Human Interest

United To Lay Off 2,850 Pilots This Fall

On Thursday (Aug. 28), United Airlines said that it will furlough up to 2,850 pilots this fall, as USA Today reports, unless the federal government steps in and provides more relief to assist airlines cover their labor costs during the pandemic. This move would make United's layoffs higher than any major U.S. airline with Delta…

Coca Cola To Offer Buyouts To 4,000 Workers In North America

Coca-Cola is slated to cut thousands of jobs and reduce its number of business units as the beverage behemoth faces declining sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, as CNN reports. On Friday (Aug. 28), Coke said the job cuts would come via involuntary and voluntary reductions. The company plans on offering buyouts to 4,000 employees in…

Attorney General Daniel Cameron Meets With Breonna Taylor’s Family

Attorney General Daniel Cameron says he met with Breonna Taylor's family on Wednesday (Aug. 12), as WLKY reports. According to Cameron's office, he met with Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, Juniyah Palmer, Bianca Austin, the family's lawyers, as well as Louisville activist Christopher 2X who is a part of Game Changers organization. There's not much information regarding…

Defense Secretary Bans Confederate Flags From Military Bases

On Friday (July 17), Secretary of Defense Mark Esper issued a new Defense Department policy that will act as a defacto ban on the display of the Confederate flag, as CNN reports. The new guidance governs the depiction and display of flags on military installations.  However, the policy doesn't specifically mention the Confederate battle flag, but it's…

New Harriet Tubman Debit Card Has Caused Outrage

Apparently, Harriet Tubman's image is being used for a new debit card issued by One United Bank, as MSN reports. Tubman appears in the image facing forward while crossing her arms over her chest to resemble an X, similar to Black Panther's "Wakanda Forever" salute. The bank was accused of co-opting a black historical figure…

5 Books For Discussing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Children

Many school districts recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 20), giving students a day off of school. And many educators take time out to plan and prepare a curriculum that centers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, parents don't have to only rely on their child(ren)'s school district to provide lessons regarding the civil…