Yesterday Virginia became the first southern state to ban “gay and trans panic” as a defense for murder or manslaughter. The LGBTQ+ panic defense scheme is a “legal” strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the defendant’s vicious reaction, including murder. This defense […]

Although it was first announced that Virginia would legalize marijuana beginning January 1. 2024, it has been acknowledged that this would be a drawn-out process, furthering racial discrepancies by associating legalization with when commercial businesses are set to open. Democratic executives in the Virginia House of Delegates are now pushing for marijuana legalization on July […]

It’s a miracle the Tokyo Olympic Games are still happening, after initially being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then eventually being reinstated to begin summer of 2021. Now, new news has arisen by way of Japanese news station Kyodo News stating “The Japanese government has concluded that welcoming fans from abroad is not […]

Apple has recently announced its 100 million dollars racial equity and justice initiative project to confront systematic racism and injustices faced specifically by minorities and people of color. The initiative will provide a learning center for historically black colleges and universities as well as an Apple Developer Academy that endorses coding and tech instruction for […]