Welcome to Word on the Street where we discuss the top five most interesting links of the day. Here is what’s hot for Wednesday, February 3, 2021:
Michelle Obama Releasing a Version of Her Memoir for Young Readers: Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be releasing a version of her Memoir, Becoming, aimed at younger readers. Adapted for readers age 10 and up, the new edition will feature a special introduction written by Obama as well as full color photo inserts.
Golden Globe Nominations Announced: The 2021 Golden Globe nominations have been announced. Notable nominations include Lovecraft Country for Best TV Drama, and Viola Davis for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos To Step Down: Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO, taking another position on the board of directors. Andy Jassy, who is currently running Amazon Web Services, will become the new CEO.
Justice Department Drops Suit Filed by Trump Administration: The Justice Department has dropped a suit filed by the previous administration against Yale, alleging that its affirmative action program was discriminatory against Asian Americans and white prospective students.
Democrats Start Process of Removing Committee Assignments from Congresswoman: Democrats in the House of Representatives have started the process of removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from the education and labor committees after her alleged support of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.