Ashley Scott of Georgia, along with 19 families, has recently purchased more than 97 acres of land located east of Macon, Georgia in Wilkinson County. The purpose of the Freedom Georgia initiative was implemented to create a safe place for African-American families after the unrest that took place with the shootings of Breyonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubery, and George Floyd. An activist group, The Stone Mountain Action Coalition is requesting that Stone Mountain Park in Georgia stop presenting huge sculptures of Confederate leaders. The group is also asking for the removal of the Confederate flag located at the foot of the mountain. As we watch the weather, Hurricane Sally, one of eight hurricanes to hit the Gulf Coast this summer made landfall along the Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coastal areas. Wind gusts were measured at 105 miles per hour with heavy rain and flooding. In a USA Today report, the hurricane could bring catastrophic and life-threatening flooding. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has caused 121 fatalities and more than 17.25 billion dollars in damage. In celebration of its 30th Year Anniversary, Will Smith held a reunion for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast members including Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks), Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hillary Banks), Daphne Maxwell-Reid (Aunt Viv), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey, DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeff) and Janet Hubert, who also played Aunt Viv for three seasons. Produced by Smith and Wife, Jada Pinkett, The Banks Family Reunion will be aired soon on HBOmax. British Actor, John Boyega of Star Wars was cut out of a Chinese version of a Jo Malone cologne commercial that he helped create. Boyega’s concept was replicated and the ad was replaced with Chinese star Liu Haoran. A coronavirus outbreak in Millinocket, Maine is linked to a wedding in August that has caused seven COVID-19 deaths and 175 infections according to a CNN report. None of the seven people who died from the coronavirus attended the wedding, where more than 65 guests were in attendance. The attendance list was a violation of the state’s 50 guest capacity limit. Dr. Nirav D. Shah said 39 cases at a Maplecrest Rehabilitation nursing home, 100 miles away was also linked to the outbreak.
About The Author
Savia Muhammad is the founder and editor of the Thornton Reformer Gazette. She has written news articles for the South Holland Shopper, Lansing Journal, and Chicago Citizen newspapers. Miss Muhammad received her B.A. in Mass Communications & Journalism from Rust College, a 4-year HBCU institution.
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