Tennessee is the first U.S. state to ban drag shows, just days after banning healthcare for transgender youth. Passed on Thursday, this bill criminalizes drag shows that are operating within 1,000 feet of public property. These shows are also illegal in LGBTQ+ spaces--spaces that are supposed to provide safety and comfort for this politically targeted group. This week, lawmakers passed a bill banning public drag performances in the Volunteer State. Blaker-Jordan also writes about how the bill attacks individual freedoms of speech (because drag is a form of speech), collective freedoms of assembly, and Pride parades.
The witness was outside and first noticed a V-shaped object moving south with the tip of the V pointing north. “I saw it, but unfortunately my phone was in the wrong direction,” the reporting witness stated. Photo by National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC.org)The witness could not capture a photo of the object but produced a reference image showing where in the frame the object was. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). “It stopped directly over us,” the reporting witness stated.1 month ago NewsBreak Original
US President Joe Biden reiterated the US's commitment to European security as he met with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Tuesday. Biden arrived in Warsaw on Monday after an unannounced visit to Kyiv, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In his address, Biden is expected to highlight the commitment of Poland and other allies to Ukraine over the past year when he speaks from the gardens of Warsaw's Royal Castle. Last March, speaking from Warsaw, Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Putin just weeks after the start of the war. Biden and Zelensky discussed the capabilities that Ukraine needs "to be able to succeed on the battlefield" in the months ahead, Sullivan said.1 month ago NewsBreak Original
Upcoming Springtime events at the Florida Theatre Photo by Florida TheatreThe 2023 season at Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre offers a variety of performances from platinum recording artists to Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Tickets start at $8.50. Tickets start at $49. Mania: The Abba Tribute performs Feb. 24. Tickets start at $35.1 month ago NewsBreak Original
New Study Reveals Majority of Americans Want to Phase Out Tobacco Products. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), a global non-profit leading the measure to advance tobacco endgame policies globally, has applauded the findings. New Zealand and Brookline, Massachusetts, have also raised the purchasing age for tobacco products by one year each year. The study's findings show a growing demand among Americans for solutions to reduce the harm caused by tobacco products. Furthermore, many adults using tobacco products may be negatively impacted and believe the government is limiting their personal choices.1 month ago NewsBreak Original
Inglewood City Manager Artie Fields, Assistant City Manager Luis Atwell, and Inglewood City Clerk Aisha Thompson attend the ITCJPA meetings and never provide updates to the residents during weekly city council meetings. The Feb. 14 ITCJPA agenda says the Relocation Plan was made available to residents on Feb. 1 but how would residents know that? During the Jan. 31 regular city council meeting, the city council moved to set the Public Hearing on the Relocation Plan to March 7 and 14 but failed to alert the residents that the plan would be available the following day. To read the draft Relocation Plan click here. To read the agenda for the ITCJPA Feb. 14 meeting click here.1 month ago NewsBreak Original
According to the defence minister of Japan, North Korea has fired off an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with enough range to strike the US mainland. The launch has been denounced by the US, and South Korea has authorized more aggressive deterrence tactics against the North. Over the last two months, North Korea has launched over 50 missiles, the most of them were short-range. The first time in five years, North Korea flew a ballistic missile over Japan in October. "North Korea ICBM had range to hit US mainland - Japan": North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with sufficient range to hit the US mainland, Japan's defence minister says.4 months ago NewsBreak Original
A day before Moldova's Defense Minister Natalia Gavrilita announced Friday that her cabinet was retiring, the Ukrainian president issued a comment in Europe. She did not specify whether the choice was a direct reaction to the major conflict neighboring Russia and Ukraine. It occurred shortly after the military government of Moldova reported that a Russian missile had violated its territory. The senior commander of Ukraine reported on Friday morning that two Kaliber rockets fired from the Black Sea had already crossed into Moldovan and Romanian territory before reaching Ukraine. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin will give his yearly speech to the Federal Parliament, the Kremlin said on Friday.1 month ago NewsBreak Original