Erykah Badu Honors George Floyd For His 48th Birthday

October 17, 2021

Singer Erykah Badu shared a special moment on her social media by paying tribute to George Floyd, along with his family for what would have been Floyd’s 48th birthday. At one of Badu’s tour stops in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Armory, Badu invited Floyd’s family backstage. In a short clip seen on her Instagram story, […]

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CDC Emphasizes COVID-19 Vaccinations as a Key to Safe Holiday Gatherings

October 17, 2021

This past Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC has released its updated guidance around gatherings and traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance comes following confusion earlier this month on how the country should safely celebrate the holidays. In their guidance, the CDC simply stated that the best […]

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Adam Bello Announces Public Engagement Plan for ARPA Funds

October 17, 2021

On Saturday, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello spoke from the Seneca Park Zoo, announcing the official kick-off of the county’s public engagement efforts to support Monroe’s financial recovery efforts. When describing the theme of the announcement, Bello said it is bringing Monroe County back while planning for the next 200 years. Bello thanked members of […]

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Soulja Boy Releases New Single: ‘Squid Game’

October 16, 2021

In light of the Netflix show that is popping off on the top watched charts, ‘Squid Game,’ even Solja Boy is staying with the trends. On Thursday, the rapper recently released his new song “Squid Game” which dropped on all streaming platforms. Listeners can hear Soulja Boy rapping over the iconic instrumental of the ‘Squid […]

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Netflix Fires Employee Over Internal Conflicts From Dave Chappelle Special Grow

October 16, 2021

An unnamed employee from the digital streaming service Netflix has been fired after being connected to internal blowback the company is facing over Dave Chappelle’s most recent comedy special The Closer. This story was reported by The Verge, which stated Netflix employees plan a walkout on Wednesday over transphobic comments made in the special. According […]

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Monroe County Offers Free Rapid PCR COVID-19 Tests for Children

October 16, 2021

Yesterday, Monroe County began scheduling free, rapid PCR tests for K-12 students at the County Fleet Center, 145 Paul Road. The PCR tests are available via appointment only and are a drive-through, paperless transaction, offering the non-invasive nasal swab. Children seeking this test must be symptom-free without any fever-reducing medication for 24 hours, not be […]

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Billy Porter Signs New Record Deal “Music is my first love”

October 15, 2021

Billy Porter has just signed a new deal with Island Records and Republic Records. “Music is my first love,” said Porter. “I grew up singing in the church. When I first put out commercial music in 1997, the industry was not ready for all this Black Boy Joy! But luckily the world has caught up. […]

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Snapchat Threat At Greece Arcadia High School, Leads To More Security

October 15, 2021

After a threat circulating on social media, Greece Arcadia High School stepped up security. A concerned community member sent News10NBC a picture of what looks like a “kill list” posted on Snapchat. It includes dozens of names and the text, “If u [sic] are on this list dont [sic] come to school tmrw [sic] cause my […]

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TIDAL Releases HBCU Homecoming Playlists

October 15, 2021

Welcome to homecoming season, the time of year when alumni of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) gather for homecoming, weeklong celebrations of the Black college experience. On and off-campus, there are reunions at events that feature cookouts, marching bands, concerts, fashion shows, parties where old friends jam to the popular music of their college […]

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Former President Bill Clinton is Hospitalized

October 15, 2021

According to the spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton, Angel Ureña, Clinton has been hospitalized at age 75 at the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a “non-Covid-related infection.” Ureña recently stated on Twitter: “He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him […]

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