Ferris’ soggy pasta should get a negative Michelin star!

Happening in the World: In France, the Michelin Guide is changing the format of its traditional annual awards ceremony by offering a virtual ceremony to the public food community. The revered “stars” will be given to restaurants that were reviewed during the eased European dining restrictions from May-October of 2020 (US News).

Happening in the US: In the United States, soon to be President Joe Biden plans to get rid of the Keystone XL pipeline project permit as part of his day one climate change initiatives. The oil pipeline, commissioned and owned by Canadian company TC Energy Corp., would move 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska from Canadian province Alberta. This has faced serious backlash from environmentalists worried about the impact this investment in fossil would have on wildlife, tribal lands, and, pollution. (Politico).

Happening in NYC: In Brooklyn, a fire erupted inside the Tabernacle of God in Christ Jesus Church around 12:30 a.m. Monday. There was one minor injury reported and the cause of the fire has not been determined as the investigation remains open (ABC 7 NY).

Happening in our Community: On January 25th from 6:00-7:30 PM, The Lewis-Ezekoye Distinguished Lecture in Africana Studies will be hosting a distinguished event with Ruha Benjamin. She is the author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, which explores the relationship between machine bias and systemic racism. Please click here to register!

Weekly Book Recommendation: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

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