“As people rush to distance themselves from Donald Trump on the heels of his statements defending white supremacists, the president and First Lady have announced that they will not be participating in the Kennedy Center Honors later this year.
“Each year, the Kennedy Center honors the careers and achievements of artists who have helped shape cultural life in the United States with a weekend that includes celebrations and events,” a White House statement read. “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.” MORE
“BOSTON — Tens of thousands of counter-protesters flooded the streets of Boston on Saturday, eclipsing a competing right-wing “free speech” rally in a display of solidarity after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
There was virtually no violence as the two groups confronted each other on Boston’s streets.” MSNBC
“For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible on Aug. 21 to spectators across the contiguous United States.