Maya Angelou Featured On the US 25-cent Coin

Maya Angelou, legendary author, poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist has been featured on the a coin minted by the US Treasury. She is first black woman ever featured on the US 25-cent coin, also known a quarter. The quarters featuring Maya Angelou and other trailblazing American women started shipping on January 10, 2022. Other women featured on quarters include: actress Anna May Wong; astronaut Sally Ride; the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller; and activist and politician Nina Otero-Warren.

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Ahmaud Arbery - Mural in Brunswick, Georgia, USA

On Wednesday November 24, 2021, the jury decided Wednesday to convict the three white men accused of murdering 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black, while he was just on his routine jogging. Ahmaud Arbery was murdered in Brunswick, GA, on Feb. 23, 2020. Three white men, Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, were found guilty on several different counts.

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Ahmaud Arbery - Mural in Brunswick, Georgia, USA

On Monday November 15, 2021, testimonies in the trial of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery entered into its seventh day. Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man, was murdered in Brunswick, GA, on Feb. 23, 2020, while jogging. Three white men, Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, are being tried for the murder. On Monday, the judge in the murder trial denied a defense attorney's request to remove Black civil rights leaders and religious figures, especially Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, from the courtroom. 

As the evidences and testimonies are being presented to the jury, the questions appear to be  focusing on why Ahmaud Arbery was killed while simply jogging.

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Michelle Wu, Boston Mayor Candidate Nov 2021 Elections

ONovember 2021 local and gubernatorial polls in the US closed in several areas across the nation on Tuesday Nov 2, evening. Then the counting started with much hopes from all sides. By Wednesday morning, as some results were being projected, two trends were clear. First, people of color, including Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics won local elections in historic firsts. Second, Republicans won or challenged democrates in states where Democrats have been winning for decades

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