police

Memphis Braces for Video Showing Fatal Police Beating of Tyre Nichols

On Thursday, five Memphis police officers were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who was killed after a traffic stop turned violent. The video of the incident is expected to be released Friday evening.

government

President Joe Biden Signs $1.7 Trillion Bill Leading Into 2023

President Joe Biden signed a $1.7 trillion spending bill this week that will keep the federal government in full operation, and allocate necessary funding to various sectors.

walmart

Walmart Shooter Purchased Gun Just Hours Before Killing, Authorities Say

The gunman who shot and killed six co-workers at a Walmart in Chesapeake, VA, earlier this week legally purchased the gun hours before the massacre. He also left what he titled a “death note” on his phone detailing grievances with various people in his life.

online

School’s Find National Test Scores Take A Plunge As A Result Of The Pandemic

Due to the lack of in classroom learning and having to switch to online teaching, most elementary schools are finding that because of the pandemic that math and reading scores have plummeted to its lowest level in over a decade.

boston police

Once Wrongly Beaten, A Former Officer Will Now Lead Boston’s Police Department

27 years after he was mistakenly beaten by his colleagues, former police officer Brian Cox has been named Boston’s newest police commissioner. Cox hopes his tenure will result in greater community trust and more thorough policing.

Inflation

Retail Sales Drop 0.3% In May As Federal Reserve Prepares To Hike Interest Rates Further

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail sales fell 0.3% in May, wiping out any progress made by a 0.7% rise in April. It comes as a 8.6% inflation jump has forced millions to focus their money on food and gas, the latter of which now sits above $5 per gallon nationally.

With Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Comes New Firsts And Perspectives

With the confirmation of the newest Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court now has its first black female member. That kind of groundbreaking inclusion could help to bring new perspectives and results to an ever-changing America.