In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Monday June 26th 2017
With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.
South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Striking Any Part of the North
South Korea successfully test-fired on Friday a new ballistic missile with a range far enough to hit any part of North Korea, as it seeks to counter the North’s growing missile threat. President Trump is to meet late this week with South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, at the White House, where Mr. Moon’s intent to open nuclear talks with the North will be a key subject.
Landslide in China Is Feared to Have Buried Over 140 People
More than 140 people in southwestern China are feared to have been buried under an avalanche of mud and rocks when a hillside collapsed on Saturday, Chinese news media reported
Sally Yates Condemns Jeff Sessions for Reinstating Harsh Low-Level Drug Sentences
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reinstating harsh mandatory minimum drug sentences aimed at curbing violent crime throughout the U.S. In a Washington Post op-ed titled “Making America Scared Again Won’t Make Us Safer” published Friday, Yates argued that incarcerating low-level drug couriers is counterproductive, expensive and damaging to American communities.
Nike’s Latest Campaign Stars Vogue Dancing Legend Leiomy Maldonado
To celebrate Pride Month and honor the LGBTQ community, Nike released a video campaign that not only acknowledges vogue dancing as a sport but also pays homage to a voguing legend, Amazon Mother Leiomy Maldonado, who’s been called “the Wonder Woman of Vogue.”
Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 BET Awards
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Debra L. Lee presented the 24-year-old, who is the youngest recipient of the honor to date, with the award for “positively impacting both local and national communities.” In March, Chance donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and additionally raised more than $2 million for the public schools through his Social Works organization.
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