Art

The History-Making Black Women You Should Know About

The History-Making Black Women You Should Know About

Katherine Johnson played a key role in the moon landings. She's one of many brilliant Black women who changed the course of history | © NASA / Getty Images. Throughout history, Black people have made huge contributions to society – but those achievements have often been ignored or played down because of the colour of their skin. Black women, in particular, have faced double the prejudice, on counts of both race and gender. Culture Trip reports ... Full story

Education

At a top magnet school with few black or Latinx students, a push for change meets resistance

At a top magnet school with few black or Latinx students, a push for change meets resistance

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Now, she peered closer at the box revealing the number of black students admitted to the incoming freshman class. “**TS,” it read — “numbers that are too small for reporting.”. Contreras-Slaughter, 31, who married a black man and whose children are black and Latinx, felt sick. “It was just another reminder that, even though we’re in the year 2020,” Contreras-Slaughter said, “my children were born into a ... Full story

Economics

CBO: Coronavirus pandemic will scar U.S. labor market for the next decade

CBO: Coronavirus pandemic will scar U.S. labor market for the next decade

The U.S. unemployment rate is expected to stay above its pre-pandemic levels through the end of 2030, according to a 10-year economic report released Thursday by the Congressional Budget Office. The agency is predicting that the unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2030 will be 4.4 percent, down from 7.6 percent at the end of 2021 and 6.9 percent at the end of 2022. The current level, according to data published Thursday by the Labor ... Full story

Entertainment

How Wirecard Went From Tech Star to Bankrupt

How Wirecard Went From Tech Star to Bankrupt

German prosecutors are probing whether the electronic-payments giant used fictitious income to inflate its sales and fool investors. The company and its auditors say $2 billion that is missing probably never existed. Full story

Health

Florida shatters records with over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in single day

Florida shatters records with over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in single day

(Reuters) - Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. Outbreaks in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona have helped the United States break records and send cases rising at rates not seen since April. In June, Florida infections rose by 168% or over 95,000 new cases. The percent of tests coming ... Full story

Law

Supreme Court leaves in place laws in Chicago, Pennsylvania that restrict antiabortion protesters

Supreme Court leaves in place laws in Chicago, Pennsylvania that restrict antiabortion protesters

The Supreme Court on Thursday left in place laws in Chicago and Pennsylvania that restrict abortion protesters who gather near the entrances of clinics and other medical facilities. The court without comment turned away challengers who said the ordinances violate their First Amendment rights to free speech “at the precise moment when this speech is most likely to matter.” Justice Clarence Thomas would have granted the challenge to Chicago’s ... Full story

Living

Resilience for the Rest of Us

Resilience for the Rest of Us

Turnbull/Getty Images Leer en español. There are two ways to become more resilient: one by talking to yourself, the other by retraining your brain. If you’ve suffered a major failure, take the sage advice given by psychologist Martin Seligman in the HBR article “ Building Resilience .” Talk to yourself. Give yourself a cognitive intervention and counter defeatist thinking with an optimistic attitude. Challenge your downbeat thinking and replace ... Full story

Politics

Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong - BBC News

Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong - BBC News

One of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law. Nathan Law, a one-time student leader and local legislator who spent time in prison after 2014's "Umbrella Protests", said he would continue his advocacy work from abroad. He announced he had left two days after China brought in its new security law. Activists say it erodes freedoms but Beijing has ... Full story

Sport

Canadians wary of COVID-19 spikes in neighboring U.S.

Canadians wary of COVID-19 spikes in neighboring U.S.

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A spike in COVID-19 cases in the United States has become a hot topic for Canadians, who unfurled their maple-leaf flags to celebrate Canada Day this week just days ahead of 4th of July celebrations south of the border. People watch from the sidewalk as a drive-by parade makes its away around town, during Canada Day celebrations in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio. The spread of the novel ... Full story

Technology

Amazon's Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs

Amazon's Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs

Igor Bonifacic / Engadget. It's been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it's safe to travel again. The settings menu includes three download quality presets: "Good," "Better" and "Best." With the highest quality setting, one hour of video takes up approximately 2.4GB ... Full story