I’m about to call Tekashi right now and say ‘yo, T, what we doin’? I’m getting on that record.”
“That record probably be the hottest record that drop this year because of all that… Just think about all that surrounded this record. I’m ’bout to get on that record.’ Listen, I’m me, n***a. Facebook
Twitter Elsewhere in the interview, Akon said that snitching now wasn’t like back then, adding that the Brooklyn rapper definitely had a very serious decision to make. Do you agree? Even back in November 2019 when his legal woes started to catch up with him, the Konvict Muzik founder was super supportive of the rapper’s decision.

Popcaan Addresses NotNice Beef In New Song “Here To Stay”

Popcaan has released a new song, “Here To Stay,” amidst his feud with producer Notnice. “Money man a pree/Poppy nuh ina di drama/Badmind p***y dem a try frame fada/God a fight wi battle/Man lef unuh to karma/P***y dem a pree me a try get wi out/I’m here to stay/Nuh call up wi name ina yuh s**k p***y mouth/I’m here to stay/Go tell every devil and demon/I’m here to stay/Tell dem man tougher than Leyland/I’m here to stay,” Popcaan sings on the track. NotNice and Popcaan reportedly had a falling out a couple of years ago over a financial issue, and Poppy says that the producer still holds a grudge for that. Facebook
Twitter The Unruly Boss is “here to stay” no matter what they say. I guess he really meant it when he said he didn’t need NotNice. Following the social media beef that happened between dancehall artist Popcaan and producer NotNice, the deejay has released a new song called “Here To Stay” to let the haters know that he is a staple in the industry. He not only told fans exactly what happened, but he called out Notnice for embellishing the truth. Most fans believe at this point that Popcaan’s new song is no doubt a diss track or at least aimed at NotNice. The new track was produced by Dane Raychords on the See Me Clean Riddim. Check out the new song now. At the moment, Popcaan has two songs trending on YouTube in Jamaica, which are both Dane Ray produced records. The deejay recently shared his perspective of the beef on Instagram Live following Notnice calling him out of his name.

Tory Lanez Compares Himself To Tupac, But Says He Is Not Trying To Be Pac

Not saying like, I’m Pac. Tory Lanez thinks that there are quite a few similarities between him and one of hip hop’s greatest legends. I hate when n****s say that. The Canadian rapper added, “I feel like there’s a lot of similarities between me and Pac. Facebook
Twitter Tupac Shakur once said, “I’m not saying I’m gonna rule the world, or I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” With the ‘California Love’ rapper having been recognized as a pioneer in the industry and an inspiration to millions, the first part of that quote may arguably be true, but sadly he was killed in a shoot-out when he was just 25-years-old. I’m not trying [to be him.] I’m me, my n****, but I do love Pac and I do feel like there were similarities in the fact that when you really think about it, I say whatever the f*** I want to say.”
Tory Lanez acknowledged that while there may be commonalities between him and the late rapper, he does not profess to be gangster-like in any way. Twenty-four years later, that brain feels like it’s been found. We reckon he’s already doing his part to change the world. “I feel like — remember when Pac was like, ‘I may not change the world, but I can spark the idea in the brain of the person who will?’” said Tory Lanez. Instead, the “Who Needs Love” rapper is the guy keeping the world entertained whole isolating thanks to his Quarantine Radio on IG Live.

The Game & Wack 100 Reacts To ‘Born 2 Rap’ Royalties Seize To Pay Sexual Assault Accuser

????????????????????????? Established last October, the name of the independent label was inspired by Nipsey Hussle’s distinct face tattoo. And I don’t owe the bitch a dime … When the #CDC # has their # ?? View this post on Instagram

The Game speaks? Should the rapper attempt to thwart the ruling in any way, things will get worse for him. Judge Virginia A. Not only did the appeal fail, but Game has received strife for his efforts as the courts have now decided to up the ante on his punishment. who knows maybe I might lose in a dice game one day … But as of right now Today it’ll be right here in my little ole profolio
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Twitter Rainey now basically controls Game’s record label, Prolific Records. A post shared by DatPiff® (@datpiff) on Apr 18, 2020 at 6:46pm PDT

We guess in this case, one could tell him, “Don’t hate the player, hate The Game.”
The Game’s manager Wack 100 has since released a statement saying that he owns all the royalties from the album, Born 2 Rap. She sued the “Hate It or Love It” hitmaker and received a settlement of $7 million, which Game tried to appeal last year. “Last time I checked #Wack?owned all royalties to born to Rap,” Wack 100 wrote. View this post on Instagram

Last time I checked #Wack?owned all royalties to born to Rap. The Game has recorded quite a major loss in his legal battle against a woman who accused him of sexual assault. Game set up the label to release his ninth studio album, “Born 2 Rap”, and Rainey has now been granted “any and all rights, title, and interest” in any money, property, or future payments due to the record label. (@priscillarainey) on Apr 2, 2020 at 7:50am PDT

In laymen’s terms, Rainey now owns the album, its royalties, and even any salary Game may have been paying himself through the label, according to a report from All Hip Hop. View this post on Instagram

Somebody about to get their stimulus early? It is not yet known whether he intends to appeal the ruling. Phillips, who passed the ruling, has stated that an attempt by Game to collect the money, as opposed to giving it all to the plaintiff, will result in him receiving a charge of contempt of court. A post shared by Priscilla Rainey? “And I don’t owe the b**ch a dime … When the #CDC # has their # who knows maybe I might lose in a dice game one day … But as of right now Today it’ll be right here in my little ole profolio. In 2016, a court determined that the rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, was guilty of misconduct against Priscilla Rainey, who had been a contestant in his dating reality show, ‘She Got Game.’ According to Rainey, The Game lifted her skirt and groped her repeatedly without her consent during one of the dates which was not broadcast.

YNW Melly Gets Tylenol & Gatorade To Treat COVID-19, Appeals To Kanye West For Help

His attorney Bradford Cohen had alleged that his client and other inmates had not received masks or adequate cleaning supplies and that the facility is ill-prepared should Melly’s condition worsen. It is possible that Cohen will file another motion on Melly’s behalf, seeing as the diagnosis has worsened. The rapper is reportedly experiencing labored breathing, body aches, headaches, high temperature, and chills, but is only being given Tylenol and Gatorade to treat the symptoms which have become rather serious, TMZ reported. YNW Sakchaser (Anthony Williams Jr.) left and YNW Juvy (Christopher Thomas Jr.) right
While in prison, YNW Melly contracted the dreaded Coronavirus, leading to him filing an appeal for restricted release. The initial appeal was vehemently opposed by the families of both Williams and Thomas. “We again ask the public to be sensitive of the victims here. Just over a year ago, the “Murder On My Mind” rapper murder for allegedly killing two of his close friends, Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams and Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr. “We oppose release of Jamell Demons (YNW Melly),” stated Attorney John Phillips, who represents the Thomas family. They lost children…” The firm of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, who is acting on behalf of the Williams family, said, “While our firm and the family of Anthony Williams’ sympathize with anyone affected by COVID-19, we do not believe this justifies pretrial release.”
Melly will be hoping that the judge changes his mind. The two dead men were members of his YNW crew and were aspiring rappers in the Florida rap scene. YNW Melly is currently a resident at Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he is awaiting trial for a double homicide. He got the Coronavirus and they won’t let him out to get appropriate treatment
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Twitter According to law enforcement, YNW Melly said the two men were killed in a drive-by shooting in October 2018, but authorities alleged that Melly, along with fellow rapper, Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry, arranged the hit, as well as the murder of an off-duty police officer in Indian River County in 2017. The motion was denied, and the 20-year-old has indeed gotten sicker. View this post on Instagram

#ynwmelly reaches out to #kanyewest for help. YNW Melly is reportedly getting treatment for his COVID-19 diagnosis in jail with Tylenol and Gatorade. The Florida rapper is also appealing to Kanye West for help.

French Montana Squash Beef With Jim Jones And Drop New Song “That’s A Fact”

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Twitter French Montana seems to be the latest who is catching on to this trend. While social distancing, many are putting aside their differences and finally coming together after years of feuding. Big moment for hip hop… All the blogs that covered all the bull**** make sure yall put the same energy to making peace.”
During the conversation, Jones shared how ridiculous he thought it was that artists were still beefing with each other during such a global crisis. “There’s a lot of foolish beefs and foolish shootings and there’s a lot going on right now with everybody cooped up in the house,” he said. He was not alone in his sentiments. French and Jim Jones have been on opposite ends for a decade and a half. “If there’s anybody out there watching from the young n****s, man, learn from this,” the Moroccan native said during the IG Live chat with his former rival. Their beef allegedly began because Jones had publicly claimed to be associated with the people who put a hit out on French, and was exacerbated when the “Out of Your Mind” rapper became friends with Max B who claimed that he had not been properly paid by Jones to whose record label, ByrdGang, he was signed. A post shared by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Apr 16, 2020 at 11:24pm PDT

This week alone, we’ve seen Nicki Minaj make up with her former manager, Fendi, and even appear on his podcast to clear the air. It seems as though enough time has now passed, and French and Jones aren’t holding anymore grudges. It’s official, Coronavirus has one positive aspect — it encourages people to get over their beef. French Montana and Jim Jones officially make peace. View this post on Instagram

15 YEARS OF BEEFING ENDED UP WITH LAUGHS AND WAR STORIES ?BIG MOMENT FOR HIP HOP SHOUT OUT TO @jimjonescapo #thatsafact ALL THE BLOGS THAT COVERED ALL THE BULLSHIT MAKE SURE YALL PUT THE SAME ENERGY TO MAKING PEACE? “Don’t waste 15 years in the game when y’all could have been getting all kinds of bags together.” French shared the conversation with his followers on the ‘gram, captioning the clip, “15 years of beefing ended up with laughs and war stories.

Ja Rule Continues To Roast 50 Cent With Savage Curtis Ratson Meme

Not accepting or declining, he let a picture speak a thousand words by posting a couple of memes on his Instagram. Loads of artists are burying their beef during the Coronavirus crisis, but 50 Cent and Ja Rule are not part of that tribe. A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Apr 16, 2020 at 5:10pm PDT

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Twitter this post will self destruct.”
We have no doubt that 50 Cent is just going to let this one slide. Ja Rule is now calling 50 Cent Curtis Ratson as he turns up the heat on his arch enemy. Swizz has been the pioneer in orchestrating battles between top artists who have faced off against one another using their biggest hits. The music battles have been a number one feature on Instagram as everyone stays in due to quarantine. The “Power” actor heard word of the challenge put to him and didn’t seem that keen either. “Jesus Christ, Rule, you guys want the smoke for real.” Swizz did not seem so keen on the idea as he did not want his platform to become a stage for the animosity between Ja Rule and 50 Cent. Bored in the house and I’m in the house bored.. The first featured a clip of himself riding off in a car with the caption, “Who want to battle, and here’s a moment of silence for the still sick and suffering. “Curtis Ratson!!! LOL.” Fif followed that up with an image of his rival as a homeless man holding a cardboard sign that read, “I will battle 50 Cent for attention.”
Ja Rule has now shot back with a meme of his own. “Oh you wanna make memes,” he wrote as the caption. The “Livin’ It Up” rapper made the suggestion while tuning in to a conversation between Fat Joe and Swizz Beatz. “He wants to do this for the culture,” Fat Joe told Swizz about the Growing Up Hip Hop: New York star’ challenge. View this post on Instagram

#JaRule out here wanting all the smoke with #50Cent? The years-long feud between the two looks to be taking on new life after Fifty declined Ja’s challenge for a music battle. Changing 50 Cent’s name from “Curtis Jackson” to “Curtis Ratson,” Ja posted a picture of his fellow rapper embellished with rat ears, a rat nose, and two large front teeth.

Blueface Addresses Viral Video Of Women Brawling At His House While Quarantine

Based on the lyrical content of the song, the video definitely required some of the badest girls on set. However, the rapper and the filming crew seemingly got a bit more than they bargained for. The rapper posted various videos to his Instagram Stories showing some of the ladies trading words. (SWIPE)
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More footage of the thots fighting at BlueFACE crib
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The wild ‘performance’ put on by the ladies was only overshadowed by the fact that Blueface was made to put out a statement. However, it is a bit hard to miss the other ladies dancing and shaking throughout most of the fight scenes, which makes you wonder if the battles were intentional and will also be included in the final rendition of the video. The exact meetup at one of the rapper’s two houses was to facilitate the shooting of the video for “Vibe.”
It is no surprise that Blueface decided to shoot a video for the track, with “Vibe” being dubbed as one of the hottest cuts on his Find The Beat album, released in March. “They were not fighting over me it was a lot of Henny mixed with all attitude. View this post on Instagram

#TSRClearTheAir: #Blueface explains what went down at his crib from his point of view, denies accusations of racism? I have not had relations with any of these women no one was being racist more then half the people here was black,” wrote Blueface. He continued, “So if you believe that your to invested in the internet alil to much.”
Thankfully none of the ladies or crew members were seriously hurt as a result of the fights that took place. It was total pandemonium in the home of California rapper Blueface, as a handful of beautiful ladies dressed in ‘blue’ turned what should have been a fun encounter into something more. However, that was just the prequel to the catfights which took place, leaving the camera crew to use their best refereeing skills and Blueface to capture it all for the world to see. Blueface is speaking out on a viral video showing several women fighting at his house, all while we’re all suppose to be quarantined. The crazy beef between the ladies seemed to span the entire shooting time, as we capture them facing off in multiple scenes, in different outfits, and in different rooms. The result actually hinged along the lines of Girls Gone Wild, the blue edition.

Vybz Kartel’s Henchman Sikka Rymes Diss Intence In New Track, Intence Respond

According to his manager, they are more focused on building his profile. Sikka Rymes is firing back at Intence on Vybz Kartel’s behalf. According to the STAR, Intence’s lack of interest has not discouraged Sikka. Facebook
Twitter Man born for this, so it nah tek wi no time fi rub him out,” he said. The beef traces back to when Kartel took to social media to raise suspicions about artists who pay for streams on platforms like YouTube. “Clash a part a dancehall, and people don’t have to worry about this getting violent cause we both lock up inna wi house a do music and quarantine.”
Though Sikka is inviting the clash, Intence is not interested in being a part of it. Vybz Kartel’s protege says he still intends to shoot a music video for the new track – while observing social distancing and other safety precautions of course. Following an online subliminal spat with Intence aiming at Vybz Kartel, Sikka Rymes intervened to return the diss to the “Go Hard” deejay. Though the deejay never addressed anyone directly, Intence appeared to be responding to his statement when he suggested that he should “go to bed.”
Sikka Rymes talked to the STAR about the beef after swiftly dropping a diss track for Intence called “Dem Nuh Bad.” “I don’t know how it start, but him seh something bout mi daddy, and mi jump inna the war,” the dancehall artist said. “Right now we just a focus on building our thing,” he told the STAR. “Kartel questioned if some artistes were buying views on YouTube, and some man tek it up on dem head and style di Teacha bout some man mus guh a dem bed. Kartel can’t answer, so I have to answer.”

The deejay went on to explain that he was well aware of what it takes to clash in dancehall and is more than ready. We and dem nah have nothing,” he added about Sikka Rymes’ new diss track for Intence. “People don’t have nothing a do right now, so they have all time and ears to listen to war songs. “We hear it but we nah respond. “Back in the days with my group called Elite Squad, I used to do clashes every day, so this is nothing new to me,” he continued. So if a man nuh call him (Intence) name, him muss guilty if him tek it up pan him head. The visuals should give the song a huge boost so let’s see if Intence will stick to his word and not respond after that.

Ab-Soul – Dangerookipawaa Freestyle Lyrics

I got to know (Yeah)
Uh
[Verse 3]
Nat Turner with the curly hair (Yeah)
Pullin’ strings like John Mayer (Uh-huh)
Probably make a bitch wish come true out the blue (Yeah)
Rub the oil lamp and I’m there, yeah
Monkey see, monkey do, my nigga, ask Abu (Huh?)
I’m on a magic carpet stompin’ down Central Avenue (Yeah)
Del Amo Boulevard was all I knew
I sold my dream to Punch and Dude, they turned me to the fuckin’ truth (Facts)
[Interlude]
Yeah
Haha, yeah
Yeah
Hah (Uh)
[Verse 4]
And the flow is alpaca (Rare)
My state of mind is more NASA than half ya (Yeah)
Yeah, black lip pastor
‘Bout it ’bout it, baby, illest nigga in Nebraska
Outlaw breakin’ all the rules (Huh)
Pac ashes in the spliff, I’m un-topable
[Outro]
(Will he raise up? Play this song
[Part I]
[Intro]
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah, ayy, man, listen
[Verse 1]
Soulo hold a prophecy, I got a premonition (Yeah)
I’ma let the beat   build   and do some   demolition (Yeah)
Interrupt your whole style, this   an inhibition
Kamikaze everybody, Eminem edition
[Interlude]
Yeah
Haha, yeah
Yeah
(What’s this?), uh
[Verse 2]
This the, this   the   flavor   in your ear,   and it’s brand   new (Uh)
Craig Mack been back, bitch, where you? (Where you?)
Started from the bottom like a square root (Yeah)
Then we kept it in the family like an heirloom (Squad)
Wagyu, medium, I’m in rare form
She hit the split, landed on the dick like Air Jordan
[Interlude]
Will he raise up? I got to know)
That’s all I got for you
Yeah, uh
[Part II]
[Intro]
Yo
[Verse]
Another moment of most dopeness for Malcolm McCormick
On the prowl for another style that I stick a fork in
The steak was eighty an ounce, my elbows on the table
I got manners, but breakin’ the rules is what we came to do
My lady built like she belong in a stable, I’m on my high horse
They call me Soulo, the irony is to die for
(This ain’t a movie, dawg), this bag ain’t full of no popcorn
You ain’t up to par with me, nor are we on the golf course
Hidden gem like a YMCA in the boondocks
The weapon shop could not keep secret for too long
I’m Dangeroo Kipawaa, refrain from gettin’ involved
Or your safety’s at stake for sure like a surf and turf you enjoy
Raw backwards on all of you rappers, you heard it before
The rawest rapper of the planet’s name is Herbert IV
Sex, drugs, money, and mayhem, the workers of Satan
Still take ’em to church and say, “Amen,” my words in a playpen
Ridiculous, the sickest with it, you just a common cold
So novice, I’m the post office pushin’ the envelope
Moosa had to remind me who the god was
I ain’t on my knees, but I’m praying on him regardless
Matt need a new crib for his baby
So big, he be forgettin’ where the crib for his baby
Dot told me, “This time, we demandin’ respect”
Milk the game for all it’s worth like a mammary gland, ayy
[Outro]
Man
Yeah
Wait for it, wait for it
Soul

Wiz Khalifa – High Today Lyrics

Tell ’em
You don’t need a jet to get high like me
[Refrain: Wiz Khalifa]
I started off slow, but I finally made it
No matter the cost, chances I’m takin’
Ride with my dawgs, no, we ain’t fakin’
Travel the world, countin’ up faces
Jump in my car, roll up and face it
No, I don’t call, I’m on her faces
All of ’em model, none of ’em basic
Girl, I’m a star, look in amazement
[Verse 1: Wiz Khalifa]
Top of the game, that’s where my place is
Started off small, runnin’ from cases
Can’t take it back, I can’t erase it
Money got long, I’m tryna chase it
Puffin’ the J, I wanna get paid
It’s one and the same, but that’s every day
I’m livin’ my life as real as I say
I spent it all once, so I’m tryna save
I’m rollin’ that dank, she pourin’ that drank
I’m out of my brain, weed got me all faded
Lovin’ my life, I’m never gon’ trade it
I want success, don’t wanna be famous
Know how to stay on your grind, it’s contagious
Rollies with diamonds for time that it’s takin’
People these days, they easily change
But I stay the same ’cause life’s what you make it
[Refrain: Wiz Khalifa]
I started off slow, but I finally made it
No matter the cost, chances I’m takin’
Ride with my dawgs, no, we ain’t fakin’
Travel the world, countin’ up faces
Jump in my car, roll up and face it
No, I don’t call, I’m on her faces
All of ’em model, none of ’em basic
Girl, I’m a star, look in amazement
[Chorus: Logic]
Where is my mind? Tell ’em
You don’t need a jet to get high like me
[Verse 2: Logic]
From the sun up to the sundown
No, we never come down
Bobby Boy loud when he come around
Drivin’ down Malibu
Stay driven like the valet do, I be cruisin’
Steady winnin’, but I’m playin’ like I’m losin’
I know that this shit can be confusin’
Talkin’ rap, talkin’ life, talkin’ choosin’
Money over happiness, abusin’
Losin’ your mind, losin’ your heart
Second that I wake up, I feel like this world just wants to tear me apart
But I don’t
Let it get me down, let it fuck me up
What my therapist say
They don’t matter, no way
[Refrain: Wiz Khalifa]
I started off slow, but I finally made it
No matter the cost, chances I’m takin’
Ride with my dawgs, no, we ain’t fakin’
Travel the world, countin’ up faces
Jump in my car, roll up and face it
No, I don’t call, I’m on her faces
All of ’em model, none of ’em basic
Girl, I’m a star, look in amazement It’s far away
Up in the sky, I’m high today
Break it on   down,   then we rollin’   it up
I can see my house   from up here
Who needs a jet when you’re fly like me? Play this song
[Chorus: Logic]
Where is my mind? It’s far away
Up in the sky, I’m high today
Break it on down, then we rollin’ it up
I can see my house from up here
Who needs a jet when you’re fly like me?

Points of Progress: Hawaii’s state bird makes a comeback, and more

It took 60 years of collaborative work and recovery efforts to bring back the endangered species. The law, which received support from the USAID Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan program, covers all areas of life – political, economic, educational, familial – where gender discrimination is likely to occur. But there is political will to change the status quo. (The Guardian, Forbes)3. A roundup of positive stories to inspire you. In accordance with the law, any person has the right to take a gender discrimination case to court. The state’s only native goose numbered just 30 in 1960. UzbekistanUzbekistan has adopted the country’s first gender equality law. 4. 2. More significantly, it requires police to register cases within two hours of parents reporting their child missing. Points of Progress: Hawaii’s state bird makes a comeback, and more

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This is more than feel-good news – it’s where the world is making concrete progress. Staff

Places where the world saw progress, for the April 27 & May 4, 2020 Monitor Weekly. The official announcement downlisting the nene from endangered to threatened in December 2019 marks a tremendous achievement of Hawaii’s conservation community. With protection under the Endangered Species Act, along with captive breeding and rigorous habitat restoration, the number of nene rose to more than 3,000 in 2019. Although the nation’s constitution guarantees equal rights, gender-based discrimination is still firmly entrenched. Nearly 10 cases of abused children are reported daily, with girls being disproportionately represented. Since 2016, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been ushering in fundamental policy changes, including changes related to women’s rights. PakistanPakistan has passed the country’s first law against child abuse, called the Zainab Alert Law. State officials and conservationists continue to work to keep the species protected in “the endangered species capital of the world.” (The Los Angeles Times, Hawaii Magazine)

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A captive breeding program that lasted 60 years has brought Hawaii’s state bird, the nene, back from the brink of extinction. April 17, 2020

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1. United StatesHawaii’s state bird, the nene (pronounced nay-nay), once on the brink of extinction, has made a comeback. (USAID, UZDaily) Loading… (The Guardian, GeoTV)

B.K. President Arif Alvi signed the bill into law on March 19, calling it an excellent initiative to fast-track missing child cases by using technology. SenegalThe African manatee, classified as a vulnerable species, is receiving unprecedented support. The law includes measures such as the establishment of a designated helpline and an agency dedicated to issuing missing child alerts. It comes into effect two years after Zainab Ansari, variously reported as 6 or 7 years old, was kidnapped, raped, and murdered, which sparked a nationwide outcry. From creating an aquatic reserve in 2014 – where 100 manatees live now – to extending the conservation work into other parts of Africa, researchers and experts are making headway in their manatee conservation efforts. African manatees, estimated to be around 10,000 in number spread across 21 African countries, face many threats, including poaching and entrapment in dams. Bangash/AP/File

Mohammed Amin holds a picture of his daughter, whose abduction spurred a law against child abuse. The first African manatee symposium, scheduled for April but postponed due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, would have drawn 50 manatee conservationists from nine African countries and from Florida, Brazil, and Malaysia.
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Pregnant girls and teenage mothers have been banned from state schools since 1961. From oyster bed restoration projects to the increase in marine protected areas, conservation efforts are growing worldwide. TanzaniaThe government of Tanzania issued a public statement on April 6 in favor of ensuring access to education for pregnant girls. Still, scientists emphasize the need for tough regulations to counter effects of climate change as ocean pollution and overfishing remain challenges in many parts of the world. (The Guardian, Nature) (Thomson Reuters Foundation, The World Bank)WorldwideMarine life could be restored by 2050, says a new scientific review published in the journal Nature. The announcement is tied to approval of a $500 million World Bank education loan to Tanzania, which had been delayed amid concerns over the country’s treatment of pregnant teens. The World Bank-funded project will allow pregnant students to attend alternative education centers for their exams and later return to state schools. 5. Evidence suggests that increasing access to secondary education for girls is likely to lead to stronger economic growth and lower fertility rates. Numbers of previously endangered populations are also rebounding, such as humpback whales, Canadian sea otters, elephant seals in the United States, and green turtles in Japan. Global fishing is becoming more sustainable. Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, has one of the world’s highest teen pregnancy rates, partly due to sexual violence and poverty; about 5,500 pregnant girls drop out of school each year. The destruction of seagrass meadows and mangroves, natural barriers against rising seas, is almost at a halt.

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How European countries are trying to safely end lockdowns

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They can restart the society in many other ways.”Some Danish schools have delayed their reopening to Monday to have more time to prepare and be able to adhere to government guidelines on hygiene and conduct. Usually we believe and trust in the authorities here in Denmark, but in this case it makes no sense. These include marking pathways to and from classrooms, seating children two yards apart, washing hands every hour, and playing in smaller groups.“It is of course quite difficult to follow this guideline considering the group of age,” says Dorte Lange, vice president of The Danish Union of Teachers. It is unclear what that decision might cost them. “But the authorities say that they have calculated the risk.”Given the different epidemiological dynamics across and within the nations of Europe, Professor McKee sees a unified exit strategy as unlikely. “Many parents in Denmark don’t like this situation, but most of them will do it because they have to start their jobs and the government wants it. He and his wife decided not to send three of their kids back to school for fear of contracting or spreading the disease. School absences are typically penalized and could eventually put child subsidies at risk.“The consequences will all be financial, and that is bad enough, but it is nothing compared to the well-being of our children and the well-being of our family,” says Mr. Hansen. While methods will differ, the shared goal is to reduce transmission. Taking care of a large family and juggling the farm requires optimal health, especially since grandparents cannot be leaned on at this time. The pandemic will “fizzle out” when “every person who is infected is transmitting it to fewer than one other person.”  

Italy, which suffered the highest fatalities in the pandemic, is allowing some shops to reopen, but some regions have boycotted that decision. Loading… Austria and Denmark in particular are leading the way in restarting businesses and reopening schools.But plenty of concern remains, not just among business owners and customers, teachers and parents. )

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Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to paralyze much of Europe, some countries – primarily the smaller ones that responded quickly to the outbreak – are beginning to try to relaunch society in the hopes that they have turned a corner. Germany, which has managed to keep its per capita death toll relatively low, has also announced plans to begin allowing small businesses to reopen next week under tight restrictions.But reopening holds risks, even for those countries who have so far contained the coronavirus. He kept three on shortened work hours and let go of the other two but hopes to rehire them once business goes back to normal.“Honestly, I had very mixed feelings about opening again,” says Mr. Pulfer. Construction workers have gotten the green light to resume their activities in Spain, but the state of emergency there has been extended. How European countries are trying to safely end lockdowns

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While everyone wants their national coronavirus lockdown to be over, figuring out how to phase it out safely is a task fraught with problems. Pulfer turns away an elderly woman who walks in without a mask, for her own safety.“I’m not afraid of getting sick. Most shoppers and customers sported surgical masks, which are widely available at pharmacies and grocery stores. Austria and Denmark in particular are leading the way in restarting businesses and reopening schools.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. “I was looking forward to get back to work, after a month at home. … The economic loss is very, very big.”At Fellner’s flower shop, Ms. Their concerns have been aired on a Facebook group, and an online petition urging authorities to allow parents to keep their children home has garnered nearly 18,000 signatures.Steen Hansen, a cereal grower and cattle farmer living near the third-largest Danish city of Odense, considers it an outright terrible idea. Now the Alpine nation, which has so far reported about 14,300 cases and nearly 400 deaths, has allowed garden centers, DIY stores, and small shops to reopen as part of its first step toward normalcy.Vienna’s largest shopping street, Mariahilfer Strasse, was quiet Tuesday morning, with just a few pedestrians roaming the streets and venturing in to shops. The pandemic has claimed more than 136,000 lives across the aging continent and, in many cases, has taken a devastating toll on health systems and the economy.But many countries are starting to consider how to bring an end to their respective lockdowns. Hansen. He had five employees before the lockdown started March 16. The Dutch tulips are missing, but at least the orchids and roses are in. It proved a controversial decision that has left many parents and educators worried. In Europe, Austria and Denmark are two of the first to tackle it. Other countries will be watching closely.”Finding a path backCountering the spread of the coronavirus has meant strict lockdowns within European nations and the reimposition of long-abandoned borders between them. “I’m just happy to be here, back at work, and that the company I work for still exists. On account of the coronavirus pandemic, he is reluctant to send his children back to school as classes resume in Denmark. Singapore, which was widely praised for its handling of the pandemic, is now fighting to flatten the curve again. Staff are on reduced work hours, and supply chains have been disrupted. “But we’re selling a lot of flowers for people’s balconies, a lot of spring plants that need to be planted in people’s gardens now, and I can tell some were looking forward to finally buy them.”Even as the pandemic continues to paralyze much of Europe, some countries – primarily the smaller ones that responded quickly to the outbreak – are beginning to try to relaunch society in the hopes that they have turned a corner. Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Brigitte Fiala, owner of the shoe store Shu, serves a customer in Vienna, Austria, on April 14, 2020 after the Austrian government loosened its lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. But   I   knew it’s not going to be easy. While France and Belgium are holding back, Italy and Spain, the two worst hit, are inching forward. Others donned homemade fabric ones with checkered or polka dot designs.Only a handful of small businesses opened their doors on day one.“People are still very scared. In scramble for supplies, states start banding togetherBut plenty of concern remains, not just among business owners and customers, teachers and parents. I swap the gloves I’m wearing and I have several face masks,” says Ms. That’s important for me, that this company won’t go, that it will survive this crisis.”“Usually we trust in the authorities”Denmark, another frontrunner in reopening, is taking a different approach. … It is not their own choice but they will bring the disease to their parents and not all parents are young.”

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Danish farmer Steen Hansen stands in a field holding one of his children. Experts warn that reopening too quickly could set off a second wave of infections – meaning those nations will have to tread a careful path.“The countries looking at easing restrictions are ones that can see that the death toll is now falling,” says Martin McKee, professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. April 17, 2020

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Deep Read ( 6 Min. The European Union on Wednesday warned its 27 members to tread carefully as they craft their national exit strategies.“A lack of coordination in lifting restrictive measures risks having negative effects for all member states and creating political friction,” noted a roadmap document cited by The Associated Press.Austria was one of the first European countries after Italy to impose strict lockdown measures, including the closure of restaurants, bars, theaters, schools, and nonessential businesses. After five weeks of staying put on the farm with his family and shifting all the shopping online, he wants to be sure that sending his little ones back to school is safe.“We are shocked that the government wants to restart society this way, with the most innocent citizens, the ones who have a hard time to understand all the precautions that are necessary,” says Mr. No paywall. But I think very slowly they’ll get accustomed to this new reality and they’ll start going out and shopping again – at least that’s my hope,” says Adrian Alfaro, owner of the INTI ethnic clothes and   jewelry store by the Westbahnhof train station. “It is hard to explain to the youngest children to stay apart from other kids and other grown-ups, to wash and disinfect your hands all the time, and not to play in bigger groups. And while spring is in the air, the streets largely remain quiet.“People are timid and still worried,” she said. Alfaro, who wears a light blue surgical mask and makes a point of regularly washing his hands and maintaining social distance. Other countries will be watching closely.”

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Claudia Pulfer was excited to be back at work in the Fellner Gardening and Florist shop in the Florisdorf district of Vienna Tuesday, as Austria began to roll back its anti-coronavirus lockdown.It clearly wasn’t business as usual. “Of course, the unanswered question is whether this will continue as they do ease up, but only time will tell. “Of course, the unanswered question is whether this will continue as they do ease up, but only time will tell. The government decided to reopen kindergartens and schools for the youngest children. Experts warn that reopening too quickly could set off a second wave of infections – meaning those nations will have to tread a careful path.“The countries looking at easing restrictions are ones that can see that the death toll is now falling,” says Martin McKee, professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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“It will be absolutely essential for any country thinking of lifting restrictions to have in place a robust system of testing and contact tracing,” he says. No paywall. “There will inevitably be further outbreaks but it is crucial that they are nipped in the bud.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.

From Wuhan to quarantine: a writer looks back

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People wearing face masks walk down a deserted street in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province Jan. I wouldn’t know if I could really leave until the moment I climbed on the train.But I made it on board and the train slipped away, speeding toward my small hometown. ***I woke up at 5 a.m. Shops and restaurants were all closed in early February. Friends and colleagues kept sending me messages: Can you get out? When I asked one man in his 60s why he didn’t wear a mask, he said he didn’t know why people should. People are cautiously heading out, equipped with hats, gloves, and masks, though others are still at home, afraid. I’d made it to the train station, packed with passengers in masks. From Wuhan to quarantine: a writer looks back

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Amid the pandemic, people around the world are experiencing the kinds of confusion and courage that Wuhan lived with for months. He’d never heard about the outbreak.Surgery masks were useless, my taxi driver said, when I finally got off the train to transfer to a bus. Besides, I had nowhere to go. Here we were, 17 years later, still asking the same question. The decision seemed so arbitrary. Ng Han Guan/AP

A resident gets a ride from her dog along a retail street in Wuhan, China April 9, 2020. The next morning, on the first day of the New Year, my temperature was 37.3 C (99.1 F).Once again, I was too worried to sleep. Outside raced by scenery like writer Peter Hessler describes in “Oracle Bones”   – “patterned as wallpaper: a peasant, a field, a road, a village.” But that day, there were no peasants. I’d seen so many scenes in the hospital, and knew what being caught here might mean   – no hospital beds, scarce supplies, no friends. The road was wide, with street lights on, but there was no one on the street   – just a few cars passing by. As a reporter, I should be there.I didn’t know there was a possibility I couldn’t leave.By 7 a.m. Out my window was the bus station, now closed, though a dozen taxis waited day and night. April 17, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. No answer.It was a normal winter morning: a little humid, not chilly, sky still dark. Residents must scan a personal code on their phone   and take their temperature before entering or leaving their neighborhoods. “The one you wear is just for psychological comfort,” he said. Some are mourning their dead   – and a newly revised death toll puts the city’s estimate 50% higher than previously thought, with 3,869 people having lost their lives.Still, it seems so different from the Wuhan I visited in January   – the Wuhan I barely left in time. At the entrance of the neighborhood, guards checked our passes, IDs, and temperatures.Gradually, the city has gone back to normal. Beijing and Wuhan
There are traffic jams in Wuhan.Normally, that wouldn’t be news. One week before, my editor had called, asking if I wanted to go to Wuhan, where the first few deaths had been reported. But could I?I packed at top speed   and rushed to the lobby, trying to call a taxi online. I’ve wondered if my decision to leave that morning was right. The streets were wet, after a shower. I had to protect them.As the morning sunshine gradually brightened up, I decided to go to the hospital, alone, if my temperature rose to 38 C (100.4 F). Life has gradually gone back to normal, and even in Wuhan people began cautiously heading out last week.But I keep thinking back to what I saw there, and the stories that emerged after I left. A writer looks back at the early days – and why it’s important to remember those sacrifices. Then I finally headed back to my flat in Beijing, to start another 14-day quarantine: the local government required all returnees to isolate themselves at home. I kept thinking of the overcrowded fever wards where I’d been reporting and what it might mean to be stuck here: no hospital beds, scarce supplies, no friends.I made it out that day: first to quarantine, in a hotel hundreds of miles away; then to my parents’ house; and finally to yet another quarantine at home. As China and the U.S. It might be the biggest news of the year. The smell of disinfectants dominated the air. Scenes flooded back in my mind of doing interviews in Wuhan: those early patients’ symptoms, the risk of cross-infection, and how hopeless and frustrated they were.Can I be cured in this small town, I wondered? People started returning to their offices and hanging out on the weekend just as the rest of the world entered the kind of chaos Wuhan first experienced. When SARS broke out in 2003, she remembered, we asked how much we’d have to sacrifice. Instinct guided me: Yes, I’ll go. Yet life has been pretty bland, and ever since I’ve wondered if my decision to leave Wuhan that early morning was right. Will I be infected in the hospital? A photo went viral, and infuriated many, in which several doctors stood in front of a desk, celebrating the Chinese New Year with only instant noodles as their dinner.It just seemed as though there had been no preparations before the lockdown, I told a friend. A few hours before, I woke up to the news that Wuhan had announced a lockdown from 10 a.m. Intersections are busy again. To restrict strangers, we were all given a pass. I kept thinking of the overcrowded fever wards where I’d been reporting: hundreds of patients packed in the waiting hall, waiting five hours or even longer for consultation, and people with fevers commuting from home to the hospital every day, because of the shortage of beds.It felt out of control, and I’d already planned to leave that morning. The further we got from Wuhan, the less cautious boarding passengers were. Even going to hospitals became a problem for patients and doctors alike, as the city stopped public transportation. “You should wear a gas mask.”   Not a single passenger was in the waiting hall of the station. Visitors, like me, were racing to leave. I’ve never seen my hometown so deserted.Eleven days later, I could leave for my parents’ house. One day later, my temperature fell   – and then again the next.Locking myself in the room, I didn’t speak to anyone. By then the whole town was under lockdown, and all hotels and public spaces closed. Street lights were on, but there was no one on the street – just a few cars passing by. Friends and colleagues kept sending me messages: Can you get out?It was the early days of the coronavirus crisis. have started a blame game, it’s important to remember the sacrifices each individual made. In scramble for supplies, states start banding togetherThe government in Wuhan, the Chinese city of 11 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, had announced a lockdown from 10 a.m.“What?” Unable to believe it, I opened up WeChat, a popular messaging app. Loading… The question in my mind has only grown as I see now how many reporters decided to stay, and were able to share powerful stories.Now that China and the U.S. Reporters were already fleeing after the announcement a few hours before.The night before, it had been hard to fall asleep. After a 2 1/2-month lockdown, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously going out to the streets again. 28, 2020, shortly after the lockdown began. For many Chinese people, when they think about COVID-19, they will think about the lost lives, but also the freedom of speech. start a blame game, it’s important to remember the sacrifices each individual made. I boarded a bus to the small town where my parents live, and started quarantine: 14 days in a hotel.Time flies fast during quarantine. on January 23, looked at the pop-up message on my phone, and felt my mind go blank. Most importantly, what about my parents? I felt such disappointment that I could not fall asleep for hours. I followed news from Wuhan and my anger reached new heights as I read about the chaos. )

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In some ways, January 23 was a normal winter morning in Wuhan: a little humid, sky still dark; the streets were wet, after a shower. In decision-makers’ eyes, it seemed, the fatalities were just numbers.Traditionally, many people watch the government’s gala on New Year’s Eve, but I was in no mood to. He wasn’t wearing one, either. Doctors and nurses were crying as they worked without full protective gear, and saw people die every day. Some 5 million people managed to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, the mayor later estimated. Patients were asking for help online since they couldn’t find space in hospitals. They said the lockdown started at 10   – but they could change it to 7, just like that. But after a nearly 11-week lockdown that stilled the city, Wuhan is gradually going back to normal.

I felt lucky when I got a chance to leave. But thinking on it now, I would feel lucky if I’d chosen to stay.   [Editor’s note: The Monitor is publishing this essay without a byline to protect the writer’s identity.]

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In Israeli war on coronavirus, Arab doctors rush to the front

Diab says she has kept in touch with Ariel Grabois, a   ballroom dance instructor, who was one of the first patients on the ward. And while she says she isn’t particularly interested in politics, it bothers her when she hears some insist that Israel is only a Jewish state. “I believe this is a mission,” she says. “It’s very difficult to find a light in this tunnel. “In the end, they trust me.”As for her Jewish patients, “I always get smiles from them. People should see that we’re all in the same boat and that our contribution is critical,” he says. Even as Arab Israelis have strengthened their parliamentary representation, they repeatedly have been the objects of hostile rhetoric from Israel’s right.Yasmin Diab, who shuttles between her home in an Arab village and long shifts on a coronavirus ward in Haifa, says she doesn’t regret taking on the risky job. )

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Over the past decade, Arab doctors and nurses have become a familiar presence at Israeli hospitals. Netanyahu’s Likud party sponsored billboards that warned Israeli voters against an alternative government that would include or rely on the Joint List, which the prime minister and his allies portrayed as “terrorism supporters.”In an effort to push back on that sentiment, a new television commercial sponsored by Arab health care workers features a montage of portraits of Arab doctors and nurses. “We are on the front line of this war.”Noting that Israel’s fight to save lives would be “fatally compromised” without Arab professionals, a Tel Aviv University think tank’s policy brief urged “an end to exclusionary and racist discourse and statements that call into question Arab loyalty.”Dr. “They think that what I’m doing shouldn’t be taken for granted.”She says she’s always tried to rise above the national differences in Israel, and focus on individuals as humans instead of Arab or Jew. Arab towns are located, on average, nearly twice as far   from hospitals as Jewish towns, according to the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies.Early on in the pandemic, it became apparent that fewer coronavirus tests were being administered among Arabs, and that informational material about COVID-19 wasn’t even available in Arabic. Lately, more individual Israelis have reached out to her on social media to thank her for her work. Partners in destiny, partners in governance,” the commercial concludes. “The virus doesn’t distinguish between Arab and Jew. Yasmin Diab

Dr. Jewish Israeli attitudes may be evolving. “They want to take an active role in the effort,” says Dr. Increasingly, there are calls in Israel to shift budgets from military interests to the public health battle. The stresses of work make it harder to sleep.Still, the internal medicine resident doesn’t regret the decision to volunteer for a job that puts her and her family at risk. Mohammed Khatib, databank   director of the Galilee Society, a center focusing on health policy among Arabs. Israeli coronavirus policy needs to be better fine-tuned to Arab communities and lacks input from Arab public health professionals, he says.Dr. She says she considers the staff – whether Arab or Jew – like a second family. Leading up to the March 2 election, Mr. And there are calls to recognize the Arab Israeli contribution.“This is the first time that Israel is conducting a war and [that] the Arab citizens have been recruited,” says Eran Singer, Arab affairs reporter for Kan, Israel’s public broadcasting company, alluding to the fact that most Arab citizens aren’t obliged to serve in the army. Diab says Israelis have reached out to her on social media to thank her for her work. “People are looking at us differently,” she says. In Israeli war on coronavirus, Arab doctors rush to the front

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As societies confront a coronavirus enemy that doesn’t discriminate, there is growing appreciation for leadership and sacrifice. Khamaisi.“It’s true that [Israeli politicians] ignore us … “I hope this isn’t temporary. I hope it’s the beginning and there will be equality between us.”

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Yasmin Diab shuttles daily between self-quarantine at her home in the Arab village of Tamra and 24-hour shifts at Rambam Hospital in Haifa – the largest in northern Israel – where she was the first doctor on the coronavirus ward when it opened in March.Because of her work with coronavirus patients, Dr. Maybe dealing with the coronavirus will change that. “It’s about time to acknowledge: Arabs are also partners in the country. But there’s more than a chance that this can make a difference.”Still, for all the progress achieved by Arab medical professionals, Israel’s health services are harder to access for the Arab population. I’ve never felt anyone treat me differently because I’m an Arab.” While not unheard of, she says, that’s a rare phenomenon at the hospital.Dr. She says she considers them all, whether Arab or Jew, like a second family. But the pandemic has shone them in a new light: as essential foot soldiers and field commanders in the country’s struggle against the coronavirus.That comes, ironically, at a fraught political moment. “We are on the front line of this war.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. April 16, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. “It’s quite amazing that it happened so soon after the elections.”The prominence of Arabs in Israel’s health system reflects an effort by many to move into the mainstream, despite decades of discrimination and marginalization. In scramble for supplies, states start banding togetherThough Arab doctors, nurses, and pharmacists have over the past decade become a familiar presence at Israeli hospitals and state-supported HMO clinics, the pandemic has shone Arab Israeli citizens in a new light: as essential foot soldiers and field commanders in the country’s struggle against the virus.That elevated stature comes, ironically, at a particularly fraught moment in Arab-Jewish political relations.Even as Arab Israelis, one-fifth of the population, have strengthened their parliamentary representation via a new alliance, the Joint List, they repeatedly have been the objects of hostile campaign rhetoric from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Released after recovering from the virus, Mr. Grabois describes the medical staff on the ward as “dedicated” and “top notch,” and says he hopes the   pandemic prompts Israelis to look beyond identity politics.“You have to put those things aside,” he says. The Palestinian Authority reports another 81 cases in East Jerusalem.The underrepresentation stems from the initial emergence of the virus here among Jews who have limited interaction with Arabs,   says   Dr. As of April 16, the Health Ministry reports that only about 459 of Israel’s some 12,591 COVID-19 cases, or 3.6%, come from Arab towns. Loading… “I believe this is a mission,” she says. Diab delivered a round of poised interviews to several Israeli news shows in the early weeks of the crisis. Yasmin Diab (second from right) and some of the other members of the coronavirus team at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel. They aren’t insulted or surprised to have an Arab opposite them. Her parents, religious Muslims, worried about the risk of infection but ultimately supported her decision to volunteer.“They believe that God will do what is necessary,” she says. I hope this will make people look at things differently – less in terms of [demographic] sectors.”“We’re all in the same boat”Indeed, inside Rambam Hospital, the collegiality and collaboration among the Arab and Jewish staff is a marked contrast to the public atmosphere elsewhere in Israel, says Mogher Khamaisi, the hospital’s Arab Israeli director of internal medicine, who oversees a ward of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.Arabs, who make up much of the senior staff, volunteered for the coronavirus work out of a sense of professional duty. and the prime minister speaks against us. Diab cannot have physical contact with her family – her birthday recently came and went without a hug from her parents. But she is just one of the tens of thousands of Arab health care professionals putting themselves on the line in Israel’s battle against COVID-19. On the other hand, the doctors here do our work regardless, without expecting any favors. In Israel, the prominent role of Arab health care professionals is gaining attention, and praise. 

Courtesy of Dr. Diab sounds a more hopeful note. Over the past two decades, as rising numbers of Arab youth have pursued higher education and sought to integrate among Israel’s middle class, many have chosen to become health professionals.According to official government data published in the daily Haaretz newspaper, Arabs make up 17% of   the country’s doctors, 24% of the nurses, and 48% of the pharmacists.“The system would collapse without the decisive contribution of Arab medical staff,” said Raphael Walden, deputy director of Sheba Medical Center, the country’s largest hospital, in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 television news.Opportunity “not to be missed”The pandemic has broadened recognition of the Arab Israeli health care contribution to national security experts.Noting that the fight to save lives would be “fatally compromised” without Arab professionals, a recent policy brief by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a Tel Aviv University think tank led by former military top brass, urged the government to create a “positive basis” for “full integration” of Arabs in Israeli society and for “an end to exclusionary and racist discourse and statements that call into question Arab loyalty.”“This is really an opportunity that’s not to be missed,” says Meir Elran, an INSS fellow and former general who co-wrote the paper. “But I fear that in another half year, everyone will forget, and we will return to being second- and third-class citizens.”Dr. Diab, who dons bordeaux-colored scrubs worn by the staff on the Rambam coronavirus ward, estimates that about two-thirds of the doctors on the ward are Arab. No paywall.With a stethoscope draped around her neck, Dr.

No paywall. I hope it’s the beginning and there will be equality between us.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. “Ultimately we live in the same country, and we all need to be equal,” she says. “The fact is that we are now more equal, because we are on the front lines of the corona battle, and people are looking at us differently. I hope this isn’t temporary.

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It affects my family and myself.“But deep down inside, I would have wanted to write it anyway.” Particularly in times of crisis, we need to protect our precious liberties and rights.”Lawmakers in the Philippines last month passed special legislation giving President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers.Mr. Instead it went viral.He believes the government is afraid its opponents would use his observation as proof it was failing the fight against the coronavirus, and acted against him as a warning to others.As governments across the world enact emergency measures to keep people at home and stave off the pandemic, some are unhappy about having their missteps publicized. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights/AP

Danai Ussama stands inside a police station in Bangkok on March 24, 2020 after being arrested for posting a message on social media criticizing the lack of government measures in screening passengers when arriving at the airport. Human rights advocates say some regimes are exploiting misinformation laws to target journalists and political critics. I was handcuffed and slept overnight in a police station cell. Khunsong
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Health concerns were on artist Danai Ussama’s mind when he returned to Thailand last month from a trip to Spain. Others are taking advantage of the crisis to silence critics and tighten control. The group withheld more details to safeguard the girl’s privacy.Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban may have been the most adroit at exploiting the health crisis.His country’s Parliament granted him the power to rule indefinitely by decree, unencumbered by existing laws or judicial or parliamentary restraints. Loading… I was devastated, actually. He noticed that he and his fellow passengers did not go through medical checks after arriving at Bangkok’s airport, and thought it worth noting on his Facebook page.The airport authorities denied it, lodged a complaint with police, and he was arrested at his gallery in Phuket for violating the Computer Crime Act by allegedly posting false information – an offense punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of $3,000.Mr. The new law makes “spreading false information regarding the COVID-19 crisis on social media and other platforms” a criminal offense punishable by up to two months in jail and fines of up to $19,500.At least two reporters have been charged by police with spreading false information about the crisis.“It is feared that Duterte will use his increased authority to quell dissent and further pounce on [his] political enemies,” said Aries Arugay, associate professor of political science at the University of the Philippines.Egypt expelled a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian over a report citing a study that challenged the official count of coronavirus cases. “I have never been arrested nor gone to court before. One aspect of the law ostensibly passed to cope with the coronavirus calls for prison terms of up to five years for those convicted of spreading falsehoods or distorted facts during the emergency.“The global health problems caused by COVID-19 require effective measures to protect people’s health and lives,” acknowledged Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic. The clinical center said her article “disturbed the public and hurt the image of the health organization.”The government also closed its daily coronavirus news conferences for journalists, asking them to send their questions by email. This is a counterproductive approach that must stop. Iraq suspended the operations of the Reuters news agency for three months and imposed a fine of about $20,800 for reporting that the actual number of infections and deaths was vastly more than the government acknowledged. April 16, 2020

By Grant Peck and Preeyapa T. In scramble for supplies, states start banding together“COVID-19 poses significant threats to government and regime security as it has the potential to expose poor governance and lack of transparency on issues that affect every citizen in a given country,” said Aim Sinpeng, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Sydney.“As the pandemic is a global issue and is constantly on the news around the world, governments have a harder time controlling messages to the public without exposing how little/how much they do in comparison to other countries around the world,” she said in an email interview.In Cambodia, where Prime Minister Hun Sen has been in power for 35 years, human rights group LICADHO has documented 24 cases of people being detained for sharing information about the coronavirus.They include four supporters of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.Human Rights Watch also reported the arrest and questioning of a 14-year-old who expressed fears on social media about rumors of positive COVID-19 cases at her school and in her province. Reuters stood by its story.In Serbia, police briefly detained journalist Ana Lalic, who wrote about a lack of protective equipment and “chaotic” conditions at a large hospital complex. How leaders use emergency powers to target journalists, critics

From Hungary to Thailand, new emergency powers are helping leaders keep a tight lid on public dissent during the pandemic. “This includes combating disinformation that may cause panic and social unrest.”But she said, “regrettably some governments are using this imperative as a pretext to introduce disproportionate restrictions to press freedom. It said it’s meant to stop the spread of the virus but rights groups and independent media decried it as a form of censorship.A state of emergency invoked in late March gives Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha extraordinary powers to fight COVID-19, including censoring the media.More than a dozen people in Thailand are reported to have been arrested on charges related to spreading coronavirus misinformation.Thailand’s top public health experts deserve credit for their sincere efforts to counter misinformation, said Joel Selway, an associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University, who has published a book on politics and health policy in developing countries.“This doesn’t mean that the Prayuth-led government would not also take advantage of this to crush political opponents,” he added.Artist Danai, who said he will contest the charge against him, admits to regrets over writing his Facebook post about his airport arrival.“If I had known that I would be in so much trouble like this, I wouldn’t have written it.” he said. Danai told The Associated Press that his Facebook post, though public, was really meant just for a small circle of 40 to 50 people. Duterte, already criticized for a brutal war on drugs that has left thousands dead, has been fiercely belligerent toward critics.
This story was reported by The Associated Press. It’s free. AP correspondents Pablo Gorondi in Budapest, Hungary; Dusan Stojanovic in Belgrade, Serbia; Sopheng Cheang in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Busaba Sivasomboon in Bangkok, and Jim Gomez in Manila, Philippines, contributed to this report.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage.

Coronavirus lockdown stirs can-do spirit in France’s poor suburbs

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“People who live in the banlieues are normal. No paywall. “There are some fantastic people that live here and there are really great things taking place.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. We have jobs. We’re not all druggies or throwing rocks at the cops,” says Piroo, from his home in Sartrouville.

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“Often times, people are united by shared hardship, poverty, and shortages. “We needed to do something concrete for them.” So he organized numerous local businesses – as well as neighbors stuck at home – to collect and donate food and prepared meals to local hospitals.Such banlieue-based nonprofits demonstrate a unique solidarity that is guiding local communities out of their darkest days. But the ensuing lockdown has magnified the inequalities for their inhabitants.Many continue to take public transportation to get to work, raising health risks, or find themselves confined to tiny apartments with numerous people. In early April, several videos circulated online of young people being thrown to the ground by groups of police after they were asked for the official form that French people must carry when venturing outside during the lockdown.“The populations that are struggling the most are the ones who are the least protected,” says Marie-Hélène Bacqué, a professor of urban studies at the University of Paris-Nanterre. If anything, it has made the push for volunteerism even stronger, such that the country has seen a big enough spike in volunteerism that many nonprofits are having to turn people away.In addition to Piroo’s Sartrouville initiatives, a host of nonprofits are reorienting their activities to help some of the most vulnerable populations, who are even more isolated during the confinement period.Emergence 93, which normally works to reintegrate former juvenile prisoners back into the community, has helped its youth organize a campaign to get donations for Seine-Saint-Denis’ homeless population. Living in close proximity to one another, often fighting the same fights, translates to a natural desire to reach out to one another.“There is a form of solidarity that already exists here, people very easily organize volunteer missions,” says Ms. But they are also showing a communal, volunteer spirit that is helping them through the crisis. )

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Life was not easy in France’s poorest suburbs, or banlieues, before the coronavirus pandemic. This creates solidarity between people and the desire to help one another.”Banlieue-bashingEven if France has made strides in recent years to improve misconceptions around banlieues, their negative reputation has been hard to shake. “Often times, people are united by shared hardship, poverty, and shortages.”

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France’s poorest suburbs, or banlieues, have long struggled with notoriety as places where drug dealing, delinquency, and unemployment abound. In homes where internet connections are shoddy or parents are uneducated, home schooling is next to impossible. “In studies I’ve conducted, when people are asked what characterizes their neighborhood, they say ‘diversity and solidarity.’”Many groups in Paris’   banlieues have worked to change the negative image of their hometowns through community action – and they haven’t stopped their activities simply because of the coronavirus lockdown. “I realized that [the nightly tradition of] clapping for health care staff wasn’t enough,” he says. Through his efforts, numerous local businesses – as well as neighbors stuck at home – have donated food and prepared meals for local hospitals. “Faced with this epidemic, I realized that [the nightly tradition of] clapping for health care staff wasn’t enough,” says Piroo, who uses an assumed name in his charity work to protect his privacy. Local media reports continue to portray banlieues as hotspots for incivility and the propagation of the coronavirus.It speaks to a discrimination felt twice over by those living with limited means, where many must continue working menial jobs during confinement or already lack adequate housing and resources.It’s also shortsighted, for the banlieues are where those like Piroo, a 20-something resident of the Paris suburb of Sartrouville, are making a difference. Now, amid the country’s lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic, that reputation has only gotten worse. Loading… Seine-Saint-Denis, the poorest department in the Paris region, has one of the highest death rates due to the virus, counting more than 500 as of early April and a 63% jump in mortalities during the last half of March.“Being confined in the banlieue is different from anywhere else: no backyard, no balcony,” says Madeleine, a young woman from Saint Denis who told her story to Métropop. “They’re the ones who must continue working – as cleaners, delivery people, or supermarket cashiers. And nonprofit Frères d’Espoir, a brother-sister team that operates out of Limeil Brévannes southeast of Paris, has continued its volunteer actions of handing out food, clothing, and hygiene kits to homeless people across Paris. No paywall. They’re fundamental in ensuring that our daily lives continue and yet they’re the least protected in terms of public health.”“Diversity and solidarity”The shared discrimination and lack of resources that many in Paris’s banlieues face has acted as the glue that unites communities together. Bacqué. Everyday I turn in circles, looking for something to occupy my time.”Others recount a constant police presence and undue violence toward its youth population. Local media reports continue to portray banlieues as hotspots for incivility and infection.But the banlieues are also where those like Piroo, a resident of the Paris suburb of Sartrouville, are making a difference. In homes where internet connections are shoddy or parents are uneducated, home schooling is next to impossible.Medical deserts – communities suffering from a lack of health care professionals – are also deteriorating as the pandemic continues. April 15, 2020

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Deep Read ( 4 Min. They also intend to show that a unique solidarity exists there that is guiding local communities out of their darkest days and setting an example for the rest of the country.“The volunteer sector is very strong in many working-class neighborhoods,” says Sylvie Tissot, a sociologist and professor of political science at the University of Paris 8, whose research focuses on public housing and gentrification. The overnight emergency room staff at the Hospital Center d’Argenteuil, in the suburbs northwest of Paris, hold signs thanking nonprofit Les Grands Frères & Soeurs De Sartrouville for its donation of food. Coronavirus lockdown stirs can-do spirit in France’s poor suburbs

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France’s pandemic lockdown is hitting its suburbs hard, compounding their economic and crime woes. “We needed to do something concrete for them.”So via his local organization, Les Grands Frères & Soeurs De Sartrouville, he organized Sartrouville residents to donate time, food, and acts of goodwill to help those in need, particularly the country’s overtaxed health professionals. In scramble for supplies, states start banding togetherAs France’s lockdown continues into its fourth week, banlieue-based nonprofits are working to highlight the inequalities experienced by those living in the country’s poorest neighborhoods and reverse the negative image surrounding them. Since France’s lockdown began, people from impoverished communities have been photographed congregating outside in groups, having run-ins with police, or robbing shuttered stores.Métropop, a nonprofit that aims to stop “banlieue-bashing,” says France’s working class are neither irresponsible nor blind to the risks of the coronavirus, and that France’s suburbs have suffered stigma for 40 years.“There has been a media portrayal pointing the finger at people from certain working-class neighborhoods, that they’re not respecting the lockdown, even if we can see the same behaviors in other well-to-do areas,” says Virginie Lions, director of a community involvement branch of Métropop.In addition, these same communities face double discrimination. Not only must they battle their negative representation, but they are the populations making the most personal sacrifices during the lockdown. While hordes of wealthy French set off for the countryside ahead of the lockdown or are comfortably working from home, the confinement has magnified the inequalities for those less fortunate.Many continue to take public transportation to get to work, raising health risks, or find themselves confined to tiny apartments with numerous people. “The volunteer sector is very strong in many working-class neighborhoods,” says Sylvie Tissot, a sociologist and professor of political science at the University of Paris 8. “When I open my window, all I see is other buildings. Courtesy of Les Grands Frères&Soeurs De Sartrouville. And jumping off from a neighborhood cleanup program he was involved with last summer, he launched the #CleanTonHall initiative, calling on young people living in public housing to clean their buildings, in order to take the pressure off cleaning staff.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.