CA Beach Returned to Black Family

Key Excerpt: “The return is the result of a lengthy campaign and difficult process. The state legislature had to pass a law to allow the return of the property. Now, the city will lease the land from the family for $413,000 a year – with a clause allowing the future purchase of the land for […]

Pronouns Spark Debate at U.S. Navy

Key Excerpt: “Ever since the video came to light, it’s led to a big debate over toughness in the military.” Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who was part of the team who killed Osama bin Laden, tweeted, “Your pronouns are shipmate/shipmates. There. I just saved the taxpayers millions by avoiding ridiculously useless training.” Supporting Article: […]

Ukraine Moves to Ban Russian Culture

Key Excerpt: “This law will ban the publishing and distributing of books written by Russian citizens (with similar exemptions to those for music) though this will not apply to books already published in Ukraine.” Supporting Article: BBC News Ricardo’s Summary: Culture is composed of five main elements; beliefs, values, norms, language, and symbols. Music and […]

Rap Music’s Surge in India

Key Excerpt: “All over the world, it is only the communities who have been pushed to the margins who ask difficult questions through art, and that’s what is happening in India now.” Supporting Article: BBC Ricardo’s Summary: I have a great deal of interest in India as it not only has the second-largest population in […]