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Week In Review

By Kajon Pompey Edited by Elissa D. Hecker


Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:


Entertainment

R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years

R. Kelly is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison for the sexual abuse of minors. 'We reclaim our names', says one victim.


Arts

A Mural on School Property is Permitted

A San Francisco school board recently decided to revise a previous effort to remove a Works Progress Administration mural on school property depicting the colonial era, which was previously described by some as equivalent to book burning. The image shows colonization and slavery.


Notre Dame Cathedral Gets a New Face

Ravaged in a fire in 2019, a new redesign is in place. The project will be sponsored by the Paris City Hall with a budget of $53 million, with plans to reopen in 2024. It will also feature a design that responds to climate change.


A Disabled Actor Plays Richard III

For the first time, The Royal Shakespeare Company cast a disabled actor to play 'deformed, unfinish'd' king.


Theatre in Mariupol Affected by the War

All 13 members of the Mariupol troupe survived the weeks of invasion of their city and destruction of the theater. Some members were removed to Russian filtration camps, others were displaced from their homes, while some took refuge in cellars. In recent weeks, the group was able to come together in the city of Uzhhorod for rehearsal.


Sports

Supreme Court Sides with Coach's Prayer

The Court ruled that Coach Joseph Kennedy had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team's games.


Senate Questions Legality of MLB Antitrust Exemption

Senators question the impact that the exemption would have on the labor market for minor league players and the operations of minor league teams.


Griner's Link to a Russian Arm's Dealer

Griner is an American woman professional basketball player who was accused of carrying hashish oil in her luggage and the "Merchant of Death" is a notorious Russian arms dealer who is serving 25 years in federal prison for conspiring to sell weapons to people who planned to kill Americans. The Kremlin authorities appear determined to link their fates and an expert believes that a prison swap is Griner's best hope.


Vince McMahon, Former XFL Commissioner Reach a Settlement in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Oliver Luck received $24 million.


Rays Minority Owners Sue, Alleging Fraud

Several Rays minority owners are alleging that majority owner Stu Sternberg has reduced their holdings to merely shells where minority owners have no cash flow, no responsibility of management, and no revenue from baseball-related operations.


Fans Sue PGA Tour

The PGA faces allegations that it is depriving fans by barring LIV Golf participants from playing in tour events.


Raiders Seek to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Las Vegas Move

The NFL and Raiders seek to get a 2018 antitrust lawsuit by the City of Oakland dismissed.


Michigan Wolverines Under Fire Over Donor Contributions

Michigan State University's football coach is under a new 10-year, $95 million contract, and it is suspected that some of his salary is received from donor gifts.


Soccer and Title IX

After the passage of Title IX, administrators included soccer on its list. Since then, soccer has become a force in the U.S. where the rates of participation amonggirls soared among high school players.


CTE Found in Another Sport - Soccer

Former professional player, Scott Vermillion, had C.T.E. a disease commonly linked to football and boxing.


New Trend at Wimbledon

Russia' invasion of Ukraine has changed the landscape of the intersection of sports, political battles, and war. Tennis players from Russia and Belarus have been barred from participating. Others athletes from these parts of the world have also been barred form competing.


Media/Tech

FCC Concerned over TikTok's Gathering of U.S. Data in China

Data and Abortion and The Jane Collective

Before Roe v. Wade, there was the Jane Collective. A group of women in Chicago who provided abortions in a high-rise apartment. In May 1972, Chicago police raided the high-rise and confiscated names and address of patients. Accordingly, the story of the collective detailed how the women destroyed the evidence in the police van on the way to the station by tearing the information into pieces and eating some of them. Set today, many are concerned about the ease of tracking and data collection through phones can lead to arrests and prosecutions for women who travel to clinics.


A FCC member has asked Google and Apple to take action to remove the TikTok from their app stores over concerns that Beijing may be receiving sensitive U.S. user data.


Saudi Troll Lied to FBI

A Saudi citizen is accused of using a fake Instagram account to harass women is being charged with lying to federal officials over using the account to intimidate Saudi citizens living in the U.S. and Canada.


Philippines to Shut Down News Website

The government is set to shut down Rappler, a news website co-founded by Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for violating foreign ownership rules. Rappler recently investigated the President's drug war.


Amazon to Restrict Items in U.A.E.

Under government pressure, Amazon will remove L.G.B.T.Q. related items from its search results.


China Policies its Civilians From Above

With more than 1.4 billion people living in China that are tracked, monitored, and censored, with the latest surveillance technology, these citizens' future is now under watchful eyes.


General News

The First Black Woman on Supreme Court Takers Her Oath

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in by Justice Stephen G. Breyer. 'It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States', stated Justice Jackson back in April at a White House celebration in her honor.


Justices Cut Environmental Protection Agency Powers

The Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate emissions from power plants.


Justices Ruled an End to Trump's Policy on Asylum Seekers

Migrants seeking Asylum in the United States from the southwestern border were forced to arrive and await approval in Mexico. The Court ruled that such decision is now discretionary.


Supreme Court Ruling on Tribes in Oklahoma

The ruling declares that the state may prosecute crimes committed against Native American victims by non-Indians in Indian country.


Supreme Court Conservatism Competes with 1931

The latest decisions on abortion, guns, religion, and climate only tell half the story, as data proves the Court's conservative takeover. .


Biden Approves Ending the Filibuster for Roe v. Wade

Condemning the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe, Biden commented that he would do everything in his power, using his executive powers, and sending a push to Congress and the public to support.


Trump, Enraged and Urged Violence

In the latest hearings, the world learned from witness testimony that Trump allegedly incited violence and wanted to partake in the attack on the Capitol. Hutchinson's testimony specifically week can chip away from the potential defense that Trump was ready to use against the election fraud claims.


New York Circumvents Latest Gun and Abortion Rulings

The New York State legislature adopted new laws restricting the carrying of handguns and "enshrining the right to abortion in the State Constitution."


New York Takes Action Against Gun Companies

New York officials file a lawsuit to end the proliferation of ghost guns--untraceable firearms--under a new state law intended to hold the gun industry accountable for shootings.


Factions Amid Abortion Fight

Abortion-rights groups are taking on the Court seeking to fight against the latest ruling affecting citizens state-wide. Court fights have included injunctions against state trigger bans.


Tensions Grow over Abortion Bans

Rifts are occurring and growing wide between elected district attorneys and their decisions to bring criminal charges.


Coast to Coast on Abortion

With the battle of abortion landing on the states' laps, abortion right advocates in Kentucky, Idaho, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi are daring to halt or delay bans.


Threats Aimed at Election Workers and Officials

Election workers and officials are facing fear over public threats. Despite awareness, the federal government can only do so much ---stating that the threats do not meet the standard of criminal investigation.

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