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The Suffolk Journal

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to be first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to be first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Shealagh Sullivan and William Woodring April 12, 2022

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on April 7, making her the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the United States. Jackson was confirmed with a 53-to-47...

Political Update: Biden announces Supreme Court Nominee

Political Update: Biden announces Supreme Court Nominee

William Woodring and Shealagh Sullivan March 8, 2022

President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court Feb. 25. If confirmed, Jackson would become the first Black woman and first public defender to serve as...

The Massachusetts State House during the snowstorm Saturday.

Biden to nominate first Black woman SCOTUS justice; MA political update

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2022

It looks like 2022 will be an eventful year for Massachusetts and national politics, as gubernatorial elections are steadily approaching and Democrats now have the opportunity to appoint a new justice...

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all charges after killing two men during protest

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self defense in the shooting of three men, two fatally, during demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis., last year.  Rittenhouse, 18, had...

Moderna, J&J booster shots receive FDA approval

Moderna, J&J booster shots receive FDA approval

Bryce Reagan, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

After the Pfizer vaccine booster was authorized, the CDC and FDA have approved Moderna and Johnson&Johnson booster vaccines, prompting a Suffolk community reaction.  With the Delta variant on the...

Demonstrators march on Beacon Street in solidarity with transgender youth across the country.

Anti-Transgender legislation reaches all-time high in the first months of 2021

Leo Woods, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

A group of activists gathered on the Boston Common on April 9 to show support for transgender youth across the U.S., who have recently been the targets of restrictive legislation regarding participation...

Suffolk community looks to cash in on new stimulus package

Suffolk community looks to cash in on new stimulus package

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on March 11, sparking new hope for the United States as the pandemic continues on. This will fund direct payments of up to $1,400, extend...

As Biden rolls back Trump-era immigration policies, child migrant facility reopens

As Biden rolls back Trump-era immigration policies, child migrant facility reopens

Leo Woods, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

A Feb. 18 Instagram post drew attention to deportations continuing under the Biden administration - contradicting his campaign promise to pause deportations for his first 100 days in office. PolitiFact...

Biden looks to ramp up vaccinations after third vaccine approved by FDA

Biden looks to ramp up vaccinations after third vaccine approved by FDA

Roxanne Snowden, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine was approved for use in the United States Feb. 27, and the company is aiming to have 100 million doses of the vaccine administered to Americans...

Trump speaks publicly for first time since leaving office

Trump speaks publicly for first time since leaving office

William Woodring, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Former President Donald Trump attacked members of the Republican party in his first public appearance since leaving office, which he gave at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday in...

Panel discusses Biden’s climate change policies

Panel discusses Biden’s climate change policies

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Experts discussed how President Joe Biden plans to tackle climate and environmental policy at the fourth discussion in the Ford Hall Forum series, “No. 46: Examining the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration.”  The...

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Londonderry, N.H..

Discussion recounts Trump’s tactics of propaganda during re-election

Thomas Pholnikorn, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

A Feb. 24 Zoom discussion at Suffolk University examined the resilience of President Donald Trump’s unconventional way of politics and centered around the 2020 presidential election. The event, titled...

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