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America’s Inhumane Treatment of Haitians
September 23, 2021
Haitian Migrants were “expelled” from American soil over the weekend; the forced movement is bleeding into the current week.  A lot of footwork took place on Monday, according to U.S. officials, as over 6,000 people of the Haitian community were removed from Texas. ... read more »
REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS IN PRESS GAGGLE AFTER MEETING ON THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA
September 21, 2021
"And women shouldn't have to make -- no parent should have to make those choices.  And I believe that we as a society are presenting a false choice if we say to individuals that you either can be a parent -- and then the daughter of aging parents -- or you can pursue your profession and continue with the work that you care about and love." ... read more »
Waters Condemns United States Border Patrol Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement condemning the United States Border Patrol’s treatment of Haitian migrants. ... read more »
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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
“The images that we’ve seen over the last 24 hours are horrific and I share the outrage being expressed by Americans across the country. This sort of mistreatment is an affront to the very conscience of this nation, and it is absolutely unacceptable.” ... read more »
Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America
September 21, 2021
Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or was it better to settle in Mexico? ... read more »
Haiti faces fresh instability as PM comes under scrutiny
September 15, 2021
Haiti’s government is starting to crumble as Prime Minister Ariel Henry faces increased scrutiny from authorities investigating the president’s slaying, with one top official resigning Wednesday as he accused Henry of obstructing justice in a sharply worded letter. Rénald Luberice, who served more than four years as secretary general of Haiti’s Council of Ministers, said he cannot remain under the direction of someone who is under suspicion and who “does not intend to cooperate with justice, seeking, on the contrary, by all means, to obstruct it.” ... read more »
Nigeria faces one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years
September 15, 2021
Nigeria is seeing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years, with more than 2,300 people dying from suspected cases as Africa's most populous country struggles to deal with multiple disease outbreaks. ... read more »
Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced
September 14, 2021
A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil following the assassination and a recent major earthquake. ... read more »
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Afghanistan’s arc from 9/11 to today: Once hopeful, now sad
August 31, 2021
The bodies of the Arabian people, who had stayed behind were mutilated and bloodied. They had been found and killed by advancing Afghans of another faction who were brought to the city by a blistering U.S.-led campaign that drove the Taliban from power. ... read more »
Desperation and Despair in Haiti as Relief Efforts Stall
August 26, 2021
Desperation has accompanied despair in Haiti following the deadly earthquake that claimed more than 2,100 lives and a tropical storm that further decimated the island nation. ... read more »
Nigerian police say 19 abducted from school in northwest
August 17, 2021
Gunmen have abducted 15 students and four staffers from a school in northwest Nigeria, police said Monday. ... read more »
Taliban take over Afghanistan: What we know and what’s next
August 17, 2021
The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan two weeks before the U.S. was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade war. ... read more »
Costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars
August 16, 2021
At just short of 20 years, the now-ending U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan was America's longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received measurably less oversight from Congress than the Vietnam War did. But its death toll is in the many tens of thousands. And because the U.S. borrowed most of the money to pay for it, generations of Americans will be burdened by the cost of paying it off. ... read more »
Team USA Dominated the Tokyo Olympics
August 12, 2021
In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team USA won 113 medals, including 39 gold medals. Many Black athletes contributed to the success of Team USA, some making history in the process. ... read more »
Germany Cuts Short Olympic Warmup with Allegations of Racism
July 19, 2021
Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. ... read more »
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