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Vernon Jordan Tribute From Atlanta Georgia

 

The family lived in public housing until Vernon Jordan was 13 years old.

ATLANTA – Civil rights activist and leader Vernon Jordan died Monday night, he was 85 years old.

A household name in politics and civil rights work, Jordan was the former president of the National Urban League and worked with several presidents including Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama and a close ally of former President Bill Clinton.

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. was born on August 15, 1935 in Atlanta, the second of three sons to Vernon and Mary Belle Jordan. The family lived in public housing until Jordan was 13 years old. But he was exposed to Atlanta’s elite through his mother, who worked as a caterer for many of the city’s wealthy citizens.

 

Winston-Salem Police Find A 9-Year-Old Boy At High Risk

 

OF WHICH: WELCOME BACK TO THIS BREAKING AT 6:44 AM. Police say the missing nine-year-old boy, JAURIS HARRIS, is back home. HE HAD FOUND IN GOOD HEALTH MOMENTS AGO. It was reported that he was absent before 2:00 a.m.

Winston-Salem police found a high-risk 9-year-old boy after an overnight search

Updated: 6:55 am EST March 2, 2021

Harrisburg’s Whitaker Center to reopen with limited capacity

 

The Whitaker Middle for Science and the Arts, situated at 222 Market St., Harrisburg, introduced on Monday will probably be reopening its doorways very quickly after having been closed to the general public for a lot of the previous yr because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Starting March 12, the middle’s Harsco Science Middle and Choose Medical Digital Cinema will probably be open from 9 30 to 12 30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays solely, with restricted capability.

 

Remembering March 2020 In NYC: When The “Before Times” Came To An End

 

The first known case of COVID-19 in New York State was reported a year ago today when it was publicly announced that a woman from Manhattan was infected with the virus.

The March 1 fall began a month with an exponential increase in infections that would soon result in an unrelenting siren clap through the city and a wave of death that was later dubbed the city’s worst mass extinction in modern history. In that first month alone, 2,600 New Yorkers died as the coronavirus quietly bloomed across town. We would eventually learn that the germ had been around since the end of January after it unknowingly spilled over from Europe. Today, more than 29,000 people have died of COVID-19 in New York City, one of the hardest-hit areas in the country. The death toll disproportionately affected Black and Latino residents, who died from COVID-19 about twice as often as white residents.

 

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