The Week In Stories Around The Globe

Could the UK hold another Brexit vote?


John Oliver Brexit
Photo Courtesy of HBO

The UK made a historic decision to leave the European Union on Thursday — but has so far hesitated on pulling the trigger to go.

 Now questions are being asked as to whether it has to happen. Here are the scenarios in the conversation.

#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #JohnOliver



Photo Courtesy of VSB 

“We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold. Ghettoising and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.”

#BETAwards #JesseWilliams #VerySmartBrothas #BlackLivesMatter

Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus


Enceladus (Saturn's Moon)
Photo Courtesy of Scientific American

“Saturn’s frozen moon Enceladus is a tantalizing world—many scientists are increasingly convinced it may be the best place in our solar system to search for life. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, currently orbiting Saturn, has made intriguing observations of icy jets spewing from a suspected underground liquid ocean on the mysterious world that might be hospitable to alien life.”

#ifuckinglovescience #Science #Space

Japan revamps child welfare, but tens of thousands still institutionalized


Japan FosterCare.jpeg
Foster mother Asako Yoshinari and her 2-month-old foster baby boy are pictured at her home in Inzai, Chiba prefecture, Japan, June 24, 2016. Picture taken June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

“A staggering 85 percent of the 40,000 children who can’t live with their parents in Japan are institutionalized, by far the highest ratio among rich countries”

‪#‎FosterCare‬ ‪#‎Childwelfare‬ ‪#‎Japan‬

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