Former NFL Safety for the Baltimore Ravens and Hall of Fame inductee Ed Reed acknowledges the crowd as he’s cheered on by fans, sporting a t-shirt displaying unarmed Black people killed by police. -via Reuters
1. Ebony Magazine Covers Saved
In 1968 John H. Johnson started his publishing company with a $500 loan. Little did he know that loan would lead to Ebony and Jet Magazines being in every Black household and business from the 1960s to 1990s. Recently, Johnson Publishing Company auctioned off its archives for $30 million to a consortium of the nation’s leading foundations. These magazine covers will be donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read full story here.
2. U.S. Withdraws From Cold-War era Nuclear Treaty
U.S. announced on Friday that it formally withdraws from Cold-War era nuclear treaty with Moscow. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Russia saying “Russia is solely responsible for the treaty’s demise. For more on this story and its significance, read here.
3. Florida Declares Public Health Emergency
56 new cases of Hepatitis A have been reported since last reporting period prompting Florida Surgeon General to declare a public emergency. The impetus for doing so was to be remain proactive to ensure this disease does not spread to any more people within and outside the state. Read more here.
4. Meghan Markle The "Royal Radical"
The Duchess Meghan Markle is not your average princess. Traditionally, they are to be seen and not heard, have babies, and die. Well, Meghan Markle admits she will one day have children but as for being quiet, that will never be in the cards for her. For more on her radical” nature, read here.
5. Ed Reed
Ed Reed makes a major statement without uttering a single word. Check out what this brother had to say during his interview and how NBC tried zoom in so the shirt wouldn’t be in the camera shot. For more coverage, go here.