Niecy Nash To Host Virtual 2021 GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony

March 4, 2021

Niecy Nash has been asked to host this year’s virtual 2021 GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony. The announcement came yesterday via GLAAD’s youtube channel and included that the event will take place on April 8th at 8pm. The event will be live streamed, but will also be available for replay until the end of June. Nash […]

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Andra Day Wins Best Actress At The 2021 Golden Globe Awards

March 1, 2021

The 2021 Golden Globes ended last night as Andra Day won Best Actress for her role in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. During her acceptance speech, she thanked “giants” like Viola Davis who were also nominated for the same award. She also thanked Holiday, who “transformed me with this role and her presence and […]

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Food Drive To Benefit Those Affected By COVID-19 Hosted By Rochester Black Young Professionals

March 1, 2021

The Rochester Young Black Professionals ran a food drive yesterday to help the 60,000 families in Rochester that are or will be suffering from food insecurity related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The food drive was coordinated between multiple locations and over 100 cars with trunks full of food arrived to donate. Volunteer Cassandra Scott gave […]

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UK COVID-19 Strain Detected In Ontario County

February 26, 2021

According to Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, the UK strain of the coronavirus has made its way to Ontario county. Kate Ott, Deputy Public Health Director for Ontario County, confirmed the report, also adding that the UK case is not new – the strain was identified through the New York State Department […]

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Organizers Marched Through Rochester Last Night To Protest Grand Jury Decision

February 24, 2021

Yesterday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James told the public that a grand jury would not be charging any of the officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. Activists organized a march in response to this decision that began where Daniel Prude was killed by Rochester Police on Jefferson Ave. The march continued […]

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White House Honors The 500,000 Deaths In The US From Coronavirus

February 23, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. declared that 500,000 lives have been lost due to COVID-19. President Joe Biden and his administration honored their lives with a moment of silence. Before the ceremony was held, he gave a speech, saying: “Today we mark a truly heartbreaking milestone: 500,071 dead. That’s more Americans who have died in one year […]

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Boeing Grounds All Of Its 777 Series Aircraft ‘Out Of An Abundance Of Caution’

February 22, 2021

After the passenger video showing a terrifying moment where the engine on United Flight 328 to Honolulu was on fire surfaced, Boeing decided to ground all of its 777 aircraft for inspection. The FAA has increased inspection regulations for the Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines that each Boeing 777 is equipped with, so the […]

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands On Mars

February 19, 2021

The Perseverance Rover has just successfully landed on Mars after traveling almost 300 million miles. The rover, nicknamed “Percy” by mission control, left Earth around 6 months and finally touched down onto the surface of mars, sending back this photo: Hello, world. My first look at my forever home. #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/dkM9jE9I6X — NASA’s Perseverance Mars […]

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Rochester Landmark On South Clinton Is Closing

February 19, 2021

Yesterday, the Cinema Theater on South Clinton Ave. made an announcement on their website that said they’d be closing their doors for good: Hello friends, We (Audrey and Alex) have made the difficult decision to close the Cinema Theater. Our lease was up for renewal in January, and given the current climate, we couldn’t see […]

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Rochester Man Wins $1 Million From Super Bowl Ad

February 18, 2021

During the Super Bowl, there was a Mountain Dew Commercial that asked viewers to guess how many bottles of Mountain Dew Major Melon were in the ad. Each viewer had 3 chances to win a million dollars by tweeting the correct number to Mountain Dew’s twitter account. Rochester’s very own Ryan DePaul guessed right on […]

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