Many authors, specifically Black authors, have used their writing to open the doorway for much-needed intercultural conversations and provide pivotal perspectives necessary for progression. Understanding the importance of keeping these voices alive with the circulation of their literary work, Solange Knowles has established a free digital library dedicated to showcasing brilliant books authored by Black people.
Model and music video girl Emily Ratajkowski is now adding her voice to the #MeToo conversation, opening up about an inappropriate experience with R&B singer Robin Thicke.
Shakira is not only a She Wolf, but also a boar attack survivor. The Colombian music superstar reveals that she and her 8-year-old son were attacked by a pair of wild boars in Barcelona, Spain, according to BBC News.
Movement toward increased pricing by the affordable brand continues after a successful test run of the company’s new store and combo format, Dollar Tree Plus. Dollar Tree Plus, a forthcoming section at various store locations, will have assorted items priced at $3 or $5 alongside the traditional $1 products, according to Dollar Tree’s news release.
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The 1.9 trillion economic stimulus bills includes: Increases the federal minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour by 2025 ($9.50 in 2021; $11.00 in 2022; $12.50 in 2023; $14.00 in 2024; and $15.00 in 2025).
On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order requiring all Federal employees be vaccinated against Covid-19. The President publicly addressed the American people, asking, “What more is there to wait for, what more is there for you to see?”
The coronavirus continues to plague the U.S. alongside the rest of the world over a year and a half after the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic back in 2020. While the current COVID-19 vaccines are available to help minimize the spread and effect of the coronavirus, many are still apprehensive about taking it.
Trying to circumvent the law never works out well in the end, and more times than not will result in major consequences. Major consequences are exactly what 24-year-old Chloe Mrozak is facing after she falsified her COVID-19 vaccination card so she could visit Hawaii without having to abide by the state’s quarantine policy.
The ongoing racial disparities within the healthcare system is the reason that media mogul Oprah Winfrey has launched her first-ever health initiative OWN Your Health. OWN Your Health, Ms. Winfrey’s initiative to bring awareness to the disparities Black women experience within the healthcare system, will be in partnership with Hologic’s Project Health Equality.
Viral social media trends have gotten people to swallow dry cinnamon, #CinnamonChallenge, eat Tide Pods, #TidePodChallenge, and stand up for ALS by getting drenched in ice water, #IceBucketChallenge. As illogical as some of these social media trends may be, many still willingly engage, hoping to get their fifteen minutes of fame—even if they’re harmed in the process. The latest stupid, and highly dangerous, social media challenge sweeping TikTok and Instagram alike is the #MilkCrateChallenge.