Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Posted by on Jan 26, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

­Russia and Ukraine are two neighboring nations with a tumultuous history. Now, they are facing their highest level of tension in years. So, what’s happening, and how worried should the global community be? Here, btw takes a closer look. Recent Tensions Tensions between Ukraine and Russia began to escalate in 2013. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych […]

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2022 in Current Events, World | No Comments

When the U.S. government ended its occupation of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country was quickly overrun by the Taliban. Afghanistan was already a poor and war-ravaged nation, but Taliban control made a bad situation even worse. It devastated the Afghan economy. Now, the country faces a widespread humanitarian crisis as millions of civilians starve. […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Both his father and his mother’s father were Baptist ministers. When King became a minister, he used his position to fight racial inequality and inspire African Americans. He was a powerful […]

Workweek Changes in the UAE

Workweek Changes in the UAE

Posted by on Dec 16, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

What if you were only expected to work half of each Friday? Would you like it? Workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are about to find out. The UAE has announced that it will transition from the five-day work week to a 4.5-day work week. Weekends will include Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday. But […]

Thanksgiving Turkey and Traditions

Thanksgiving Turkey and Traditions

Americans love turkey on Thanksgiving, and it’s only fitting that the president pay homage to one of the countries dearest traditions. Just look at some of these turkey facts through American history. One of the country’s founding fathers Benjamin Franklin had proposed the turkey as the United States’ national bird, instead of the bald eagle. […]

The NFL and the Anthem

The NFL and the Anthem

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

The National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2021 season on Thursday, September 9. Some people who viewed the pregame ceremonies may have been surprised to hear two pre-game anthems. Yes, plural. The NFL has pledged to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to performing the traditional “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies […]

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons

Posted by on Sep 3, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post takes a look at a North Carolina change in voting rights. If someone has been convicted of a felony, do you think that he or she should still have the right to vote? States vary widely when it comes to restoring voting rights to convicted felons.  A case in North […]

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes the dramatic events that occurred in Afghanistan last week. September 11, 2021, was the Biden administration’s deadline for removing all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan. However, as the U.S. began pulling out of the country, the Taliban has taken over with shocking speed. Now, the Taliban have regained control […]

Census Results Come In

Census Results Come In

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post gives a summary of the new population data gathered from the most recent national Census.. Once a decade, the federal government completes a population count to determine each state’s congressional and state-level representation. The federal government also uses this data to guide the distribution of funding to local communities every […]

New York’s First Female Governor

New York’s First Female Governor

Posted by on Aug 17, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

The state of New York has never had a female governor before. But that’s about to change. Now that the current governor, Andrew Cuomo, has resigned, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul has assumed the office. Here, btw takes a closer look at this unique story and its historic outcome. What Happened? Andrew Cuomo has served three […]