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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

RNC’s pachyderm platform could leave Dems braying with glee

National: Following four days of an onslaught of snow-white speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio — committed to help build a wall in order to “Make America First Again,” the Democrats claim they will use conventional wisdom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania building bridges and presenting the most diverse speakers with a theme “Together United.” Comment

Sunday, July 24, 2016

US State Department issues travel warning for Haiti

Haiti: The United States Department of State has issued a travel warning for United States citizens traveling to or living in Haiti. The warning, updated on Monday, refers to the “lack of adequate emergency medical facilities and the security environment in Haiti. Comment

Friday, July 15, 2016

Black group defends Black Lives Matter

National: The New York-based Black group, Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is defending the Black Lives Matter Movement against what it says are false criticisms from right-wing political pundits that the Movement was responsible for the tragic deaths of five Dallas police officers. Comment

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Brooklyn pols condemn upsurge in racism, gun violence

Brooklyn: It was billed as an evening to celebrate exclusively the men who have contributed significantly to the development of the community, but most politicians also used the gala awards ceremony Sunday, at Tropical Paradise Ballroom in Brooklyn, to express outrage over an upsurge in racist attacks and gun violence across the nation. Comment

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Politicians must make change in gun laws

National: Often politicians join community activists in standing up for issues that impact their community. However, not since the Civil Rights era have top elected officials sat down in solidarity with Americans demanding swift change in legislation. Comment

City Council passes resolutions for Haitian Day

Haiti: New York City Council has unanimously passed resolutions tabled by Haitian-born Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene calling on New York State and the United States to recognize the contributions Haitians have made in the U.S. by establishing a Haitian Day. Comment

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pride Month carnage galvanizes rainbow coalition

People: Americans are again traumatized by the hate and bigotry that frequently pauses after a horrendous tragedy but always replays with intensity, conversation and consternation. Comment