USA: Yesterday, Prez Trump headed to Kenosha, Wisconsin in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29 year old Black man. He was greeted by protesters. Lots of them. During his visit, the Prez pledged to rebuild parts of Kenosha that were harmed during unrest - plus promised to hand more federal spendings to Wisconsin. Speaking of which, deputies just fatally shot a Black man in Los Angeles. The man, who’s been identified as Dijon Kizzee, was stopped for riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes and was shot after dropping a bundle of items that included a gun. Intro protests. Meanwhile, ICYDK, back in 1921, a group of white looters destroyed a Black biz district and killed up to 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now, survivors of the massacre and descendents of the victims are suing the city, plus some others.
POLITICS: Quick refresher: lots of low-income students get free or reduced-price meals from school. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of schools have shut down - leaving people worried about where these low-income students could get their meals. Enter: the Agriculture Dept, which just declared it will let schools keep offering free breakfast and lunch to any kid or teen through the end of 2020. You read that right. Now, some people are pushing to extend this through 2021. In other news, recently, the Trump team announced a nationwide ban on evictions (aka an eviction moratorium). The ban is set to last through the end of 2020.
WORLD: Zimbabwe is making some big moves. Reminder: a couple decades ago, Zimbabwe’s gov seized land - sometimes forcibly - from 4,000 white farmers. The idea was to cut back on imbalances in land ownership that usually favored Zimbabwe’s white minority. Problem, since the move ultimately served to weaken the country’s economy and worsen relations with the West. Now, Zimbabwe is pledging to give land back to white farmers (but the policy only applies to those protected by international investment treaties). Meanwhile, the Belarus protests are still taking place. And recently, riot police were caught on camera attacking and arresting university student protesters in the country’s capital. Stay tuned.