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After downplaying COVID-19 for his own political gain and consistently and xenophobically calling it the “China Virus,” Donald Trump and Melania Trump have both tested positive for the Coronavirus. CNN reports that many White House officials knew that Hope Hicks, a senior counselor to the (impeached) president, had tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning but encouraged Trump to attend a New Jersey golf club fundraiser with an attendance of over 100 people.  At this fundraiser Trump reportedly seemed “lethargic” but still repeated his message that “the...

If you’re like any other anxious American voter who was curious about how the first Presidential debate went but too scared or too tired to watch, just turn on MTV and put on any reality show and you’ll get the gist. There was screaming, verbal taunts, mocking of dead children, and, of course, copious amounts of half-truths and straight up lies. To help figure out what was true and what was fake from all of Trump’s interesting claims last night, we compiled fact-checking on some...
Last night, the second of the three-night Democratic National Convention, delegates from all 50 states and seven territories participated in the nomination roll call, officially nominating former Vice President Joe Biden for president. The roll call, which was done via pre-recorded video and zoom for the first time in the DNC’s 172 year history, featured a number of moving speeches from diverse citizens and elected officials from across the nation. One of these short testimonials came from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, who was...
Yesterday, nurse, single mother, and BLM activist Cori Bush won the democratic primary in Missouri—beating incumbent William Lacy Clay. In a historic win, Bush knocked Clay out of his 1st Congressional District seat. Clay has held this seat since 2001 and his father held it before him. If elected to Congress in November, Bush would become the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress, according to NPR. “It is historic that this year, of all years, we're sending a Black, working-class single mother, who has been fighting...
“As harsh as it may sound, the government didn’t hire me for my moral views.” “We don't pick and choose groups of people based on race, color, religion. We just look for people who are removable.” “Sometimes the American dream becomes a nightmare.” These are just some of the quotes from Netflix’s new docuseries. Immigration Nation explores the ongoing immigration crisis in the United States and the widely contested work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents under the Trump Administration. The six-part highly-anticipated docuseries, directed by Christina Clusiau...
We’ve come to the conclusion that even if there is some mass document in the Oval Office with every last detail of the President’s job description, Trump almost certainly has not read it. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted a statement that had Twitter-goers reeling. Please, read the following with your very best impersonation of Trump: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most FRAUDULENT Election in history,” he wrote. “It will be a great embarrassment to...
In the 1970s, a gang of activists made history as the first—and–only American terrorist group founded and led by women. They bombed the Capitol, broke their friends out of jail, and, 40 years later, some are still at large. It was 1981 and Marilyn Buck, Susan Rosenberg, and Judy Clark had spent days casing Co-Op City, a housing complex in the Bronx. Hours passed as they watched people and businesses, including the armored trucks that ferried cash to and from a bank.  They were there to help...
On Monday, a Tea Party Patriots-backed group known as "America's Frontline Doctors" held a press event in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. A doctor claimed that she had "cured" COVID-19 by using a combination of Hydroxychloroquine, Zithromax, and zinc, a claim not supported by any strong scientific research. She also said that wearing a facial covering and social distancing were unnecessary. Breitbart News, the right-wing news site, published the video which was viewed millions of times before it was removed from the social media sites...
Chrystul Kizer, 19, was let out of jail Monday on a $400,000 bond put up by the Chicago Community Bond Fund and other organizations. She currently faces a life sentence in prison on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and use of a dangerous weapon, as well as four other felony charges, after killing her alleged sex trafficker, 34-year-old Randy Volar, according to CNN. Kizer maintains that the move was in self-defense, claiming that Volar had been abusing and trafficking her to other men for over a...
The U.N. will be examining systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. in the upcoming weeks. The Human Rights Council, an inter-government system with 47 members, said on Monday that it will be looking into the deaths of black people in America and the treatment of the cases in the justice system. This comes after a number of African nations called for the U.N. to investigate this epidemic of police brutality. “Structural racism and police violence are issues, which are commonly raised by states and...