WHAT WILL ART LOOK LIKE IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD?

Taking one step further into the future, Christie's Auction & Private Sales, or simply Christie's, is making history in the art world with a new unique piece. Everydays: The First 5,000 Days, is the first fully digital work of art to be put on sale by a major auction house. As Mickey Rapkin wrote for…

MEET NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, THE WTO’S FIRST AFRICAN AND FEMALE LEADER

On March 1, 2021, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will make history – again. The former Nigerian Finance Minister will become the first woman and first African Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Her nomination comes only several months after the Trump administration had opposed her…

BEYOND 28 DAYS: HOW TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

In the United States, 2020 brought racial injustice and inequality to the forefront of the public eye, first with nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd, and then when findings revealed the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting Black communities. After a year marked by such Black trauma and pain, this…

MASKS ON, 6 FT APART – GETTING READY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 2021

Stripped down from all the distractions that usually turn Valentine’s Day into one of the most lucrative days of the year, this Feb. 14 might look – and feel – a little different. This Sunday, the masquerade of perfect relationships will likely resume with all the clichés that come with – romantic movies, heart-shaped almost…

REMEMBERING MARY WILSON: REIGNING SUPREME

With a dazzling smile from ear to ear, cheeks rosed from blush and shining silver earrings, Mary Wilson appeared as elegant as ever as she picked up her camera one last time on Feb. 6, 2021. “Well, it is Black History Month! Yes indeed, it is,” Wilson exclaimed smiling at the camera. “And I am…

SHOULD THE U.S. BE WORRIED ABOUT DOMESTIC TERRORISM?

Only days after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Department of Homeland Security used its federal alert system for the first time in a year to warn of potential domestic terrorist threats in the coming weeks. The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin on Jan. 27, 2020 due to…

BIDEN’S STANCE ON ABORTION: WHAT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WILL BRING

Just over four years ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, women around the world took to the streets to protest the inauguration of Former President Donald Trump and statements he had made that were considered offensive to women. In Washington D.C., waves of pink overflowed the streets as hundreds of thousands of people marched against the…

WHY IS EVERYONE CRYING TO DRIVER’S LICENSE?

As new trends usually start, one morning, it seemed videos of TikTok users from around the world singing their hearts out started flooding social media. Lip-syncing face camera, users turned into performers, crying as they sang the heart-breaking lyrics from Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License.” “Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about…

THE MILLION DOLLAR MEME: HOW BERNIE SANDERS’ MITTENS WENT VIRAL

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down in his chair, ready for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to begin. All bundled up, Sanders was ready to face a cold morning on Jan. 20, 2021. Legs and arms crossed, wrapped in a brown parka and signature wool mittens – Sen. Sanders…

TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND OTHER SITES BAN TRUMP. IS THIS AGAINST FREEDOM OF SPEECH?

After the chaos and violence that surrounded the Capitol and the certification of President Joe Biden, a wave of newfound silence took over social media platforms as conspiracy theories and anger about fraud elections seemed to drift away.  So what exactly happened after the mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6…

BIDEN’S INAUGURATION BRINGS HOPE – AND MORE CHALLENGES AHEAD

Two weeks ago, Americans watched unprecedented scenes of violence in Washington, D.C., as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s election certification. As the country is still figuring out how to heal from the recent mob, the Capitol will be at the center of politics once again for Joe Biden’s inauguration on…

VACCINES ARE COMING – NOW WHAT?

As the United States reached a grim death toll on the morning of Dec. 14, 2020, topping 150,000 deaths, the first beacon of hope reached the country. The nation watched Sandra Lindsay​, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, receive the first coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. "I…

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