Raven Cook

Contributing Reporter

Reflections in Black is a weekly segment on Ozarks at Large, hosted by Raven Cook. Reflections in Black is dedicated to exploring the legacy of Black Americans, both in the United States and around the globe, by providing resources for understanding and hope for all people.

You can learn more about Raven and the segments you hear on the Foundations: Black History Education Programming facebook page. 

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We continue our suggested reading series on "Reflections in Black" with selections from Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others.

We continue our series of suggested readings for anti-racist education with selections from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.

On today's show we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included information about the additional steps the state plans to take to stop the spread of COVID-19. Plus, we speak with community leaders and advocates about the disparities that are leading to an alarming rate of hospitalizations and deaths in the Marshallese community. And, we have a new take on our segment Reflections in Black as we focus on recommended readings on racial inequality.

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In this critical moment in American history, confronting racial inequality has come to the forefront. Following the death of George Floyd, many have wondered what to read and where to begin to better understand the plight of Black Americans. Today, we start a series of suggested readings with a look at The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included an announcement regarding the resumption of visitations at long-term care facilities. Plus, we have details about Fayetteville's new face mask ordinance and the positive COVID-19 cases that have been reported at the Washington County jail. And, we learn about what state and federal officials are doing to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local Hispanic community.