Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus
Atlanta's mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, has tested positive for coronavirus, she announced Monday, saying "COVID-19 has literally hit home." Bottoms, a 50-year-old Democrat in her first-term, said she and her husband only experienced symptoms similar to seasonal allergies.
Bottoms, in an appearance on MSNBC, said the positive test result was a "shock" and she only decided to get tes...Continue reading
ICE says foreign students can't take online-only classes in the fall
The Trump administration on Monday unveiled new fall semester rules for foreign students, including a requirement that they take in-person classes to remain in the U.S., a condition that raised concerns as certain colleges and universities are planning to use online instruction because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the new guidelines by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), whi...Continue reading
NASCAR's Bubba Wallace hits back at Trump, calls out "HATE from the POTUS"
Bubba Wallace on Monday issued a statement in response to President Trump, who earlier in the day said Wallace, NASCAR's only Black full-time driver, should apologize after a noose was discovered in his garage stall at a speedway in Alabama. In a statement addressed to "the next generation and little ones following my foot steps," Wallace wrote, "... always deal with the hate being thrown at yo...Continue reading
Qualified immunity is at the forefront of the debate on policing
Wayne Jones was walking on the side of the road when he was stopped by police in 2013. Jones, a 50-year-old homeless black man diagnosed with schizophrenia, had violated an ordinance in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that requires all pedestrians to use the sidewalk.
When an officer asked if he was carrying a weapon, Jones fled the scene, according to court documents. Officers caught up wit...Continue reading
Trump targets driver Bubba Wallace while criticizing NASCAR ban on Confederate flag
Washington — President Trump on Monday lashed out at NASCAR and driver Bubba Wallace, suggesting Wallace should apologize after a noose was discovered in his garage stall at a speedway in Alabama, and calling the incident a "hoax" after an FBI investigation found the rope had been there for months.
On Twitter, Mr. Trump questioned whether Wallace, NASCAR's only Black full-time driv...Continue reading