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USA: Doug Jones May Have Won, But White Women Lost in Alabama – vogue.com/Michelle Ruiz

December 14, 2017

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It’s time to give the black women and minorities who elevated Jones their due—from considering their economic and social interests and the education and safety of their children to examining the laws on the books (not just in Alabama but nationwide) meant to suppress their votes. It’s time they are given the influence they deserve—the […]

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USA: On tap with Obiageri Amaechi, track and field’s newest throwing star – Samantha Shapiro

December 11, 2017

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     Obiageri Amaechi, Princeton  Top track Athlete, Freshman.   First-year Obiageri Amaechi joins the track and field team as one of the nation’s most coveted recruits. Her personal best discus throw (177 ft) ranks fourth amongst the Class of 2021. Amaechi is also a force to be reckoned with for shot put, where she […]

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USA: “a historic heist”; capitulation of the US into oligarchy complete” … Op-ed & some comments on so-called Republicans’ “tax reform”

December 2, 2017

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With barely a vote to spare early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders’ primary goal is to enrich the country’s elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations who will end up bearing the cost. The approval of this looting of the public purse by corporations and the […]

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USA – Trump’s crowd at 2017 National Tree Lighting Ceremony: Sean Spicer, where are you to spin this? – Tola Adenle

December 1, 2017

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This would perhaps be a non-story but for the character at the center of the second photograph. During Trump’s inauguration, the crowd was so scant compared to Obama’s inaugurations that the president’s [then] spokesman – his name is part of the essay’s title – went on a hyperbolic description that has now led to the […]

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Melania Trump is [a bit] racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in a Chimamanda Adichie’s fictional short story

October 25, 2017

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Janelle Asked to the Bedroom – A Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story for The New York Times   Melania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist — at least that’s the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In a new short story commissioned for and by The New York Times Book Review, Adichie […]

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The [Retired] General Kelly lie brouhaha: Video shows Kelly’s claim is THE “total fabrication”

October 22, 2017

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Video debunks John Kelly’s claim that Frederica Wilson took credit for FBI building funds – USA TODAY By Ledyard King   WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday excoriated Rep. Frederica Wilson for bragging in 2015 about securing the federal aid to build an FBI field office in South Florida. “And a congresswoman stood […]

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John F. Kelly owes [Congresswoman] Wilson a sincere apology – Miami Herald editorial board

October 22, 2017

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Gen. John F. Kelly’s journey to the dark side is complete   MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD. OCTOBER 21, 2017 11:19 PM At best, he was seriously mistaken when he declared that in 2015 U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson boasted about securing the funds for the FBI’s new Miramar headquarters. At worst, the very worst, he lied. Given […]

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USA: “Taking a knee” [kneeling during anthem rendition] is not disrespectful to veterans – a US Vet

October 9, 2017

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  “I didn’t serve, so that these SOB’s could protest!” By BC in Illinois  Wait. Maybe I did. In reading about the Trump words and tweets about people taking a knee at a time and in a way that displeases him, and how these SOB’s should be fired on the spot, I have come across […]

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NIGERIA: Regardless of huge population, peace & unity possible if all Nigerians are treated as equals – US Ambassador to Buhari

September 30, 2017

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BENIN CITY—THE United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to treat Nigerians as equals irrespective of their ethnic back ground so as to ensure peace and unity of the nation. … Despite the challenges that may come with a huge population, the onus lies on Nigerian […]

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OUT OF THE LOOP!

September 17, 2017

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Originally posted on The Truth On Common Sense:
Although we had our power back on, following Hurricane Irma, within 36 hours, we just began access to TV, our landline and WiFi about NOON today.   So, I hope to have my blog back in action, possibly today, or perhaps tomorrow. In the interim, I wish…

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