GOOD

NCAA Explains Why It’s Moving 7 Championships From North Carolina

The NCAA joins the NBA and others in pulling events from the state

After North Carolina passed the first statewide law to ban using a restroom different from the gender on one’s birth certificate, musicians, filmmakers, artists, and local governments across the country responded with boycotts and travel bans. On Monday, the National Collegiate Athletics Association announced its own sanctions: All seven NCAA championship events scheduled this year in North Carolina will be relocated.

“The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections,” the association wrote on Monday. North Carolina’s laws, the NCAA said, “make it challenging to guarantee” an “inclusive atmosphere” for athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans.


North Carolina passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, commonly known as HB2, in March. The National Basketball Association responded in June by pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte. “We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2,” the league said at the time.

These are the seven NCAA championships affected:

  • 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship (Cary)
  • 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships (Greensboro)
  • 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds (Greensboro)
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional (Greenville)
  • 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships (Cary)
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Cary)
  • 2017 Division II Baseball Championship (Cary)

In response to the announcement, the North Carolina Republican Party issued a truly mystifying statement claiming the NCAA wants to destroy women’s sports by creating “unisex teams.”

Sports

Between Alexa, Siri, and Google, artificial intelligence is quickly changing us and the way we live. We no longer have to get up to turn on the lights or set the thermostat, we can find the fastest route to work with a click, and, most importantly, tag our friends in pictures. But interacting with the world isn't the only thing AI is making easier – now we can use it save the world, too.

Keep Reading Show less
Good News

An anonymous White House official claims President Trump cruelly limited Hispanic immigrants in their new book, "A Warning."

The book, to be released on November 19, gives an alleged insider account of the Trump White House and paints a picture of the president as a chaotic man who lacks the mental and moral acumen required for the job.

The anonymous staffer says that Trump once feigned a Hispanic accent and made fun of women attempting to immigrate to the U.S.

Keep Reading Show less
Politics
via KTVU / YouTube

The 63-year-old Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, currently branded the RingCentral Coliseum, is one of the most decrepit sports venues in America.

The home to the the NFL's Oakland Raiders (until they move to Las Vegas next season) and MLB's A's, is notoriously known as the Black Hole and has made headlines for its frequent flooding and sewage issues.

One of the stadium's few positive aspects is its connection to public transportation.

Keep Reading Show less
Hero Video
Yad Vashem

Since 1992, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has been holding reunion ceremonies between Holocaust survivors and rescuers once a year. But the tradition is coming to an end, as many have died or are too frail to travel. What might be the last reunion of its kind took place when a 92-year-old woman met up with the two surviving family members that she helped hide during the Holocaust, and their descendants.

Sarah Yanai and Yossi Mor introduced Melpomeni Dina (nee Gianopoulou) to their almost 40 family members, all decedents of the Mordechai family, the family of seven that Dina and her two sisters hid during WWII. "There are no words to describe this feeling," Dina told the Jeruselum Post. "It is very emotional for us to be together again."

Keep Reading Show less
Culture
via Facebook / Autumn Dayss

Facebook user and cosplayer Autumn Dayss has stirred up a bit of Halloween controversy with her last-minute costume, an anti-Vaxx mother.

An image she posted to the social network shows a smiling Dayss wearing a baby carrier featuring a small skeleton. "Going to a costume party tonight as Karen and her non-vaccinated child," the caption over the image reads.

Keep Reading Show less
Health