February 24, 2021

    America Surpasses Grim Milestone: 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths

    With the echo of church bells sounding in the distance, Americans paused this week to acknowledge a grim milestone: reaching…
    February 24, 2021

    Life Expectancy for Black Americans Drops as House Considers $1.9 Trillion Rescue Package

    The life expectancy for African Americans declined the most from 2019 — by 2.7 years, to 72 years — its…
    February 24, 2021

    Prevalence of ‘Leaky Guns’ Leads to New Initiative with ‘Teeth’

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a new position in the District, Gun Violence Prevention Coordinator, after homicide rates and…
    February 24, 2021

    Mercia Bowser, 64, Sister of D.C. Mayor, Dies from COVID-19 Complications

    Mercia Bowser, the older and only sister of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, died Wednesday morning of coronavirus-related complications, the mayor…
    February 24, 2021

    Vaccines Are Free — Beware of Scammers Attempting Sales, Maryland Officials Warn

    Maryland officials are urging residents to beware of scam artists attempting to sell coronavirus shots, stressing that legitimate vaccinations don't…
    February 24, 2021

    Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Prevents Severe COVID-19, FDA Finds

    Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective against the novel coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration said in…
    February 24, 2021

    Ready, Set, File! Prince George’s Midterm Elections Underway

    Although the June 2022 midterm elections in Maryland are 16 months away, prospective candidates in Prince George’s County can officially…
    February 23, 2021

    Tiger Woods Seriously Injured in Vehicle Rollover in Los Angeles

    Golf superstar Tiger Woods is reportedly in critical condition in a Los Angeles-area hospital after a single-car accident on Tuesday.
    February 23, 2021

    Paranoia Another Product of Pandemic, Health Experts Say

    The social and economic stresses of dealing with the coronavirus have triggered pandemic paranoia among many Americans, health experts say.
    February 23, 2021

    Remembering a Forgotten World War II Hero

    Charles Jackson French, an African American orphan and champion-caliber swimmer, navigated shark-infested waters for about eight hours during World War…



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