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Updated April 9, 2021 at 1:47 PM ET Earl Simmons, better known as the rapper DMX, died Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., according to a statement from his family. He had been on life support for the past few days following a heart attack. He was 50. "Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him," the statement said. "Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic...

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Each year, Alabama A&M University celebrates and recognizes the highest academic achievements of our students.

Students who made the Dean's List, Honor Roll, Freshman Honor Roll, Freshman President's Award List and students receiving the Presidential Medallion.

Please click here to view the virtual Honors Convocation. 

  On this edition of WJAB's Yo! Just checkin in" Host Marcus Sims speaks with AAMU professor in the Department of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts, Jill Coon.  Find out more about the departments upcoming show "Almost Maine" and "Love/Sick" in the newly renovated Johnson Theatre in the R.D.

On the latest edition of WJAB's " Yo! Just Checkin In" Host, Marcus Sims speaks with Patrice Johnson, Arts Equity and Engagement of Arts Huntsville.

Find out about the upcoming "Taste of Panoply," the acts and the changes taking place this year.

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WJAB 90.9's " Yo! Just Checkin In" is BACK!

On this episode host Marcus Sims has the pleasure to catch up  with the Tennessee Valley's own saxophonist Jazmin Ghent! In 2017 Jamin was awarded Best new smooth jazz artist from the Smooth Jazz network and in 2019 won the NAACP award for best jazz album "The Story of Jazz".

Click here to view the video produced by WJAB-TV sponsored by AAMU Human Resources.

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Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey states Alabama's mask order will expire at 5 p.m. on April 9, 2021. Also, on April 9, 2021, Alabama will begin the Safer Apart Order, which will be in effect until May 5, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Click here to read the order in its entirety.

“A Taste of Panoply”

For 2021, Panoply Arts Festival is schedule for April 23-25 in Big Spring Park. This year’s family-friendly festival will look different from previous years and will provide the community with an opportunity to safely interact and have fun while enjoying all things art.

There will be limits to touch points and close contact among festivalgoers. Only Friday evening will be ticketed this year. Saturday and Sunday are free for the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Kenny Anderson announces the launch of a new podcast that will promote the Jazz in the Park- Huntsville brand, “Jazz with Kenny Anderson.” The new podcast will be produced by David Person and David Person Media, LLC. You will hear interviews from artists and hear their music.

The podcast will premiere on streaming services (TBA) on April 2, 2021 with a new podcast debuting every two weeks. 

More information on Jazz In the Park - Huntsville is forthcoming.

The new, modified order includes several changes. Alabama's mask order will be in place for another 5 weeks, until April 9, 2021. After April 9th, Governor Kay Ivey will not keep the mask order in effect.

The new Safer at Home Order makes changes to areas concerning senior citizens, summer camps, restaurants as well as hospitals and nursing homes.

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When jurors report for duty each morning in Derek Chauvin's trial, they do so as a group, escorted into the courthouse building by members of the Hennepin County Sheriff's office using a private entrance. The building itself has been fortified – one of many extraordinary security measures for a high-profile murder trial that is playing out amid a pandemic.

In June 2019, attorney Warren Binford traveled to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas. She was there on a routine visit to monitor the government's compliance with the Flores Settlement Agreement, which governs how long and under what conditions migrant children can be held in detention facilities.

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