By ZEKE MILLER, LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE (AP) The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a "pause" in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, a development that could jeopardize the rollout of vaccines around the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announced that they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6

Tanzania’s President Changes COVID Policy

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan speaks during a tour of the Tanga region of Tanzania. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tuesday she will form a technical committee to advise her about the scope of COVID-19 infections in the country and how to respond to the pandemic. COVID-19 is “not something

Students Take Lead On More Black History

Ebele Azikiwe, 12, poses for a photograph in Cherry Hill, N.J., Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Azikiwe testified in October at state Assembly hearing, lending her support to legislation requiring New Jersey's school districts to add diversity to curriculums. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time

Take The Lead’s Power Up Summit to Focus on DEI

With a bold goal to achieve gender parity by 2025, Take the Lead’s Co-Founder and President, Gloria Feldt has been helping women redefine power, understand their power, and embrace their power fully. On April 15th, Take The Lead will present their annual Power Up Summit with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as the theme for 2021. According to Feldt, “There has never been a more relevant time for organizations to take the next

Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to that publication, it

Chauvin’s trial leaves many Black viewers emotionally taxed

By NOREEN NASIR and COREY WILLIAMS (AP) For some it’s too much to watch. Others just can’t turn away.  The televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has provoked strong emotions among many Black men and women — all tinged with an underlying dread that it could yield yet another devastating disappointment. For many, it has brought back memories of

6-year old goes to trial in NC

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Staff Writer The 6-year-old dangled his legs above the floor as he sat at the table with his defense attorney, before a North Carolina judge. Accused of picking a tulip from a yard at his bus stop, the little boy was on trial in juvenile court for injury to real property, according to his attorney Julie Boyer. "He gets served with papers. His mom gets served

Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice Act

By Kat Stafford (AP) — The Movement for Black Lives is opposing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, arguing the bill doubles down on reform strategies that have historically failed to center marginalized communities and address police violence nationwide, according to a blistering letter to congressional leaders, first shared with The Associated Press. The movement, which was formed in 2014, is a coalition of 150 organizations nationwide that helped