January 20, 2017

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From Lincoln to Obama, How Crowds at the Capitol Have Been Counted – NYTimes/Tim Wallace

People have descended on Washington to witness, celebrate and protest since the cornerstone was laid on the Capitol building in 1793. But estimating the size of those crowds is not easy, and sometimes crowd-counting can be fraught with controversy. Here’s how the tools for counting have changed over the last 150 years. Lincoln’s Crowd According […]

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January 18, 2017

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Nigerian military ‘mistake’ kills at least 50 in attack on safe-haven town – Kevin Sieff/Washington Post

 January 17 at 4:55 PM BAMAKO, Mali — The Nigerian air force on Tuesday bombed a crowded town full of people who had fled Islamist militants, killing more than 50 in what was described as a mistake by pilots targeting Boko Haram fighters. The bombardment occurred in the town of Rann, near the Cameroon border, […]

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January 17, 2017

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M. L. King Day: Eerily-prophetic MLK quote sums up the rise of [America’s] White supremacy Post-Trump – Zeba Blay

Martin Luther King, Jr. said and wrote many poignant and profound things during his lifetime, certainly too many to count, but one quote from the Civil Rights icon feels eerily prophetic in light of Donald Trump’s presidency.   On July 16, 1964, King released a statement on the Republican presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater. Goldwater […]

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January 15, 2017

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President-Elect Trump takes on civil rights icon, John Lewis on eve of MLK-Day – Tola Adenle

A young  and older Representative John Lewis, has always stood up for a better America even in the face of police brutality while the President-Elect, Donald Trump (his age contemporary) was working alongside his real estate developer/father and denying African-Americans the right to rent and live in their New York properties until the Feds stepped […]

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January 14, 2017

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Is Usman dan Fodio’s “If the king is a Muslim, his land is Muslim” behind Nigeria’s gradual Islamisation? – Femi Fani-Kayode

In his book titled “Concerning the Government of Our Country and Neighboring Countries in the Sudan”, Nigeria’s first Mahdi, Sheik Usman Dan Fodio, who is the father of the Fulani Caliphate and leader of the 1804 jihad that overwhelmed and conquered what is now known as northern Nigeria wrote: “The government of a country is […]

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January 14, 2017

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Feast for the eyes & soul worth sharing: Antartic bases, from wooden huts to “embassies on ice”

BRAZIL’S “Embassy on Ice” glistens against a backdrop of icy mountains with a sea front reflecting the architectural beauty and a beautiful sky while the country’s flag flutters far away from its tropical home in a humongous neighborhood dominated by the big boys of the world. Brazil, India and Korea may not be First World […]

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January 14, 2017

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Ode to Obama – Charles M. Blow

  The dark clouds of the coming administration rolled in this week with a fury, producing a flood of strange and worrisome news. There was the utterly terrifying confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions as our next attorney general, at which he signaled in no uncertain terms his hostility to the protective posture that the Justice […]

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January 13, 2017

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Slaughter of Nigerian Xtians: Pastor Oyedepo invokes God’s wrath on killers’ sponsors; charges followers to fight for their faith

Bishop Oyedepo invokes God’s curses on those fueling Southern Kaduna killings  in this explosive sermon to church members. Read the explosive sermon from [Nigeria’s] Vanguard.   The founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch, Living Faith Church Worldwide International, Bishop David Oyedepo has invoked God’s curses on those fueling Southern Kaduna killings.   “Lord, if it […]

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January 13, 2017

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Murder of 800 Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna State: Ṣoyinka calls out Buhari & State’s governor – naij.com

“Religion in the history of this continent has been a disastrous venture, a disaster in many zones and continues to be even so today. In this very nation in Southern Kaduna, over 800 souls were brutally extinguished suddenly while the issue of grazing lands versus farming is unquestionably part of the conflict, it is equally […]

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January 11, 2017

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US: Giant Sequioa, “The General Sherman”, stood for 3,000 years but it’s now gone! – Tola Adenle

Above are some typical views of The General Sherman and his neighborhood during the touristic summer season. Tourists at the “General Sherman”    Source of above pictures:  http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/giantsequoia/biggest_tree_in_the_world/   BEFORE THE FALL OF THE “GENERAL SHERMAN” An 1899 tourist group enjoys the pleasure of a respite under the Cabin Tree: Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/pioneer-cabin-tree-sequoia.html TWO DAYS BEFORE THE […]

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