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  • High school runner refuses to wear jersey with Robert E. Lee’s name

    06/24/2020 12:06:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2020 | 2:14pm | Amanda Woods
    A star cross country runner said she will no longer wear a jersey bearing her high school’s name — Robert E. Lee — and is pushing for a renaming of the 62-year-old campus, according to reports. Trude Lamb, 16, an incoming sophomore at the school who was adopted from Ghana back in 2014, wore the school’s jersey, emblazoned with “Tyler Lee,” throughout her freshman year — but has had enough, CNN reported.
  • Black man suspected of killing female black lives activist

    06/16/2020 6:31:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/15/2020 | WND new services
    Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old protester who begged for justice in the wake of Black lives lost, has died. Police and her family confirmed the death Monday morning. Salau was found dead Saturday night after she went missing more than a week ago, on June 6, family members told the Tallahassee Democrat, part of the USA TODAY Network.
  • Pelosi’s Kente cloth photo op hearkens to tradition of Ashanti slave ownership and trade

    06/10/2020 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Jewbacca · 77 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 10 June 2020 | CQ Livingston
    Democrats love photo ops. That can be said about all politicians, but Democrats in particular are keen to get involved in symbolism and fanfare whenever possible. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a master of producing photogenic moments for the press to fawn over, but her latest attempt to virtue signal in response to George Floyd’s murder appears to include a major misstep that would be comical if it weren’t so sad. The Kente cloth stoles she and her fellow Democrats wore during their eight-minute kneeling ceremony (socially distanced, of course) have an ironic history as it pertains to...
  • Ghana Invites African Americans to ‘Come Home’ in Wake of U.S. Protests

    06/10/2020 10:56:25 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 97 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/09/2020 | EDWIN MORA
    Ghana, considered a gateway of the brutal slave trade to the United States that began more than 400 years ago, is urging “unwanted” Americans of African heritage to resettle within its borders in the wake of the police killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd. During a memorial and wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Floyd last Friday, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi invited African Americans to “re-settle in Ghana if they feel unwanted” in the United States, the Independent Ghana news outlet reported.
  • Black Twitter users mock Dems for donning kente cloth: 'Don't treat Africans like we're children'

    06/08/2020 1:37:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Congressional Democrats' attempts to look woke appeared to backfire on them Monday when a series of black Twitter users accused them of cultural appropriation. Author Obianuju Ekeocha posted a video telling Democrats to stop "virtue signalling" by wearing African cloth in the Capitol. "Excuse me, dear Democrats," she said. "In your tokenism, you didn't wait to find out that this thing that you're hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform -- it's actually the kente material. The kente belongs to the Ghanaian people, mainly the Ashanti tribe.
  • Boston man accused of shooting at 21 police officers during Sunday night's violence

    06/05/2020 3:45:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    WCVB ^ | 6/03/20
    BOSTON - A Boston man is accused of firing upon at least 21 of the city's police officers during a night of violence and looting that started late on Sunday. John Boampong, 37, of Dorchester is being held without bail following a Wednesday hearing in Boston Municipal Court, during which Suffolk County prosecutors presented evidence to prove that he presented a danger to the public. He was arraigned on 21 counts of armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the shooting that happened on Providence Street in the early hours of Monday morning. Prosecutors accused Boampong of firing...
  • UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

    04/03/2020 3:09:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    France24 ^ | April 3, 2020
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began. The resolution, approved by consensus, also stresses "the need for full respect for human rights" and that "there is no place for any form of discrimination, racism and xenophobia in the response to the pandemic." The UN resolution emphasises the central role of the body in the global health and economic crisis. It was submitted by Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore,...
  • Church beats up their pastor after he bought a range rover. Demand their tithe refund

    12/26/2019 6:12:11 PM PST · by Gamecock · 56 replies
    Brana Press ^ | 12/24/2019
    A church congregation tired of sowing seeds and not being able to harvest anything have unleashed their wrath on their pastor who came to the church in a new range rover. The Ghanian pastor is said to have continuously asked his church congregation to give out tithe to receive more blessings. The church gave all they could but as days went by, their blessings showed no signs of knocking on their doors. The young pastor was nabbed while entering a government building compound with his wife seated at the passenger’s seat. The youth of his church pounced on the preacher...
  • Lisa Page Spills Her Adulterous Guts To Molly Jong-Fast; Blue-Check Twitter Clutches Its Pearls

    12/01/2019 8:37:50 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 47 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 1, 2019 | The Twitterati
    Trending on Twitter: Molly Jong-Fast, notorious Twitter Trump-hater and pathetic hack "journalist", writes for The Daily Beast about her interview with Lisa Page, noted Fibbie "woman-about-town". It's Festivus Day for little Lisa!! Page Speaks: ‘There’s No Fathomable Way I Have Committed Any Crime at All'
  • Twitter chief Jack Dorsey announces plans to move to Africa

    12/01/2019 7:44:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    Guardian ^ | Fri 29 Nov 2019 | Victoria Bekiempis
    Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said this week that he plans to move to Africa for up to six months next year. The tech executive announced the planned move following a month-long trip visiting entrepreneurs on the continent. “Sad to be leaving the continent … for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!),” Dorsey tweeted from Addis Ababa on Wednesday. “Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part.” Asked for comment, Twitter said in an email: “We’ve nothing to share beyond Jack’s initial...
  • To Moscow, L'Aquila and even onto Accra

    07/12/2009 12:56:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Times of Malta ^ | July 11, 2009 | Editors
    Nobody watching President Barack Obama talking to President Dmitry Medvedev to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and addressing a university audience could have failed to notice that Moscow was not a pre-Presidential election Berlin audience. The first was courteous, the second displayed no emotion and the third was cool. No chemistry there; added to which his visit was overshadowed by Michael Jackson's funeral. The main achievement was a missile deal that favoured Moscow, which did not go down well with his political opponents at home and has yet to receive the Senate's fiat. But there was also agreement reached to allow...
  • Nancy Pelosi and Ilhan Omar team up to slam Trump, in Africa

    08/01/2019 8:40:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 1, 2019 | 6:56pm | Nikki Schwab and Max Jaeger
    Rep. Ilhan Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set aside the squabble between The Squad and House leadership — to take a shot at President Trump. “They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar tweeted along with a photo of herself and Pelosi smiling hand-in-hand in Ghana, referring to Trump’s controversial tweet that Omar and other progressive lawmakers of color should “go back” to their countries. “So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the @TheBlackCaucus and commemorate The Year of Return! #Doorofreturn...
  • CIS Report: 35K Africans Heading For U.S. Border

    07/03/2019 11:55:35 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2019 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The news that Congolese possibly infected with Ebola virus were streaming across the southwest border of the United States with the tsunami of Central American migrants was bad enough. Even worse is the latest report from the Center for Immigration Studies: 35,000 Africans are tramping north for the U.S. border in the hope of ensconcing themselves in U.S. sanctuary cities. They’re headed this way through the Darién Gap, a 66-mile long swath of rough territory in the borderlands of Colombia and Panama. More False Asylum Claims The 35,000 Cameroonians, Ghanaians, and Congolese, along with Haitians, Cubans, and some from the...
  • In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body

    06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    the ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu
    In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of...
  • Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta [Ghana]

    03/04/2019 2:21:55 AM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies and video ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | Dominika Kulczyk
    ...The lake, which was only created in 1965 with the construction of a hydro-electric dam, is home to an estimated 20,000 child slaves. Children as young as five are sold to human traffickers and made to work as fishermen for up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. They are beaten. They are abused. They eat scraps off the table and sleep on the dirt. Some of these children drown when forced to dive under the water to untangle fishing nets. These forgotten children become yet another anonymous corpse resting at the bottom of the lake. When they...
  • Violence Erupts as Arsonists Burn 7,000 Voting Machines 10 Days To DR Congo Election

    12/14/2018 3:20:36 AM PST · by piasa · 21 replies
    How Africa ^ | December 14, 2018 | PH
    Nearly 80 percent of the equipment for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, was destroyed when a fire ripped through a warehouse, as violence flared just 10 days before the vote. The blaze, which officials blamed on arson, was the latest drama of an increasingly tense election campaign ahead of the December 23 election when the country will choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila. Also Thursday, a teenager was shot dead in the central Kasai region as party faithful gathered ahead of a rally by Felix Tshisekedi of the UDPS, one of the leading opposition...
  • 'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

    12/13/2018 2:20:50 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | December 13, 2018
    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee. The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first. In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated. Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the university's recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday. The university confirmed this, saying...
  • First Lady Melania Trump’s heartfelt visit to Africa

    10/04/2018 6:29:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies ^ | 4 October 2018 | 1600 Daily
    This week, First Lady Melania Trump is on her first solo international trip, visiting the African nations of Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt. Wrapping up her first stops in Accra and Cape Coast, Ghana, the First Lady took her “Be Best” message to the children of Malawi today.
  • VIDEO: 'Very emotional' Melania Trump visits former slave-holding fort in Ghana

    10/04/2018 2:42:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    An estimated 20 million slaves passed through the dozens of trading forts in Ghana. Cape Coast Castle shipped a majority of slaves held there to America. Trump spent several minutes in one of the castle’s dungeons, where slaves were held in terrible conditions until they were sent abroad. She walked through the “door of no return,” where slaves were brought inside the fort, and laid a wreath near a dungeon door. “It’s very emotional,” Trump said. “I will never forget the incredible experience and the stories that I heard. … The dungeons that I saw ... what happened so many...
  • Adorable! First Lady Melania Trump greets children in Ghana during Africa trip

    10/02/2018 3:13:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Voice of America