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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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Crisis

Weekend Review: Crisis in Nigeria Worsens with More Violent Abductions

Posted: March 14, 2021 at 9:33 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Thursday night, gunmen overtook the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state, Nigeria and reportedly kidnapped 39 students. The army was able to rescue 180 students after receiving a distress call from the school during the crisis. Dozens of students were unfortunately taken from the school after an exchange of weapon fire. No group […]

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stimulus bill

Biden Signs 1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill For First Major Win

Posted: March 13, 2021 at 3:49 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Wednesday night, the House of Representatives approved a $1.9 trillion legislative package for pandemic relief dubbed the “American Rescue Plan.” After several grueling rounds of Senate revisions, the stimulus bill closely adheres to Biden’s original relief proposal, with several high-profile provisions absent. The key missing features include a $15 minimum wage and better unemployment benefits. […]

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Weekend Review: Democratic Senators Block $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Posted: March 7, 2021 at 12:01 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona made an exaggerated thumbs-down gesture in opposition of a $15 federal minimum wage on the Senate floor. Meanwhile, two Democratic senators from Delaware, Chris Coons and Tom Carper, teamed up to give their thumbs-downs together.  A total of eight Democratic senators voted against the hike, which was enough to […]

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Weekend Review: Intel Reports Saudi Prince Approved ‘Capture or Kill’ of Jamal Khashoggi

Posted: February 28, 2021 at 11:57 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

A report by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence found that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) “approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill” Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. It confirms speculation which has long implicated MBS as instrumental in Khashoggi’s death and subsequent dismemberment. The report was […]

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Weekend Review: Trump’s Second Impeachment Begins With Frightening Footage

Posted: February 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began this week, and Democratic House impeachment managers opened with compelling video of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Some lawmakers were reported to be visibly shocked and shaken to see how close rioters came to them and their staffs. The managers used years of […]

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Weekend Review: $1.9 Trillion Budget Resolution Passes, Biden Reduces Direct Payments

Posted: February 6, 2021 at 7:47 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion budget resolution was approved by the Senate after an all-night “vote-a-rama” that lasted into Friday morning. Vice President Kamala Harris provided a tie-breaking vote and the budget passed without Republican support.   The resolution was also approved by the House and will be modified into a reconciliation bill, which will require further […]

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Biden Administration

The Current State Of the Biden Administration

Posted: February 5, 2021 at 11:15 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The Biden administration has concluded an eventful second week in office, and the country is once again brimming in optimism. Joe Biden seems to be working to fulfill promises made during his campaign, or during his tumultuous transition period, leading to solid, no-nonsense governing. This has been a welcome sight to most Americans based on […]

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Inauguration

Weekend Review: Joe Biden’s Peaceful Inauguration

Posted: January 24, 2021 at 11:25 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

On Wednesday, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at an inauguration event held before a limited live crowd.   Kamala Harris also made history in becoming the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to hold the office of Vice President in the U.S. The inauguration was […]

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Weekend Reviews: Trump Impeached, but Danger Looms Ahead of Inauguration

Posted: January 17, 2021 at 10:43 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

On Wednesday,  President Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.  The House of Representatives voted to hold charges against the president again following a deadly uprising of pro-Trump extremists in D.C. last week.  Notably, ten Republicans joined in a 232-197 vote in favor of impeachment. The single article of impeachment, which puts […]

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