Professors and students at Fordham University participated in the nationwide Scholar Strike on September 8th and 9th to raise awareness for racial injustice and advocate for necessary changes in academia.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court, died Friday evening. She was 87.
Uzbekistan, a Central Asian country of 30 million that is perhaps best known for being within the same general vicinity of Kazakhstan of Borat fame, has as of late been enjoying a fruit export bonanza, even as the overall global economy experiences its worst economic decline since the Great Depression.
Over the summer, and indeed, most of the spring, there has been a plurality of issues that the United States has had to deal with, from a largely preventable and massive death count from COVID-19, loss of faith in public institutions, a large and growing movement for racial justice, and a demand for accountability when it comes to police violence.
California has suffered multiple wildfires this summer and in the past decade.
After being placed on pause due to the Coronavirus, the NBA is finally back in full playoff mode. The action is taking place down in Orlando, Florida encased in a luxurious bubble under the supervision of Mickey Mouse.
The stage was set for Tiktok and WeChat downloads to be banned on Sunday September 20th, and WeChat would also cease internet traffic immediately. However, on Saturday afternoon President Trump approved a preliminary deal allowing TikTok downloads to continue on one condition.
This Friday, the White House announced it will grant Puerto Rico almost $13 billion via FEMA to restore its electrical and educational infrastructure that had been destroyed by Hurricane Maria in September of 2017.
If you’ve been keeping up with the news recently, you would know that there have been almost non-stop protests for the Black Lives Matter movement, protesting police murders of black men and women. On September 3rd, a car drove through a crowd of protesters in Midtown. The recent protests in Manhattan were in response to the death of Daniel Prude, who was killed by officers in Rochester, N.Y.
When a group of old white men got together and drafted the Bill of Rights, they thought it was perfect. In fact, for its time, it was actually quite the piece of work! It allowed the people of the United States the freedom of speech without legal prosecution, the freedom to bear arms in case of the rise of an authoritarian government, and even protected them against the kind abuse of power in the judicial branch that was common back then. However, over time, people realized it wasn’t that perfect. In the initial ten amendments, there wasn’t anything about the people’s power to elect a president, about whether people of color or women could vote, nor even about banning alcohol and then unbanning it just for funsies! And so, the breadth of the Constitution grew and grew and grew. And with as many as 27 amendments, the American people had to pick favorites.