Was the Capitol Hill Takeover a Sign?

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, pro-Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building and interrupted the electoral vote count for President-elect Joe Biden. The mob vandalized the building and assaulted police officers, leading to the deaths of five people. Members of the Senate and House were evacuated, and a 6 p.m. curfew was enacted across…

President Trump Withdraws U.S. Troops From Somalia

Dr. Mumbi Seraki never disappoints when it comes to highlighting events happening on the African continent. The following information is from NPR.org. Before the Biden administration takes office on January 20th, the Trump administration will withdraw United States troops from Somalia in early 2021. Roughly 700 soldiers stationed in the country will be reassigned to…

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Greetings Everyone, I’m not sure how I missed the controversy surrounding the dam that’s under construction on Africa’s Blue Nile River, but I’ve caught up to speed. Formerly known as the Millennium Dam, The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is currently being built in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, on the Blue Nile River. The…

The Importance of the Black Male Vote

One thing I’ve noticed this election season, by way of media coverage, online and in-person debates, and the numbers, is that the Democratic Party’s stranglehold on Black America is breaking. While most Black Americans over the age of 40 still have blind loyalty to the Party and its candidates, less than 47% of Black voters…

Final Round

I just finished watching the final round of the 2020 Presidential Debate, and I must say that it was a lot better than the first. This was an actual debate and not a roast session. However, between group chats and political banter with family members, I was unable to get every point made. But I…

North Carolina’s Presidential Polls Are Heating Up

Being a North Carolinian, by way of the Queen City (Charlotte), I wondered about our behavior in this year’s election. Well, upon doing some research, I’ve found out that North Carolina is about that action. The election polls are heating up, and the numbers here in the state show that this race is going to…

President Trump to Remove Sudan from U.S. Terrorist List

I just came across an update regarding Sudan and the United States and had to share my findings with you all. The following information is from Africa News. President Donald Trump has signaled the removal of Sudan from the U.S. terrorist list if they pay $335 million in compensation to American terror victims and their…

The 2020 Presidential Debate: Round 1

Last night’s First Presidential Debate was comedic gold. As problematic as President Trump may be for many, no one can top his one-liners; hilarious is an understatement. The topics addressed were the Affordable Care Act, Covid-19, the Economy, Race Relations, and the Supreme Court. However, the personal insults coming from both parties turned the debate…

Second Stimulus Checks Are On The Way!

As millions of Americans remain unemployed due to the coronavirus outbreak, talks of stimulus checks remain at the forefront. Upon doing some research, I found some updates.┬áThe following information comes from Forbes. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that the second wave of stimulus checks are on the way and it will be a one-time payment…

Funds For The Defense Production Act Redirected

COVID-19 has had a grave effect on the nation’s economy, and one area, in particular, is the defense industry. The following information comes from Space News. Due to the pandemic, the $116 million set aside for small launch contracts under the Defense Production Act have been redirected to other priorities. Assistant Secretary of the United…

Trump Administration Blocks Veterans from Receiving Stimulus Checks

This will be a continuation of a previous post. The following information comes from the Military Times. As a result of the recently passed Coronavirus Relief Bill, over half of United States veterans who receive Social Security benefits will not automatically receive COVID-19 relief funds. The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, is calling on the Trump…

The Senate’s $2 Trillion Relief Bill

I did some research on the Coronavirus Relief Bill that was passed this week and I wanted to share my findings. The following information comes from NPR.org. A $2 trillion coronavirus response bill was passed by the Senate to provide relief for individuals and businesses during the economic freeze in America. Senate Majority Leader Mitch…