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Stevie Wonder, a musical genius and legendary performer

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Award-winning journalist and professor at Morgan State University Wayne Dawkins joins Robert Shahid to celebrate the musical genius, Stevie Wonder. Professor Dawkins shares his unique perceptive on the legendary performer as the two discuss the fascinating history of Stevie Wonders’ music.

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will open 11 outdoor pools on Memorial Day weekend. 

Pools will be open May 29 through September 6. 

 

Just like last year, pool-goers will have 90-minutes to swim. 

 

Admission is free but due to COVID-19 protocols, you must register in advance. 

 

Residents will be able to register beginning on May 24. 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children. 

 

The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the expanded use of Pfizer's shots, stating the shots worked as well in those 12 to 15 years old as those 16 and older.

 

If the CDC approves, states will begin shipping doses of the vaccine to pediatricians and even schools. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Super Bowl superstar Jacoby Jones is joining Morgan State University’s football team as an assistant coach. 

 

The former Baltimore Raven will coach tight ends. 

 

"It's my honor to welcome our new tight ends coach Jacoby Jones and his family back to Baltimore," said Bears head coach Tyrone Wheatley. 

 

"He is a person of high integrity, a great family man, a relentless recruiter and a proven winner who checked all the boxes during this critical time for the Morgan State Football program." 

 

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Start your Sunday morning on the right note with Gospel Grace at Day Break with host Ernestine Jones. Hear the best in gospel music every Sunday starting at 5 am.
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