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Gates Foundation Gift to Support Covid-19 Testing at Historically Black Colleges

Several historically Black colleges and universities will share a $15 million dollar donation over the next three years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support Covid-19 testing on their campuses, the foundation announced Tuesday. It will be the foundation’s largest donation to historically Black colleges and universities to date.

The donation will supplement the Just Project, an initiative from

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

that has provided instruments, kits and Covid-19 testing infrastructure to seven historically Black colleges and universities across the country so far.

The donation will be divided among Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana, with each school receiving $1.5 million. Up to four more schools will be added to the donation in the coming weeks.

These schools will act as hubs for other historically Black colleges in their regions, and will process Covid-19

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How women are historically against Trump

Poll of the week: A new CNN/SSRS poll finds that former Vice President Joe Biden is at 57% to President Donald Trump’s 41% among likely voters.



a large crowd of people: Protesters walk during the Women's March on Washington, with the US Capitol in the background, on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.


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Protesters walk during the Women’s March on Washington, with the US Capitol in the background, on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The average of all polls also shows Biden’s advantage expanding into the double-digits following the first presidential debate and Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

What’s the point: There can be little doubt that Biden is beating Trump, and that he would be a very heavy favorite to beat the President if the election were being held today. There are multiple reasons why Trump is in such trouble, but chief among them is women.

Biden’s doing so well in the polls because he’s putting up historically strong numbers with women voters. In fact, he’s still losing among men.

An average

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