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Don't get it twisted: 'Chucks and Pearls' don't validate VP Kamala Harris

"Madam Vice President.  These wordssould never have been spoken before the 20th of January, 2021.  On that day, Kamala Harris, a former California Sentor became the first woman to be inaugrated as a Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS).  Harris fulfilling the role that was opccupied by men for hundreds of years, disrupted the pathology of patriarchy, a source of pride for women everywhere.  Having a woman     serve in the second-highest position in the country.powerfully symboli poised to become the Commander-in-chief can not be denied.   Women across the world gleefully posted pictures of themselves wearing Chucks and pearls throughout social media on Inauguration Day to honor Harris. Not all women joined in the proud occasion. Some critics online posted their opinions aginst the show of unity contorting it into a politicized moment about her views and values. The point of the act of unity is that a woman made history and that achievement was a cause to celebrate. I

FLOTUS DAY 1: Dr. Jill Biden connects with educators in virtual event

  First Lady Jill Biden, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association participated in a virtual event to honor the work of educators on January 21, 2021.  Keeping her promise to be an advocate for educators, Dr. Biden made this her forst order of business.  She spoke about the importance and value of teachers saying teachers are responsible for getting students to think.   She spent the first day  in office by her husband's side engaged in inauguration activities. The next day the Villanova University grad s"ICouldn;t wait one more day to have this meeting becasue I have never felt more prouder of our professional," she said.  First Lady Biden has been vocal about  her concerns for safely returnig to school during the pandemic. She also spoke of being able to relate to the general needs of teachers and students.  To view today's event click here .

Kodak Black, but not Joe Exotic pardoned in Trump's final act as POTUS

  Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency   President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. In Pres. Donald Trump's final flurry of commutations and pardons,  Many of those he pardoned were serving excessive sentences for drug charges. For example  Ferrell Damon Scott, whose receieved the support of Alice johnson, the woman whose release Kim Kardashian fought for drug related charges, received a mandatory life sentence. Tiget tamer Joe Exotic had sent a hand written note the Pres. Trump but his wish for early release was not granted.     Todd Boulanger  –  President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Mr. Boulanger's pardon is supported by numerous friends, as well as by past and present business associates. In 2008, Mr. Boulanger pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. He has taken full responsibility for his conduct. Mr. Boulange

National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

January 21, 2021 Executive Summary (White House): We can and will beat COVID-19. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — not politics. Through the release of the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, the United States is initiating a coordinated pandemic response that not only improves the effectiveness of our fight against COVID-19, but also helps restore trust, accountability and a sense of common purpose in our government.   On January 9, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that there were 59 cases of coronavirus-related pneumonia. Just one  year later , the United States has experienced over 24 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 400,000 COVID-19 deaths. America has just 4% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s COVID-19 cases and 20% of all COVID-19 deaths. And our nation continues to experience the darkest days of the pandemic, with record numbers of cases