At about 6:00 a.m. on July 20th, a large explosion occurred in Dengfeng City, Henan Province, at the Dengdian Group Aluminum Alloy plant. Large amounts of fire and smoke can be seen on site, like the mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb, and strong tremors can be felt in a 50 kilometer radius .Local netizens said that the glass of some houses several kilometers away were shattered. Officials said the explosions happened at the same time, however, according to the videos on the web, there were multiple explosions on site.China Observer
The following video is an examination of Daniel chapter 7; the second vision of end time prophecy mentioned in the book of Daniel. The purpose of the video is to allow Scripture to interpret the symbols and imagery described in the chapter for the purpose of providing the listener understanding of the imagery found in both the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation.
As the U.S. continues to deal with the fallout from devastating the opioid epidemic that has killed over 500,000 people in the country since 1999, we speak with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, whose latest documentary, “The Crime of the Century,” looks at the pharmaceutical industry’s methods in promoting and selling these powerful drugs. “I realized that the big problem here was that we had been seeing it as a crisis, like a natural disaster like a flood or a hurricane, rather than as a series of crimes,” says Gibney. “You had these terrible incentives, where the incentive is not to cure the patient. The incentive is to just make as much money as possible.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says U.S. drug overdose deaths skyrocketed to a record 93,000 last year — a nearly 30% increase. It is the largest one-year increase ever recorded, with overdoses rising in 48 of 50 states.Democracy Now
An internal survey by Walmart found many high-ranking Black employees would not recommend working there. While the country’s largest employer has been vocal about recruiting a diverse workforce and spending millions of dollars toward advancing racial equity, its Black employees say they face barriers when trying to advance their careers, such as favoritism and internal politics. Black employees make up nearly 21% of the retailer’s workforce, but only 12% of Black employees are on the managerial level and just 8% at the officer level.Roland S. Martin
Limited job opportunities and social resources make the competition for young people in modern China increasingly fierce. But there is a group of young people who think differently, they do not compete, will not get married, will not have a child, and will not buy a house. This is now popular among young people in China – the “lying flat” doctrine.Three-child Policy
In Paris, protesters and police clashed during a march against France’s so-called health pass. The pass requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test to enter many public venues. And lawmakers are now debating making it even stricter, in the hope that it will persuade more people to get the jab. But the demonstrators say the measures breach their civil liberties.DW News
Georgia Representative Hank Johnson, Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and Francys Johnson from the New Georgia Project were among 10 men arrested by Capitol Police outside the Hart Senate Office Building today during voting rights protests.Roland S. Martin
President Biden addressed many Americans’ concerns during his CNN’s town hall event in Cincinnati. Among the array of topics attendees questioned the president about, one of the most sought-after answers was his outlook on the filibuster and the protection of voting rights. A Black couple asked President Biden what he plans to do to reassure Black people the vaccine is safe. That conversation led to a discussion about U.S. citizens’ general mistrust in the system and what the Biden administration can do to fix it. When asked about increasing the passage of police reform legislation, President Biden spoke on the state of policing in the nation. He also addressed inflation of prices and what he will do to protect the poor and middle class from its effects.Roland S. Martin
Listen up and listen well Pres. Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi … If African Americans don’t have the ability to vote because our voting rights have been trampled and decimated by Republicans, your agenda is sunk and as Dr. Wes Bellamy, Chair of Advocacy, 100 Black Men of America, Inc said on #RolandMartinUnfiltered, “You deserved to get sacked.”Roland S. Martin
As the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of war, what is America leaving behind? An on-the-ground report from Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi on the Taliban’s advance, fears of civil war, and Iran’s growing influence.FRONTLINE
The following video is a biblical examination of Zionism. The purpose of the video is to provide understanding of the agenda of Zionism for the purpose of understanding whether or not there is a connection between Zionism and Christianity, and its affects on Christians.
A clean-up operation is underway in China’s central Henan province after devastating floods. Days of heavy rain has left much of the region submerged. At least 33 people have been killed, thousands displaced and many are still missing.DW News