On Monday night, protesters seeking justice for the death of George Floyd arranged themselves and their handwritten signs on H Street, near the White House in Washington, D.C., where President Trump was supposed to make a speech. About 30 minutes before the city’s 7 p.m. curfew, the United States Park Police, the Secret Service, and officers from the Department of Homeland Security began to shuffle protesters around and block the road, according to accounts from several reporters and protesters present. Ten minutes later, sparks flew into the crowd as law enforcement began setting off flash grenades. Then came the hail of rubber bullets and the canisters of pepper spray and smoke. … [Read more...] about Will the protests spread COVID-19? The police response is the more likely culprit
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Virtual Black Rock City, for us, means it’s not happening in person. If you really think through “virtual,” it doesn’t necessarily mean online. It means, it’s a different kind of reality. It’s virtually—it’s almost. As an organization, we’re going to encourage people to exist and engage like you would at Burning Man. So that might be in your community.We’re all over the world—20%, 22% of the people come to Burning Man from overseas, and a bunch come from the West Coast. Our shelter-in-place stuff in California isn’t going to be lifted until the middle of July, and for some, the middle of August. So the freedoms by which we’re all going to engage are changing. I don’t know what’s going on in North Dakota, versus what’s going on in Ohio, versus what’s going on in Italy, and I really don’t want to tell people that in order to get a Burning Man experience that you should only go … [Read more...] about Are concerts, festivals, and live events ever coming back? Here’s what 6 experts say
According to a running tally by The New York Times, 30 states are seeing an increase in average daily COVID-19 infections, and hotspots such as Florida, Texas, and California have seen daily counts of more than 5,000 cases for much of this week. Some local governments that had wanted to reopen their economies are now plotting their retreat, if not admitting defeat. Among the examples: … [Read more...] about Reopening states isn’t going as planned: The latest from Florida, Texas, California, and elsewhere
The millennial vote is an elusive one. Earlier this year, a Harvard University public opinion poll reported that the number of millennials who would be voting in the midterms had shrunk from previous years. Less than a quarter of the sample polled in April said they’d “definitely be voting.” … [Read more...] about This Website Tells Millennials Who To Vote For (If They Want Clean Power)
“It’s really like going back to the caveman days,” Schawbel says. “If you can’t kill your own food, you’re not going to make it. If you’re doing multiple things at once, millennials are like, ‘If I get laid off, then I’m fine.” … [Read more...] about Millennials Will Become The Majority In The Workforce In 2015. Is Your Company Ready?