Black America Web Featured Video
Sybil Wilkes wyntk thumbnail

Source: REACH Media / Reach Media


Here’s what you need to know on Monday, February 13th, 2023


Watch The Video Below





1. Look! Up in the Sky! Is it a Bird? A Spy Plane? U.S. Shoots Down Unidentified Objects

What are spy balloons? Source:Getty

What You Need to Know:

Late last week, members of the U.S. House and Senate were given authorized updates about the mysterious spy balloon that flew across the country from China. Over the last several days, the mystery not only continued but multiplied. 

One week ago, a Chinese spy balloon, now reported as an estimated 200 feet tall, was shot down off the coast of South Carolina, after a week-long flight across the United States. A second object was shot down Friday off the coast of Alaska, after being detected Thursday evening. Recovery efforts began immediately. The White House said that while the U.S. did not know the origin of the craft, it was described as the size of a small car. 

2. House GOP Gets Pushback on New “Weaponization” Committee


What You Need to Know:

 The ascension of Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to the Speaker of the House was the result of several deals between McCarthy and reluctant GOP House members. One of the proposals was the creation of a subcommittee by Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to investigate the “wrongdoing and politicization under the Biden administration.” 

3. New York Lets COVID-19 Health Care Mask Requirements Lapse

Covid-19 Testing Site in New York City Source:Getty

What You Need to Know:

New York state officials said they will allow COVID-19-related masking requirements for staff and visitors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to lapse on Sunday.

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said that while the pandemic is not over, “we are moving to a transition.”

“As we do, and with safe and effective vaccines, treatments, and more, we are able to lift the state’s masking requirement in health care settings,” McDonald said in a statement.

4. White Bystanders Save an Unarmed Black Man From Possible Police Shooting

Officers respond after two Seattle Police Department officers were shot while responding to a robbery in downtown Seattle on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Genna Martin, Source:Getty



What You Need to Know:

On February 1, a crowd gathered to protect an unarmed Black man who was held at gunpoint by police in Seattle, Washington.

According to witnesses, the man was standing on the corner listening to his music on a Bluetooth speaker when the police arrived. Video taken by a bystander shows a Black man screaming, “I don’t have anything on me” as police officers shouted commands.


Valentine's day stage podium mock up with heart product display showcase 3d rendering Source:Getty



What You Need to Know:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are going to talk about love….but not just any kind of love…AGAPE LOVE. 

AGAPE LOVE (pronounced uh-GAH-pay) is love to the tenth degree!  It is love on steroids!  Why?  Because it is God’s kind of love.  God’s love is perfect and unconditional.  Jesus told His followers to love one another the same way He loved them (John 13:34-35).  Now, this was going to be new for them because it would require them to be more like God than ever before.  It was going to require them to have “God-like love” for one another.