President Obama To Be First Active President to Visit Hiroshima Since Bombings

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Photo via Tama Yuri via Flickr President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan. The White House has said the United States does not owe Japan a formal apology for using the atomic bomb in August 1945, instead, will serve as a reminder the terrible …

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 …

Guest Lecturer Discusses ‘The Rebellious Life’ of Rosa Parks

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In elementary and high school we are told the brave and historic story of Rosa Parks and how her refusal to move from her seat on the bus changed the course of history. On Wednesday, April 27th visiting lecturer Jeanne Theoharis from Brooklyn College spoke about her biography, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks which was published in 2013. …

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 …

U.S. Adopts Israeli Tactic in New ISIS Bombings

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Photo by David B. Gleason via Flickr On Tuesday, April 26th the United States adopted a unique Israeli tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it’s about to be bombed in an effort to get civilians out before they are hit. By using an aircraft and other intelligence assets to …

The First African American Woman is Coming to the $20 Bill

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Photo via Flickr On the morning of April 20th, the most googled phrase was “Who is Harriet Tubman?” This occurred in response to news that American hero Harriet Tubman would soon grace the front of the $20 bill. The announcement left the internet in shambles, prompting celebratory tweets and funny memes by members of the Black community while sending others …