Black Americans living abroad reflect on Juneteenth holiday

BANGKOK (AP) – As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history. President Joe Biden moved quickly last year to federally recognize the day Black Americans have … Read more

Racism could ruin metaverse if tech doesn’t improve diversity now

The tech industry’s disappointing track record on issues of diversity could have serious consequences when the metaverse comes along. For years, tens of millions of people of color have endured unwelcome experiences on social media platforms built by mostly white and male tech CEOS, including harassment and hate speech. Many users have also had their … Read more

Costa Rica chaos a warning that ransomware threat remains

WASHINGTON (AP) – Teachers unable to get paychecks. Tax and customs systems paralyzed. Health officials unable to access medical records or track the spread of COVID-19. A country’s president declaring war against foreign hackers saying they want to overthrow the government. For two months now, Costa Rica has been reeling from unprecedented ransomware attacks disrupting … Read more

Biden announces new initiatives to curb methane during international climate meeting

CNN – President Joe Biden on Friday convened a meeting of more than 20 of the world’s largest economies to discuss steps to curb methane emissions to address the climate crisis as well as efforts to stabilize global energy markets amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the US-hosted Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, … Read more

US, Europe unity over Ukraine starting to crack amid Russia onslaught

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the positions of Ukrainian troops located in the Bakhmut city and Lysychansk districts, Ukraine on June 05, 2022. Ukrainian Presidency | Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON – There are increasing signs that Western unity over the war in Ukraine could be starting to crack as the … Read more

Biden’s approach to migration: ‘More carrots and fewer sticks’ | Migration News

Washington, DC – In a stark departure from the previous administration’s approach to immigration, US President Joe Biden, together with leaders of 20 nations in the Western Hemisphere, unveiled a declaration intended to guide a coordinated response to growing migration pressures in the region. The Los Angeles Declaration, announced on Friday at the end of … Read more

FIFA to announce 2026 World Cup US sites, paring from 17

NEW YORK (AP) – As FIFA prepares to announce the 2026 World Cup sites on Thursday – and make high-profile cuts – Alan Rothenberg thought back to when the stadiums were picked for the 1994 tournament he headed in the United States. “They gave the rights to the host country, and the host country basically … Read more