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Big Facts

For the first time ever, NAACP officials have issued a travel advisory on a state within the U.S. The advisory circulated in June by the Missouri NAACP and recently by the national organization, in light of longtime racial disparity, recent legislation making discrimination lawsuits harder to win, and a slew of incidents cited as examples of harm coming to minority residents and visitors. Examples of those incidents include slurs against Black students at the University of Missouri and the death of Tory Sanders, a Black man from Tennessee who took a wrong turn traveling and ended up dying in a Missouri jail cell without being accused of a crime. “How do you come to Missouri, run out of gas and find yourself dead in a jail cell when you haven’t broken any laws?” asked Rod Chapel, the president of the Missouri NAACP. “You have violations of civil rights that are happening to people. They’re getting pulled over because of their skin color, they’re beaten up or killed. We are hearing complaints at a rate we haven’t heard before.”

Big Lies

President Donald Trump has signed the Russia sanctions bill that was forced on him by Congress. Lawmakers have decided to limit the president’s ability to ease penalties on Russia. Trump made a statement saying that he feels the sanctions “encroach on his presidential authority, may hurt U.S. ability to work with allies and could have unintended consequences for American companies.” Bruh, you can barely handle your own grown ass kids from making a mess — take this L gracefully and go back to tweeting.

Big News

Badgal Riri is always out here for the kids — and demonstrated just that by giving scholarships and bicycles to girls in Malawi. The Harvard Humanitarian of the Year’s Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with bike-sharing company ofo for a new initiative to support girls’ education in Malawi. The five-year partnership, “1 KM Action,” will give students scholarships and bikes to get to school safely.