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Tamu McPherson | Monday January 30th 2017

News Update
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). A fact that both Trump and Bannon loath considering the former’s continuous fight with the industry and the latter’s recent  “opposition party” accusation.  Listen “Team Hate”, you should have really accepted Mr. Khizr Khan‘s offer to lend you his copy of the Constitution. If you had, you would have known that the First Amendment is a Fundamental American right. But yeah, you guys aren’t so big on rights.

When we aren’t asking ourselves what we did to deserve Trump and his band of hatemongers, we really love to read about positive events such as Viola Davis’ fifth Sag award. And while swooning over her win this morning, it dawned on us that you maybe curious about what we read and what influences our posts on social media. Here’s a list of the articles that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday 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.

  • Viola Davis is First Black Woman to Win Five SAG Awards

Viola Davis won best female actor at the 2017 SAG Awards and became the first black actress to ever win five SAG Awards.

  • Climate Change Conference Continues Without Government Support And CDC

It turns out there will be a conference in Atlanta next month about climate change and its effects on public health. It just won’t have the federal government behind it. News of a revived conference comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly canceled its long-planned Climate and Health Summit in the lead-up to the change in White House administrations.

  • Terrorist Attack on Mosque in Quebec Six Killed Eight Wounded During Sunday Night Prayers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement: “We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge. Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country.”

  • Trump Adds Steve Bannon To National Security Team.

“The move, made by executive memo Saturday, also removes the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff as members who would attend all meetings, and instead will invite them only when it is deemed that “issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed,” according to the memo.”

  • Chicago’s Murder Rate Is Rising, But It Isn’t Unprecedented

“…Nor, despite the attention it often gets from Trump and others, is Chicago uniquely dangerous among U.S. cities. According to preliminary data compiled by my colleague Jeff Asher, Chicago had the eighth-highest murder rate among big U.S. cities in 2016. Cities including St. Louis, Baltimore and Detroit have much higher rates, as do a host of other towns scattered throughout the United States.”

Image of Viola Davis courtesy of Getty/Kevork Djansezian/Stringer.

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