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Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) overcame prejudice on multiple levels to become a key ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 20th century. An openly gay Black man during the Jim Crow era, Rustin was arrested for having sex with men at a time when homosexuality…MORE

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

The name of Mary Jackson, NASA’s first African American female engineer and one of the barrier-breaking inspirations for the book “Hidden Figures,” will officially adorn the space agency’s Washington, DC, headquarters Friday. NASA announced its decision last year to name the building in Jackson’s honor. Members of her family, including granddaughter Wanda Jackson, are expected…MORE

Full moon in February 2021: When to see the Snow Moon

Full moon in February 2021: When to see the Snow Moon

Look up at the night sky tonight to catch a glimpse of February’s full moon, which will be 100% full on Saturday at 3:17 a.m. ET. The full moon will be visible around the world, but poor weather may block the view for some. Moon gazers can watch a live stream of the full moon…MORE

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin overcame prejudice on multiple levels to become a key ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 20th century. An openly gay Black man during the Jim Crow era, Rustin was arrested for having sex with men at a time when homosexuality was…MORE

When will the US reach herd immunity and what will it look like?

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, it appears that trends have finally shifted in a positive direction. New cases, hospitalizations and deaths are dropping rapidly, and the supply of available vaccine is growing. The country could be well on its way to herd immunity, the point at which enough people are protected against a disease…MORE

House to vote on Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package Friday

House to vote on Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package Friday

The House of Representatives will vote on Friday to approve President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19 has left Americans in dire need of further relief. The package advanced by House Democrats…MORE

Why Americans shouldn’t turn their noses up at Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

Why Americans shouldn’t turn their noses up at Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

With Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine on the verge of being authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, Americans are taking another look at the vaccine and it’s data. And what they see might initially give them pause. For several months, public health experts have praised the approximately 95% efficacy seen…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

This is crazy. A thief shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker Wednesday before trying to steal 3 of her French Bulldogs. One escaped and returned to the injured dog walker so she’s been recovered. Gaga is offering $500,000 for the safe return of her other 2 dogs and ‘no questions asked.’ But police will have some…

Thursday’s Dirt

DUI and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen were thrown out yesterday. He did plead guilty to a lesser charge and paid a $500 fine before leaving the courtroom. Jeep is running his ads again because of the charges being dropped. Former ‘American Idol’ star Katharine McPhee has given birth to a baby boy. This…