December 24, 2021

Crystal Kittles had built a decades-old Black Santa collection

Woman builds decades-old Black Santa collection

By Matteo Iadonisi “First year I moved into the home, I was out shopping and I came across this one. And I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’ve never seen a Black Santa Claus,'” said Crystal Kittles. “I thought it was just so unique and so nice to see a Santa Claus of the same color.”


Grambling State commencement speaker urges graduates to tell their story

By T. Scott Boatright Keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Francis opened her Grambling State University Fall 2021 Commencement speech by asking the new graduates to stop to soak in the moment and enjoy every bit of the day. And like Francis, Pharmacist-In-Charge at the Teche Action Clinic Pharmacy in Youngsville, Louisiana, ended the speech Friday morning

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: A sign indicating canceled performances hangs at the front entrance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on December 16, 2021 in New York City. Several shows, including "Hamilton" and "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" announced canceled performances this week due to Covid breakthrough cases. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

A dozen Broadway shows have been canceled as cast or crew test positive for Covid-19

By Aya Elamroussi, Amid the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a dozen Broadway shows have shuttered their doors this week as cast or crew members test positive for Covid-19 — an unfortunate event during what is usually a busy holiday season for the industry. Since Broadway returned following an 18-month hiatus due to

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 22: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with his administration's Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force and private sector CEOs in the South Court Auditorium of the White House December 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden spoke on measures the White House is using to mitigate supply chain bottlenecks, incentivizing new truck driver hirings and expanding domestic production. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Biden says 250,000 treatment courses of Pfizer’s antiviral pill will be available in January

By Donald Judd, President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged more than 250,000 treatment courses of Pfizer’s antiviral pill will be available starting in January after the US Food and Drug Administration authorized it to treat Covid-19. “With today’s action, we add the first-ever oral treatment to our nation’s medicine cabinet and take a significant step forward


White House says Kamala Harris will be Biden’s running mate if he runs for reelection

By Jasmine Wright and Allie Malloy, CNN White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that Vice President Kamala Harris would be President Joe Biden’s running mate should he run for reelection. “Yes, he does,” Jean-Pierre told reporters when asked if Biden would keep Harris as his running mate, adding: “There’s no change.”