Simone says ‘I do’
Congratulations to Houston’s personal Simone Biles. The Olympic gold medalist and 25-time world medalist shared photographs of her courthouse nuptials with Houston Texans security Jonathan Owens, captioning the gorgeous photographs, “I do. Formally Owens.” The couple confirmed their relationship in August 2020 and Owens proposed in February 2022. They are going to formally tie the knot in Baja California Sur on Could 6. For the reason that (formal) marriage ceremony might be in Mexico, they needed to get legally married stateside first. I can’t imagine I even must say this however are of us REALLY out right here attempting to dampen her pleased second by speaking about her edges??? Like, this girl is an inspirational function mannequin and an asset to our neighborhood and folk need to chime in on her hair – once more? We actually must #DoBetter. Fortunately, Simone is unbothered, writing on Twitter, “I feel additionally they overlook I stay in HOUSTON TEXAS & I sweat these out!! However they will maintain complaining idc idc idc.”
E-book banning in Texas
Extra books are being banned and censored throughout the nation than only a few years in the past, in accordance with a brand new report from PEN America. And naturally, Texas leads the nation in situations of banned titles, with 438. I feel it’s fairly unhappy that the loudest voices are a really vocal minority. Legislators are pushing to have e book bans encoded in state regulation, attempting to pressure e book publishers to place age restrictions on books, like a film score system. It feels like an answer searching for an issue. Lots of the books focused by conservative lawmakers and oldsters throughout the nation heart identities that go unrepresented or underrepresented in literature. Which means many college students can’t learn books typically written for and about them. Libraries and colleges throughout the nation have already got committees assessing age appropriateness of books, and have used these committees for years. Now they’re being ignored based mostly on parental complaints. It received’t shock me if 15 years from now, all books in Texas will solely be about loving, mild white individuals and happy-go-lucky minorities. Houston, we’ve got an issue.
Don’t count on Don to go quietly within the night time
In a shocker within the tv world, longtime CNN host Don Lemon introduced he was fired from the cable information community a little bit over two months after apologizing to viewers for on-air feedback about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley. CNN didn’t present a public rationalization for Lemon’s departure. However on the “CNN This Morning” co-host’s personal Twitter account, Lemon contended the information got here as a shock to him and characterised it as a firing. He had appeared on his present that morning. Some say he was fired due to a debate with a Republican presidential candidate over Black of us and the NRA. It’s not misplaced on me that the white dude (Tucker Carlson who was fired the identical day from FOX) bought fired for mendacity and the Black dude (Don) bought fired for telling the reality. Smdh. However one thing tells me Don isn’t the sort to only quietly slink away. So keep tuned …