Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.
But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)
Linda Brown, the Student Who Was at the Center of Brown v. Board of Education, Passed Away at 76
Brown v. Board of Education ended legal segregation in American schools after nine-year-old Linda Brown was blocked from enrolling at an all-white school in Topeka, Kansas, and her father sued the Topeka Board of Education.
It was also in Topeka where Brown passed away on Sunday afternoon, CNN reports.
“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”
Linda Brown’s bravery opened doors of opportunity for millions of Americans.
Rest in Power. https://t.co/z1rqaRYm9R
— Zev Karlin-Neumann (@zkarlinn) March 26, 2018
Gunmaker Remington Files for Bankruptcy
Remington Outdoor — which, according to The New York Times, is one of the oldest firearm manufacturers in the U.S. — filed for bankruptcy on Sunday.
The company is allegedly hundreds of million dollars in debt, and sales have continued to decline, TIME reports.
Marvia Malik Just Became Pakistan’s First Transgender News Anchor
Kohenoor News hired Malik, a recent journalism graduate, and her first broadcast was last week. According to the BBC, Malik was moved to tears by the job offer.
“A local broadcaster has hired a transgender news caster for the first time in Pakistan’s history…”
Visibility is powerful. Congratulations, Maavia Malik. https://t.co/Gcoz9oSFMz
— Senthorun Raj (@senthorun) March 24, 2018
“Our community should be treated equally and there must not be any gender discrimination,” Malik said, adding that she hopes her new position will help improve the lives of Pakistan’s transgender community.
What to look out for…
Any developments in the scandalous “Who bit Beyoncé?” case. Tiffany Haddish, please just tell us who it was already!