Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

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. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Re-examines Drilling on Public Lands One controversial decision of the Trump administration was opening more public lands to oil and gas companies for drilling. Last week, President Biden announced changes to the federal lands leasing program that will require energy programs to pay higher fees and will contain drilling to certain areas. This […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

More Border Issues for President Biden In the past few weeks, thousands of migrants have arrived at the border between the United States and Mexico. Many of these are Haitians who had been allowed to live in other countries several year ago. Many of these migrants crossed into Del Rio, Texas, and formed an encampment […]

The Group of 7 Meets in England

The Group of 7 Meets in England

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in World | No Comments

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 […]

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post tells you about President Biden’s desire to loosen vaccine patents and why that is a difficult situation. As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily available in the United States and many other wealthy countries. […]

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Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Calls Killing of Armenians Genocide Over one hundred years ago, about 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Now, for the first time, an American president has officially recognized this tragedy as a genocide. President Biden made a statement on April 24, 2021, on the 106th anniversary […]

Biden Appoints New AAPI Liaison

Biden Appoints New AAPI Liaison

Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Government, United States | No Comments

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month–a time to honor and celebrate the achievements, accomplishments, and contributions of the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States. As of the 2017 Census, 22.2 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders were living in the U.S. On April 14, the White House announced the new role […]

America Gets Vaccinated

America Gets Vaccinated

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

One of President Biden’s highest priorities from his first days in the White House was accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations. He wanted to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first hundred days in office. How is that goal coming along? Will Biden Meet His Goal? President Biden’s initial goal of 100 million vaccinations by May 1was achieved […]

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge

Posted by on Mar 26, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes the current set of challenges that President Biden faces at the southern border of the United States. The Trump administration faced many criticisms regarding the separation of immigrating children from families on the southern border. Now that a new president is in the White House, how is President Biden […]