In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.
Day laborers find a powerful ally in Casa Latina, a Seattle-based non-profit.
— Saeed Valadbaygi (@SaeedBaygi) May 26, 2017
Immigrant laborers in search of work are usually forced to stand outside a retail establishment until they are selected. Often times, these jobs are unregulated, and many can be cheated out of earned wages. Seattle-based non-profit Casa Latina is changing the formula, providing a safe space for day laborers, matching them to trustworthy employers, and ensuring they earn a livable wage for their work. They’re doing great work!
One million dollars is on the line in Jennifer Lopez’s new reality dance show: “World of Dance.”
NBC’s ‘World of Dance’ Brings Jennifer Lopez Back to Her Roots: ‘It’s the Perfect Job for Me’ – Variety https://t.co/FFKgJMQITG
— clopez (@cjllopez) May 16, 2017
With a ton of money on the line and the title of “Best in the World,” you just know the competition’s going to be sizzling on the first season of “World of Dance.” According to J.Lo, the show has everything a reality show needs: physicality, drama, and even a few broken bones. Having Lopez oversee the competition makes perfect sense. As Lopez told the New York Times, “Before I was anything, I was a dancer. It’s so much a part of my trajectory.”
[MORE] New York Times: In Jennifer Lopez’s ‘World of Dance,’ the Dancers Are the Stars
How Venezuela’s futuristic “Heliocoide” mall became a beautiful place to torture political prisoners.
— Pirate World (@ay_captain) May 26, 2017
The Heliocoide mall was meant to be more than a normal mall. While it would house more than 300 stores, the building also planned on offering amenities usually found in luxury hotels, like bowling allies, gyms, movie theaters, and more. However, as Venezuela was rocked by political turmoil, the Heliocoide slowly became a hell on Earth for criminals and political prisoners alike. The entire story is worth checking out at City Lab.
[MORE] City Lab: How an Icon of Venezuelan Architecture Became a Prison
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are getting married… again!
— E! News (@enews) May 22, 2017
Mariah and Nick definitely know how to keep their relationship interesting. In 2014, Cannon filed for a divorce from the world famous diva, but love triumphed and the duo announced their second wedding. Don’t get it twisted, their second marriage is all set to put their first one to shame. Not only will there be amazing cameos from music giants, but Carey’s dress alone is expected to cost upwards of $250,000.
[MORE] Life & Style: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Getting Remarried This Summer! (EXCLUSIVE)
Zoo in Argentina closed a year ago, but animals are still living in cages.
— (((MClark))) (@mclark1951) May 24, 2017
When the Buenos Aires Zoo closed down a year ago, more than 1,000 animals were expected to relocate to sanctuaries. Instead, those animals have been stuck living in the zoo in conditions described as “inhumane.” Claudio Bertonatti, the zoo’s former director, has said, “It’s gone from bad to worse. Everything is set for Noah’s Arc to be shipwrecked.” As the situation continues to get worse, Buenos Aires city officials are struggling to have the animals moved.