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Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora in a Six-Day U.S. Trip
August 2, 2018
This month, the 41 year old Ethiopian leader landed in the United States where he met with thousands of his countrymen and women and reiterated his message of love and unity. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-Traveling Opens Our Mind and Our Perspective on Life
July 19, 2018
Traveling across the country as well as abroad allows one to take in a variety of opinions and perspectives. Understanding different attitudes and points of view can help navigate the awkwardness of sensitive topics that I was curious to discuss. As I traveled through various parts of Italy and Greece recently, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about forgiveness, humanity, hope, peace, love and happiness to a variety of people and what I found is that all of us have the same basic concerns.  One of those concerns pertains to the direction the world and mankind is headed in today’s political and global climate, but overall people still believe in humanity and that goodness will prevail.  ... read more »
Black Workers Need “Real” Not “Fake” Paid Family Leave
July 19, 2018
When Dorcas, a home health aide living in New York, learned of her mother's illness, she used most of her vacation time to fly home and care for her. After a few weeks her leave was exhausted and tragically she could no longer afford to be with her mother in the final days of her illness. In the end, Dorcas was forced to take unpaid leave, and return to Florida, arriving just hours before her mother passed away.  ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
Waters Statement on Donald Trump’s Embrace of our Enemies & Hostility Toward our Allies
June 15, 2018
“Donald Trump loves to refer to himself as a ‘deal-maker,’ but in reality, his bluster on the world stage over the past week has only isolated the United States from our allies and played right into the hands of two of our most dangerous enemies, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
History Behind Juneteenth
June 14, 2018
In today’s modern world of cell phones, computers and the internet, it is easy to take for granted the sheer ease and expedience at the reach of our fingertips. ... read more »
Riot Police Break Up ‘Transparency Rally’ in Mali
June 7, 2018
Several hundred people attended the rally, outside the headquarters of the Democratic Alliance for Peace – the party of the current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Some 30 people were hospitalized, according to the protestors, including prominent opposition figure Etienne Fabaka Sissoko who was reportedly in a coma after security forces fired live ammunition at protesters on Saturday. ... read more »
Why California Needs Banking for Legal Cannabis Operations
May 17, 2018
Despite the cannabis market growing in 38 states, the federal government continues to assert its right to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act.  This classification creates a very unique challenge for the industry to succeed and the ability to obtain banking services. ... read more »
Relocating U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem a Bad Move
January 4, 2018
Most of the world immediately recognized that Trump’s commitment to shift the embassy to Jerusalem was a cynical move to appease his base. ... read more »
A Humiliating End to the G7 Summit for Overlooked African Heads of State
June 1, 2017
He also berated the leaders of the world's most industrialized countries for failing to fulfill their aid promises to tackle poverty. ... read more »
Blacks, Minorities Largely Absent During Inauguration
January 25, 2017
African Americans, Hispanics, in fact most people of color, were a rarity at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. ... read more »
Open letter to President Obama by Congresswoman Karen Bass
January 18, 2017
You inherited the country on the brink of economic collapse and your coverage plan gave healthcare to millions of Americans and secured health benefits for millions more. ... read more »
Famed African American Buffalo Soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces
June 16, 2016
Honored by the State Senate at a Capitol Ceremony & Reception Sacramento – To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, an historic group of African American service members, ... read more »
In Cuba, Obama Calls For Burying ‘Last Remnant’ Of Cold War
March 24, 2016
Obama: Cuba Visit Marks Time to End Cold War Capping his remarkable visit to Cuba, President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared an end to the “last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas” ... read more »
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