Weekend Recap: Volume 23

Happy Monday!

It’s the start of a new week.

  • Martin Luther King Day

  • New UK Travel restrictions start today

  • L.A county reaches 1 million COVID-19 cases

  • Airbnb cancels reservations in D.C

  • Law Enforcement prepares for inauguration week

  • FBI investigates claim that a woman who breached the Capitol intended to sell Nancy Pelosi's laptop to Russians

  • New Music Friday

  • Global researches arrive in China

  • 72 Australian Open Tennis Players quarantined

  • IRS announces New Opening Date

  • Washington Posts reports there is no federal reserve of more COVID-19 doses

Let’s do a recap.


Today is Martin Luther King Day.

Dr. King’s birthday is January 15th. The United States made Dr. King’s birthday a federal holiday to honor his legacy, the third Monday of January every year.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 by James Earl Ray. He would’ve been 92 years old.

Dr. King was a civil rights hero known for organizing the first major protest of the civil rights movement in 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The historic March on Washington, where 250,000 people gathered to protest jobs and freedom, is where Dr. King delivered his iconic “I have a dream” speech.

New Music

New Music dropped this Friday as usual.

Aaliyah’s 42nd birthday was on Saturday. The iconic singer tragically died on August 25th, 2001 from an airplane crash.

Throughout the weekend on social media, fans shared their favorite Aaliyah moments and songs. “At Your Best” is one of my favorite Aaliyah songs.

Staying with the R&B vibes, Jazmine Sullivan dropped a new EP called Heaux Tales featuring Ari Lennox, H.E.R, and Anderson Paak.

Sullivan has dropped a few singles like Insecure ft. Bryson Tiller in the last year but this is her first “collection of songs” since 2015. She’s made it clear this is not an album. After listening, I love it. Girl Like Me ft. H.E.R is my favorite song on the EP so far.

In case you missed it, Tink dropped a new album called “A Gift And A Curse” on Christmas Day.

More R&B from dvsn, a new album called “Amusing Her Feelings” featuring PartyNextDoor, Miguel, Future, and others.

Juice Wrld and Young Thug dropped a record called “Bad Boy.” Juice Wrld accidentally overdosed on December 8th, 2019.

New music Friday’s have been a little slow since the start of the pandemic. Hopefully, more music will drop as the year unfolds.

Preparing for Inauguration

Anticipating protesting and violence following the Capitol building attack, Airbnb canceled all reservations in D.C for inauguration week. Federal and local law enforcement have advised people not to travel to D.C.

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is set to take place on Wednesday, January 20th.

Across the country, law enforcement has taken measures to secure state Capitol buildings in anticipation of protests and riots following the Capitol attack on January 6th.

Battleground states that played a key part in Biden’s victory are on high alert.

The National Guard will also be present in at least 10 states, in addition to their existing presence in D.C.

Global researchers arrive in China

As COVID-19 continues to be a worldwide issue, a team of global researchers arrived in China on January 7th to track the origin of the virus.

Fifteen experts from the United States, Australia, Germany, Japan, Britain, Russia, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Vietnam arrived in Wuhan, the city