Madison365 Week in Review for May 2


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    After two straight days of significant increases, Wisconsin now has more than 7,300 confirmed cases of COVID19.



    A Madison man is heading up a fundraiser to help people affected by the pandemic in The Gambia.



    Wisconsin’s Legislative Black Caucus held a town hall to discuss the impact of COVID on the Black community.



    The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear the Republican challenge to the Safer at Home order on Tuesday.




    Madison schools announced plans to get all students internet access in the next few weeks.



    An online concert series will raise money to get people out of the jail before they’re infected with coronavirus.



    A local mom is trying to get her son out of jail to a hospital to be treated for his COVID19.



    Wisconsin’s landlords are temporarily barred from charging late fees on rent.




    Roots4Change has launched the Farms to Families initiative to help feed immigrant families in need.



    State Parks are open again, with some restrictions.




    A neighborhood food pantry started in a garage six weeks ago is now serving more than 100 families weekly.



    The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness received a $20,000 COVID relief grant from UW Credit Union.



    Muslims in Madison are facing challenges in celebrating Ramadan.




    The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County has secured tens of thousands of surgical masks for the community.




    A Madison teacher and rapper appeared on Instagram Live with NBA star Damian Lillard.




    Nehemiah Center hosted an online forum on incarceration in a pandemic.




    On Real Talk with Henry Sanders, we welcomed Congressional candidate Tricia Zunker, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, Latino Chamber of Commerce President Jessica Cavazos and US Representative Mark Pocan.


    And in non-COVID news …

    Lilida Gee is hosting a new podcast titled “Defending Black Girlhood.”




    Forward Community Investments has given the 2020 Nan Chaney March for Justice award to Jacquelyn Hunt.



    Applications for the Caribbean Association of Madison’s annual scholarship are open now. 



    EQT By Design celebrated its third anniversary and expanded its staff.

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