In the first episode of “Honoring My Enslaved Ancestors,” Code Switch co-host B.A. Parker explores her family’s history at Somerset Plantation in Creswell, North Carolina. Despite passing the site every summer, Parker had avoided visiting it for years. Following the death of her Grandma Doris, Parker grapples with how to honor her enslaved ancestors’ legacy. […]

 In anticipation of forecasted high temperatures, Mayor Malik D. Evans announced that the City will conduct a Cool Sweep operation from Monday, July 15, through Tuesday, July 16. City R-Centers, pools, Durand Eastman Beach, some library branches, and spray parks and features will be available so residents can remain safe and comfortable. Some locations will […]

A third-prize-winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Rochester, NY, at Maklan Food Inc. on Genesee Street, according to the NYS Lottery. Another ticket of the same value was purchased in Fresh Meadows, NY, for Wednesday’s drawing. Earlier in the month, a TAKE 5 ticket worth over $11,000 was sold at the Wegmans on […]

Law enforcement in Rochester is emphasizing the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles, following two recent child abduction incidents. On Saturday night, a car was stolen on Dr. Samuel McCree Way with a two-year-old child inside. The vehicle was quickly recovered with the child unharmed. Earlier in the week, another abduction occurred, leading to […]

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause for those 5 to 14, per the CDC. In 2021, 973 children under 19 drowned in the U.S., and another 6,500 had near-drowning incidents. Key safety measures include always having an adult monitor the water and ensuring […]

Four volunteers, part of NASA’s Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) mission, have emerged after spending over a year in a Mars simulation environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team, consisting of Kelly Haston, Anca Selariu, Ross Brockwell, and Nathan Jones, lived in a 1,700-square-foot 3D-printed habitat from June 25, 2023, to […]

In the Brazilian Amazon, dozens of migrants are temporarily halting their journey to the U.S. due to President Joe Biden’s halt on asylum. Among them is Johany “Flaca” Rodríguez from Venezuela, who resides in a crowded, mosquito-infested shelter in Assis Brasil. Migrants like Rodríguez face challenging conditions, sleeping on dirty mattresses and eating basic meals. […]

Medical schools in the U.S. are facing challenges in increasing the number of Black doctors, particularly after the Supreme Court’s 2023 ruling against affirmative action and subsequent anti-diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) legislation in several states. This is especially problematic in states like Mississippi, where nearly 40% of the population is Black, but only 10% […]

Akil “Sonny” McLeod from Arizona has been named the 2024 Gerber Baby, announced on his first birthday. Known for his sunny disposition and engaging smile, Sonny won over the judges in Gerber’s 14th annual photo search. The winning photo features him in a yellow-and-white striped onesie, posing with his first ABC book. Sonny celebrated his […]

New York’s Summer EBT program opens applications on July 1, providing $120 per school-aged child monthly for groceries during summer. Eligible families include those already on SNAP, Temporary Assistance, or reduced-price school meals, with others needing to apply online. Applications require a ID and details about each child and household member. Funds expire 122 […]

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