In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Friday June 30th 2017
In the news this week By Team ATPB
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.
The State Department issued new guidelines Wednesday night to American embassies and consulates on applying a limited travel ban against foreign visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries. Enforcement of the guidelines began at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday. The guidelines followed the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to allow parts of the Trump administration’s revised travel ban to move forward, while also imposing certain limits, as the court prepares to hear arguments in October on the scope of presidential power over border security and immigration. The court said the ban could not be imposed on anyone who had “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
Trump to Meet With Putin at G-20 Gathering Next Week
President Trump will meet next week with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, the White House national security adviser said on Thursday, announcing highly anticipated talks amid escalating tensions over Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election and a series of inquiries into whether Mr. Trump’s associates colluded with Russia. The meeting, the first between the two since Mr. Trump took office, will occur on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
House GOP backs bills to crack down on illegal immigration.
The Republican-led House on Thursday approved two bills to crack down on illegal immigration. One bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed “sanctuary” cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities, while a separate measure would stiffen punishments for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are receiving backlash following the release of their new t-shirt line featuring their faces over iconic artists.
The sisters introduced a line of “Rap vs. Rock” tees as part of their latest Kendall + Kylie collection drop, which have been called out by many as insensitive including Sharon Osborne and the Christopher Wallace estate. In a statement to PEOPLE, the Biggie estate said, “While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved.”
Chance the Rapper is donating his Grammy to the Museum of African American History
Chance the Rapper is donating his Best Rap Album Grammy to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, where he’s part of the board of trustees. Chance announced the gift as he accepted his Trail Blazer Award during last weekend’s “Night of 100 Stars” gala.