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.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) and the Republican National Convention (RNC) both made their cases to America’s electorate. The RNC took place from Monday, August 24th to Thursday, August 27th.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) and the Republican National Convention (RNC) made their cases to America’s electorate. The DNC took place virtually from Monday, August 17th to Thursday, August 20th.
Unless you’ve been isolating yourself in an underground bunker for the past year (wouldn’t blame you if you have), you’ve almost certainly heard about the Black Lives Matter protests. In every county, district, and city across the United States, people of all creeds have come together to protest police violence and advocate reform for the criminal justice system. The protests were instigated by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but in a larger sense, they were a response to a legacy of systemic racism in the American Justice system.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this article. As I am sure you all already know, legendary actor Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28th, 2020 from Colon Cancer at the age of 44. This sorrowful news seemed to appear suddenly leaving us all shocked as his family first announced news of his passing through his twitter account. For four years, Boseman battled cancer enduring multiple surgeries all while working on films such as Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Gods of Egypt, etc. Through all of this, he kept his diagnosis hidden from the public, showing just how hardcore he was.
Well… what exactly did we expect?
Over the course of an unprecedented five-month quarantine, college students across America waited with bated breath for news about whether campuses would reopen or not for the Fall 2020 semester.