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- Leah Thomas AKA Green Girl Leah, is on a Mission to Raise Awareness About Environmental Injustice
International Earth Day is observed on April 22. Leah Thomas, who also goes by the moniker Green Girl Leah online, is an environmental advocate with a passion for writing and creativity. As the founder of the Intersectional Environmentalist (IE), Thomas hopes to raise awareness about environmental injustice, to promote inclusivity within environmental education and to share resources for people of color through her platform.
- Attorneys at Chauvin Trial in Floyd Death Make Final Pitch
- Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd are set to make their closing arguments Monday, April 19, each side seeking to distill three weeks of testimony to persuade jurors to deliver their view of the right verdict. Watch Court TV’s Live Coverage of MN v. Derek Chauvin here.
- National Poetry Month 2021: 7 Asian Poets Whose Words Are an Act of Resistance
Despite anti-Asian violence and societal expectations, these artists dare to “take as much space as possible. Be big. Be loud. Speak up. All the time.”
- Podcaster Chronicles Racism, 'Resistance' And The Fight For Black Lives
- Tejan-Thomas Jr.'s "Resistance" podcast explores different aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement. The podcast has been mostly devoted to the protests that started last summer after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but it also chronicles Tejan-Thomas Jr.'s personal history.
- Pfizer vaccines now available without appointment at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Fulton County is now offering first or second shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine without appointment at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The no-appointment policy is planned this week and covers those 16 years old and older. Those without appointments should report to Gate 1 for registration and entry. Those seeking a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine must have allowed no less than 21 days have passed since receiving their first vaccine, according to the county’s website. For those in need of a second vaccination, an official vaccination card indicating the date of a person’s first shot is required.