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Ghana 1st nation to receive free coronavirus vaccines from United nations-backed COVAX

February 24, 2021

By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and CARLEY PETESCH ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday — the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots were given quickly to the world’s most vulnerable...

FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon

February 24, 2021

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine...

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Ghana 1st nation to receive free coronavirus vaccines from United nations-backed COVAX

February 24, 2021

By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and CARLEY PETESCH ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana received the world’s first deliv

The recipe for Jack Daniel’s Whiskey was actually invented by a Black man — a former slave

February 19, 2021

BLACKHISTORY.COM Jack Daniel’s Whiskey is a very popular alcoholic beverage that people all around

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WDAS-FM Iconic “Quiet Storm” host Tony Brown passes away at 75

February 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that the 105.3 WDAS family announces today that the legendary Tony Brown ha

Philadelphia radio legend Cody Anderson passes away, son Bill Anderson issues statement

February 21, 2021

Legendary Philadelphia radio icon and pioneer Cody Anderson has passed away. Anderson was a long-tim

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Sports

Tiger Woods taken to hospital after California car crash, extricated from vehicle with the “jaws of life”

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County, authorities said. Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the “jaws of life” tools, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Woods was taken to the hospital with…

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Sheriff Rochelle Bilal’s statement on Black History Month

By Sheriff Rochelle Bilal This year marks the 45th anniversary of the official designation of February as Black History Month – just a drop in the bucket of time pooled from centuries of Black people making history in the United States, and of this country’s history being thrust upon us.  As we strive to place…

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Black History: Enslaved Black man Onesimus introduced inoculation to the US

February 24, 2021

Source: Wikipedia, Photo from History of Vaccines Onesimus born in late 1600’s was an African-born man who...

Stateside

Wolf commutes life sentences for 13 jailed on murder charges

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced last Friday...

Entertainment

WDAS-FM Iconic “Quiet Storm” host Tony Brown passes away at 75

February 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that the 105.3 WDAS family announces today that the legendary Tony Brown...

Politics

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This image shows the main page of the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021....

Style

How to stay safe during your remodel amid COVID-19

February 19, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Many homeowners still find themselves stuck at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of February 19

February 19, 2021

All Signs: Mercury retrograde was technically over last Saturday (the 20th). For eleven days, Mercury remained at...

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