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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just featured a native land acknowledgment

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just featured a native land acknowledgment

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade looked a little different this year, and it wasn’t just the Covid-19 protocols. The 2020 parade featured a land acknowledgment, traditional rattle song and a blessing honoring people of Native American tribes historically based in the Northeast. “Did you catch the performance of the Wampanoag Language Blessing?” Macy’s tweeted just…MORE

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

The Covid-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the “lion’s share” of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday. It comes one day after the international body warned that the pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. Thursday’s “Whose…MORE

Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board

Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board

Several high profile members of the Defense Policy Board were removed on Wednesday by the Trump administration, in yet another purge of longstanding foreign policy experts and national security establishment figures in the final days of the Trump era, according to three defense officials. Members who were suddenly removed include former Secretaries of State Madeleine…MORE

Drake sides with The Weeknd, says Grammys ‘may no longer matter’

Drake sides with The Weeknd, says Grammys ‘may no longer matter’

Add Drake to the list of people who don’t sound happy that The Weeknd was shut out of this year’s Grammy nominations. The rapper took to social media to complain about it. “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just…MORE

‘Black Beauty’ reimagines the classic horse story

‘Black Beauty’ reimagines the classic horse story

“Black Beauty” gives the original Victorian novel a significant makeover, a contemporary remake that relocates the story to the American West. The movie delivers a more pointed animal-rights message, but while its equine star fares well enough, the two-footed characters never really get out of the starting gate. “A mustang’s spirit can never be broken,”…MORE

Revisiting the ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving episodes may sweeten the holiday

Revisiting the ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving episodes may sweeten the holiday

“Friends” always made Thanksgiving better. This year, we need to revisit the show’s Thanksgiving specials more than ever. Over ten seasons, “Friends” viewers got to join in the tradition along with Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler as they became their own family. They cooked, ate, fought, invited some A-list guests over, and always…MORE

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