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CULTURE

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…

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…

ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS’ INAUGURATION

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 was a historical day for America. The United States government inaugurated our 46th president, Joseph R. Biden, who garnered the most individual votes of any candidate in history, and left behind the voice of a leader who in four years spent more time dividing the nation than progressing it. Kamala Harris,…

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…

THERE’S STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD FOR THE SMITHSONIAN’S TWO NEW MUSEUMS DEDICATED TO WOMEN AND LATINX

The two newest upcoming additions to the Smithsonian, The National Museum of the American Latino and the American Museum of Women’s History, will be fantastic strides in the soon-to-be Biden Administration’s slow but assuring work towards widespread cultural education and acceptance. In December 2020, Congress officially approved legislation that will create the two museums, backed…

FOLLOWING THE “WOMB RAIDER” EXECUTION, TWO DEATH ROW IMMATE’S LIVES CAN BE SPARED IF JOE BIDEN ACTS QUICKLY AFTER INAUGURATION

On the morning of Wednesday January 13, 2021, at 1:31am, the first federal execution of a woman took place in the United States since 1953. The woman, Lisa Montgomery, was given a lethal injection in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she was being held in the town’s prison complex. In 2004, Montgomery drove over 170 miles…

HOW PIERRE CARDIN (1922-2020) PIONEERED THE MODERN DAY BUSINESS OF FASHION

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the French Academy of Fine Arts officially confirmed the death of renowned Italian-French designer Pierre Cardin. He was 98 years old. The cause of death was not reported, though his family verified his death was at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Cardin was known as one of the most influential…

WITH TRUMP GONE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WILL POP MUSIC BRIGHTEN UP AGAIN?

It’s been hard to ignore the explosive 2020 election, even for many non-Americans. Tight races in over a half dozen battleground states, baseless claims of voter fraud by the Trump administration, and slew of weak lawsuits challenging the result that have almost collectively (and gratifyingly) gone nowhere. And that’s just the last week. As for…

THE 2020 ELECTION: WHERE WE ARE, HOW WE GOT HERE, AND THE MANY PLACES WE MAY GO

The 2020 Presidential Election results need no real introduction, but just in case you are one of the many still outstanding apolitical Americans who still bafflingly don’t see the value in your vote, here’s one anyway. On Saturday morning, after what seemed like the longest week of 2020 (and that’s saying something), major news outlets…

THE BEST TIKTOK ACCOUNTS TO CHECK OUT BEFORE IT GETS BANNED

If you’re an avid TikTok user, or are merely interested in the lifestyle, you no doubt have had quite a rollercoaster of a week. Last Friday, President Trump announced an official ban on the social media application (following initial rumblings back in July) stating that it would be unavailable to download from any app stores on…

HOW RUTH BADER GINSBURG BECAME AN ICON FOR MILLENNIALS AND GEN-Z

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Notorious R.B.G., Kiki, was and forever will be an icon to so many people. The late Supreme Court Justice died on Friday evening, September 18, 2020, due to complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer. At 87 years young, she passed away in her Washington home to the deafeningly loud mourning of a…

10 BLACK AMERICAN LEADERS OUR TEXTBOOKS SHOULD SHINE MORE LIGHT ON

It is impossible to understate the lasting influence of historic Black American leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Boise, and more recent voices like Barack and Michelle Obama. But the history of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as countless aspects of general American culture…

KAMALA HARRIS’ HISTORIC VP APPOINTMENT

California senator Kamala Harris has been named as Joe Biden’s running mate, making her the first ever Black woman and the first person of Asian descent to earn that position. The choice carries a special weight in this election cycle, as Biden has said he’d be “a transition candidate,” hinting that if health problems arise…

WHAT MAKES A QUEER ICON?

A cursory Google search yields few resources attempting to accurately define what makes a queer icon, well, iconic. And there’s a good reason for that. Whats makes a queer icon is at the same time simple and incredibly difficult to define. One one hand, its is easy to use blanket terms like “glamorous” or “camp”…

A LOOK INTO MANIFESTATION TRENDING ON TIKTOK

With the deterioration of the terrestrial, TikTokers are turning to the cosmic. The hashtag #manifestation has over three billion views on the social media platform, with videos of (mostly) young women teaching their audiences how to use the power of their minds to attain whatever they want, be it self-love, material goals, dreams of travel,…

PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS ALIKE RECKON WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S EUGENICIST ROOTS

On Tuesday, the New York branch of Planned Parenthood announced that they’re removing birth control activist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s name from their Manhattan Health Center, citing her eugenicist beliefs. In a statement, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York called the removal “both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy…

IS CANCEL CULTURE HURTING US?

#RipEllen recently trended on Twitter. No, the network TV mega-star hasn’t unexpectedly passed away. The hashtag is merely the latest example of Ellen hatred, where users are mock-mourning a smattering of images of short-haired celebrities from Kathy Bates to Niall Horan. This gag, which may seem harsh to some and hilarious to others, is born…

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