Unwrapping American Eid with Aqsa Altaf
We, The Bizz USA, had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Aqsa Altaf, the director of American Eid (a short film on the Launchpad series on Disney+) and got some behind-the-scenes information on her inspiration for the piece. American Eid celebrates the diversity of different cultures and the magic of storytelling in today’s society. Read more to learn about American Eid and our experience with her!
The State of Fashion during the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries have been in turmoil. One such industry has been fashion, now with virtual fashion shows, a massive decline in sales, and negative impacts on small businesses. Many fashion houses and celebrities have been taking steps to alleviate some of the damage by donating clothes and money to the prevention of COVID-19. Interested and want to read more? Click the link below to read more!
The Pink Moon
If you haven’t heard about the “Pink Moon” on Tuesday, April 27th 2021, you have so much magic to look forward to. It earned its name from its reappearance of the wild ground phlox flowers with their pink petal and is the closest to the perigee, which makes the full moon appear up to 7% larger and 15% brighter than a typical moon. Read more to learn more about the Pink Moon!
Inspiring Asian Authors
Since the start of the pandemic, Asians worldwide have been facing hate due to the widespread of COVID-19, and now, Asian-Americans are being attacked and played the victim in many racist attacks all over the US. Hate and prejudice are never the answer, and it is important to recognize everyone’s contribution to society equally. In this article, we introduce some of our favorite, most inspirational Asian authors.
Good News That Will Brighten Your Day
Everyday we check our phones and the news, whether it be through social media posts or our favorite news channel on TV. Lately, we’ve seen news about people getting COVD-19 vaccinations, or re-run clips of the attack on the capitol, or Biden’s new policies. This news is very important, but sometimes we need to read something good, something that really makes us smile. Read more to learn about five good news articles that will brighten up your day!
Insurrection: The Storming of the Capitol and Trump's 2nd Impeachment
On January 13th, President Trump became the very first president to ever be impeached twice. Many speculate that the cause of the second impeachment may be due to the insurrection of the capitol he may or may not have incited. Read more to learn about what the implications of these two events hold!
Magical Christmas Celebrations Worldwide
On what day do you have the time of your life, sit by the crackling fire and laugh your heart out by the fireplace, and embellish and put up ornaments and stockings? Well, on none other than Christmas! All over the world Christmas is celebrated in many different ways, each of them similar to a Disney movie making them magical and beautiful. Read more to learn about Christmas celebrations across the world!
2020 Presidential Debates Recap: Part 1
With the election approaching in a matter of days, it is important that we recollect the events of the presidential debate before voting for a candidate. In this three part series, The Bizz USA will recap all the debates and include some notable moments from each of them. Part one covers the very first presidential debate between Trump and Biden.
The Future of Environmentalism
Knowing and understanding the environmentalist movement's controversial past is vital in adapting to the present movement. At first glance, the fight for environmental reform and against climate change seems like the one problem everyone involved can support, regardless of race, because environmental issues affect everyone in an area. Read more to learn about the future of the environmentalist movement!
The Future of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter, an organization founded in 2013, has been of great relevance with the recent protests and has brought to attention of the brutal killings of , such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Read more to understand the roots of the organization and it's relevance today!
The Pandemic and Tourism
With the outbreak of the pandemic in mid-March, the travel and tourism sector, a major part of the international economy, began to slump. It is unsure when the industry will recover due to the current conditions. Read more to learn about how the industry is coping with the pandemic and the destruction that has been caused.
The COVID-19 Delta Variant
The Delta Variant has hit the world by storm. Originating in India, it now has spread to over 96 countries including the United States and has led to a rise of COVID-19 cases recently. Read more to learn about its origin, important data, and how to stay safe!
Part 2: The Uyghur Genocide
The Uyghur Genocide is an ongoing series of human rights abuses towards the Uyghur people and other religious groups in China. Uyghurs have been forced into concentration camps, mosques have been demolished, and policies have been implemented against them. Interested in learning about this situation? Click the link below to read the full article.
A Breakdown of Everything Going on with The Suez Canal
On March 23rd, the Ever Given, one of the largest container ships, got stuck in the Suez Canal in Egypt. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea via the city of Suez, eliminating the need to circumnavigate and cutting time, and hosts many ships per day. Such an event can have a large impact on the world. Read more to learn about this situation, its impact on the world and us, and coverage throughout.
The Cannabis Controversy
In today’s society, Cannabis is one of the most controversial topics. By some, it’s thought of as a “drug of abuse” that leads to many issues, while some love it for recreational purposes. Although many perceive it as something that can worsen health, it can actually have some pretty beneficial medicinal purposes. Read more to learn about various uses in countries, its legalization, and implications.
Joe Biden: 46th President's First Weeks in Office
Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20th, 2021. Since then, we've all seen the news that he's implemented many actions and policies within the first couple of weeks. In this article, our writer Elizabeth discusses what Biden's done so far and what he plans to do in the near future. Read more to learn about this!
Artificial Intelligence: A Threat or Not?
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is taking the world by storm and is becoming more prominent by the day. It will indefinitely be the way forward due to technological advancements and its demand. Nonetheless, it is up to one to decide for themselves if they can trust this highly intelligent software. Read more to learn about the pros and cons of AI!
2020 Presidential Debates Recap: Part 2
With the election approaching in a matter of days, it is important that we recollect the events of the presidential debate before voting for a candidate. In this three part series, The Bizz USA will recap all the debates and include some notable moments from each of them. Part two covers the Vice Presidential Debate between Pence and Harris.
Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation
Cultural appropriation is everywhere. You may have seen the Kardashians appropriating box braids and models wearing ethnic headdresses. Some are even trying to justify their use of appropriating and mocking various cultures. Read more to learn about the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation!
A Rundown of everything going on with tiktok
TikTok, the wildly popular app known for its short videos with silly content, has become an important topic of debate in recent news. The platform hosts over a billion users, including several social celebrities and teenagers, who make frequent TikTok videos on various topics. What's the issue then? Read more to find out!
Surprisingly Unique Ways Restaurants Have Enforced Social Distancing
There's been some really odd yet effective ways restaurants have enforced social distancing, including the social distancing whopper and mannequins. Read more to see other ways restaurants have enforced social distancing!
How Countries Have Handled COVID-19
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, students’ education has greatly been disrupted--they began distance learning around April and unfortunately, it seems as if things will continue like this for a while. Read more to learn more about the different options schools are offering and learn about various aspects that must be considered!
Schools Around The World
In the United States, the school year has ended, and summer has begun. For some in various countries, summer break isn’t until later, and for others, their summer break is about to finish. Around the world, the way people learn and teach is majorly different in comparison to the United States. In this article, we talk about some of the different school systems and practices in South Korea, Italy, and Finland! Read more to learn more about this!
Uyghur Concentration Camps
"Xinjiang, an autonomous region in China, is home to many ethnic minorities, including around 11 million Uighur Muslims. It is here where China has built 380 internment camps coined for the purpose of re-education". Interested in learning about this issue? Click the link below to read the full article.
The Lifted Mask Mandate in Texas
It’s no stranger to all that Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has lifted the mandatory mask mandate in Texas. On March 2, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34, which would open up 100% of Texan businesses and facilities from March 10th. Read more to learn about the reason behind this order, its implications, and impact on the community.
International Women's Day
This article talks about this year's theme of International Women's Day (“Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”), the issues women face, accomplishments, and more! Read our article to learn about this topic!
Prejudice Within Minority Groups
Check out this cross-platform collaboration with Only Being You, a nonprofit organization that aims to empower minorities through sharing stories and resources, about an important issue minority groups face.
What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Our best defense against the COVID-19 pandemic is developing an effective vaccine. Ever since the pandemic began, the federal government has been working effortlessly to have a vaccine available as soon as possible. Read more to learn about this process and about the vaccine in general!
2020 Presidential Debates Recap: Part 3
With the election approaching in a day, it is important that we recollect the events of the presidential debate before voting for a candidate. In this three part series, The Bizz USA will recap all the debates and include some notable moments from each of them. Part two covers the Final Presidential Debate between President Trump and Former Vice President Biden.
The Youth Vote in the 2020 Election
With the election approaching in just a month, voting is on most people’s minds. The youth make up a large part of the population, and hence, are the group politicians are seeking to gain. Your vote matters more than ever and it's important to voice your opinions when you get the chance. Read more to learn about the importance of the youth vote!
Kamala Harris: the Future Vice President of America
On August 11th, democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced that his running mate would be none other than Senator Kamala Harris. If the team won the election, Kamala would break records: she would be the first female vice president of color. Read more to learn more about Kamala Harris!
The model minority myth
The Model Minority Stereotype is everywhere. People use it without really knowing at all. It can really take a toll on a person's mental health and demotes from society's struggle for social justice. Read more to learn about the Model Minority Myth, it's prevalence in society, it's effects, and what could be done.
Juneteenth: A symbol of progress
Juneteenth was the day the world turned around for the better. It is the cherished day that enslaved people became free. Read more to understand the importance of Juneteenth and to find some amazing Black-owned Businesses.