In the News this Week
Tamu McPherson | Friday May 12th 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.
Bethune-Cookman University graduates greet U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with turned backs.
Betsy DeVos was an unwelcome guest speaker at Bethune-Cookman for many reasons, from her statement about HBCU’s being a “pioneer of school choice” during the segregation era and her representation of an administration that seems to know very little and shows no support for HBCU’s.
Donald Trump fires FBI Director James B. Comey.
The White House’s initial statement said Donald Trump fired the FBI Director at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein because of his handling of the Clinton emails. Donald Trump has since changed his explanation for Mr. Comey’s firing several times.
Miley Cyrus accused of cultural appropriation again for Hip-Hop comments
Cyrus claimed that she is no longer a fan of the hip-hop “scene,” citing misogyny as the main reason for her disenchantment. This statement comes after she used Hip-Hop culture like a costume for her own personal gain but now wants to promote new music with a different image.
Australian Senator made history as the first to breast-feed in Australian Parliament.
Senator Larissa Waters received praise from all over the world. The Senator says, “What it really says is that we need more young women in Parliament so that when we breast-feed our babies, it’s not considered news.”
LVMH launches 24Sevres.com their new multi-brand e-commerce site.
The site will be LVMH’s first major multi-brand e-commerce platform for fashion since the company discontinued sales on ELuxury.com in 2009. (BoF)
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