June 1, 2020 
What we're talking about this week:
Anti-racism ✊🏿
SpaceX 🚀
and moooore 

get started.

term to know: anti-racism
summed up: Let's become part of the solution against racism. 

An explanation...
On May 25, George Floyd was pinned down and killed by an officer who pressed a knee into his neck. Since the release of the video of his death, protests have erupted in cities across the US. 

So what does this mean?
Black people in the US have been criminalized, brutalized, and unsafe for hundreds of years. Remember learning about bullying in school? The bystander is always equally as responsible as the person doing the harm. That's why we need to speak up.

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor"

Here's what you can do:

Support the George Floyd Memorial Fund, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block

Support black-owned businesses (here's a list

Check out these resources and learn (!!!)

Start necessary conversations with your family 

Anything else?
The Root gives us a platform to speak to over 1000 people every week. We cannot stand silent while black communities are suffering. We have a responsibility to speak up and educate. Black lives matter. 

We'd like to start an anti-racist bookclub. If you are interested in joining, please fill out this form.

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🎵🎵Carti, I wanna go to Pluto🎵🎵
summed up: On Saturday, SpaceX became the first private company to launch astronauts for NASA.

The SpaceX Dragon was the first flight of NASA astronauts from American soil in over a decade-- it changed the future of space flight. Instead of NASA owning and operating spacecraft, the agency will now partner with private companies. 

What does this mean?
A few things! First, it means that the US can go International Space Station without having to buy a seat on Russian spacecraft... aka they don't need to ask mom for a ride! Oh... and we're getting closer to going to ~space tourism~... check out this company.

Read more here
In other news...

Hertz, one of the nation's largest car rental companies, is officially bankrupt. 🚗

2. Facebook announced that Calibra has a new name... hello Novi. 👋

3. Have you heard of Zynn? Apparently it's like TikTok but pays you to watch videos... hmmm. 📹

 a quick note.

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