What the Health
This week, health disparities and injustices facing Black people across the Diaspora stuck out a lot. All this is on top of COVID-19. What are some solutions we can implement to begin to address the problem(s)?
What the Health
The latest in COVID numbers: 90M total cases & 1M total deaths (+894K & +3K from last week) in the US.
Monkeypox is on its way to being considered a public health emergency.
The US has recorded its first polio case in almost 10 years.
COVID-19 finally caught up to President Joe Biden.
Dr. Fauci says he’s out at the end of Biden’s current term.
Keeping Up with Biden & Harris
Gas prices are still dropping thanks–allegedly–to your POTUS.
Infrastructure Secretary Pete Buttigieg has his hands full with summer travel delays, supply chain issues, and advocating to protect same-sex marriages.
Kamala Harris is stopping by Indianapolis as state legislators consider implementing their own abortion ban.
Congress, What’s Good?
In an effort to codify gay marriage before the GOP snatches it away, the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act with bipartisan support. Now, all eyes are on the Senate where its fate remains unclear.
What the Senate is more certain about, however, is protecting future elections. The upper chamber came up with a proposal to reform the Electoral Count Act, ultimately trying to make it harder to overturn an election. (We’re looking at you, Donnie.) While the bill is co-sponsored by 9 Republicans, it’ll need 1 more to bypass the filibuster.
Topics in this week’s committee meetings:
Racial bias in the financial services industry
Decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level
Environmental justice & civil rights
Election Watch: 2022 Midterms
Primaries will be back next week. To all of y’all who live in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, & Washington: Are you ready to vote?
After calling to defund the police in 2020, Democrats have gone back to backing the boys in blue, hoping it will garner more votes this fall.
At least 120 election deniers have won the Republican nomination in primaries across the country. Scary shit, but not at all surprising.
Social Justice Round Up
Black people emerge as the most disproportionately impacted by overdose deaths in a new report.
People from the US are now crossing the southern border to get abortions in Mexico. Does this make us the shithole country now?
One of the other cops involved in George Floyd ‘s death received a 2.5 year prison sentence.
Around the Diaspora
Increased costs of living has everybody saying WTF when shopping for everyday items. Just ask those living in Kenya, South Africa, and in many other countries on the Continent.
Gold mining in Sudan is causing health issues for local villagers and destroying the environment.
A recent WHO report reveals poor health outcomes for Caribbean refugees & migrants.
This Ghanaian built Meaningful Gigs to help African gig workers in tech score short- and long-term jobs at companies like Meta and Starbucks. Check out the founder’s story here.
Getting to the Money
For those interested in the world of advertising & marketing, McCann Worldgroup literally has 1000+ open positions for you to browse. You can choose between roles that are completely back in the office, fully remote, or a hybrid of the two.
Wanna make a real-life impact with the work you do?? Us too. Check out jobs at the Center for Reproductive Rights. They are a global organization aiming to advance reproductive rights as basic human rights.
Need help updating your resume to land you a new gig? This career coach has tips on what NOT to include.
Nude Barre recognized that everybody needs bodywear to match their melanin. With 12 shades, their line of intimate apparel (think bras, panties, & camisoles) goes farther than most in ensuring everyone looks and feels good in their undies.
Culture that Pops
Coach Prime, also known as Deion Sanders, will donate half of his salary to help Jackson State University complete renovations on its football facility.
We are in our feelings over the trailer for Wakanda Forever, the sequel to Black Panther. Did you see it?
Jordan Peele’s Nope debuted as #1 the box office last weekend.
The Black News Channel is coming back. Will you be tuning in?