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Omicron Variant

Weekend Review: Omicron Variant Prompts Restrictions From World Governments 

Posted: November 29, 2021 at 8:16 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

The world has tightened its borders and applied restrictions to flights and migration from much of southern Africa in response to the emergence of a new variant of the Coronavirus called Omicron Variant.  The variant has been profiled as being of interest and concern by the WHO; the same categorization applied to the Delta Variant […]

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Ahmaud Arbery

Justice For Ahmaud Arbery As Killers Convicted of Murder

Posted: November 26, 2021 at 12:05 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a black man on a jog in a Georgia neighborhood, were all convicted on murder charges.             “Today is Thanksgiving and I’m really, really thankful. My family and I are really, really thankful for the verdict we got yesterday,” Ahmaud’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, told ABC, “We finally […]

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US Added to List of “Backsliding Democracies”

Posted: November 25, 2021 at 7:08 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The United States was added to a list of “backsliding democracies” for the first time on Monday. The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), a European-based think tank, claims that the world is becoming more authoritarian.  The report studied the state of democracy globally based on events that have impacted democratic governance during […]

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Build Back Better

Weekend Review: Build Back Better Legislation Passes House, Faces Test In Senate 

Posted: November 21, 2021 at 8:12 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

A key piece of legislation from President Joe Biden, the massive Build Back Better infrastructure bill, has won approval from the US House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate.  The bill passed despite continuous and cohesive opposition from House Republicans due to the current Democratic majority held in the political apparatus.  Despite this, […]

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Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Victims Family Win Big Against Alex Jones

Posted: November 18, 2021 at 2:32 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The families of eight Sandy Hook victims have won a defamation lawsuit against InfoWars founder Alex Jones. Jones, a conspiracy extremist, had called the massacre of 26 students and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut “a giant hoax,” claiming that it was “completely fake with actors.” This is the fourth defamation case that […]

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Defense Asks for Mistrial in Rittenhouse Murder Case

Posted: November 11, 2021 at 11:13 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S.

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a then 17-year-old accused of shooting at three people and killing two at a Kenosha, Wisconsin Black Lives Matter protest, heated up Wednesday and resulted in the defense asking the judge for a mistrial. Judge Bruce Schroeder has come under fire in the press for controversial decisions in the case, including […]

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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Weekend Review: The House Passes a $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Posted: November 7, 2021 at 1:06 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

After months of uncertainty and postponement of several social policy bills, the House passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday night. The bill focuses on rebuilding the country’s public works systems such as public transit, roads, railways, and bridges. It will also fund new climate resilience initiatives and expand access to high-speed internet service. The passage […]

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Only One Black Juror Selected in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case

Posted: November 5, 2021 at 11:45 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

On Wednesday, the two-and-a-half-week jury selection process in the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery concluded with a nearly all-white jury. Only one Black juror was selected in the case of Arbery’s murder after he was tracked down while on a jog in a Georgia neighborhood by three White men and fatally shot by […]

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Democrats Reeling After Losses As Murphy Narrowly Win NJ

Posted: November 4, 2021 at 11:36 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

A sobering reality hit Democrats as Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, pulled off a surprise win in Virginia Governor’s race on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Phill Murphy crawled to the finish line to defeat Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli. Ciattarelli was within a percentage point of the incumbent Phill Murphy and has not conceded. Ciattarelli spokesperson Stami […]

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Big Promises, Few Mechanisms to Follow Through At COP26

Posted: November 2, 2021 at 8:30 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, WORLD

As global leaders descend on Glasgow, Scotland, for COP26, many promises have been offered to stymie the worst effects of climate change. More than 100 world leaders promised to end deforestation by 2030 and 90 countries are set to sign a pledge to cut methane emissions. However, due to the track record of similar pledges, there is much […]

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