100 years ago the massacre of the Tulsa race destroyed a community
Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history. White mob attack on wealthy Greenwood, home to around 10,000 people and a business district known as “Black Wall Street,” has left the community in ruins. Although the actual death toll is never known, it is estimated that hundreds of people have been killed and injured. A century later, the legacy of that weekend is still being felt. And after being reduced to whispers and left out of the history books for decades, the stories of the victims are being told.
Americans hit the road on a cold Memorial Day
Memorial Day weekend, often considered the unofficial start of summer, icy start for many in the northeast as millions of Americans prepare to travel despite the pandemic and an increase gas price. However, the holiday can offer a semblance of normalcy as CDC director Rochelle Walensky has given the consent to vaccinated Americans to “enjoy your Memorial Day.” Originally known as Decoration Day, a Civil War-era tradition in which loved ones decorated soldiers’ graves at the end of May, Federal Day now honors fallen soldiers in uniform. who died in uniform. “Memorial Day shouldn’t be an unforgettable day,” writes the retired Navy SEAL commander. Mike Hayes for USA TODAY Opinion. “It should be a day to change our understanding of service.”
Search for suspects continues after Miami area shooting left 2 dead and 20 injured
South Florida authorities continue to search for suspects after two deaths and at least 20 others injured Sunday morning during a shoot in front of a banquet hall. Shots erupted in the banquet hall at El Mula in northwest Miami-Dade County near Hialeah, police said. Three people exited an SUV and opened fire on the crowd outside, Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III said. Camping World CEO and TV personality Marcus Lemonis has expressed support for a research, tweeting that he is offering a $ 100,000 reward to help authorities “arrest and convict suspects.” As of Sunday afternoon, the police had not released the names of the victims.
Naomi Osaka advances, fined at Roland Garros
French Open continues Monday after four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka emerged victorious from her first round match against Patricia Maria Tig. Osaka subsequently did not speak to the media – as she reported earlier in the week. She was subsequently fined $ 15,000 and the French Open warned that she “would expose herself to other possible consequences of violating the Code of Conduct.” Osaka could be kicked out of the tournament and “trigger a major breach investigation which could lead to higher fines and future Grand Slam suspensions.” Ahead of the tournament, Osaka announced that she would not speak to the media, saying it was a mental health issue, which creates doubt among players who are forced to speak to the media after a loss. The French Open resumes Monday, including a match with seventh seed Serena Williams, who will face Irina Camelia Begu.
Texas Democrats step out, killing GOP election bill
Amid national attention to Republican efforts to rewrite Texas election laws, House Democrats killed Senate Bill 7 on Sunday night by leave the floor in the middle of a debate, breaking the quorum and forcing the House to adjourn. The restrictive ballot bill, known as the Electoral Integrity Protection Act, was on the edge of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s office before failing to pass after the Democrats left before midnight. Abbott was quick to say he would call a special session to try again to get the bill passed since the regular legislative session ends on Monday. Before leaving the ground, Democrats had attempted to derail SB 7 by raising parliamentary objections, arguing that the bill and a related resolution – necessary because the measure had risen significantly in a conference committee – violated the rules of bedroom. When those maneuvers failed, Democrats disappeared, then forced a vote that only showed 86 House members present, with less than 100 needed for a quorum.