In the name of Sophocles' "sweetest mockery," we salute heroic Joe Flood, aka "Red Bike Guy," who took it upon himself to stage a one-man (and bike) counter-protest when a phalanx of Patriot Front Nazis descended on D.C. With no dissenters in sight, Flood felt compelled to heckle them with witty comebacks like "You wear Walmart khakis" and "Your mom hates you." His brave act was celebrated!
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge of small and micro-businesses owned by Black women was observed. Although this and other encouraging indicators of increased economic inclusion are positive developments, Black women still make up less than 1% of all employer businesses in the U.S., and significant structural impediments persist in order to expand these opportunities.
The Senate's confirmation of Nancy Abudu to serve as an appellate judge on the Eleventh Circuit is a significant milestone for justice and democracy. Ms. Abudu has worked tirelessly throughout her career to protect voting rights and ensure equal justice under the law, including in People First of Alabama v. Merrill, where she successfully challenged an Alabama voter restriction law in violation of the Voting Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. This historic vote marks a crucial step towards more inclusivity and diversity.
Nancy Abudu was recently confirmed, by the senate, to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Georgia!
Researchers at Argonne National Lab are investigating a potential solution to the problem of decreased performance of lithium ion batteries in cold temperatures.
Argonne National Laboratory is a research and development center that is federally funded. The laboratory is sponsored by the United States Department of Energy and administered by UChicago Argonne LLC of the University of Chicago. A lithium-ion or Li-ion battery is a rechargeable battery that uses the reversible reduction of lithium ions to store energy.