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Things to do during the COVID-19 crisis
Friday, April 3, 2020
COVID-19, coronavirus or “Rona,” as some are calling it, has changed the way society typically functions. Some cities have imposed mandatory quarantines while others are encouraging self-control and self-quarantining. Many are complying with official requests for social distancing and eliminating contact with those outside of the household.
 
Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85
Thursday, April 2, 2020
NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the
 
Now's the time to teach at-home nutrition
Thursday, April 2, 2020
With many parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right. Consider these simple suggestions from Melanie Marcus, health and nutrition communications manager for Dole Food Company. * Healthy snack time taste tests: Sometimes it feels like kids can
 
Nipsey Hussle’s legacy endures a year after his death
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
LOS ANGELES — The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues.” March 31 marked the first anniversary of Hussle’s death, and his popularity and influence pushes forward as strong as ever. He won two
 
Alicia Keys looks to the past to find herself
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
NEW YORK — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland boots as she walked
 
FILM REVIEW: There’s Something in the Water
Monday, March 30, 2020
They’re making a lot of noise up in Nova Scotia. Local activists of African and Native American descent are holding big businesses and the government accountable for polluting their water and causing an uptick in cancer cases. They’re sounding the alarm and applying pressure. The surprising but very worthy champion of their efforts to expose
 
BOOK: Black Man on the Titanic
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche By Serge Bile Mango Publishing, $16.95 PB Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. An engineer who contributed to the construction of the Parisian railway, he was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few black men had access to an education, and when even fewer were able to
 
Instagram model wows with flawless skin tone
Monday, March 23, 2020
Nyakim Gatwech, a 24-year-old model affectionally known as Queen of the Dark, is turning heads everywhere with her fierce determination and her beautiful and flawless skin tone Gatwech, a South Sudanese born in Ethiopia, had to move to different places with her family as refugees due to war. Her family eventually immigrated to the United States, living in
 
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Things to do during the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19, coronavirus or “Rona,” as some are calling it, has changed the way society

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85

NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans

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DURHAM – Durham Public Schools has received confirmation of an employee testing positive