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The Group of 7 Meets in England
Jun 16, 2021

The Group of 7 Meets in England

Last week was the 47th G-7 Summit. G-7 stands for the “Group of Seven,” and includes the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The G-7 originated in the 1970s as a meeting of finance ministers from the U.S., France, the U.K., and West Germany. As the organization became more formal […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 11, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced In April 2021, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was tried and found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. But the story isn’t over yet: Chauvin’s sentencing won’t take place until June 25. How many years he should serve in prison is being hotly debated by the prosecution and the […]

Denmark’s New Immigration Law
Jun 9, 2021

Denmark’s New Immigration Law

Here in the United States, one of the most hotly debated issues of the past few years has been what to do about immigrants and refugees. But the U.S. is not the only nation grappling with this challenging question. Europe faces a refugee crisis, largely as a result of the ongoing civil war in Syria. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 3, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Turmoil in Samoa In Samoa, the new prime minister showed up last Monday to her first day in office, only to find herself literally locked out of Parliament. Why? The former leader is refusing to cede power. At an election held last month, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa was chosen as Samoa’s first female leader, making her […]

Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre
Jun 2, 2021

Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre

One hundred years ago, one of the U.S.’s worst incidents of race-based violence occurred: the Tulsa Race Massacre. There were no memorials to those lost. Evidence of the riot was removed from newspapers and police logs. Now, however, a new lawsuit in Oklahoma is seeking reparations for the massacre. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

The History of Memorial Day
May 27, 2021

The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday to honor members of the military who lost their lives during wars or conflicts. Many local communities hold patriotic celebrations that include parades, fireworks, and flag displays. Memorial Day is observed annually on the last Monday of May as a federal holiday. While the holiday honors fallen service members, […]

YOU DECIDE: Should Daylight Savings Time Become Permanent?
May 26, 2021

YOU DECIDE: Should Daylight Savings Time Become Permanent?

Spring forward, fall back . . . or is it the other way around? Daylight Savings Time  was first developed in the early 1900s to save fuel during World War I. Most states in the United States observe Daylight Savings Time—which lasts for eight months of each calendar year. Standard Time (from November to March) […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 26, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

AAPI Film Industry Successes This year Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) made a great impact in the American film industry with an impressive slate of recent achievements, recognitions, and honors. Chloe Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” originally made headlines for being  the second female director–and the first woman of color–to win the Academy Award […]

Liz Cheney Ousted for Speaking Against Trump
May 20, 2021

Liz Cheney Ousted for Speaking Against Trump

This week’s Election Central post examines the recent congressional leadership change demanded by the Republican Party. Is someone who speaks out against their own political party’s leadership being brave, or being disloyal? Should that person be commended or asked to step down? These are some of the questions circulating around Republican Liz Cheney, who was […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 19, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Deadly Protests Rock Colombia Anti-government protesting in Colombia has paralyzed much of the nation. It all started in late April 2021 when the government proposed a new tax reform plan which  called for an increase in taxes to make up for money lost during the COVID-19 pandemic (Colombia’s GDP dropped by 6.8 percent last year, […]