Issue 1: What's going on?

Does anybody else feel that there is almost always too much going on?

Blaxplaining is a very Black and somewhat informed take on today’s cultural and political news. It will include everything from a digest of this week’s top headlines, cultural observations, and policy analyses, as well as music and article recommendations. 

What’s happening?

  • The Department of Justice said that it will consider a request to review the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery and assess whether federal hate crime charges should be pursued. In Kentucky, Breonna Taylor’s family filed a lawsuit claiming that the police entered the wrong home and killed her in a “botched police raid”. Just your daily reminder that Black lives will ALWAYS matter.


#FUBU


2020 Election

We are now 169 days away from the 2020 election. That being said, make sure you are registered to vote!


Things I liked this week

  • If you’re wondering why it was all good just a month ago, but now wypipo people are acting up: **spoiler alert** it might have to deal with coronavirus disproportionately affecting black people.

  • If you’re seeing an uptick in sappy tweets and Instagram bios, this might be the reason why.

  • Can we not even jog in peace now? Read this interesting take on running and why it’s been exclusionary for black people

  • For those who have depression/when the corona is tew much, read this article about keeping your life together by doing and appreciating the little things in life


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Until next week,

Tyler