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CORONAVIRUS: News Update for Sept. 22nd

CORONAVIRUS: News Update for Sept. 22nd

Today’s news on the global pandemic. The U.S. has surpassed 200,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins) The NFL has fined three coaches $100,000 each for not wearing masks on the sideline during Sunday’s games. (ESPN) The CDC updated its guidelines regarding Halloween and recommends avoiding traditional trick-or-treating, indoor costume parties and haunted houses. (USA Today) There are now…

CARDI B:Sued by MAGA Supporters

CARDI B:Sued by MAGA Supporters

Cardi B and her sister are getting hit with a lawsuit after calling a group of beachgoers “racist MAGA supporters.” Two men and a woman who got into it with Cardi’s sister, Hennessy Carolina, and her girlfriend don’t appreciate being called racist, whether or not one of them was proudly rocking a red MAGA hat. Hennessy says that…

TROPICS: Sally Threatens the Gulf Coast

TROPICS: Sally Threatens the Gulf Coast

UPDATE (12:25 p.m. ET): Sally, threatening the Gulf Coast, has been upgraded to a hurricane. (National Hurricane Center) UPDATE (11:15 a.m. ET): There are five named tropical systems in the Atlantic basin, a new record. Newly named Tropical Storm Vicky is expected to be short-lived in the open Atlantic. Hurricane warnings and watches have been…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: America’s Oldest WWII Veteran Turns 111

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: America’s Oldest WWII Veteran Turns 111

America’s oldest living World War Two veteran celebrated his 111th birthday over the weekend. Lawrence Brooks, who served in the predominantly-Black 91st Engineer Battalion during the war, was honored with a socially- distanced celebration at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, where Brooks lives. There was treated to a military flyover and a performance of…

GLADYS KNIGHT, PATTI LABELLE: Square Off in Verzuz Battle

GLADYS KNIGHT, PATTI LABELLE: Square Off in Verzuz Battle

Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight squared off in the latest edition of the streaming TV series Verzuz.   The legendary singers took turns singing their classic hits while the other sang along. Near the end, they were joined by Dionne Warwick for a performance of “That’s What Friends Are For” and their new single “Superwoman.” Monday, September 14, 2020 – 12:49 PM

TOM SEAVER: Baseball Hall of Famer Dead at 75

TOM SEAVER: Baseball Hall of Famer Dead at 75

Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver died Monday night at age 75. The New York Mets revealed the news on Wednesday evening. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, his cause of death was complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. The legendary pitcher, who almost single-handedly, turned the New York Mets from lovable losers to unexpected World Champs in…

BEYONCE: Secret Shoot in the Hamptons

BEYONCE: Secret Shoot in the Hamptons

Beyoncé has something brewing. She rented a TV studio in the Hamptons and banished everybody for the week. A source told the New York Post, (quote) “It’s a big studio with two separate buildings. The whole thing was closed for Beyoncé. So nobody could go in.” Typically, the studio rents for public access programming. Those hosts were…