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Don’t get left out of the conversation! Here are a few things everybody is talking about that you might’ve missed to rid you of any symptoms of FOMO.

  1. Five Black People Nominated for Federal Judge Positions
    President Biden recently nominated five black people to be federal judges, four of which are black women. According to NewsOne, it has been at least a decade since a Black woman has been nominated to a federal court of appeals.
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2. CDC Gives Greenlight for Fully Vaccinated People to Travel

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer discouraging non-essential trips. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to be tested before or after travel and do not need to quarantine after travel.



3. Veteran Homicide Detective Deems Derek Chauvin’s Actions “totally unnecessary”
The head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide division testified that it was

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“totally unnecessary” for Derek Chauvin to have his knee on George Floyd’s neck. Additionally, he said Chauvin’s actions were not congruent with their training. Lt. Richard Zimmerman stated that, “Once the person is cuffed, the threat level goes down all the way.”



4. Tye Tribbett Announces Live Performance

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With the whole world shut down in 2020, the thought of ever experiencing a live concert seemed like a distant memory and unlikely to be a part of our new normal. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Tye Tribbett recently announced his first live performance since the pandemic will take place at the Dr. Phillips Center on April 30, 2021. The venue has optimized its outdoor space to host its “Frontyard Festival” featuring socially-distant clusters of tables and seats.

5. Georgia Voting Law is a Little Too Familiar
Tyler Perry recently spoke out about Georgia’s new voting law being “unconstitutional” and

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eerily similar to the Jim Crow era. Most unsettling is the ability of the state election board officials to override local boards. Most distasteful is the law deeming it a misdemeanor to offer food or water to voters waiting in line.

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