Keith Dwayne Nelson Sentenced to the Death Penalty after Killing a 10-year-old Girl

Keith Dwayne Nelson was sentenced to death for the 1999 kidnapping, sexual abuse and subsequent killing of a 10-year-old girl, Pamela Butler. Nelson abducted Pamela while she was out rollerblading in front of her house in Kansas. Nelson confessed to raping Pamela and strangling her with a wire. Nelson’s attorney had filed some last minute legal challenges to his execution. Including arguments that the use … Continue reading Keith Dwayne Nelson Sentenced to the Death Penalty after Killing a 10-year-old Girl

California and a Few Other States Want to Challenge the Latest DACA Restrictions

California is bringing new challenges to the changes that the Trump administration has recently made to the Obama-era program. The Obama-era program protects certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from being deported. General Xavier Becerra the California Attorney General announced Tuesday that California and other states “to bring challenges” to the new policy for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue reading California and a Few Other States Want to Challenge the Latest DACA Restrictions

The Implications of Kamala Harris as a Running Mate to Joe Biden

There are a multitude of implications for Joe Biden’s campaign that will result from the decision to bestow the position of running mate to Senator Kamala Harris. Joe Biden will chiefly signify that he takes an interest in at least a token form of representation of his base. Likely voters as a whole seem to take well to the idea of selecting a woman according … Continue reading The Implications of Kamala Harris as a Running Mate to Joe Biden

Barr Thinks That George Floyd’s Death Started Extreme Actions Barr and Multiple Government Officials?

Attorney General William Barr seems to have mixed feelings on the death of George Floyd. When first asked about the unfortunate death of George Floyd he said “The leading cause of death for young Black males is homicide, every one of those lives matter.” But later when he was asked about the subject on Wednesday July 22 he called “extreme reactions that have demonized police”, … Continue reading Barr Thinks That George Floyd’s Death Started Extreme Actions Barr and Multiple Government Officials?

Three Ways COVID-19 May Change U.S. Politics

1. Greater Distrust for Establishment Politicians Americans already distrust their politicians. Case in point, according to the most recent data from Real Clear Politics shows that almost two-thirds of us distrusting our congress. Crises have the power to raise or lower the approval ratings of politicians. In this case, you have seen 60% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling on COVID-19 according to ABC News/Ipsos. … Continue reading Three Ways COVID-19 May Change U.S. Politics

Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

Are you able to find shampoo or ”skin”-colored products suitable for your hair type and skin tone? Can you flip open a magazine or switch on your TV and see people of your race represented? Have you ever had a teacher who looks like you? Do you feel safe in the presence of police? Have you ever been the only person of your race in … Continue reading Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood

America’s desperate struggle to achieve equality throughout history has been manifested into hundreds of riots and protests across the nation. Violent, sometimes, and peaceful for the majority. The death of George Floyd stood as the last straw for African American citizens. These riots have both helped and hindered the Black Lives Matter movement by bringing it positive and negative attention. Not only did it abruptly … Continue reading How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood

“I Can’t Breathe” – The Death of George Floyd and its Effect on American Moral Authority

“I can’t breathe!” 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, cried out as Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressured his knee against Floyd’s neck. On May 25, 2020, after approximately 9 minutes of continued pressure, Floyd died unarmed. He was handcuffed, with his face pressed against the street. Like many preceding cases involving black men, Floyd was not suspected of posing any sort of violent threat at … Continue reading “I Can’t Breathe” – The Death of George Floyd and its Effect on American Moral Authority

Sanders Steps Aside for Biden

With Bernie Sanders out, Democrats must rally around Joe Biden. The former Vice President is now the presumptive Democratic nominee and will face President Donald Trump in the national election. Biden and Sanders are longtime colleagues who will work on creating committees together as announced on Joe Biden’s Livestream a few days ago. Biden and Sanders agree on most topics, yet they differ on how … Continue reading Sanders Steps Aside for Biden