The soulful Betty White died of cancer Sunday at the age of 66 in her Miami home, according to Billboard. She had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the fall. Wright's career started with her family's gospel group, according to Billboard, and she released her first album at the age of... Read More.
Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is extending his statewide stay-at-home order by one week. The order was set to expire Monday. “I have to ask you for one more week. One more week of vigilance. One more week of sheltering in place," Reeves said. "...We need one more week to break the back... Read More.
BeBe Winans is on the road to recovery after contracting COVID-19. The Gospel singer also revealed that his brother was hospitalized due to the virus, and his mother also was infected. Winans opened up about his recent diagnosis on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, detailing that he likely caught the coronavirus while traveling to attend... Read More.
"Early indications are, we're seeing similar (data) here in Mississippi that it is impacting the African American community at a little higher rate," said Jim Craig, senior deputy at the Mississippi Department of Health. A state health official told reporters Monday that Mississippi appears to be following a trend emerging in states across the nation:... Read More.
New York City remained the center for the outbreak. On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said that 599 more people had died in the state, a number almost identical with that of the previous day. The total number of deaths is 4,758. President Donald Trump declared Mississippi a major... Read More.
Mississippi now has the highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations of any state, as the pandemic continues to spread nationwide. Currently, the rate of hospitalizations stands at about 31 percent, with 332 people hospitalized out of 1,073 infections. The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 181 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi. That brings... Read More.
Bill Withers, a onetime Navy aircraft mechanic who after teaching himself to play the guitar wrote some of the most memorable and often-covered songs of the 1970s, including “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was announced in... Read More.