Day: August 9, 2021

Top Five Moments from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Top Five Moments from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics concluded on Sunday with the closing ceremonies, and it certainly was a memorable edition of the Games. With no spectators, rising COVID concerns, and shocking withdrawals, the 2020 Olympics, which were delayed a year, was consistently the top news story for two whole weeks. Now that the Olympics are over, it’s time to reflect on just how amazing these Games were.

Nas Drops New Album, Kings Disease II

Nas Drops New Album, Kings Disease II

Any hip-hop head, or even a casual enjoying of the culture, can tell you that Nas is a legend in the sport of rapping. Widely considered by most to be one of the greatest to ever do it, whenever Nas drops an album it is a big deal, but circumstances are a bit different here. Nas is giving us the sequel to his fantastic album, King Disease, the album that got the Queens legend his first ever Grammy.

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Become First Basketball Players Ever to Win 5 Gold Medals

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Become First Basketball Players Ever to Win 5 Gold Medals

Last week, I was talking, in depth, about the stakes surrounding the men’s basketball tournament at the Olympics and what them winning would mean for the reputation of Team USA. While the men’s USA basketball team did end up winning, the true story of the weekend for Olympic basketball was the milestone that Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi accomplished after beating Japan in the gold medal game on Sunday. The teammates became the first basketball players ever, male or female, to win five gold medals, making them, now, the greatest duo in Olympic basketball history.

Governor Cuomo’s Top Aide Resigns amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Governor Cuomo’s Top Aide Resigns amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Andrew Cuomo saga continues, as his top aide, Melissa DeRosa, resigned late Sunday night following calls for the resignation and potential impeachment of the New York Governor. A report published by New York attorney general Letitia James revealed that Governor Cuomo had previously sexually harassed 11 women. The state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is meeting on Monday, according to CNN, to discuss possible steps towards impeachment.

FDA Could Approve COVID Vaccines Within Weeks

FDA Could Approve COVID Vaccines Within Weeks

On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, said that he was hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would fully approve the COVID vaccines currently being administered in the US in the coming weeks. As of right now, all of the vaccines are being used under emergency approval. The three vaccines that are being used throughout the country are from drug companies Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

Ex-Cuomo Aide Opens Up About Groping Allegations

Ex-Cuomo Aide Opens Up About Groping Allegations

In her first televised interview, Brittany Commisso, a former executive assistant on New York Gov. Andre Cuomo’s staff, spoke on her interactions with Cuomo. Commisso has spoken out before anonymously in a previous interview with The Times Union of Albany last winter.

UN Calls New Report on Climate Change a “Code Red for Humanity”

UN Calls New Report on Climate Change a “Code Red for Humanity”

According to a report released Monday, in about a decade, temperatures on Earth will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent. The United Nations (UN) called this report a “code red for humanity.” Report co-author Linda Mearns says, “it’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get worse, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,” according to AP News.

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