The Week in Stories Around the Globe

James Baldwin Was Right All Along


“What one does realize is that when you try to stand up and look the world in the face like you had a right to be here, you have attacked the entire power structure of the Western world.” And more pointedly: “I attest to this: The world is not white; it never was white, cannot be white. White is a metaphor for power, and that is simply a way of describing Chase Manhattan Bank.”

#jamesbaldwin #BlackHistory #americahistory #iamnotyournergo


How Skinheads Transformed From Inclusive Youth Movement Into Racist Hate Group


The first wave of skinheads stood for one thing: embracing their blue-collar status. Many self-identifying skinheads at the time either grew up poor in government housing projects or “uncool” in suburban row houses and felt isolated from the hippie movement, whose members they believed embodied a middle-class worldview — and one that didn’t address their unique concerns.

#BlueCollar #Skinheads #UnitedKingdom #History



South Africa again bans alcohol as coronavirus


South Africa accounts for 40 percent of all the confirmed cases in Africa with 276,242 – an increase of 12,058 in one day. It has recorded 4,079 deaths, 25 percent of which have been in the past week, said Ramaphosa.

#SouthAfrica #COVID #Africa #Health



Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model to Appear in the ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue


“I was filled with so many emotions of happiness when I heard the news. The feeling was surreal,” Valentina told People. “Being in SI Swim has always been on my bucket list of things to achieve in my career. It’s a dream come true on so many levels. SI has been a deeply meaningful achievement. To come from a space of fear and marginalization to now being included in one of the most iconic magazines that truly embraces and celebrates diversity—it is life changing.”

#ValentinaSampaio #lgtbqpride #sportsillustrated


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