Authors note:These are events that happened this week that I chose to highlight. These are in no way everything everyone needs to know. I highly encourage everyone to read the news themselves, from reliable sources, to develop their own opinions. My opinions have been italicized. With that being said all opinions stated in this article are my own so if you don’t like them then drink water and mind your business.
Chile you never know what you’re gonna see in the Wassapened this week. This week we got information on the stimmies, an update on Derek Chauvin trial and some tea about the new words added to the dictionary.
Royal Family Wahala
On Sunday, March 7th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down with Oprah to discuss the struggles they’ve faced during their marriage and time in the royal family. More than 7 million people tuned in and were shocked by the disturbing facts that were revealed. Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she had to give up her passport, driver’s license, and keys when she married Prince Harry. I’m sorry, was she getting married or checking into federal prison. She discussed how this made her feel trapped at a time when she was having suicidal thoughts and couldn’t seek out help herself. Meghan admitted that she wasn’t able to leave the house for four months after said she was too saturated in the media. No wonder she wanted to leave; these people treated her like she was a prisoner. Meghan revealed that Prince Harry told her about a conversation with a family member where there were “concerns” about Archie’s, their sons, skin tone. Archie is 25% black how dark did they expect this boy to be. Cardboard boxes are darker than him.
On Wednesday, March 10th, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Some of the major benefits of the relief package include “up to $1,400-per-person stimulus payments that will send money to about 90% of households, a $300 federal boost to weekly jobless benefits, an expansion of the child tax credit of up to $3,600 per child and $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as billions of dollars for K-12 schools to help students return to the classroom, to assist small businesses hard-hit by the pandemic and for vaccine research, development and distribution.” One of the major differences between this relief package and those that have come before is that adult dependents 17 and older are eligible for stimulus payments for the first time. This means high school students 17 or older claimed by someone else, college students claimed by someone else, elderly adults claimed by someone else and disabled adults claimed by someone else. Took them long enough! The stimulus check for the dependent will be sent to the taxpayer claiming the dependent. Sooo if you want your stimulus check I suggest you start being nice to your parents otherwise y’all not getting a d*mn thing.
On Thursday, March 11th, a Hennepin County judge reinstated an additional count of third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd for former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. As he should be. Chauvin was already facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges. Chauvin was the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck during an attempted arrest in Minneapolis last spring. If convicted for all three crimes, Chauvin could face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. He is being charged separately so that means Chauvin could be convicted of all three, some or none of them. What a useless and foolish human being. Mtchewwwww!! I need him to be convicted and then I’ll start celebrating.
According to the UN World Food Programme, 400,000 children are at risk of death due to famine-level conditions in parts of Yemen. At the end of 2020, about 16,500 people from five districts in northern Yemen moved into the “catastrophe/famine” category which is the most extreme level of food insecurity. This number has continued to increase expeditiously due to crippling fuel shortages and depleting food aid. It is projected that about 47,000 people will be in the famine category by the end of June. In a document, shared with CNN, “from March 2021, WHO [World Health Organization] will have to stop distributing fuel to 206 facilities across the country, over 60 percent are hospitals providing services not available at the already fragile primary level. This will lead to the stoppage of life-saving services, such as emergency rooms and intensive care units, including COVID-19 ICUs. Over 9 million people will be affected,” This is the type of stuff that pisses me off! I hate seeing people suffer and knowing there’s barely anything I can do.
Dictionary.com has updated its database with a ton of new entries and definitions. Many of the updates were inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, and/or last year’s social and cultural movements. The latest update includes 450 brand-new entries, 7,600 updated entries, and 94 new definitions on existing entries — with a focus on race and identity and Covid-19’s effect on culture. Some of the new words relating to race and identity are AAL, Antiracism, BIPOC, Chile, Critical Race Theory, Finna, Reparation and Structural racism. Some new words relating to Covid-19 and culture are Doomscrolling, Sourdough, Superspreader, Telework, Unmute and Zoom. Now these teachers can’t say sh*t to me about using finna because of “proper grammar”. It’s in the dictionary so it counts.