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Skimm This: Reparations, Jamal Khashoggi, and Joy Harjo

Jun 19, 2019

It’s June 19th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • A House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing today on the bill HR 40. Which would create a commission to study slavery and possible reparations for African Americans. We’ll break down the back-and-forth on reparations and how today’s hearing went.

  • There is a new UN report out about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi last year. The report says there should be further investigation into the role of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and other officials. We’ll tell you what’s to come.

  • Joy Harjo is a poet, and she knows it… as does the Library of Congress. Today she became the 23rd Poet Laureate annnd the first Native American ever to hold the position. We’ll tell you a little more about her.

  • And finally: you may know the classic three-line slanted logo from Adidas. Today, an EU court decided that’s the only version you’ll know.

theSkimm: Hundreds of people showed up to a House subcommittee hearing today on Capitol Hill. The topic? A bill that would create a commission to study slavery and whether reparations for African Americans are in order. We’ll explain the conversation happening around reparations. Meanwhile, a UN investigator has released a new report about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The report says there’s evidence that points to top officials in Saudi Arabia – including the crown prince. We’ll break down what’s new in the report. Also on today’s episode: Joy Harjo is the first Native American US Poet Laureate, and why Adidas may be feeling a little directionless.

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