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NYC’S First Black Mayor Has Passed At 93

NYC’S First Black Mayor Has Passed At 93

David Dinkins, who made history as New York City’s first Black mayor, died of natural causes at his home on Monday. He was 93. Dinkins’ death comes just weeks after his wife, Joyce, passed away in October at age 89.  

Holiday Travel During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Holiday Travel During The Covid-19 Pandemic

4 million travelers passed through the nation’s airports since Saturday on their way to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. The TSA screened 917,354 people at airports across the country on Monday. Security screenings at U.S. airports surpassed 2 million over the weekend, as people ignored the CDC’s warnings to avoid traveling over the holiday. It’s a far…

Sammy Davis Jr’s Daughter Tracey Has Passed

Sammy Davis Jr’s Daughter Tracey Has Passed

Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., has died, her ex-husband Guy Garner confirmed to the Associated Press. Garner said Tracey died in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 2, following a short illness. An official cause of death was not revealed. Read full story here: Sammy Davis Jr’s Daughter Tracey Dead at 59

Fred Hammond Tests Positive For COVID-19, Shares Update With Fans

Fred Hammond Tests Positive For COVID-19, Shares Update With Fans

Read original article here Written by BET Staff Gospel artist Fred Hammond, 59, has shared with his Instagram followers that he has contracted COVID-19 after obtaining results on Monday (Nov. 9) from a same-day test. The Grammy award-winning artist uploaded a four-minute video on Saturday (Nov. 15) informing fans that he was on day five of a 14-day…

Comedian Sinbad suffers stroke, family says

Comedian Sinbad suffers stroke, family says

Sinbad has suffered a stroke, according to his family. The Adkins family said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that “it is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke.” “Sinbad is a light source of love and joy for many generations. While he…

Walmart announces free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone

Walmart announces free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone

Through an exclusive promotion with Walmart, leading mobile rewards platform Ibotta, Campbell’s, Butterball and Coca-Cola have teamed up to launch the Free Thanksgiving Dinner program in an effort to feed millions of American families this Thanksgiving. Ibotta’s 2020 Thanksgiving Survey found that more than one-third of Americans will spend less on Thanksgiving this year due to tightened…

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