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Today’s headlines focus on the latest developments in the ongoing coronavirus outbreaks around the United States. Several states are easing restrictions despite experiencing surges in new cases and hospitalizations, and Army scientists report progress in new vaccine trials. As always, these headlines are taken from the front pages curated by Newseum.org
Good morning! Here are a few of today’s local, national, and international headlines courtesy of Newseum: Montgomery Advertiser, Published in Montgomery, AL
A gifted black writer, teacher, director, actress, and playwright and influential member of the Harlem Renaissance, Eulalie Spence was born on June 11th, 1894 on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. She grew up on her father's sugar plantation, which tragically was destroyed by hurricane in 1902, prompting her family's move to New York City where they lived first in Harlem and then Brooklyn. Despite hardship, Eulalie received an exce...
Today’s headlines look at a number of changes and reversals from school boards across the country, from controversial new standards for sex education in New Jersey to a condemnation of Ben Sasse’s virtual commencement in Nebraska. Also, a long read about the Deacons for Defense, an armed group that counted several educators among its members and argued for self defense while Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated for nonviolence. These headlines are taken from the front pages curated by
It's significant that we call it the Information Age. We don't talk about the Knowledge Age.-- James Billington, Speaking of Information: The Library Juice Quotation BookA review of the literatu...
Today’s selection of daily news articles focuses on the renewed pushes for innovative reforms of law enforcement in this country. Multiple local areas, and even Democrats at the national level, are bowing to or riding the wave of activist pressure to try and make real change. Here are tentatively hopeful stories to follow in the coming weeks and months. As always, the stories here are drawn from the newspaper front pages curated by
As the protests continue around the country (and now the world), protesters are finally seeing traction against city governments. Today’s news stories focus on the unprecedented solidarity on display in the face of brutality and violent backlash. As always, all of today’s news stories are drawn from the front pages curated by Newseum.org....
In all 50 states, protestors have held demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality. The protests have taken many different forms over the weekend. People—i...
As the pandemic continues and protests spread beyond the U.S., here are some updates on the most recent actions taken by presidents and prime ministers around the world. These headlines for Saturday June 6, 2020 are courtesy of Newseum:The Calgary Sun, Published in Calgary, CanadaTrudeau Takes a Knee at Anti-Racism Protest on Parliament ...
Believe it or not, "National Doughnut Day" or "National Donut Day" has a significant history; celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, it dates back to 1938 when the Salvation Army in Chicago honored members or "lassies" who served donuts, or fried dough confectionary, to soldiers during the First World War. Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance thought of providing baked goods, among them donuts, to hungry servicemen in France; t...