Yes, we have Black celebrities, high-paid athletes, CEOs, successful Black people in all professions. But they are the exception rather than the rule. According to a 2014 Census study, 27% of Black Americans were living below the poverty line, compared to 11% of white Americans. Black neighborhoods are disproportionately poor, crime-ridden, and lacking in vital resources such as quality schools, health care and access to healthy foods. COVID-19 is hitting Black Americans three times harder than white people, mainly due to poorer health overall and lack of healthcare.