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Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 9:06 PM
ATLANTA — Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis, who died of a sudden stroke last week at the age of 62, was honored by African-American female colleagues across the country, who wore red in her honor and to promote stroke awareness.
The women posted tweets of themselves in the anchor chair wearing red under the hashtag #RedforAmanda.
Signs of a possible stroke include slurred speech, arm weakness and a partially drooping face, according to the American Heart Association.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off. The longer the delay in treatment, the likelier the person will die.
African-American women are more likely to have a stroke than women in any other racial group and twice as likely as white women to have a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Black women are also more prone to severe strokes at younger ages.
The CDC said black women, compared to women in other racial groups, on average have higher blood pressure, consume more salt, suffer from Sickle-cell anemia and have greater rates of obesity and diabetes.
Davis was a longtime Atlanta news anchor, who waged a public battle with alcoholism, before retiring from Atlanta’s Fox affiliate, then returning to an on-air role at the CBS affiliate.
Davis’ funeral is at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. It’s open to the public, but the family has requested no video or photos.
I'm wearing #RedForAmanda Davis, the former CBS46 Atlanta anchor who died from a stroke last week. #StrokeAwareness fact: High blood pressure, a main risk factor for stroke, often starts at a younger age and is more severe in African-American women. #goredforwomen pic.twitter.com/kcQsp7JS6Z— Tearsa Smith WATE 6 (@TearsaSmith) January 2, 2018
Several news anchors nationwide are wearing #redforamanda today to honor ATL news anchor #AmandaDavis , who died Wednesday from complications after a stroke, and to raise awareness about stroke. Remember the word FAST. You could save a life...>>>https://t.co/P0MTnWjlVI #rva pic.twitter.com/5hIfUyr6Rm— Karla Redditte (@KarlaNBC12) January 2, 2018
@American_Heart: #Stroke affects the arteries leading to & within the brain. It's the #5 cause of death & leading cause of disability in the U.S.— Iris St. Meran (@IrisOnTV) January 2, 2018
Today I am wearing #RedForAmanda. Legendary #Atlanta TV anchor @AmandaCBS46 died suddenly from a massive stroke. #StrokeAwareness pic.twitter.com/am5UELWKGD
Today is public viewing for @AmandaCBS46 @Cityofatlanta news anchor, who died suddenly of a stroke— Beairshelle Edmé (@BeairshelleWNCN) January 2, 2018
Nationwide, black female journalists wearing #RedforAmanda❤️&raising #StrokeAwareness
Know @American_Heart signs
Time to call 911 pic.twitter.com/SrjcFJHpYl
Today I am wearing #RedforAmanda and #StrokeAwareness in honor of Amanda Davis, the CBS Atlanta news anchor who died from a massive stroke last week. Did you know #heartdisease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.? pic.twitter.com/2fUKKjMb9S— Rodneya Ross (@RodneyaRossWHIZ) January 2, 2018
Wearing #RedforAmanda and #StrokeAwareness in honor of late Atlanta news anchor, Amanda Davis.— Jazmin Bailey (@JazminMBailey) January 2, 2018
*Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
*64% of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. pic.twitter.com/TgLSaq0xq0
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:43 PM
— Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno.
“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure,” Moreno said.
When he came to the stage, the 80-year-old icon traded a few playful jokes with Moreno, before moving on to the thank you’s.
“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try,” said Freeman. “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history.”
But towards the end of his speech, Freeman commented on the SAG award statue:
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 7:11 PM
BARSTOW, Calif. — Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown was recently arrested following what authorities say was a violent altercation at an apartment in California.
The 30-year-old “That’s So Raven” actor was reportedly engaged in a dispute with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother when an officer from the Barstow Police Department arrived on the scene at around 8 a.m. Thursday.
The officer realized there were active arrest warrants on Brown and his girlfriend’s mother, so they were both arrested and booked into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Barstow Jail, according to a police press release.
Brown’s bail was set at $25,000.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 5:39 PM
LAS VEGAS — John Coleman, who helped found and develop The Weather Channel, died Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 83.
Coleman, a longtime weatherman, innovated the position when he started at Good Morning America, according to the Washington Post.
Coleman started The Weather Channel in 1981 with Joseph D’Aleo. Coleman left the network and continued forecasting on stations in New York and Chicago. He last worked in San Diego until he retired in 2014, according to the Washington Post.
We are deeply saddened to report that longtime KUSI weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman has passed away at age 83.— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 21, 2018
Full story: https://t.co/Yt3dIOSnkz pic.twitter.com/D11tL14pXV