NC Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. StarMed Healthcare has announced its administeringthe new COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Black-owned venture capital firm “Black Pearl Global” has invested over  $100,000 into 5 local start-up companies through its micro loan program.

In SPORTS Harding University High School junior Akala Garrett won gold, in the women’s 100 and 400 meter hurdles at the Nike Outdoor National Championship, ranking her number one for athletes under, 20 years old.

In ENTERTAINMENT Beyonce has dropped her first single from her upcoming album Renaissance, it’s titled  “Break My Soul”. The Duke Ellington School of arts decided to not name its theater building after comedian Dave Chappelle because of the controversial comments made in his Netflix special. And congratulations to Mariah Carey, The Neptunes And The Isley Brothers, they are  Among the Honorees Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame