Here are all of my articles written for Glitter Magazine's summer 2020 internship program: May 21-August 15

10 Black Lives Matter Marches Happening Now Across the Nation

In collaboration with West Orange Youth Caucus, there will be a march in protest for the Black Liberation… “Join us as we march for a movement, not just a moment. Please remember to wear masks and keep a safe distance,” the organizers wrote in a joint statement. “Following the protest, the WO HRC will be hosting a Black Business Bloc Party that community members are encouraged to take part in.” These events that are created by young people are important in spreading awareness to those who may

Listen to BTS Jungkook's Dreamy Cover of Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's '10,000 Hours'

BTS member, Jeon Jungkook, released a dreamy cover of ‘10,000 Hours’ by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber. Jungkook has a tendency to steal ARMY’s hearts with his surprise pop music covers on BTS’ Soundcloud account. This time is a beautiful rendition of Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s hit single. Jungkook’s silky smooth vocals over a soft R&B/country/pop track makes for an awesome cover track. “I’d spend ten thousand hours and ten thousand more/ Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweetheart of yours/And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try/ If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life,” the lyrics read.

Check Out All of the Black Designers Featured in Beyonce's 'Black is King' Special

See some of the Black designers featured in Beyonce’s Black Is King special on Disney+. Beyonce Knowles-Carter has always used her platform to uplift and spotlight Black talent, including designers, stylists, artists, and other creatives. To accompany her 2019 The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack for the remade film, Black Is King centers around a young boy’s journey and growth to adulthood. The visual album encompasses all different aspects of the African diaspora, ranging from South Africa, West Africa, Europe, New York, and L.A.

Keke Palmer Talks About Her Black Lives Matter Speech on 'Watch What Happens Live'

Keke Palmer explained her viral speech to soldiers during a Black Lives Matter rally during a virtual aftershow episode of Watch What Happens Live. Keke Palmer went on the E! show to talk to host Andy Cohen and guest Giselle Bryant about her powerful moment this past June. She attempted to encourage members of the National Guard to march with her during an L.A. protest, although they ultimately chose not to participate. However, Palmer understood why the soldier did not agree to participate with her.

Get Ready for BTS' Upcoming New Reality Show 'In the SOOP'

ARMY, get ready for BTS’ upcoming reality show, called In the SOOP via Weverse. SOOP means “forest” in Korean, and the show follows the septet on their outdoor adventures. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook pick their own schedules and do daily activities on their own, with minimal interference from management and company staff. The eight, hourlong episodes will be hosted by BTS themselves, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday at 10 am EST.

MacKenzie Scott, Former Wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Makes Multi Million-Dollar Donations to HBCUs

MacKenzie Scott puts her activism skills to good use by donating over $1 billion to a list of 116 historically black colleges and universities. The former wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Scott gathered $1.7 billion from her extensive fortune to give to a number of Black universities and institutions. These institutions include Howard University, Hampton University, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Tuskegee.

Whole Foods Workers File Lawsuit After Allegedly Being Punished For Wearing Black Lives Matter Masks

Fourteen Whole Foods employees have filed a lawsuit against the corporation after allegedly being punished for wearing Black Lives Matter masks. Over 40 employees have been punished for wearing Black Lives Matter masks, the lawsuit stated. “Whole Foods’ selective enforcement of its dress code in disciplining employees who wear apparel expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement constitutes unlawful discrimination,” the lawsuit continued.

Get Ready for BTS' New English Single Coming August 21

BTS is preparing for a new English-language single, coming August 21. The South Korean boy band is in the midst of releasing a new single sung entirely in English on August 21. The group is “preparing for a new album for the second half of this year,” but wanted to share something special for their adoring, dedicated fans, called ARMY. “Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans,” they said in a statement.

New York's Planned Parenthood Plans to Remove Founder's Name Over Eugenics Views

New York’s location of Planned Parenthood has plans to remove founder, Margaret Sanger’s name from their roster over her harmful views on eugenics. Margaret Sanger did a lot to accomplish the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is a staple for supporting reproductive health for women. She opened the first headquarters back in 1916, which was illegal at the time. Her case led to the court ruling of doctors prescribing contraceptives for women for medical reasons.

Trump Calls Wearing a Mask ‘Patriotic’ After Mocking Biden For Wearing One

President Donald Trump has finally considered wearing a mask, two months after mocking Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for doing the same. More than two months after the coronavirus pandemic began spreading around the world, Trump’s relationship with wearing masks in public has been strained. On April 3, he said, “Wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens — I don’t know. Somehow, I don’t see it for myself.”

The Bahamas Bans United States Tourists From Visiting to Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

In an effort to prevent more coronavirus outbreaks, the Bahamas has stopped tourists from traveling from the United States. It looks like traveling is limited away from the Bahamas for a while. Effective Wednesday, July 22, international commercial flights have been barred from entering the country. Sea vessels carrying commercial passengers are not permitted to enter, either. The only exceptions are the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canadian visitors who have tested negative.

WizKid Releases New Track 'Smile' ft. H.E.R. on His 30th Birthday

In honor of his 30th birthday, Nigerian musician WizKid released his latest track, “Smile” featuring H.E.R. The Afrobeats artist gifted his fans today with a new track in celebration of his milestone 30th birthday, along with American R&B artist, H.E.R. The song is the first single to come from his latest album Made in Lagos, which is released today. This song is the perfect summer track for those who just want to see their favorite person smile.

Updates on Breonna Taylor and 'Breonna's Law' Four Months After Her Murder

The continued justice for Breonna Taylor continues, four months after her death. It’s been four months since Louisville, KY native, Breonna Taylor, was shot to death in her sleep in her home, and the police officers involved in the incident still have not been arrested. On March 13, the EMT worker and aspiring nurse lost her life during a search raid by police officers who had barged into her apartment, where she was living with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.

Beyoncé Supports Black Owned Everything, a Directory for Black-Owned Businesses

Black Owned Everything is a newly-launched directory for people to find and support Black-owned businesses. Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement has gained much-needed awareness this year, so has the attention to support more Black-owned businesses. However, the need to find such organizations has been difficult for some. Founded by costume designer and wardrobe curator, Zerina Akers, the Instagram account and website were created as a way for consumers to seek Black-owned businesses

Career Counselor Latoya Pearson Shares 5 Easy Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview

Employers are pivoting to virtual interviews–no problem, we’ve got you. First off, Congratulations 2020 college grads. We’re sure you’re excited to leave finals, early lectures and overpriced textbooks behind. But, now what? To help you prepare, we got the inside scoop from a career counselor, Latoya Pearson. She conducts interview workshops, mock interviews, and professional development workshops across several college campuses. So, let’s prepare!

Get Fit the Right Way With the New Bkr Water Bottles

Check out the latest on BKR’s water bottles. Just because we’re in a strange time now, doesn’t mean it’s time to back out on a good workout at home. Find out what the deal is with the self-care kit, kiss kit, 1L water bottles and more to keep you hydrated during your workout. This small-and-mighty self-care kit is perfect for cooling down. This kit includes the Frost 1L white sheer bottle, Hydration Goals stickers to plaster your progress on the bottle, and 1 Lala lavender-colored Heart Keychai...

Halle Berry Exits Transgender Male Role in Upcoming Film: 'I Vow to be an Ally'

Halle Berry dropped out of consideration of playing a transgender male role in an upcoming movie. This past weekend, the Oscar-winning actress sat down in an Instagram Live interview, where she spoke about an upcoming movie playing a transgender man. “[The film is about] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man,” Berry said with hairstylist Christin Brown. “She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Discuss Social Justice and Equality With the Queen's Commonwealth Trust

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down in a video conference call with young leaders of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to talk about the changes that need to be made for a better world. Since Prince Harry and Meghan have stepped down as Royals, they have lived quietly and away from the spotlight. But now with the Black Lives Matter movement’s increasing momentum, deeper conversations about race relations and systematic oppression have been perpetuated.

Asia Monet Ray is Blessing Instagram While Social Distancing with Gorgeous New Pics

Check out the latest from the 14-year-old actress and singer. You may know Asia Monet Ray for her dancing days on Lifetime’s Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, but her vocal covers, new music, and social media presence are something to recognize. Launched in 2014, her self-titled YouTube channel varies from vlogging with her family, dancing videos, health & fitness, fashion & beauty, and more. She also has a collection of covers from her favorite artists like Tori Kelly, H.E.R.

Asia Monet Ray is a Star on the Rise

Check out the latest from the 14-year-old actress and singer. You may know Asia Monet Ray for her dancing days on Lifetime’s Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, but her vocal covers, new music, and social media presence are something to recognize. Launched in 2014, her self-titled YouTube channel varies from vlogging with her family, dancing videos, health & fitness, fashion & beauty, and more. She also has a collection of covers from her favorite artists like Tori Kelly, H.E.R.
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