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Hazy skies have stirred concern for many in the US, as wildfires from Southern Canada and western US are faced with unrelenting wildfires–resulting in millions of acres of land burned to ash. Just this year, records up until 2 days ago show 3.4 million acres of land lost to wildfires, following closely behind 2020’s devastating loss of 10 million acres. Wind currents have been blowing the smoke across the entire US, creating drier air conditions...

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Tyree Burnett, one of the officers who was placed on restricted duty by the Philadelphia Police Department after he was caught deleting the video footage of an arrest out of a victim’s phone is now facing arrest. In the video below, Philadelphia officer, Tyree Burnett, can be seen forcefully detaining Jacob Giddings’ during a traffic stop, causing him to drop his phone which the officer retrieved before going through Giddings phone and deleting the footage...

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James Stanback, a Minneapolis teen was killed yesterday after a pallet of lumber came crashing down on him while he was operating a forklift machine. It was a little after 10 a.m. when Stanback was found unconscious underneath the forklift by an emergency crew. After the police were called and the family was contacted hours later, the family showed up to the store to find it still open to the public. Protesters gathered outside the...

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An Alabama council member is facing public demands to step down after being using the n-word during a council meeting that was live streamed on Facebook. Council member Tommy Bryant who represents district 5 in the city of Tarrant, says he was using the word as a reference, claiming he was referring to Mayor Wayman Newton’s statement made in an executive session towards council member Veronica Freeman. Bryant asked Freeman, “Do we have a house...

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Today is what would’ve been the 45th birthday of Calvin Horton. A Black man who, in the midst of the George Floyd protest–two days after George Floyd was murdered, was fatally shot in the chest at a protest.  The owner of Minneapolis’ Cadillac Pawn & Jewelry, John Rieple, shot into the crowd of marching protestors from his store that Wednesday, leaving Horton dead on the sidewalk. John Rieple, arrested at the scene, was released free...

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Being pulled over by the police led to calls for an investigation of Minnesota State Representative John Thompson’s candidacy. After Rep. Thompson was pulled over and claimed he was being racially profiled, he provided a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, which, according to Rep. Thompson was renewed in case he needed to go back and care for someone. This led to a letter being sent to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, requesting he consider charging Thompson...

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Last night, unidentified men who appeared to be undercover militia guarded the Lake and Girard parking ramp of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Winston Smith was murdered on June 3rd. They were spotted assaulting a woman before bystanders showed up recording and demanding they identify themselves. They did not identify themselves, and held guns that were also unidentifiable by video, but the victim of assault did come forward and say she was told they were hired by...

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Social media for younger generations can lie at the center of social interaction. Platforms such as TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram, can act as a space for self expression, business, and  international social engagement that knows no bounds. But all of these platforms have faced accusations of repressing Blackness and the content of Black creators. The hashtag #BlackTikTokStrike has become a movement, as Black creators are protesting TikTok for various reasons, but I’ll go into two...

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Texan Democrats fled quickly from Austin to intrude on Republican’s voting laws that’ve been said to disproportionately affect people of color. Over 50 Democrats departed in private planes and headed over to Washington, DC, and are now facing risk of arrest. Democrat lawmakers stated wanting to stop the overhaul of election laws being put in place by the Republicans–as walkouts have been effective in delaying former processes, but Greg Abbott, Texas’ Republican Governor, is vowing...

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Six Western states faced excessive heat this past weekend. The spark of wildfires sent 300,000 acres of land ablaze, going as far to affect power grids and surpass high records–which has become common following 2020. The fire blew out about 4,000 megawatts of the electricity lining California, after days of heat over 100 degrees were seen by states in the West. The reason for this is climate change. The state of America’s climate is declining...

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