From cellular phones to personal computers, humanity is becoming dependent upon technology. Clunky encyclopedias are outdated within a year while the internet is updated constantly. Newspapers line bird cages and litter the streets while colorful apps alert us every hour on the hour. Less people are clocking in for the six o’clock news while more people get their news from more trustworthy social media applications. The way we get our information is steadily becoming less traditional and more technological!
On Friday, March 25th, Imani Cezanne, a self-proclaimed poet and activist, got on board an American Airlines plane to fly to Atlanta. After an apparent skirmish with a flight attendant, she found herself removed from the plane and consequently banned from ever flying on the airline again. Cezanne, fuming with anger, immediately went to Twitter to start up a thread of what has been labeled as “flying while black”…among many other things.
A series of explosions throughout Brussels have killed multiple people. Two blasts occurred at the city’s airport at around eight am local time, killing at least ten people and injuring thirty more. Another blast at a subway station, near the European Union offices, came shortly afterwards. All metro stations in the city have been closed, and Belgium is now under lock down.