Despite coronavirus travel restrictions Madonna has reportedly flown to London, Malawi and Kenya in the past three weeks. On Christmas Eve, she is said to have flown from LA to London with her boyfriend, backing dancer Ahlamalik Williams, and four of her children, David Banda, 15, Mercy James, 14, and twins Estere and Stella, both eight. She then collected her son Rocco, 20, with the group making the journey to Malawi, and then on to Kenya in early January. According to The Sun, her travels to Africa also involved a stopover in Egypt. Sources close to the star told the publication that she and her family have been taking regular coronavirus tests. The mum-of-six has been sharing photos and videos from her travels on Instagram, sharing a video from a plane on December 30 and writing: ‘Warm Heart Of Africa.’
She then shared multiple videos and photos, captioning them with the Malawi flag, before writing on Instagram that she spent ‘the last day of 2020 in Lipunga [in Malawi]. Re-Connecting with David’s father and extended Family [sic].’ Madonna, 62, added a few hours later: ‘Happy New Year All the way from Africa.’ During her time in Malawi, she shared videos from her son David’s ‘ancestral village’, a paediatric hospital, and an orphanage. On January 9, she shared her first video from Kenya, writing: ‘Spending time with the Samburu tribe is always an honor.
‘They are nomadic warriors and here the men are singing, dancing and telling stories to attract the attention of the females. [Kenya flag emoji] ♥️ #samburu #inspiration #kenya.’ At the time of writing, Madonna still appears to be in Kenya. As of December 28, the USA advised travellers to avoid all travel to the UK. However, Madonna is thought to have flown to the UK before this. On December 20, London and a large proportion of the South East of England moved into strict tier four restrictions. When Madonna shared her video from the plane, overseas travel for leisure was banned.
Travelling abroad for essential reasons, such as work, was still permitted. Visitors from the UK to Malawi need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the 10 days prior to arrival. The UK government website guidance continues: ‘Passengers may be required to remain at the airport or a testing centre until their Covid-19 test results are known, usually within 24 hours. Individuals testing positive may be taken for treatment at a government facility. ‘All other individuals will be required to self-monitor for Covid-19 signs and symptoms for 14 days after arrival.’
Indecision.......should I. stand on inside of door and go nowhere or outside in doorstep 🚪 and go nowhere.........😂 (not tears of joy) pic.twitter.com/tMJlwIIQhS— Madonna (@Madonna) December 22, 2020
Madonna has shared two very candid photos of herself, displaying her "beautiful scars" following a cupping treatment session.
Dressed in a black crop top and matching bikini bottoms, the 62-year-old happily flaunted her scar from her hip surgery and the circular cupping marks, which were dotted all over her legs.
Across the mirror selfies, Madonna added the hashtags "recovery", "cupping" and "beautiful scar" - a nod to her hit 2015 tune Beautiful Scars - as she continues with her post-operation recovery.
From Hello! Magazine
Get dressed up. Pretend to have a party. Promise yourself you wont go insane being in lockdown for the 3rd time. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/We6GH90y0J— Madonna (@Madonna) December 4, 2020
Madonna has shared a rare video featuring all six of her children together.
The pop superstar offered a rare glimpse into her family life alongside boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams.
She can be seen posing with daughter Lourdes, 24, son David Banda, 15, twins Stella and Estere, eight, son Rocco, 20, and daughter Mercy James, 14, as they smile for photos in front of the fireplace at Thanksgiving.
The video also shows David strumming on the guitar, while Madonna snuggles up on Williams’ lap as they cuddle their dog.
She captioned the video: “A Beautiful Souvenir ………….Giving Thanks.”
It is unusual for the singer to share a look at all her children together.
She shares daughter Lourdes with ex-partner Carlos Leon, and son Rocco with ex-husband Guy Ritchie.
Meanwhile she adopted children David, Mercy, Stella and Estere from Malawi.
From Yahoo! News
It all began with a single image: a bikini-clad Madonna wrapped in an American flag.
"Truth is where you find it. Get up and vote," the artist broke it down "Vogue"-style as two dancers waved flags behind her. "Dr. King, Malcolm X, freedom of speech is as good as sex."
Then, she delivered her final tantalizing line: "And if you don't vote, you're going to get a spanking.''
And with that, Rock the Vote had released its first PSA.
If Madonna was hoping to elicit a reaction from the American people, she got her wish. The pop star set off a flurry of criticism, with the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization accusing her, according to The New York Times, of "desecration of the flag."
But, as the singer's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said at the time, ''That was certainly not Madonna's intention at all. My sense is that wrapping the American flag around her is not insulting. It is essential that people should vote. She's trying to get that message across in a humorous, dramatic way. But she's very serious about the issue.''
At first glance, it might seem like a bad idea to start a movement on such a sour note, but as they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
But Rock the Vote was started by people who were already known for being controversial. In fact, Virgin Records co-founder Jeff Ayeroff and other music executives were initially responding to the Parent Music Resource Center's goal to have Parental Advisory labels placed on every album on the market that contained so-called explicit content, a desire that a select group of politicians were happy to fulfill.
What the PMRC and its supporters failed to foresee though, was that musicians have thousands of fans, many of voting age - and that those fans would be called upon to vote against the politicians in favor of censoring their music.
That's why Madonna and other artists who were named in the PMRC's "Filthy 15" - a list of songs the group called "objectionable" - were at the forefront of this movement.
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Love what you do and do what you love 💕 . pic.twitter.com/TXIBG5FVJs— Madonna (@Madonna) October 27, 2020
My Name is Champagne Rose 🍾 🌷 pic.twitter.com/CgRez9Pduk— Madonna (@Madonna) October 17, 2020
madonnalicious wishes Madonna a very Happy Birthday today!
Madonna has spoken of her sadness following the death of filmmaker Sir Alan Parker, saying 'he taught me so much'.
The British director, known for films including Bugsy Malone, Fame, Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning, died at the age of 76 on Friday.
Madonna starred in Sir Alan’s 1996 musical drama Evita.
She posted on Twitter: 'I was so sad to hear about the passing of Alan Parker. One of the greatest directors I’ve ever worked with, on the film Evita. He taught me so much, believed in me, pushed me to my limits and made an incredible film! Thank you!'
Sir Alan, whose films won 19 Baftas, 10 Golden Globes and 10 Oscars, died following a lengthy illness.
From PA Via Yahoo! News
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Alan Parker.— Madonna (@Madonna) August 1, 2020
One of the greatest directors iI’ve ever worked with—on the film Evita. He taught me so much, believed in me ,pushed me to my limits and made an incredible film! Thank you! 📽♥️ #alanparker #evita pic.twitter.com/WqQCPTVwWh
Madonna said she "never paid" a $1 million fine for violating a "gay propaganda" law in Russia.
The "Express Yourself" singer shared a video of a speech she delivered in St. Petersburg in 2012 during her MDNA tour. At the time, the city had recently passed legislation prohibiting public displays of LGBTQ+ solidarity to minors, a version of which was adopted nationally in 2013.
The event had sparked controversy before it occurred, becoming the subject of a terrorist threat after Madonna expressed support for imprisoned members of the feminist punk-rock collective Pussy Riot, which had criticized President Putin. The U.S. embassy warned attendees "to remain vigilant regarding their personal security."
Regardless, Madonna made headlines for using the stage to take a stand. “Show your love and appreciation to the gay community. We want to fight for the right to be free. All people should be treated with dignity, respect, and love," she told the crowd, who waved rainbow flags and pink bracelets that had been distributed at the sold-out concert.
The pop star faced a $10.7 million lawsuit from several groups as a result of the speech; she was also called a “moralizing slut” by a public official for supporting Pussy Riot. The case was dismissed by a judge who ruled that Madonna did not violate the law since concertgoers were required to be over age 18.
In the Monday Twitter post, Madonna said she had still received a $1 million fine for her speech, although it is unclear if it was related to this suit. "I was fined 1 million dollars by The government for supporting the Gay community. I never paid," Madonna wrote, along with the hashtags #freedomofspeech and #powertothepeople.
Conditions for LGBTQ+ people have not improved in Russia since Madonna's performance. In addition to passing a nationwide ban on "gay propaganda," the Eastern-European nation is also finalizing a constitutional amendment that would solidify marriage as between one man and one woman. The move comes as Putin continues to demonize the LGBTQ+ community in his grab for more power and ignores reports of gay concentration camps in Chechnya, a Russian-controlled region.
From The Advocate
I made this speech at a concert in St. Petersburg 8 years ago. I was fined 1 million dollars by The government for supporting the Gay community.— Madonna (@Madonna) July 20, 2020
I never paid.................... #freedomofspeech #powertothepeople#mdna https://t.co/6wH53V4aUn pic.twitter.com/LGhV5gUerc
President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump wrote in her forthcoming tell-all book that her uncle insulted women, including Madonna and Olympic figure skater Katarina Witt, after they refused to date him.
According to Mary, when she agreed to ghost write Donald Trump's third book, the working title of which was "The Art of the Comeback," the real-estate mogul refused to participate in interviews with her.
But one day Donald Trump gave his niece a transcript of a recording in which he insults a series of women who refused to date him, she wrote. He told her it would be good material for the book.
Mary Trump wrote that the recording was "an aggrieved compendium of women he had expected to date but who, having refused him, were suddenly the worst, ugliest, and fattest slobs he'd ever met."
She added, "The biggest takeaways were that Madonna chewed gum in a way Donald found unattractive and that Katarina Witt, a German Olympic figure skater who had won two gold medals and four world championships, had big calves."
12 hours ago, leaning on a crutch and wearing nothing but a pair of black knickers and a matching hat, Madonna took to Instagram to share a semi-naked mirror selfie of her super-toned physique, liked by over 600,000 of her 15.2 million followers.
Whatever you think of controversial pop singer, it's hard not to be in awe of the 61 year old's sculpted physique - even if she's used a filter, there's no escaping the definition in her abs, legs and arms, which is no easy feat when you're over forty, never mind in your 60's.
Madonna has long been known her for strict healthy eating and exercise regime and was one of the first to advocate a macrobiotic diet, an organic, dairy and meat-free way of eating thought to improve longevity. In an interview with CNN's Larry King she described her typical dinner as 'fish, some kind of grains, some kind of cooked vegetable, [and] salad. Simple, but tasty.'
Having always been at the cutting edge of fitness, she has a history of dance training, was yoga-obsessed in the 1990's and an early adopter of Tracy Anderson's dance cardio workouts in the noughties. She was often spotted with Anderson the equally health conscious, Gywneth Paltrow, when the pair both lived in London.
However, the incredibly fit mother of six never gets complacent and is known to incorporate many different types of exercise into her regime.
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The Past Catches up to the future....
this video was made 30 years ago and caused so much controversy Because —-
this video was made 30 years ago and caused so much controversy Because —-
1. I depicted police brutality and an arrest of an innocent Black Man.
2. I went to a church to pray for justice and discovered a Black Saint
3. That Saint was crying-he had feelings
4. I kissed that Black Saint
5. I did my best to get him released from prison for a crime he did not commit.
My contract with Pepsi. was cancelled
We all have such a long way to go but this long overdue Revolution that is happening right now in America is so great to not only witness the Change but to see all these great young leaders emerging #blacklivesmatter #likeaprayer #nojusticenopeace
The Past Catches up to the future..... • this video was made 30 years ago and caused so much controversy Because —-— Madonna (@Madonna) June 25, 2020
1. I depicted police brutality and an arrest of an innocent Black Man.
2. I went to a church to pray for justice and discovered a...https://t.co/uzkcklMKqJ pic.twitter.com/Ugfk72HmKl
Happy Fathers Day to Me and to every parent out there doing their best to Nurture, Guide, Inspire and Teach! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ #lola #rocco #davidbanda #mercyjames #estere #stella pic.twitter.com/UwUgTmtLy7— Madonna (@Madonna) June 22, 2020
Every Weds for the last few years Black Lives Matter LA, has gathered in front of City Hall to demand the resignation of D.A. Jackie Lacey and to grieve with mothers mourning the loss of their children to police brutality. I urge you to join them next Wed. And every Wed .I did today and had the honor of meeting these two compelling and impassioned activists @janayathefuture and @kendrick38 I cried for two hours feeling the anguish of the mothers who spoke but at the same time I saw hope in the leaders of this generation.#defundthepolice #bld.pwr #blacklivesmatter #endpolicebrutality
Every Weds for the last few years Black Lives Matter LA, has gathered in front of City Hall to demand the resignation of D.A. Jackie Lacey and to grieve with mothers mourning the loss of their children to police brutality. I urge you to join them next... https://t.co/uOD3FegEG4 pic.twitter.com/KXbBNh0sXb— Madonna (@Madonna) June 11, 2020
Peaceful Protest with the Fam in The U.K. We marched from Parliament to 10 Downing street.— Madonna (@Madonna) June 7, 2020
It was an Honor for all of us to be there!! My children were thrilled to be there!! #davidbanda #mercyjames #estere #stella #ImarnK #london. pic.twitter.com/I5RoZCupSH
Madonna was photographed on Friday leaving the King Edward VII private hospital in Marylebone, London. It is fitting that the Queen of Pop would go to the hospital known for treating the Royal Family!
Guy Oseary has “stepped down” from the day-to-day running Maverick, the management collective he founded in 2014. “I’m ready for my new chapter and welcome the opportunity to have more time to focus on management of Madonna and U2 while furthering my passion for identifying and incubating revolutionary businesses,” said Oseary in a statement, first published by Billboard.
Moving forward, Oseary will segue to a consulting role with Live Nation, specifically for CEO Michael Rapino for the next three years, while continuing to represent Madonna and U2 under the Maverick banner. A statement by Live Nation notes that Oseary will be “concentrating on his entrepreneurial interests, investing in and incubating companies on the cutting edge of technology and entertainment.”
Said Rapino: “Guy built an incredible team at Maverick and his work with U2 and Madonna is unmatched. Live Nation has always been about putting the artist first and no one knows that better than Guy. I look forward to continuing our work together on projects including U2, Madonna and beyond.”
What does the move mean for such seasoned managers as Adam Leber (Miley Cyrus. Lil Nas X), Larry Rudolph (Britney Spears, Pitbull), Sal Slaiby (The Weeknd, Doja Cat), Scott Rodger (Paul McCartney, Andrea Bocelli) and Lee Anne Callahan-Longo (Ricky Martin) - just a handful of the power brokers under the Maverick umbrella - and their clients? Not much changes, it seems, as most of the Maverick collective is contracted for employment by Live Nation and their deals made with Rapino.
Indeed, the number of acts Live Nation manages has ballooned over the last five years and, as of 2019, counts more than 500 acts represented by “70 managers across 16 management companies,” the company notes of its Artist Nation management arm which is also partnered with such concerns as Roc Nation (home to management clients Rihanna, Shakira and Mariah Carey, among many more). Live Nation “will continue to invest in this division,” the statement continues.
Still, it stands to reason that some managers might want to pivot off of the Maverick brand to another firm within the Live Nation-Artist Nation ecosystem.
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Yet another incident of police brutality against the black community surfaced on social media Tuesday (May 26), and the Internet is outraged, rallying in support of George Floyd.
The family attorney was arrested on Monday (May 25) on suspicion of forgery. In the viral clip, Floyd was unarmed and cried out that he couldn't breathe as an officer kneeled on his neck. He later died at the hospital.
Madonna is among the growing number of celebrities speaking out against the horrifying injustice. She shared the video to her Instagram page with the caption, "Watching this Cop suffocate George Floyd with his knee on his neck, handcuffed and helpless, crying for his life with his face in the street is the most sickening, heartbreaking thing ive seen in a long time."
"This Officer knew he was being filmed and murdered him with arrogance and Pride. This has to stop!! Until we can over come Racism in America— no one should be allowed to carry a gun. Most of all cops," she continued. "God Bless you George Floyd Im so sorry for you and your family. And all the senseless killings that have gone before you. Will it ever end? I pray to GOD it does one day."
Until then—F--- The Police!" she concluded. "Yea I said it. Im not interested in being PC. Im interested in Justice."
The Soundtrack to the film Dick Tracy! 💕💕💕 Singing the Song “Sooner or Later” at the Academy Awards was one of the highlights of my career— Not to mention my Date Michael Jackson! 👑👑. #dicktracy #stevensondheim #imbreathless #bobmackie #academyawards pic.twitter.com/BzvAUacmUc— Madonna (@Madonna) May 22, 2020
The hackers who stole confidential files about stars including Lady Gaga from an A-list power lawyer claim to have sold all their “dirty laundry” on President Trump to a secret buyer, and now they’re demanding at least $1 million for details on Madonna.
Hacking group REvil cyberattacked top entertainment attorney Allen Grubman’s NYC law firm and stole 756 gigabytes of documents on stars including Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and U2. They doubled their ransom demand to $42 million last week after Grubman refused to pay, stating the FBI considered the hack “an act of terrorism.”
The hackers upped the ante by posting on the dark web, “The next person we’ll be publishing is Donald Trump … We found a ton of dirty laundry.” It was not clear why the hackers connected Grubman to Trump, who has never been a client of the lawyer’s firm.
Then on Monday, REvil revealed the Trump documents were off the market, stating, “Interested people contacted us and agreed to buy all the data about the US president … We are pleased with the deal and keep our word.” They added, “We are preparing to auction Madonna data … The buyer has the right to do whatever he sees fit with the data.”
It is not known what was in the alleged Trump trove, but sources who viewed a sample on the hackers’ site said it related to snarky mentions of Trump in emails from Grubman’s clientele.
Brett Callow, from cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, told Page Six, “What information REvil had on Trump we may likely never know. But they were almost certainly bluffing about it being ‘presidency-ending material.’ But let’s assume this is being treated as a terrorist matter, perhaps because of Trump, so the law firm was prevented from paying the ransom or negotiating.
“The hackers were also prevented from making any money, so they went to Plan B, removing Trump from the deal and instead auctioning off the celebs’ information separately.”
Quarantine Cocktail.............3 Olives—Extra Dry—Don’t Bruise the Ice! 🍸 pic.twitter.com/bDwexczSqz— Madonna (@Madonna) May 14, 2020
Madonna has revealed she is set to undergo 'regenerative treatment' in a bid to relieve pain in her knee.
The iconic singer, 61, told fans that she is 'missing cartilage', after having to cancel a string of tour dates due to injury earlier this year.
Sharing a photo of herself wearing black lingerie and a net bodysuit, the star wrote on Instagram: 'Finally going to get my regenerative treatment for my missing cartilage!! I would be jumping up and down if I could after 8 months of being in pain. Wish me luck!'
Regenerative medicine seeks to develop techniques to regrow or replace damaged cells, tissues or organs to restore their function.
From Evening Standard
As if 2020 wasn't weird enough already, Madonna may end up replacing the United Kingdom as a member state of the European Union.
Because of an obscure EU law unearthed by Politico's Paul Dallison, Madonna can join the organisation because she pledged more money to fight coronavirus than several of its actual members.
Madonna pledged $1m during an online summit held by EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen aimed at raising money to research coronavirus vaccine development and produce tests.
$8bn (£6.5bn) was pledged altogether from 40 countries and donors from the EU and beyond, including £388m from the UK.
Madonna's donation puts her ahead of Estonia and Lithuania, who didn't donate, and the US and Russia who didn't take part.
EU🇪🇺 coronavirus research fund raised 7,4 billion EUR yesterday:— Lukáš Onderčanin (@LukasOndercanin) May 5, 2020
FR 🇫🇷 pledged 1,5 billion EUR
NOR 🇳🇴 promised 1,2 billion EUR
UK 🇬🇧pledged 545 million EUR
GER 🇩🇪pledged 525 million EUR
Madonna 🎤pledged 1 million EUR
SVK 🇸🇰 and 🇨🇿🇲🇨🇭🇺 pledged 750,000 EUR EACH.
Because of the UK's recent departure from the EU, Madonna could theoretically step in.
The queen of pop would be well placed to take up our absent spot, given that she lived here for almost a decade whilst married to English director Guy Ritchie.
And who's to say the 'mother of reinvention' isn't up for a new, if not slightly bizarre, chapter of her career?
To qualify for full membership status, Madonna would in fact need to be an actual country, and we're not exactly sure how she'd go about reinventing herself as such. However, if she managed it, it would be pretty simple for her to join the EU: she'd just have to agree to uphold article two of the Treaty on European Union: upholding "human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities".
She might also have to rustle up some legislation that she could then whip into line with EU laws.
But if it all proved too much, it's not like she can't leave.
Madonna battled coronavirus during her 'Madame X' tour in March, along with a number of others working on her live show.
Alongside an image of a news article explaining she has donated over $1 million to help find a vaccine, she wrote:
The 61-year-old singer recently revealed she has antibodies for the respiratory condition and sparked confusion when she was then seen out and about, but she's now explained she actually fell ill some time ago, along with a number of others working on her live show.
Alongside an image of a news article explaining she has donated over $1 million to help find a vaccine, she wrote:
'I'm Grateful that I can be a part of supporting Research to Find the cure for Covid -19!! And just to clear things up for people who would rather believe sensationalist headlines than do their own research about the nature of this virus, I am not currently sick. When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I. clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time. We all thought we had a very bad flu. Thank God we are all healthy and well now. Hope that clears things up for the band wagon jumpers!! Knowledge is Power! #covid19 (sic)'
The 'Hung Up' hitmaker revealed she had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies last week when she explained she was looking forward to going out for a ''long drive'' after weeks in lockdown.
She said: 'I took a test the other day. I found out I have the antibodies, so tomorrow I'm just going to go for a long drive in the car. I'm going to roll down the window, I'm going to roll down the window and breathe in the COVID-19 air.'
In contrast to Madonna's claims, the World Health Organisation has warned there's 'no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection'.
Pop icon Madonna has stoked controversy after attending celebrity photographer Steven Klein's birthday party days after claiming in a video that she had tested positive for coronavirus antiboides, which would indicate that she had been exposed to the virus. The 61-year-old singer was pictured ignoring social distancing rules at the party, hugging and standing very close to Mr Klein who is a longtime friend and neighbour. The party was held either at Madonna's or Mr Klein's home - both live in Bridgehampton, New York. Most guests at the party attended virtually via Zoom; Madonna was one of the handful of in-person attendees.
Madonna has been criticised for attending a social gathering, especially because her quarantine companions include her children, two of whom are very young. Comments on social media have also pointed out that none of the guests who attended in-person were wearing masks or social distancing. USA has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
Celebrity manager Michele L Ruiz, who works with Madonna, shared a video and wrote indignantly that "She was in her own home... There were about 5 people that came to her home (or Steven's?) to celebrate Steven's birthday, and all these people have been quarantined for over a month as well. Please stop the madness. She would never put herself or her children at risk."
Madonna determined to breathe in ‘Covid-19 air’ after learning she has the anti-bodies to ‘protect her’.
The Like A Virgin singer created a film noir style Quarantine Diary explaining that she had a test done for coronavirus and was told she has tested negative. Of course, the first thing she wanted to do was drive around town with the windows down.
She began: ‘Quarantine Diaries 14. I think it’s quite significant that the paper I’m typing on just caught on fire and consumed my paper,’ before picking up the paper and feigned looking worried.
‘I took a test the other day,’ the 61-year-old said. ‘And I found out that I have the antibodies so tomorrow I’m just going to go on a long drive in a car, roll down the windows and I’m going to breathe in the Covid-19 air. ‘I hope the sun is shining. I have not been wanting to write lately but that does not mean I’m not thinking, thinking about what I want to write or want to say.’
The star went on to discuss how actions are more important than words before she jokingly began talking to her candle. She said: ‘You must now go to bed, you naughty little candle.’
Madonna is partnering with Meek Mill's advocacy group REFORM Alliance to send much-needed personal protective equipment to jails and prisons which have become coronavirus hotspots across the country.
More than 50,000 surgical masks will be donated to Chicago's Cook County Jail, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. Six inmates have died, while 210 staffers and 235 inmates have tested positive, according to the county sheriff's department. Another 192 detainees and 120 staffers have recovered from the virus.
The Louisiana Department of Corrections will also receive 20,000 masks, while another 30,000 will be sent to California's Vacaville Prison, FCI Ray Brook in New York and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department in Massachusetts.
REFORM and Madonna's Ray of Light Foundation worked with several activist groups for the initiative, including apparel company Pair of Thieves, The Bail Project and #cut50.
'More than 2 million lives in prisons across America are currently at stake due to the COVID-19 pandemic,' REFORM co-chair Michael Rubin said in a statement. 'It's absolutely crucial that we protect our inmates and prison staff, especially since social distancing guidelines are difficult to abide by in these facilities.'
Earlier this month, REFORM sent 100,000 face masks to facilities including the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman and Rikers Island jail complex in New York City.
From CBS News
I’ve accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE and I’m all in to raise money for the millions in need right now – our most vulnerable communities who are experiencing food insecurity children out of school and individuals who have lost their jobs. 100% of proceeds... https://t.co/viFqNk3iHD pic.twitter.com/q8Vv6UhjHt— Madonna (@Madonna) April 18, 2020