Category Archives: What’s Up

Trump’s MAGA Caps Have Evolved into a Hot-button Issue: Patriotic or Racist?

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(Via Yahoo News) – They’re red and white and debated all over.

The baseball caps embroidered with the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” are synonymous with President Donald Trump’s administration, and have become a hot-button topic, especially in the wake of a racially charged confrontation last week near Washington’s Lincoln Memorial.

Many, including actress and activist Alyssa Milano, now are calling the baseball caps the modern-day white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan, representing a white nationalist ideology pushed by the president.

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12-year-old Honor Student Suspended! Christian Philon Unknowingly Used Counterfeit Money to Pay for Lunch

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*We can only shake our collective heads at what’s happening to a straight-A honor student who is facing a possible 10-day in-school suspension all because he unknowingly used counterfeit money to purchase his lunch.

The school is even considering this punishment in spite of the student’s parents filing a police report regarding the counterfeit $20 bill. 

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Burger King is Giving Away its New Big King XL Burger – Here’s How to Get One

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*And who says there’s no free lunch?

Actually, that old saying is still mostly true, but Burger King is giving away free hamburgers to celebrate the debut of a new sandwich, the Big King XL.

The “catch’ is that if you want one, you can only get it by …

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Cape Verdean Latroya Pina and Her Siblings Set to Make History at 2020 Olympics – WATCH

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Latroya Pina

If you don’t already know about her, meet Howard University senior, Latroya Pina. She’s getting ready to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games on the first-ever Cape Verde National Swim Team in Tokyo, Japan.

However,  Latroya is not the only Pina competing in the Olympics. Her siblings, Troy and Jayla, will also join her on the inaugural swim team and make history as a family. 

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Pan African Film Festival to Screen Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ Concert Opening Night Feb. 7

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*The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin?s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America.

The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California.

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Poacher Sentenced To Year In Prison, Forced To Watch Bambi

It’s a total bummer that everything in life costs money. Just keeping your home warm or cool makes up 54% of your annual utility bills. One thing that’s more expensive than most anything you can think of is breaking the law. One hunter figured this out the hard way and will be paying for it for a while. But, with a twist.

Did we say hunter? We meant poacher. This past hunting season, authorities in Missouri caught wind of a substantial poaching operation. Big enough to be among the largest poaching operations in the state’s history.

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The New Look of Immigration: Haitians Opt for Mexico Instead of the US

Far from home, Haitians build new lives in Tijuana

*There’s an interesting situation going on in Mexico of all places. In Tijuana, immigrants from Haiti have found a welcoming home and have set up what appears to be a small, but growing community on it’s way to sustaining itself, reports the San Diego Union:

For John Arold Lazarre, the plan was to migrate to Miami, to join his aunts, uncles and cousins there. He would build a new life in the United States and send money home to his young son and widowed mother in La Gon?ve, Haiti.

Tijuana? That was never his dream.

But now a year after arriving at Mexico?s northern border, the 29-year-old migrant has no plans to move away. ?I never want to go anywhere illegally again,? Lazarre said one night last week as he prepared for an overnight shift helping guide airplanes at Tijuana?s A.L.Rodr?guez International Airport.

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Multiple Food Products Recall for Items Found At Trader Joe?s, Walmart, Kroger and Others

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*Dang, it’s the holiday season when folks look forward to getting their grub on when they visit friends and family. That means the last thing anyone wants to worry about is getting sick or even dying from food poisoning.

Unfortunately that’s the risk and reality we’re faced with as we’ve learned that food items such as salads, taquitos, tikka masala and more ready-to-eat food in your frig or freezer from McCain Foods could be part of a massive food recall.

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