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Grammy President Denies Race Problem In Beyonce’s Loss

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Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr Following Adele’s album of the year Grammy victory, criticisms about race in the music industry have dominated post-Grammy conversations. Critics asserted Beyonce’s Lemonade “dominated critical discussion in 2016” and her grammy-loss reflected racial bias and lack of diversity in the Recording Academy. Adele called attention to Lemonade’s significance and apparent “snub” during her acceptance …

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Trump Nominates Conservative Justice, Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

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Photo by Victoria Pickering via Flickr On Tuesday night, President Trump publicly nominated Neil Gorsuch as the 9th Supreme Court Justice. Gorsuch is to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who passed at age 79 in February 2016. Many Republican members of Congress are pleased with Trump’s nomination; it gives Republicans a 5-9 majority on the Supreme Court. Trump’s judicial appointment–a critical …

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#OscarsNotAsWhite After Release of 2017 Nominations

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Photo by Robert Couse Baker The Academy Awards has faced much criticism over the past few years for its lack of diversity and representation. In 2016, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite surfaced online and created a channel for critics of the awards show to boycott and voice their frustrations, anger, and disappointments. However, on Tuesday morning The Academy made an effort to …

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Kaepernick Praises Communist Leader Fidel Castro

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Photo by Flickr Following Sunday’s 31-24 loss against the Miami Dolphins and the Friday announcement of Fidel Castro’s death, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made controversial comments in support of Castro. “I agree with the investment in education. I also agree with the investment in health care as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa,” stated Kaepernick. …

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Clinton, Obama Call for Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

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Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have urged democrats to “give Trump a chance to lead” despite sentiments of disappointment and anger. During her concession speech, Clinton remained composed, stating “This is painful, and it will be for a long time…[But] we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.” Trump’s victory comes as …

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FBI Reopens Clinton Email Investigation

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Photo via Flickr Emails found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, have led to the reopening of Clinton’s FBI investigation. The investigation will likely exceed the November 8th election due to extensive FBI policies necessary to determine if any emails contained classified information. Since FBI director James Comey initially disclosed news …

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Philadelphia 76ers Cancel Sevyn’s National Anthem Performance Due To “We Matter” Jersey

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Singer Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, was denied the chance to perform because she was wearing a jersey with the words “We Matter” on the front. “We Matter” is a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, and reflects the struggles many …

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California Drought Rules May Soon Be Eased

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Photo by Ray Bouknight via Flickr On May 9th, California state regulators recommended changes in emergency drought rules that will allow communities to either ease or even drop mandatory conservation targets that have been in effect for much of the past year. Local areas will set their conservation targets based on their ability to meet demand if there are three …

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Health Concerns for ADHD Children

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Photo via Flickr On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publically expressed concerns about medicinal treatments for toddlers and young children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that parents of young children with the diagnosis try behavior therapy first, but less than half are receiving such services. 75 percent …