New COVID-19 variant ‘Pirola’ raises concerns amidst ongoing crises

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – Amidst a news cycle that now routinely features wildfires, a former president’s indictments, and extreme weather events, the world is grappling with the resurgence of COVID-19 as a new and concerning variant, BA.2.86, emerges. This variant, informally dubbed “Pirola,” has ignited alarm among public


Councilman introduces legislation to create Baltimore’s first Re-entry Action Council

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Baltimore City Councilman James Torrence (D-District 7) recently introduced new legislation, Bill 23-0416, that would create the Baltimore City Office of Returning Citizens. The office would establish and oversee Baltimore’s first Re-entry Action Council (RAC), which would guide and cooperate with the returning citizen’s office. RAC would build


#16thHeadies: Neon Adejo Bags 2023 Headies Award for “Best Inspirational Single” with “Eze Ebube”

Congratulations are in order for Nigerian Gospel minister Neon Adejo who has been honored with the 2023 Headies Award for “Best Inspirational Single” for his widely received song, “Eze Ebube.” The Headies Award ceremony took place in Atlanta Georgia, on Sunday, Sept. 3rd. Housed in Adejo’s “Song of Gratitude” EP, the thanksgiving worship anthem “Eze


PRESS ROOM: 2023 ESSENCE Fashion House™ & Best in Black Fashion Awards Returns with “TheGarment” Celebrating Black Designers Sergio Hudson, Brandice Daniel & More

(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK─(BUSINESS WIRE)─Essence Communications Inc. announces the highly anticipated return of ESSENCE Fashion House™ and the annual Best in Black Fashion Awards during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) from September 7-8, 2023, hosted by TV personality and actress Chasity Saunders. This year’s ESSENCE Fashion House™ will celebrate the creative potential of fashion