‘Wait Until They Find Out We Have a Black Version of Happy Birthday’: Conservatives Are Upset Over Vanessa Williams Performing Black National Anthem During ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Event

Vanessa Williams’ decision to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” adopted as the Black National Anthem, at PBS’ annual Independence Day “A Capitol
— Read on atlantablackstar.com/2021/07/05/wait-until-they-find-out-we-have-a-black-version-of-happy-birthday-conservatives-are-upset-over-vanessa-williams-performing-black-national-anthem-during-a-capitol-fourth-event/

Maricopa County supervisor on rejecting calls from Trump allies: ‘Whatever needed to be said, needed to be said in a courtroom’

A Republican official from a key Arizona county said Monday that he had rejected calls from President Donald Trump’s White House in the weeks following the 2020 election because he believed “whatever needed to be said, needed to be said in a courtroom.”
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/07/05/politics/clint-hickman-trump-giuliani-election-calls-maricopa-county-cnntv/

Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals

ExxonMobil is the greatest single-use plastic waste polluter in the world, contributing 5.9m tonnes to the global waste mountain.

Since most plastic is made from oil and gas the production of plastic is becoming a significant driver of the climate crisis.

Plastic Waste Makers index identifies those driving climate crisis with virgin polymer production
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/18/twenty-firms-produce-55-of-worlds-plastic-waste-report-reveals

Jim Acosta Digs Up Old Trump Boast That Doesn’t Sit So Well With His Latest Tax Excuses

The former president said he didn’t know about certain tax “stuff” at a Florida rally after his company was indicted for tax fraud.

“I understand the tax laws better than almost anyone, which is why I’m the one who can truly fix them,” he also said in October of the same year, bragging that he used those laws “brilliantly” to pay as little tax as legally possible.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-tax-old-brag-jim-acosta_n_60e23f96e4b0ad1785dcc830