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We Have More Questions Than Answers Following the Recent Robinhood Hearing

“Just answer yes or no,” California Rep. Maxine Waters repeatedly said in a recent hearing, “I’m reclaiming my time.” This was Waters’ mood the entire time she questioned Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev during the “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide,” virtual hearing on Thursday, Feb. 18. Tenev and a group of other CEOs and financial experts were called to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services following the events of the stock market frenzy on Jan. 25. That frenzy came after the Reddit group of young day-to-day traders called WallStreetBets caught wind of hedge fund short sellers in GameStop last month. When WallStreetBets shared its findings on Reddit, retail investors began grabbing GameStop stock up, driving its share price through the rough, and ultimately costing some hedge funds millions of dollars. Check out what Black millennials had to say about this debacle. Despite this being absolutely legal,...

Michelai Graham

Feb 19, 2021

‘From Hip Hop to the House of Representatives!’ Former Rapper Shyne Wins Election in Belize

Former Bad Boy rapper, Moses Barrow — known to the world of hip hop as Shyne — has been elected to Belize’s House of Representatives, reports REVOLT. “Thank you MESOPOTAMIA!!! It is with the greatest humility that I accept this victory for us,” he wrote in a post via Instagram. “We won today! This victory is for all those who are just like me in Mesopotamia, Belize, and the world over! All those who have taken a fall! All those who have stumbled on their life’s journey.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Shyne (@shyne_bz) He also used this as an opportunity to encourage people that you can always find a way to win, no matter the circumstances. “We all fall! But to get up and walk, run, and rise again is the purpose of life,” he continues on his post. “We are all destined to be challenged but we are all capable of overcoming those challenges! My story is testament of human fortitude! We all have what I have! We just have to dig deep within and find it! I hope I inspire...

Shanique Yates

Nov 16, 2020