Author: Jess Downey

A Friendship Tested by Racial Biases in Book and Real Life

In their novel, We Are Not Like Them, set in Philadelphia, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza tell the story of an interracial friendship tested by a police shooting that hits too close to home. In real life, the arduous writing process of such a challenging topic brought their own friendship to the brink.

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Courage Under Fire: The Battle From the COVID-19 Trenches

In the battle against COVID-19, one of the groups that fought in the trenches was the unit at Capital Health Regional Medical Center known as 2F. As the pandemic spiraled out of control, these nurses donned their Tyvek suits, N95 masks, and face shields, and cared for the sickest patients, risking their own health. What they experienced changed them forever.

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