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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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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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“Bryce Strong” – “One Last Smile”

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Family, friends and fans have witnessed what “fighting the good” fight looks like. Unfortunately, no parents should ever have to bury their own child, but knowing their son gave it his all until his last breath may provide some peace for the family. 

Bryce Wisdom, the Judson High School football player that was stricken with a rare kidney cancer known as a Wilms tumor passed away at the age of 17.  He was rushed to the hospital Friday and was diagnosed with a collapsed lung. Prayers and well wishes for Bryce flooded social media the entire weekend. With family by his side, Bryce took his last breath at 11:39PM on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Many thanks to the Wisdom Family for sharing Bryce’s journey with the world. San Antonians and beyond have followed Bryce’s story and clung his electrifying strength and intrinsic motivation in which he exhibited through his smile and grace as he endured the painful disease.  Though you may not have known him personally you couldn’t help but admire his courage and will to live.  On the Bryce Wisdom & Family Updates Facebook page, Bryce’s mother shared that on Sunday morning from his hospital bed he told her “Mom I won.”    

The family has asked that instead of sending flowers, donations can be made to either Puttaway Cancer or Hope Hits Harder. Both organizations provide financial scholarships, resources and meals to cancer patients and were a blessing to Bryce and the family as he battled cancer.

Let’s keep the Bryce family lifted in prayer during this extremely difficult time.

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