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Barack Obama slams U.S. COVID-19 response, says crisis highlights racial inequalities in HBCU virtual commencement speech

Former President Barack Obama took the virtual stage on Saturday to deliver two commencement speeches during an unprecedented time in the nation’s history. The speeches were addressed to high school and college graduates of the class of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted the way of life across the globe, and the U.S. response to […]

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Sen. Richard Burr steps aside from chair position amid insider-trading probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his cellphone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the move, saying he and Burr had agreed that it […]

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Following Kobe Bryant’s Death, California Bill Seeks To Make Crime Scene Photo Sharing Illegal

Source: WENN/Avalon / WENN California lawmakers are introducing a bill that would make it a crime for first responders to share pictures of bodies taken at crime scenes for anything other than investigatory use. According to The Hollywood reporter, the bill is a result of the outcry that occurred when photos of Kobe Bryant‘s helicopter […]

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Florida man dresses as Grim Reaper, strolls beaches in protest of state reopening ‘prematurely’

Florida residents are rushing to public beaches as the state relaxes stay-at-home orders, but one beachgoer is there not to soak up the sun but to send a sinister message. Gov. Ron DeSantis, as part of efforts to begin easing measures intended to slow the spread of coronavirus, opened a handful of state beaches in April. […]