According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he believes Gov. Ralph Northam will “resign soon.” Democratic Representative Donald McEachin on the 4thDistrict is added to the state legislatures who have slammed Northam for a racist yearbook photo. Big League Politics posted the image of Northam’s Eastern Virginia Medical School on Friday. One of the four photos on the page included two people—one in blackface and the other in a KKK outfit.
Retired VCU Professor Elise Blankenship has given the university its largest single donation in history. The $1.75 million estate gift will provide scholarships to full-time upper-level and graduate students, according to VCU News. VCU said the donation will benefit the Jean E. Lokerson and M. Elise Blankenship Endowed Scholarship in Education.
The New England Patriots now have their sixth title after the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history. The 53rdannual Super Bowl ended at 13-3 with the Patriots defeating the Los Angeles Rams. The bowl held in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted Maroon 5, Rapper Travis Scott, and OutKast’s Big Boi at halftime which landed criticism of “playing it safe.” Several celebrities boycotted the bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protests for racial injustice and police brutality, such as Rihanna, Cardi B, Jay-Z, Nick Cannon, and Common.
The family of the first woman killed by a self-driving car has filed a $10 million claim against the City of Tempe. The family stated the city created a dangerous situation by paving a median where pedestrians should not have crossed the road. 49-year-old Elaine Hertzberg, a homeless woman, was killed last March by a Volvo sport-utility vehicle operated by Uber.