On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man from Brunswick, Georgia, USA, was murdered by white men, while jogging. The three men, Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, are accused of killing him. The cold blooded murder was one of several killing of Black men that ignited a wave of racial justice protests across the U.S. The jury selection is was underway on Monday October 18, 2021 in the trial of the three men charged with the murder.
Juneteenth is a special day in the United States of America (USA). It is even so special for Blacks in the USA and around the World. The day, falling on June 19th of each year, is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Liberation Day. It is a day that is commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 17, 2021, US President Joe Biden signed a bi-partisan bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday.
The much anticipated first debate between US President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden , occurred on Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST. However, the highlights were more on the drama and the clashes between the two US presidential candidates, marked by bitter attacks and frequently talking over each other, to the apparent dismay of the debate moderator.
On August 24, 2020, the US entered a new period leading up to November 2020 presidential elections. The Republicans began the Republican National Convention (RNC) proceedings on Monday morning, at Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.