It’s that wonderful time of year again where Robyn Rihanna Fenty breaks the internet with photos from Crop Over Festival (aka Carnival). But this year, in a turquoise wig and jeweled ensemble that’d make any peacock jealous (and we really do mean that in the best way), she may have outdone herself. We firmly believe that seeing is believing, so rather than talk too much, we’ve embedded some photos and video footage below. You may want to sit down for this.
The New York Times has obtained a draft of a climate change report which is currently awaiting the Trump administration’s approval. According to NYT, the report—which “concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now”—was completed by scientists from 13 federal agencies, and has not yet been released to the public. “It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited,” NYT reports. Because of this, some scientists reportedly fear the report will be suppressed by the president. Katharine Hayhoe, a Texas Tech University political science professor, told NYT the report is one of “the most comprehensive climate science reports” to be published. Read more here.
Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny aka Little Miss Flint just keeps giving back. In a partnership with nonprofit organization Pack Your Back, the 10-year-old is helping 1,000 local students get school supplies in Flint, Michigan. “I wanted to make sure kids got the best start possible to the school year and for their parents to not have to worry about having to buy supplies,” Copeny told HuffPost. The initiative comes after last year’s #PackYourBackChallenge, which helped Copeny distribute 100 backpacks filled with school supplies. This year, over 1,000 backpacks were distributed. Copeny also raised close to $10,000 thanks to the power of the internet. #BlackGirlMagic is present.
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