When Avatar: The Last Airbender hit Netflix in May of 2020, the world seemed to stand still. While not much else was happening because of the coronavirus, the world seemed even more quiet than usual as television viewers were glued to their screens, re-watching what I would deem as one of the best shows of my childhood.
Month: February 2021
As promised, during the month of February I have been keeping tabs on all things Black history and embarked on some new fitness goals. Over the last 25 days, I’ve celebrated being Black for myself and accomplished some pretty fun things both in and outside of the gym. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Black History Month finds and update you all on my fitness journey!
I first heard the song “Honesty” by Pink Sweat$ a year ago, when I was going through an R&B obsession. I am still deep in this obsession: the duality of R&B is what makes it so powerful. It’s the kind of music you want to listen to when your heart is hurting, but it’s also perfect for when you’re in love.
Culturally, we have shifted away from the era of records, CDs, or even buying and downloading music to our phones, tablets, and other electronic devices. As a result, two major music streaming platforms have emerged, each carrying their own reputation and causing intense debate between users.
On Thursday, the Senate Parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, denied the inclusion of a minimum wage boost in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Macdonough argued that the minimum wage hike runs contrary to budget rules.
Malik Beasley’s guilty plea will cost him $1.1 million, as he has been suspended from the Minnesota Timberwolves without pay for 12 games. Earlier this month, Beasley pled guilty to a felony charge of threats of violence during an incident that took place in September.
In a series of tweets, former Utah Jazz guard Elijah Millsap stated on Wednesday that he was the victim of bigoted remarks made by the team’s vice president of basketball operations, Dennis Lindsey. Millsap tweeted that bigotry “is still very well present” and that Lindsey “made bigot remarks in my exit interview while conversing with Q. Snyder ‘if you say one more word, I’ll cut your Black ass and send you back to Louisiana.’”
On Friday, the FDA is holding a meeting to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It is anticipated that they will approve the vaccine, which will likely lead to authorization within the next few days.
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday, February 25 to pass the Equality Act, which will ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Having this bill pass through the House of Representatives is the first step to getting the bill signed into law.
Legendary duo Daft Punk has officially called it quits after an almost three-decade-long run in which they fundamentally changed the EDM scene forever.
Over the past month, I have done my best to highlight both famous and up-and-coming Black authors, writers, and editors to show the plethora of talent within the writing field and the Black community. Today, for my last installment, at least for the month of February, I will be featuring one of my favorite education journalists and someone I’m proud to call a dear friend, Lauren Lumpkin.
Women are playing sports at rates higher than ever before, breaking barriers in all areas. Whether it be to playing, coaching, officiating, or commentating, more and more women are showing up and being let in. Why is it, then, with 40% of all athletic participants being women, do they receive just 4% of all media coverage?