Return of the Lockdowns
The latest: 12.3M cases & 256K deaths
This week in COVID-19 news:
The U.S. added another 1.3M new cases and 10K new deaths to its tally
States with somewhat-sensible leadership are going back to more restrictive measures
The CDC has asked us to limit travel for Thanksgiving
Privileged-ass white people are still running around talking about these life-saving restrictions are turning them into slaves
Hospital patients in some places still refuse to believe they've contracted COVID, even on their deathbeds
Are we the only ones tired & embarrassed? Nah? Ok, cool.
Because All Black Lives Matter
Last Friday was 2020’s Trans Day of Remembrance. The day was meant for us to acknowledge all of the trans lives taken violently due to intolerance & transphobia. We know that our community, specifically Black trans women are impacted by this disproportionately. Take a moment to remember the lives lost, learn more about the community’s plight, and put any (un)conscious biases in check.
Congress, What’s Good?
More programs enacted through the CARES Act are set to expire at the end of the year and while Money Makin’ Mitch did talk about diverting leftover funding from an old program to a new stimulus bill, he dismissed the Senate for the Thanksgiving holiday last week. AOC took a page out of Young Miami’s book & expressed her dislike for the continued apathy on this issue.
There will be no committee meetings or hearings this week.
Georgia Runoff Watch
Days to Remember:
Voter registration deadline: December 7
Early voting starts: December 14
Deadline to request an absentee ballot: December 31
Election Day: January 5
Hey Black women, the people are looking to you for another victory in GA. Shocking.
Keeping Up with Biden & Harris
Here’s the latest on Biden’s plans to take over as Commander in Chief.
More than half of the people managing Biden’s transition are women. He plans to ensure women play key roles after January 20 as well.
Some GOP Senators have finally mustered the courage to ask their peers to cooperate with the President-elect.
Around the Diaspora
As tens of thousands of Ethiopians migrate to Sudan, their government warns those left in the Tigray region that they will be shown no mercy.
Vanessa Nakate, a climate activist from Uganda, wants to know what Biden & Harris will do about climate change.
Hurricane Iota made landfall last week, killing a reported total of 40 people across Central America.
Getting to the Money
Even though many of us aren’t going anywhere with the new lockdowns, some of us still gotta look good at home. If that’s you, consider IB Designs. The brand creates handcrafted jewelry inspired by the beauty & history of the Caribbean.
Culture that Pops
This woman’s battle with fibroids led to her creating an app to help others find Black doctors.
Were you hoping the “Coming to America” sequel would be released on Amazon Prime Video this holiday season? You’ll actually have to wait until March 2021.
While Jeezy & Gucci had the world on edge during their Verzuz battle, they ultimately proved how powerful unity can be.