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Trump Reopens an Old Wound for Haitians

Trump Reopens an Old Wound for Haitians

By Editors' Choice

An alleged comment by President Trump about Haiti and AIDS revived a stigma that goes back several decades. By Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker — In the early nineteen-eighties, soon after cases of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (aids) were first discovered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control named four groups at “high risk” for the disease: intravenous drug users, homosexuals, hemophiliacs, and Haitians. Haitians were the only ones solely identified by…

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U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during his meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, US, September 21, 2017

Caribbean divided on recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

By News & Current Affairs

BRIDGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were divided Thursday on whether or not to support the decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. More than 100 members of the United Nations backed a non-binding resolution that called on President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to recognise Jerusalem even as Washington threatened it would not forget countries that support the resolution that read in…

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Omarosa Manigault Newman stares into camera as Black photographer Cheriss May takes photo early in the Trump administration

Omarosa’s Final Days at White House Full of Controversy, Accusations

By Editors' Choice

Some say she blocked qualified Black applicants; Others say that’s not possible. NNPA president says she may have been fighting for diversity By Hazel Trice Edney — Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form – amidst a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying. The White House has confirmed her resignation effective Jan….

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Emmanuel Macron at a ceremony to start the construction of the first metro line in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, last week

Macron rules out reparations for colonialism

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By RFI — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for “reconciliation” of the ways former colonisers and colonised remember the past but ruled out reparations. Macron toured three African countries, two of them former French colonies, last week and is soon to visit Algeria. In a TV interview recorded while he was in Ghana on Thursday, Macron told a young Frenchwoman of Congolese origin that it would be “totally ridiculous”…

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Hillary Clinton

Why the Majority of White Women Voted for Trump

By Commentaries/Opinions

What motivated women to vote for a misogynist candidate? By Kate Manne, Oxford University Press — The following is adapted from the new book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne (Oxford University Press, November 2017), available for purchase from Amazon and IndieBound. Cut now to Hillary Clinton, whom many people not only disliked and mistrusted but also expressed visceral disgust for during her 2016 presidential campaign. One such was Donald Trump, who didn’t want to…

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Freed Slaves Civil War

A Lesson on Slavery for White America

By Editors' Choice

By Paul Street — Look at the following series of tweets from the president of the United States, reflecting Thursday on the tearing down of Confederate statues in the U.S. South: Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson—who’s next, Washington, Jefferson?…

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No, Mr. Trump, It’s Not About Bigotry On All Sides: It’s About White Supremacists

No, Mr. Trump, It’s Not About Bigotry On All Sides: It’s About White Supremacists

By Commentaries/Opinions

One dead after car plows into anti-racist demo in Charlottesville By Bill Fletcher I sat here listening to Trump’s remarks in connection with the violence carried out by neofascists in Charlottesville this afternoon, violence which has resulted in the death of at least one anti-fascist. He condemned bigotry on what he called all sides. Once again Trump obscures reality. He either ignores the violence and terrorism carried out against traditionally…

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Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

It’s Nation Time Again – Progress Report on State of Black World Conference IV

By Press Releases / Statements, SOBWC Posts

Dear Friends in the Struggle: State of the Black World Conference IV (SOBWC IV), November 16-20, 2016, was one of the great gatherings of people of African descent, Black people, in recent history. People are still buzzing about the richness of the interaction and networking, the powerful information and spirit of unity/togetherness that was experienced. Equally important, the Declaration of Intent and Call to Action from the Conference laid out…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Rev. Jesse Jackson

Trump’s Dangerous Delusions on Police Brutality

By Rev Jesse Jackson

Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things, prove that he’s not just another politician. But now he is president; his words have impact, and his posturing can be dangerous. Last week, he essentially endorsed police brutality before a gathering of police officers in Long Island: “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon,…

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In Cuba, Trump’s policy shift casts dark shadow

By News & Current Affairs

By Melanie Zanona HAVANA — All around Havana, local Cuban entrepreneurs refer to the day President Trump unveiled his new policy toward the country simply as “June 16.” It’s easy to see why the date would be seared into their memories: Private businesses ranging from private car companies to bed-and-breakfasts have already seen an alarming number of cancellations from American travelers since the White House announced it would be tightening…

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