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New Jersey is the first state to add climate change to its K-12 education standards

New Jersey students will start learning about climate change in kindergarten and keep studying the crisis through graduation under the state’s new education standards. The State Board of Education adopted the new guidelines on Wednesday —which outline what will be taught to New Jersey’s 1.4 million students. It’s the first state to include climate change…MORE

The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America

The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America

Omar Wasow is a researcher who works in a world of charts and data. But his analytical reserve cracked after watching a video of George Floyd dying while being arrested by police. “I cried,” says Wasow, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. “I’m not without deep empathy for people’s anger. I feel that…MORE

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

William Bryan told investigators he heard Travis McMichael use a racial epithet after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent testified Thursday during preliminary hearings. Bryan told police McMichael said “f***ing n***er” after three blasts from McMichael’s shotgun left Arbery dead in February the streets of the Satilla…MORE

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Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West has made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, a representative for West told CNN. The donation includes funding for legal fees for Arbery and Taylor’s families, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities. West’s representative said he…

Stars support John Boyega following rousing Black Lives Matter speech

Stars support John Boyega following rousing Black Lives Matter speech

Filmmakers and actors including Jordan Peele and Olivia Wilde are standing by John Boyega after he delivered a rousing speech at a Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday. The “Star Wars” actor rallied crowds at the large demonstration in London’s Hyde Park following the death of George Floyd, telling activists that “now is the time”…

‘Dear…’ and ‘2040’ look for rays of hope amid dark times

‘Dear…’ and ‘2040’ look for rays of hope amid dark times

Amid dark times, a pair of projects premiere this weekend that offer elusive rays of hope. Apple TV+ introduces “Dear…,” a series profiling famous people and their positive impact on the lives of others, while the documentary “2040” explores the possibility of achieving progress on climate change in time to benefit the filmmaker’s four-year-old daughter,…