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Patrice Covington stars in Nat Geo anthology series Genius: Aretha
Chesapeake native Patrice Covington is an Emmy award-winning actress best known for her role as Squeak in the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple. In March, Patrice made her television series debut in the highly anticipated NatGeo anthology series “Genius: Aretha,” where she plays Erma Franklin, legendary singer activist and sister to Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo and also stars Courtney B. Vance.
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Black Businesses: Surviving and Thriving during the pandemic
Two months after the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, nearly 50% of Black-owned businesses went under, according to a study released from the University of California, Santa Cruz. However, against all odds, few local Black entrepreneurs found a way to launch their new businesses.
Fertility fears: A new report shows the virus could even affect male fertility.
Originally thought to mainly affect the respiratory system, researchers now know COVID-19 can affect several different parts of the body. A new report shows the virus could even affect male fertility. A recent study from the University of Miami shows COVID-19 has the potential to cause male infertility and could even be spread sexually by asymptomatic men.
A Soldier's Play- NSU Theatre pulls off first in-person play in Virginia since pandemic
Coronavirus has canceled many things, but not creativity. Just ask Norfolk State University’s Theater Company. In August they pulled off a remarkable feat, the first in-person play in Virginia since the pandemic began, but the journey to the stage wasn’t easy.