The top headlines for the week ending August 29, 2020
A sad farewell to a superhero
Last week ended painfully for many of us. We lost Chase Boseman, the actor behind the character, Black Panther. Boseman died at home in Los Angeles after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. “Black Panther” made history in 2018 as the first Black Marvel superhero movie and for shattering Blockbuster records.
Just like the death of many celebrities before Boseman, we will always remember where we were when we received the news of his death. Boseman’s legacy will live on nonetheless. Wakanda, forever! Read more.
Chaos, civil unrest in Kenosha
Protests broke out yet again this past week. This time in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. On Tuesday, two protestors were killed after Kyle Rittenhouse alleged fired an AR-15 into the crowd. Residents in Kenosha and Minneapolis are trying to recover from looting and property damage that resulted from the demonstrations. Read more.
Hurricane Laura tears through Louisiana
Clean up is also ongoing in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura made landfall near the coastal area of the state Thursday. More than a dozen deaths have been reported and many are without power. President Donald Trump toured the hardest-hit areas of the state Saturday. Read more.
Nothing stops Notting Hill
COVID-19 didn’t stop the jam in London this past weekend. Notting Hill carnival went on despite the pandemic. The festivities were streamed online for the world to see and will continue through Monday. However, back on this side of the globe, in Boston, an unofficial carnival ended with one man shot and severely injured. Boston carnival is usually May, but it was canceled because of the novel coronavirus. Read more.
March on Washington 2020
Thousands of people took to Washington D.C. Friday for the annual March on Washington. They gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, the spot where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech, the same day in 1963. Check out these dope photos by NPR.
Bolt has COVID-19
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, tested positive for COVID-19 this past week. The news shook Caribbean Twitter because the sprinter was seen partying without a face-covering alleging before the test. Bolt confirmed his diagnosis in a video on social media and said he had no symptoms.
Stay Safe my ppl ?? pic.twitter.com/ebwJFF5Ka9— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 24, 2020