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Sisters from AARP: A digital newsletter celebrating gen-x and baby boomer

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WASHINGTON — AARP has launching “Sisters from AARP,” a new digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women. The weekly newsletter, reaching subscribers every Tuesday, features entertaining, informative and inspirational content created for black women by black women.

“Sisters from AARP is created specifically for Gen X and Boomer black women to offer fashion, health, career, and relationship advice in a fun, relatable voice that speaks to them,” said Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, AARP Media.

“Our writers and social media team members are opening a space where we black women can share real talk and advice about what matters to us,” said Editor In Chief Claire McIntosh.

“This is a meaningful milestone in AARP’s continuing commitment to authentically, intentionally engage and support diverse audiences,” said Edna Kane Williams, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Leadership. “African American women are thirsting for information about how to live our best lives. AARP is committed to being that go-to resource.”

The Sisters from AARP newsletter will include:

Culture, Beauty, Health Info: Featured stories cover everything from strategies to maintain the ageless allure black women pride themselves on; to a writer’s triumph over stubborn pounds after she uncovered reasons midlife weight loss is harder; to a surprisingly personal look at the connection between sisterhood and mental health.

Current Trends/Travel: Read Sisters from AARP to learn the hottest upcoming events, festivals and shows. City guides feature tips from local black influencers.

Playlists: Sisters from AARP celebrates Hip Hop’s 45th anniversary with 45 dope and danceable tracks.

Career/Money Advice: Articles like “How to Get Paid Like a White Dude” can spark a conversation for career advancement. Subscribers can also learn how to find the side hustle that’s right for them.

For more information, visit www.sistersletter.com.

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The Promised Land is Yours

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Do you live, work, visit, worship, play, or just pass through the 78220 area?  Better yet, maybe you are looking to add a new favorite menu to your curbside/carryout food repertoire. Well there’s a new chef in town serving up a variety of delicious flavors located in the heart of the Eastside of San Antonio.

Located at 3363 E. Commerce, Ste. 102, the Promised Land International Flavors kitchen is now open and serving a multitude of flavors from around the world.  The idea behind the new location is to provide a missing variety of foods that offer nutritional value and address various health needs in the community while still providing a flare of flavors. The kitchen is open Monday – Friday with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  On any given day you can find Italian, Asian, Latin, Southern Soul, American dishes and more.  According to some of the neighboring residents and customers in the building, the Mexican Enchilada plate and the Italian Pasta with shrimp are some of their absolute favorites. 

Executive Chef Fred Johnson brings his 40 plus years of experience to his new venture Promised Land International Flavors.  Chef Fred grew up in a military family and then later served in the Navy himself.  His passion for culinary arts began when he was just 14 years old.  Realizing he was blessed with the gift of culinary skills, Chef Fred pursued his passion.  His blessing has afforded him the opportunity to teach Airforce and Navy Basic Culinary classes, he’s managed a Zio’s Italian Kitchen, he once cooked at a dinner that included the late President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, and prior to his recent end of June 2020 retirement, Chef Fred cooked seven days a week on the U.S.S. Frank Cable AS-40 ship for 1,200 servicemen when the pandemic hit. So, this well traveled Plainview, Texas native is no new kid off the block, he’s got game! 

Promised Land International Flavors had a soft opening July 5, 2020 for the residents and building tenants and currently is now open and serving the public. Promised Land International Flavors is also available for small catering events.  For more information visit http://promisedlandif.com/, https://www.facebook.com/PromisedLandif/, call (210) 238-2625, or just stop by and place your order to go.

by LaNell Taylor

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Avista Products/Black Video News Makes the News

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Spectrum News San Antonio featured Avista Products/ Black Video News in a segment about the Digital Divide.

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Youngest Person in Florida to Die From COVID-19

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9-Year Old Black Girl Becomes Youngest Person in Florida to Die From COVID-19

Putnam County, FL — Kimora “Kimmie” Lynum, a 9-year old African American girl, has been reported as the youngest person in Florida to have died from COVID-19 so far.

Lynum was taken to the hospital when she started feeling sick and had a high fever. She tested positive for coronavirus but was sent home. She collapsed and sadly died shortly after.

It has yet been confirmed how or when Lynum got infected. Her family said she did not have any underlying health conditions and she did not travel recently. She spent her days at home and did not attend school or summer camp.

Lynum had no close contact with anyone who tested positive of the COVID-19 as well, official state health department records show.

GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with Lynum’s funeral expenses and it has so far raised more than $15,000.

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