What's On Today - Wednesday

NFL Co-Opts MLK’s Quote About ‘Injustice Anywhere’ After Blacklisting Kaepernick For Protesting Police Violence

Another Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, another tone-deaf tweet incorrectly co-opting the civil rights icon’s famous words.

In what has all but become a tried and true American tradition, the NFL on Monday showed itself to be one of the most recent white entities to espouse Dr. King’s verbal brilliance while at the same time failing to grasp the true meaning of his words.

Fresh off an exciting weekend of playoffs games, the association of professional football teams inexplicably decided it would be a good idea to observe the holiday by tweeting the following eight words Dr.… Read more

NAACP To Trump’s Mouthpiece: ‘MLK DAY Is A Day Of Action. Your Action: Shut Up!’

The NAACP did not mince words when outgoing White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted about a hero who embodied love and faith in the pursuit of equality. Seeing McEnany tweet about honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the NAACP challenged her to take action on the civil rights icon’s federal holiday by being silent.

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COVID Update for 1/16/2021

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)445,047
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)427,318
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)17,729
Newly reported cases1,529
Newly reported confirmed cases1,372
Newly reported probable cases157

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths37

Biden Calls For Bold Rescue Plan To Tackle Economy

Just days before his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden announced the “American Rescue Plan,” a $1.9 trillion recovery plan to combat COVID-19 and get the economy and the nation on track. In remarks Thursday night, Biden called for expanding direct financial assistance and relief including another round of direct cash payments to individuals, $400 in supplemental unemployment insurance, economic support for states and local communities.

Urging immediate action Biden challenged the country to take bold steps to get the country on track.… Read more

5 Facts About The Assassination Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination remains one of the most highly-investigated and second-guessed murders of our time. While James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to killing the civil rights leader, Coretta Scott King and other members of his inner circle suggested that Dr. King Jr. was a “victim of conspiracy.” Because of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s perception of Dr. King Jr. along with his assumptions about his politics, those who embraced prejudice also turned their backs on him and his ideals.… Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE 01/15/2021

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)443,562
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)425,985
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)17,577
Newly reported cases1,640
Newly reported confirmed cases1,413
Newly reported probable cases227

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths33