Category Archives: CNN – US

Coronavirus cases rise in US south and west as crowded protests spark worries

Coronavirus cases rise in US south and west as crowded protests spark worries

Coronavirus cases continued to spread in parts of the American south and west in the past week as experts warn that packed protests could exacerbate the pandemic. The early parts of the American coronavirus outbreak struck hardest in the dense metropolitan areas on the coasts, such as New York, New Jersey, Boston, and California. But…MORE

All four former officers involved in George Floyd’s killing now face charges

All four former officers involved in George Floyd’s killing now face charges

The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck was charged on Wednesday with a new, more serious count of second-degree murder, and the three other officers on scene during his killing were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. “I strongly believe that these developments are in the interest of…MORE

These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time

These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time

Everyone has the bird. Corina Newsome calls it a gateway bird, the one special species that sets an avian enthusiast on a lifetime course of discovery and environmental passion. Hers was the blue jay. For Tykee James, it was the belted kingfisher. When asked what his favorite bird is, Alex Troutman paused. “Can I give…MORE

Protest and Racism: How you can help communities get back on their feet

Protest and Racism: How you can help communities get back on their feet

George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. His final moments were captured on camera, sending citizens reeling from another unnecessary death of a black man in America. Protesters took to the streets peacefully — but many demonstrations turned violent. Riots and looting left more…MORE

Global Running Day is going virtual this year

Global Running Day is going virtual this year

Global Running Day has joined the list of virtual-only events in 2020. Although running has seen a boom recently because of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event celebrating the popular exercise will now nix its normally scheduled physical group outdoor activities. The event, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every June, is typically…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Welcome home!  Matt Damon and his family flew home from Ireland yesterday where they had been quarantining since March 27th.  He was filming a movie there when the country instituted a travel ban. This is different.  People are slamming Halsey for studying for the bar exam.  Seriously.  Halsey obviously not happy and asked why it…

Thursday’s Dirt

An investigation into diversity issues that Gabrielle Union complained about on the set of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is now complete.  Supposedly it shows an ‘overall culture of diversity’ on the show. Yeah ok. Mary Kate Olsen split from her husband because he wanted to move his ex-wife and their children into the home.  He was…