#1. Is MLK Day a Celebration or a Wake Up Call?
“What, To the Black American, Is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?” – is a must-read article by Chris Lebron, an assistant professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Yale University.
“I would have greatly preferred to present thoughts more joyous than these, but joy in a time of injustice is a very great luxury, one indulged in by either the willfully blind or the callously indifferent.” – Chris Lebron
#2. Uganda; Lifetime Presidency Loading
Last week, 2 days before the Presidential Elections until yesterday, the internet was shut down in Uganda as per BBC. The race was tight between Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for thirty five years and a younger Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulani. The internet as of yesterday has been restored, and a winner has been announced. Amidst allegations of voter fraud, and intimidation from the military, Yoweri Museveni is the President. Again.
#3. Tragic Loss of the Safe Streets Director
WBALTV has reported the tragic loss of Dante Barksdale in Baltimore. The report shared that he spent nearly a decade fighting against gun violence until, police said, that same violence claimed his life. Mayor Brandon Scott expressed his grief at his passing.