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Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

‘Getting To Zero’ amplifies World Aids Day’s theme

People: Amidst fear, panic and threat of a pandemic in 1987, two action-oriented individuals — James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter – perceived a day to conscientiously focus on HIV / AIDS. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Clarke urges restoration of funds for crime victims

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has announced her effort to restore $1.5 billion from the Crime Victims Fund – about 10 percent of the fund – that was removed in the bipartisan budget agreement passed in Congress to prevent a default on the federal debt and to keep the federal government in operation. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

US congratulates SVG on Independence Anniversary

St Vincent: The United States has extended congratulations to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on their 36th year of political independence. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Passion, not pragmatism fuels Sanders bid

National: There’s an element of the Democratic Party apparently dead-set on pursuing a course of action driven by passion and bereft of pragmatism – a pursuit that is eerily reminiscent of Democratic misadventures with leadership choices in the 1960s and 70s, much to the party’s and indeed the country’s eventual regret Comment.

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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Million Men March Again in Washington DC

People: A media black-out of the largest gathering of Black men in America recently did not deter thousands of Black Americans -- predominantly Black men – to pack the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Oct. 10 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Vincentian student meets Prez Obama

St Vincent: A 12-year-old Vincentian student who lives with his parents in Brooklyn has had the rare privilege and opportunity of meeting United States President Barack Obama after the child had written the president four years ago congratulating him on his election. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

One week: Tragic, spiritual, celestial, political

People: If asked to sum up the last full week of September 2015, regardless of location, one would be hard-pressed to find the one word that best describes the events that shaped world opinion. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

US amends Cuba sanctions regulations

Cuba: The United States Departments of the Treasury and Commerce have made additional revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), building on the changes put into place by the departments earlier this year and further delivering on the new direction towards US relations with Cuba that President Barack Obama laid out last December. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Addicted to Fresno (Unrated) Dysfunctional siblings comedy revolving around a lesbian (Natasha Lyonne) working as a maid in a hotel where her sex-addicted sister (Judy Greer) just out of rehab accidentally kills a guest during a passionate relapse. With Aubrey Plaza, Clea Duvall, Fred Armisen and Molly Shannon. Comment.