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Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Released, Sex Assault Conviction Overturned

Posted: July 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

A Pennsylvania appeals court overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction on Wednesday after the famous comedian served three years of a three-to-ten-year conviction. Cosby, who has consistently maintained his innocence, was arrested in 2015 for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The now 83-year-old comedian found himself at the epicenter of the […]

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Miami

16 Dead and More Than 140 Still Missing a Week After Miami Tragedy

Posted: June 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

Last Thursday, a 12-story residential building in Miami partially collapsed. A week later, 16 people have been confirmed to be dead while rescuers continue a desperate but cautious search for those who have not been accounted for. As the search continues, questions about how it happened and who is responsible have emerged. Approximately 55 apartments […]

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Soaring Housing

If Unopposed, Soaring Housing Prices Only Benefit the Rich

Posted: June 24, 2021 at 5:00 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Finance, U.S.

About two weeks ago, a viral tweet based on a four-month-old Wall Street Journal article set off a firestorm on Twitter about the Soaring Housing prices and corporate ownership of single-family homes. Thread.Blackrock is buying every single family house they can find, paying 20-50% above asking price and outbidding normal home buyers. Why are corporations, pension funds and property […]

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth Recognized As National Holiday

Posted: June 19, 2021 at 2:14 am   /   Article, U.S.

On Thursday, June 17, Juneteenth became a federally recognized public holiday thanks to bipartisan efforts. Before reaching Congress, the legislation was passed in every state aside from South Dakota.  It is the first federal holiday to be signed into law since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. Officially labeled Juneteenth National Independence Day, the […]

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Biden and Putin

Biden and Putin Hold Tense ‘Positive’ First Meeting

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 5:21 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva in their first meeting since Biden became US President in January. The meeting’s agenda set out key discussion areas, including imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, Ukraine, alleged election interference, and other foreign policy issues. The two leaders had a small chat with translators and U.S. Secretary […]

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Netanyahu

Weekend Review: Israel Poised to Oust Netanyahu, Form New Government

Posted: June 13, 2021 at 11:26 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Israel’s parliament is voting to finalize a deal on a new government. The 12-year reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest in Israel’s history, is expected to come to an abrupt end today. If ratified, the new government would form a coalition of political opposites, including a party to represent the Arab citizens of […]

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Filibuster

The Great Filibuster Debate: Should the US Abolish It?

Posted: June 12, 2021 at 9:47 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

The Senate filibuster is making headlines lately as the debate over its usefulness comes to a head once again. The Biden presidency is facing major obstruction from the Republican party, and Democrats hope that ending the filibuster will help them overcome some of their obstacles. For those unfamiliar with the term, the filibuster is an […]

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Ukraine’s Jersey

Ukraine’s Jersey Slogan For Euros Linked to Fascist Right

Posted: June 10, 2021 at 2:36 pm   /   Article, Sport, WORLD

International soccer tournaments are no stranger to political controversy, and this year Ukraine’s jersey design has kicked off an international incident before a ball has even been kicked. The feature that has stolen the most headlines is the jersey’s outline of Ukraine’s border, including Russian-annexed Crimea. Russia annexed the region in 2014, but the international […]

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COVID-19 Origin

The Perpetual Twisting Story of the COVID-19 Origin

Posted: June 9, 2021 at 5:28 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

The debate about the COVID-19 origin and the possibility that the virus was leaked from a Wuhan lab is regaining momentum around the globe. With more than 173 million cases to date and roughly 9.6 million U.S. jobs lost, there is no doubt that the pandemic has influenced the trajectory of history. The weight of […]

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Assault Weapons

Weekend Review: Federal Judge Overturns Assault Weapons Ban in California

Posted: June 6, 2021 at 11:43 am   /   AFRICA, Article, U.S., WORLD

On Friday, US District Judge Roger Benitez overturned a ban on assault weapons in California. The law was in place for more than 30 years. Benitez argued the “failed experiment” violated constitutional rights. In his decision, he compared an AR-15 to a Swiss army knife, noting they were “good for both home and battle.” He […]

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