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In praise of Africa

In Praise of Africa

By Editors' Choice

By Ryan Cooper, The Week — President Trump is the most coarsely racist person to hold his office since Woodrow Wilson or even Andrew Johnson, and it’s never more obvious than when he’s talking about Africa. You don’t need to read between the lines to understand what Trump meant by describing several African countries (as well as Haiti and El Salvador) as “shitholes,” or when he groused that Nigerians would never…

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Trump’s First Year Has Been the Private Prison Industry’s Best

By News & Current Affairs

The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry. By Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Salon — Exactly 17 months ago, in August of 2016 — back when most election polls had Hillary Clinton clinching the 2016 presidential election — the Obama administration announced that it would end the Justice Department’s (DOJ) reliance on private prisons. The announcement came seven days after the DOJ’s inspector general (IG) called on the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to more rigorously…

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Outrage Across the Black World at Trump’s Racist Attacks

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Editors Note: Below is a sampling of statements of condemnation from black organizations and individuals in Africa, the Caribbean and Black America 1/4 HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed. Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, January 13, 2018 – The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular…

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IBW Condemns Trump’s Racist Attack on Haiti, African Nations

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) adds its outrage to the global condemnations of the vile and racist insults targeting African people across the world that recently spewed from foul-mouthed US President Donald Trump. Trump’s vulgar gutter language is yet another example of his true White Supremacist side with gross and blatant mischaracterizations of black countries in Africa and the Caribbean. As an organization with a long…

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Trump’s Global Bigotry

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His “shithole” remark reveals the motive behind his immigration policies. By Jeet Heer — Meeting with leaders from both parties yesterday to craft a bipartisan immigration deal, President Donald Trump uttered words that are likely to define his presidency. When lawmakers raised the issue of protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, the president reportedly asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He added, “Why do we…

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It’s not just Trump: Western media has long treated black and brown countries like ‘shitholes’

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Karen Attiah — The president of the United States essentially called black and brown countries “shitholes.” The Internet is aflame with outrage over his comments. There are already many calls to apologize, and there will be more to come. But let’s be real: U.S. media has long treated black and brown countries like “shitholes.” This TV-loving president is a product of a media culture that has systemically covered places…

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Trump Deserves No Credit for Black Jobless Plunge

Trump Deserves No Credit for Black Jobless Plunge

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Trump predictably wasted no time in crowing that he was the reason for the big plunge in the black jobless rate. It was part his trademark ego, and part a chance to score political points by digging at the Democrats talking. He bellowed his stock campaign spiel, “what do blacks have to lose by voting for me. “ That aside, it is a mix of…

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Trump Reopens an Old Wound for Haitians

Trump Reopens an Old Wound for Haitians

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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

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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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