Weekend Recap: Volume 10

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Volume 10

This weekend was full of news.

  • More COVID-19 updates

  • New Zealand marks 100 days without COVID-19

  • President Trump signs four new executive orders

  • BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Sideman quit over their use of a racial slur

  • New Music Friday

  • Earthquake in North Carolina

  • Joe Biden clarifies diversity comments

Catching Up

This weekend was full of news, entertainment, political, and sports. Not to mention an earthquake in North Carolina.

The weekend started with new music. On Friday, new music for the ladies dropped with a record called "WAP" from Megan the Stallion and Cardi B. Rappers Da Baby and Rod Wave also dropped deluxe albums, along with new R&B.

Entertainment news continued when BBC Radio IXtra DJ Sideman quit after BBC faced heavy backlash for defending the use of a racial slur during a broadcast.

Joe Biden also found himself under fire when many found remarks he made during an interview to be "judging cultural diversity."

News in politics heated up when President Trump signed four executive orders, after a week-long battle between Democrats and the White House which resulted in no agreement. The signing of the executive orders for coronavirus relief comes as the United States surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases.

As the heavy news weekend ended, on Sunday morning a 5.1 earthquake shook North Carolina.

Chicago is once again waking up to civil unrest this Monday morning with looting and rioting happening in downtown Chicago after an officer-involved shooting.

What a weekend...

Let's do a recap.


New Music Friday

Friday is known for being new music day. If nothing else remains the same, you can definitely expect to find new music on a Friday.

This Friday the tradition continued with Hip Hop and R&B/Soul music from Meg The Stallion and Cardi B, Rod Wave, Da Baby, and Victoria Monet.

  • On Friday, Meg The Stallion and Cardi B dropped their first collaborative record called “WAP”

  • Florida rapper/singer Rod Wave dropped his 35-record deluge album titled “Pray for Love”

  • Rapper Da Baby dropped his deluxe album “Blame It On Baby”

R&B legend Brandy released a 15 song masterpiece titled “B7” on July 31st.

Joe Biden clarifies comments

During an interview on August 5th hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden made comments that many took as a judgment on cultural diversity"

Biden’s remarks from the interview released on Thursday:

Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different thing.

He continued:

You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration than you do in Arizona. So it's a very diverse community.

Whether Biden would engage with Cuba and immigration concerns between Cuba and Venezuela, was the question asked by NPR reporter Lula Garcia Navarro, which triggered Biden's remarks on diversity.

After the video was released, Biden’s campaign refuted claims of judgment on cultural diversity. They insisted Biden was merely describing the diversity in political opinion among Latino Americans.