Virus Outbreak-Black BeltVolunteers load boxes of fruit and produce into vehicles at a site where free food was distributed to residents of Alabama’s Black Belt region in Selma, Ala., on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Relief groups are trying to provide aid during the pandemic in the mostly black, historically poor region, which has the state’s highest unemployment and coronavirus infection rates. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Life can be tough even on a good day in the Black Belt, where some of the poorest people in America are, as usual, depending on each other to survive. Their struggle has become even more difficult with unemployment intensifying and coronavirus infections raging.