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Jeezy, the Atlanta-based rap superstar, delivered a compelling performance at his Tiny Desk concert. Focusing on the early parts of his career, he created a narrative that resonated deeply with his audience. Jeezy’s music carries a deeper message of empowerment, encapsulated in his Thug Motivation album series. Beyond his music career, Jeezy has expanded his […]

A new Aldi supermarket is set to open this summer on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit, expanding the no-frills grocery chain’s presence in the area. The store, currently under construction, will be located on a previously vacant 3-acre site that once housed Irondequoit Dodge. This development follows an application by Marathon Engineering for site-plan, subdivision, […]

AT&T’s network suffered widespread outages across the country this morning with cellular service and internet down, according to the tracking site Downdetector.  Some Verizon and T-Mobile customers also reported outages, though both companies said those affected had been trying to contact AT&T users. Over 32,000 AT&T outages were reported by customers at about 4 a.m. ET […]

    New York’s only remaining Black-owned commercial radio station celebrates 50 years in Rochester (rochesterfirst.com)

HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent has passed away at the age of 39. Hydeia’s story became national after appearing on the Oprah show telling the world her story back in the mid 90s, she was born with HIV and lived with full blown AIDS since age 5. Hydeia’s father announced her passing on Facebook Activist Hydeia […]

Beyoncé’s country single “Texas Hold ‘Em” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, marking a significant achievement as she joins Taylor Swift as the only other solo woman to reach this milestone without any featured artists. Released during the Super Bowl on February 11, 2024, the song quickly garnered 19.2 million streams, […]

President Joe Biden announced the automatic cancellation of federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers under the new SAVE program. This initiative, part of a broader repayment plan offering a quicker route to forgiveness, will see the first round of cancellations clearing $1.2 billion in loans for those who have been repaying for a decade […]

NASA plans to retire the International Space Station (ISS) by crashing it into the ocean at the end of 2030, marking the end of its over three-decade tenure orbiting Earth. The agency is collaborating with private companies—Axiom Space, Voyager Space, and Blue Origin—to develop a new space station that will be privately owned, built, and […]

The Rochester City Council has unanimously passed a resolution urging the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall Hyundai and Kia vehicles due to a significant design flaw. This flaw, present in models from 2011 to 2022, makes these vehicles particularly susceptible to theft, a problem exacerbated by social media platforms like TikTok, […]

According to reports parents in Rochester are concerned about the ADHD medication shortage. A pediatrician at UR Medicine said they noticed the issue last year and aren’t sure if there’s a cap on what’s being available to the public. Rochester parents frustrated over ADHD medication shortage (rochesterfirst.com)


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