Ms. Leiah Danielle Jones

One of Leiah Danielle Jones’s final acts in her relatively short life was to summon the strength to write her own obituary before she passed away. She wrote:

“I, Leiah Danielle Jones, was born on September 22, 1987, in Charlotte, North Carolina to Eric Arnell Jones and Joyce Bost Jones…


The United States is in the storm surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reported that more than 2,800 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the United States on Wednesday, December 2nd — the most the country has ever reported in a single day. This news comes as Operation Warp Speed has…


Black people are dying from COVID-19 in alarming numbers. We know this because big data tells us so. This mortality data has been instrumental in calling attention to the ways systemic racism disproportionately results in higher death rates within Black communities.

Nonetheless, big data does not recover nor restore humanity…


To date, 51 states/territories report coronavirus infections, while 50 states publish mortality data on COVID-19. However, the lack of national standards for data collection and reporting poses problems for obtaining a full picture of how COVID-19 impacts different ethnic and racial groups.

COVID Racial Data Tracker https://covidtracking.com/race

Still, nine months after the beginning of the…


This piece is the second in a series of reflections on data analytics and COVID-19.

Data is a central actor in the COVID-19 pandemic. From the beginning, the public has been inundated with data. Whether it is the number of people who are getting sick, dying, or being tested, our…


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This piece is the first in a series of reflections on data analytics and COVID-19.

Now that the United States is a little over half-a-year into the coronavirus pandemic, data has revealed that Black Americans and other communities of color have disproportionately contracted and died from…

COVID Black

Redefining Health Data…Connecting Black Communities to their Data.

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