U.S. UNIVERSITIES TAKES LEGAL ACTIONS AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONTROVERSY

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its guidance not allowing foreign students to take online-only courses in the US this fall semester. Harvard announced earlier this week that all course instruction will be delivered online, including for students living on campus. In a statement provided to CNN, the university … Continued

ATLANTA MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS: ‘COVID-19 HAS LITERALLY HIT HOME’

People Bottoms confirmed her diagnosis in a tweet on Monday, writing, “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.” She told MSNBC that she tested negative “about two weeks ago,” but decided to get tested again after noticing that her husband was sleeping more than usual. She said they … Continued

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE U.S.A. MAY POSSIBLY BE DEPORTED IF CLASSES ARE OFFERED ONLINE

Reports by CNN stated, International students who are pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses. This was announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) earlier today. The move may affect thousands of foreign students who come to the United States to attend … Continued

B.V.I & OTHER CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES LISTED ON UK’S QUARANTINE EXEMPTION LIST

The United Kingdom Government announced that 73 countries will be allowed to travel, quarantine-free to England, United Kingdom, commencing 10th July 2020. The British Virgin Islands was on the list of the countries and territories to be exempted from the UK’s mandatory 14 day-quarantine period upon arrival into England. The following countries were listed on … Continued

DEBATES TURN EMOTIONAL AS SCHOOLS DECIDE HOW AND IF TO OPEN

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children the new norm. The plans for the upcoming school year … Continued

COSBY CITING SYSTEMIC RACISM AS HE FIGHTS ASSAULT CONVICTION

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had another word for it. The conduct Cosby detailed in his … Continued

VIRUS, FLOYD DEATH MERGE IN BRUTAL BLOW TO BLACK WELL-BEING

Associated Press Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of “Black Lives Matter”: Black people suffer disproportionately. They face countless challenges to good health, among them food, transportation and income. The stress of living with racism has very real, physical effects. And they are especially prone to diabetes, hypertension … Continued