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Glover and Becton to Host COVID-19 and The Black Community Forum

by ECT

Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover announced that he and Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton will host a COVID-19 and the Black Community Forum.

The online forum will be held on Thursday, March 25, that will be focused on COVID-19 and the Black community. Local leaders will join us from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to review their experiences of getting the vaccine. Health experts will also participate in the town hall to convey how critical the vaccine is to stop the virus and save lives.

According to Glover, vaccine numbers in the Black community locally are lower compared to their white counterparts. For example, in the city of Richmond as of March 15 only 20 percent of residents had received their first dose. In the city of Pittsburg, that number is as low as 18 percent. Overall, only 14,427 Black residents have received one dose of the vaccine.


The panelists during the town hall will review the latest medical information about the vaccine, how all three vaccines approved for use are safe and effective, and will take questions from community members.

Members of the town hall panel include:

  • Nicola Ifill Fraser, Ed.D., MPH, Public Health Educator (Town Hall Moderator)
  • Bisa French, Chief, Richmond Police Department
  • Tammany Brooks, Chief, Antioch Police Department
  • Dr. Chris Farnitano, MD, Health Officer, Contra Costa County
  • Dr. Ashley Vance, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
  • Dr. Sonia Suderling, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

To attend the virtual town hall you can use this link: https://cccounty-us.zoom.us/j/84291028781…

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Robert C. Mar 16, 2021 - 10:12 am

Someone explain why this matter should involve the county D.A.

Bill Moon Mar 16, 2021 - 10:38 am

Does this mean only African Americans can attend?

No excuses Mar 16, 2021 - 11:01 am

@billmoon, you are absolutely correct. This is why our county/country is so divided. The headlined title sure seems that it is.

SystemicDemLies Mar 16, 2021 - 11:38 am

Could this be anymore RACIST?

Glenn Brown Mar 16, 2021 - 12:43 pm

What a bunch of RACISTS! (Glover and Becton)

Pacman Mar 16, 2021 - 3:42 pm

The term “implicit bias” has been bandied about quite a bit lately. Oddly enough it is somehow not applied equitably to a certain group of elected and appointed politicians and their very selective target audience, The hypocrisy is palpable and offensive. Apparently Contra Costa is now the new Deep South, just in reverse, with a very distinct and unabashed “woke” axe to grind…and proving that no one apparently learned anything in the last 50 years beyond revenge and reparations.

Stand Against Hate Mar 16, 2021 - 5:45 pm

I was always told those that make things about race are the racists. Looks like the shoe fits here. Sad for community members of all races. Not one of us is more important than the other.

Starman Mar 16, 2021 - 7:54 pm

I thought Glover died long ago! Was he resurrected? Another totally useless politician!

Catherine Loft Mar 17, 2021 - 1:40 am

I can’t stand those two! Becton as a DA is the worst thing to have happened to this county! truly tragic! Glover just takes up space!

Gloria Loren Mar 17, 2021 - 8:25 pm

Those two can sure screw things up.

Roxanne Fox Mar 18, 2021 - 11:48 am

Did anyone read the diatribe reported in today’s paper (EAST BAY TIMES) where a bunch of “ministers” are bashing the East County Today site? Claiming that Antioch’s “old people” are blasting blacks on the city council? I guess, THE TRUTH HURTS, doesn’t it, Reverends! I guess at my age of 32, they consider that to be old! Did you see their photos? We want a city to be vibrant and not collapse from extremely poor management. I guess that’s not OK with these codgers and their criticism.

Rhonda Sun Mar 18, 2021 - 7:45 pm

Yes, I read it! What a bunch of hooey! Isn’t it something to ruin cities like Oakland, Richmond and parts of Berkeley and move on further east and take on Antioch! Like what they did to those 3 cities was not enough. I don’t hide behind an anonymity. I don’t have to because everyone knows I’m vocal and let people know how I feel whether they like it or not! I don’t believe in ANY censorship. No one has the right to try to shut me up. They can not like it, but that’s just too bad. They can speak out themselves.

Gino Batelli Mar 19, 2021 - 2:36 pm

These black “leaders” are full of crap! The self-proclaimed community “activists” are even more full of crap. Spare us from these “activists!” The ECT blog is there for people to express how they feel and also for other reasons like informing the public of new or upcoming state laws. If these “leaders” don’t like it, then tough shit! We have the right to express ourselves about what has been happening in OUR city and put it out there. We have the right to express ourselves AS WE WISH and let them dare to stop us!

And ….. this is for YOU, Warren Lutz …. I don’t care if you don’t patronize my business. If you even tried, I’d personally take you by the scruff and KICK YOUR ASS OUT! Capisce?

Cares for Antioch Mar 20, 2021 - 11:28 am

To Warren Lutz! See what happens to a city which has undergone changing demographics! Take a look at Oakland, once a thriving and beautiful city and look at it now! Totally ruined. Thus far this year, over 30 shooting and killings! My great-grandparents attended Oakland schools — check out the group school/class photos from yesteryear and today. Horrible! Now, these same destroyers are here in Antioch? Why Antioch? What have we ever done to deserve this? The three stooges (Lamar, Wilson and the arsonist) who ran for mayor and two posts, made it quite clear that they wanted our police defunded and numbers reduced! Why? So, more criminals could have a heyday! We won’t stand for this. Our children are in danger as are we.

Linda Russell Mar 21, 2021 - 8:40 pm

BILL MOON — A few of my friends were born and raised in the country of SOUTH AFRICA and they are WHITE (horrors!). Now, they live here in the states and are US citizens. Can they refer to themselves as “African-Americans?” Or will all hell break loose?

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