Paul Chavez didn’t know where a sculpture of his father, the late Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House
Republicans and Democrats are negotiating how to split control of the Senate for the next two years, and there's one custom that Mitch McConnell wants to protect: the filibuster. His rivals aren't buying it, the Hill reports. "We're not going to give him what he wishes," said Sen. Dick Durbin....
Dr. Anthony Fauci was back in the White House briefing room to talk about the Biden administration's COVID plans. Fauci said the new administration will “be completely open and honest” about the pandemic, which he called "a liberating feeling." (Jan. 21)
On Thursday, Bitcoin fell as much as 11%. The drop comes after a report from BitMEX Research suggested a critical flaw called "double-spend" occurred in the bitcoin blockchain. Double-spend is a highly feared scenario where a user is able to spend their same bitcoin more than once. Business Insider reports a double-spend event has not been confirmed. There have been mixed messages from BitMEX on the particular instance.
Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protégé trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat
The Only Celebrity President Biden Follows on Twitter Is Chrissy Teigen . Teigen often publicly criticized Trump on Twitter, prompting him to block her. On Wednesday, she tweeted at Biden before his inauguration. President Biden heeded her call. As of Wednesday night, the @POTUS account was following 11 government officials and Teigen. When Teigen found out about the follow, she could hardly believe it. She also felt the pressure of being the only celebrity followed by @POTUS
Facebook has defended its decision, made after the attack on the US Capitol, to not allow former President Trump on its platforms indefinitely. "We believe our decision was necessary and right," a Facebook blog post said. But the company has sent the issue to its new Oversight Board for a...
900,000 Americans Filed for Unemployment in Trump's Last Full Week as President. The figures, released by the Labor Department on Thursday, were slightly lower than the 910,000 economists had predicted. The number is still nearly four times greater than pre-pandemic levels. 423,734 Americans also applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Continuing jobless claims fell to about 5.1 million. According to Fox News, about 40% of the labor force has filed for some sort of unemployment benefits amid the global health crises. Though vaccines offer some hope of a return to normalcy, . new coronavirus variants have increased the probability of a prolonged third wave of infections. While the vaccine offers a light at the end of the tunnel, we're still far away from a complete reopening of the economy that could drive rehiring and stem further layoffs, Daniel Zhao, Glassdoor senior economist, via Fox News
Paul Chavez didn’t know where a sculpture of his father, the late Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House. He shipped it from California and was surprised to see it right behind Biden on Wednesday. (Jan. 21)
The stock market ended up in mixed territory on day No. 2 of the new White House. The Dow fell 12 points to 31,117 on Thursday, but the S&P 500 rose a point to 3,853, and the Nasdaq climbed 73 points to 13,530. The latter two are...
President Biden's first full day in office had one main focus: COVID-19. Biden signed 10 executive orders aimed at speeding up the nation's recovery and curbing the spread of the virus, reports NBC News . But he also cautioned that things will get worse in the near future. "We didn't get...
The Democratic-controlled House easily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns over how long he's been out of the military. (Jan. 21)
President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders he issued on his first day in office
Jay-Z Launches $10 Million Fund to Invest in Minority-Owned Cannabis Startups. Jay-Z has launched a startup fund that will encourage more Black participation in the cannabis industry. In a conversation with ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ Jay-Z said he wanted to “do [his] part” and help in a “real, concrete way.” . We were the ones most negatively affected by the war on drugs, and America has turned around and created a business from it that’s worth billions, Jay-Z, to ‘The Wall Street Journal’. The Social Equity Ventures fund is the result of the merging of two California-based pot firms: Left Coast Ventures and CMG Partners. The merged company, dubbed The Parent Company, will start the fund off with an initial $10 million. From there, at least 2 percent of The Parent Company’s net income will be contributed annually. That money will go toward “diversifying” the cannabis industry’s “business leadership and workforce.” . ... To invest in minority-owned and Black-owned cannabis businesses and contribute to the effort to rectify the wrongs of prohibition … , The Parent Company, via statement. The Social Equity Ventures fund will also support “organizations and programs” that work toward diversifying the cannabis industry. . The fund will also support organizations and programs focused on diversifying the cannabis workforce through job fairs and placement, industry training and education, as well as Social Equity application support, The Parent Company, via statement. $1 million will be invested in each of the startups it chooses to back.
Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police. The FBI and local police force are urging everyone with info to come forward.
One of the most enduring memes from Inauguration Day continues to revolve around Bernie Sanders' mittens. A photo of Sanders seated at the ceremony wearing mittens made by a Vermont teacher has taken on a life of its own. BuzzFeed , Mashable , Apollo magazine, and the Burlington Free Press , were among...
Who is Amanda Gorman, the Youngest Inaugural Poet in US History?. The 22-year-old recited her poem, 'The Hill We Climb,' at President Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. Gorman, who was invited to read at the request of First Lady Jill Biden, was named the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles at age 16. She went on to become the first National Youth Poet Laureate while studying sociology at Harvard College. The poet told the ‘Los Angeles Times’ she has plans to run for president in 2036, inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris. There’s no denying that a victory for her is a victory for all of us who would like to see ourselves represented as women of color in office. , Amanda Gorman, via ‘Los Angeles Times’. Gorman also has two books in the works, including her children’s book, 'Change Sings,' which is set for a September release