AP Analysis: Racial disparity seen in US vaccination drive
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)A racial gap has opened up in the nation's COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. The AP analysis found that whites are getting vaccinated at closer to or higher than expected levels in most of the states examined. But there are other problems slowing vaccination among Black Americans and other groups, experts said. AdTo address mistrust, Thomas LaVeist, dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, is recruiting notable Black Americans to help promote vaccination. This is a devastating disease and it has disproportionately impacted Black Americans.
Joe and Jill Biden to appear on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’
Jill Biden moves her husband, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, back from members of the media as he speaks outside his campaign plane in New Castle, Del., on Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)NEW YORK – Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration on ABC — the president-elect and the future first lady. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to give “their last interview of the year” in New York’s Time Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.”The Bidens will "share an inspiring message as we come together to close out 2020 and look ahead with hope to 2021,” according to a statement by the producers. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021″ will run until 2 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 1. Seacrest is returning to host the event for a 16th year, and he will be joined by Porter and Lucy Hale in New York.
New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film, “Enola Holmes,” coming to the streamer Wednesday. — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was supposed to take place in June in Tennessee but was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, though, the festival is launching Virtual ROO-ALITY, a three-night live broadcast featuring new performances as well as content from the Bonnaroo archive. The two-hour film will be available at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at pbs.org/frontline and on YouTube at 9 p.m. EDT.
Queen Of Bounce Big Freedia Returning to Paper Tiger in January for Spiritual Booty-Shaking Experience
Her show is spiritual experience one that consists of self-love, booty shaking and the kind of fellowship people usually experience at religious functions. It might seem strange to see "spiritual experience" and "booty-shaking" in the same sentence, but many really do leave her shows a changed person. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Eat Away Your Post-Pride Depression With Big Freedia's New Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Collab
click to enlargeJust when you thought your post-Pride gloom was starting to settle in, the queen of bounce herself Big Freedia is poised to bring some pep back into your step.The New Orleans-based artist, who hits San Antonio at least once, if not-twice a year, has just announced that she's collaborated with Ben & Jerrys on an ice cream flavor.Yes, you read that right: Big Freedia has her own damned ice cream now!Saturday, July 6, New Orleans music venue Republic Nola will host the event celebrating the launch of the flavor. Also on tap at the party is an exclusive first listen of a new Big Freedia track, Chasing Rainbows.The Queen Diva herself will be there, speaking to the crowd and telling her story about life in New Orleans. All ticket proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry LA, Libertys Kitchen and Upturn Arts.And, of course, folks will be able to sample Ben & Jerry's Big Freedias Booty Bouncing Beignets first.It's not clear when the flavor will be in San Antonio stores, we'll let you know when we get word. For more information, visit the official Facebook Event page.sacurrent.com