today in news history

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So during Black History Month NBC decided to replace Tamron Hall, their only black female journalist on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly and got rid of her show with Al Roker, their only black male journalist on the Today Show. Also Hall’s show on MSNBC is gone. The Today Show only has 2 PoC left. But hey (white) women’s empowerment right?!

Close as Strangers: Chapter 8

Close as Strangers: Chapter 8

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Genre: High School au, angst, fluff

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You had sadly, gone back to school and gotten back into the swing of things. You and Jungkook were still going strong and still tutoring for English. It was getting closer and closer to your and Jimin’s birthday. Jungkook had been planning your birthday party, furiously. It was a little annoying, you had to admit. Your whole thing was that you didn’t want a big party but you knew you weren’t getting that. Jungkook was trying to make it nice though, so you had to give him props. He was apparently very good at party planning but you just weren’t a fan of parties. You didn’t want to be around a bunch of people you didn’t know well, being the center of attention.

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Nothing could have prepared me for the news of History’s official disbandment today. I feel as though I’ve lost a piece of myself, but also, my heart has never been so full when I think about all the memories and happiness these 5 boys have brought me.

Of course, this blog will continue to support Dokyun, as I hope he will continue to update on social media and be able to find a way back on stage. But no matter what, I will always support him, and this blog will remain open and active.

If anyone needs to talk to someone or just rant about all of this, my ask box is open, you can chat with me, or reach me on Twitter. Of course, all privately if you want. I’d love to talk to more Storias too. 

Thank you for the support, and I hope you all continue to call yourself a Storia and continue loving our fav guy Dokes forever too ♡ ♡ ♡

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On Tiananmen Massacre’s 25th Anniversary, see photos that show it then and now here.

(Source: CNN via Youtube)

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March 6th 1981: Cronkite signs off

On this day in 1981 the legendary anchor of CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite, signed off for the last time. Cronkite had been presenting the news for nineteen years and became known as ‘the most trusted man in America’. He is known for his departing catchphrase “And that’s the way it is”, followed by that day’s date. Cronkite reported on some pivotal moments of the twentieth century, including the Nuremberg trials, the moon landing, and the Watergate scandal. He also got involved in the politics of the day, and is known for his denunciation of the Vietnam War which led President Johnson to bitterly remark “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America”. Cronkite is also remembered as the anchor who broke the story of the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22nd 1963. After his retirement, Cronkite continued to be an active figure in the American media and as a political activist. He died in 2009 in New York City, aged 92.

“This is my last broadcast as the anchorman of The CBS Evening News; for me, it’s a moment for which I long have planned, but which, nevertheless, comes with some sadness. For almost two decades, after all, we’ve been meeting like this in the evenings, and I’ll miss that…And that’s the way it is: Friday, March 6, 1981. I’ll be away on assignment, and Dan Rather will be sitting in here for the next few years. Good night”

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June 28, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

Police raids on gay bars were routine in the 1960′s, but officers quickly lost control of the situation at the Stonewall Inn. They attracted a crowd that was incited to riot. Tensions between New York City police and gay residents of Greenwich Village erupted into more protests the next evening, and again several nights later. Within weeks, Village residents quickly organized into activist groups to concentrate efforts on establishing places for gays and lesbians to be open about their sexual orientation without fear of being arrested.

After the Stonewall riots, within six months, two gay activist organizations were formed in New York, concentrating on confrontational tactics, and three newspapers were established to promote rights for gays and lesbians. Within a few years, gay rights organizations were founded across the U.S. and the world. On June 28, 1970, the first Gay Pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago commemorating the anniversary of the riots. Similar marches were organized in other cities. Today, Gay Pride events are held annually throughout the world toward the end of June to mark the Stonewall riots.

“All of this fades away, however, when you actually watch Prince, especially in the wake of his loss. You forget about the antics, scandals, and notoriety and just see him, briefly shorn of any pretense, his pain in full display. You get the sense, through Purple Rain, that music was the only feasible way in which Prince could possibly unburden himself of such pain. He certainly wasn’t the only one to have relied on art as a release valve. But through such painful and profound expression, Prince, like The Kid, found power, not weakness. He found an armor with which to protect and preserve himself but also one which he could hide behind, leaving generations upon generations of fans to piece together his mystery as best they can.”

On Prince’s birthday, let’s look back at the masterpiece that best defined him: Purple Rain, by Matthew Eng

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October 1st 1843: ‘News of the World’ launches

On this day in 1843, the London newspaper ‘News of the World’ began publication. The cheap paper was launched by John Browne Bell, originally aimed at the newly literate working class, and covered topics Bell deemed exciting and sensational, such as crime and vice prosecutions. ‘News of the World’ rose to become one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the English language. Its ownership changed hands in 1891, and again in 1969 when it was bought by Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Since the 1980s, the paper was a tabloid and the Sunday sister paper of 'The Sun’, with a focus on celebrities and sex scandals. 'News of the World’ ceased publication on July 10th 2011, after 168 years in print, following revelations that the paper had hacked the phones of hundreds of people, including murder victims and British soldiers killed in action. The phone hacking scandal led to the arrests of several of the paper’s leading figures, and ended the publication of one of Britain’s oldest newspapers.

“I looked at it, and then I put it in the waste-paper basket. And then I thought, 'If I leave it there the cook may read it'—so I burned it!”
- an early condemnation of 'News of the World’