President Obama, We Miss You
A Tale of Two Presidents
Here’s how our President—Barack Obama—advised the people regarding the Coronavirus last week. He’s eloquent, level-headed and clear. He also tweeted a dope interactive article simulating how the virus can spread in various scenarios.
Here’s how yall’s President is handling the situation:
The U.S. response continues to be severely behind compared to other major countries and testing is still unavailable to most people.
He announced a travel ban, but got some key details all wrong. He also declared a national emergency.
He had contact with two people that tested positive and initially refused to take a test himself. Then he allegedly took a test and says the results came back negative. Our spidey senses tell us something’s fishy there.
He’s more concerned about how the stock market looks than he is about how the American people are doing...still.
He just can’t seem to keep his hands to himself or out of his face.
Congress, What’s Good? The House passed a Coronavirus relief bill to give a hand to the American people. The bill would give 2 weeks of paid sick leave for the population in general and up to 3 months for those actually infected by the virus. In a rare showing of bipartisan support, Donald Trump is eager to sign it. The Senate, however, not so much. The hesitation is surrounding
Beyond that, there isn’t much happening on the Hill this week.
Georgia and Louisiana listen up. Your primaries have been pushed back due to the Ronas.
Other states are also making changes to their primary processes. Here’s how.
Joe Biden had another great Tuesday.
There was no diversity on last night’s debate stage, so it was tough to watch. Just in case you didn’t bother to tune in or you couldn’t finish it, here are the winners and losers.
What if we get to November and we’re still in the middle of a pandemic? There’s a super scary, but super legal, loophole that Republicans can use to snatch the election.
Around the Diaspora
Senegal is partnering with the UK to develop handheld COVID-19 tests.
The tables have turned and we aint mad at it. Africa restricts travel from the US, Europe, and China.
Has Ethiopia returned to some of its old ways? Members of the country’s largest ethnic group are complaining about restricted internet access and police beatings under the rule of their Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister
Culture that Pops
Simone Biles checks USA Gymnastics in response to them wishing her a happy birthday.
Multiple NBA players are donating money to help hourly arena workers during this time of need.
Jay Electronica FINALLY released his debut album and it’s got the people talking.
Issa & crew are returning to a screen new you very soon. Make sure you got your uncle’s homeboy’s sister’s HBO password on deck.