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February  2015 Vol 12

 

The Invention Of The White Race  

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Featured News

From Drone Strikes to Black Sites: How U.S. Foreign Policy Runs Under a Cloak of Secrecy

drone In an interview with Democracy Now!, Scott Horton, a human rights attorney and author of "Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy," touched on the debate over national security and secrecy.  

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 Kochs and Walmart Clan Wage Dirty War to Stop You From Putting Solar Panels on Your Home

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A new rooftop solar system is installed every three minutes in the U.S., up from one every 80 minutes just eight short years ago. If this pace continues to accelerate or even just holds steady, it will not be long before solar panels become visible, if not ubiquitous, in many neighborhoods nationwide. That prospect is enough to upset the Koch brothers, the heirs of the Walmart fortune and the utility industry, all which are trying to stamp out the rooftop solar movement or at least make a tidy profit penalizing the people who use it. With the help of powerful lobbyists and PACs like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Americans for Prosperity, they are set to do battle in statehouses across the nation in 2015.

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How Free Is Free Speech in America?

libertyThe failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing. On Wednesday morning, we learned that Alan Gross, a U.S. government contractor convicted in Cuba for spying, had been released after five years in prison.

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Disapora News

The Economics of Black People: An Introduction

 If the terror attacks in Paris have a silver lining, it is that they have sparked an outpouring of support for freedom of speech across the globe and across the ideological spectrum. According to The Associated Press, even Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, has weighed in on the side of enlightenment, saying “that radicals have done more to disparage the Muslim prophet than journalists who published satirical cartoons mocking Islam.”

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Brazilian plus Size Women

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s true! Beautiful Brazilian women come in all shapes, sizes and colors! The problem has been for a long time and continues to be that according to the mainstream media, there is much smaller range of diversity than what really exists..

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African News

Africa 2014 in Review: Counterrevolution, Neocolonialism and the Mass Struggle.

Neocolonialism Mrs. Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Ivory Coast, made an appearance in court inside the country on Dec. 26. She is charged with alleged crimes in connection with the tenure of her husband, the ousted President Laurent Gbagbo, who is now under the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

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As Boko Haram Kills 2,000 in Nigeria Attack, African Religious Leader Asks Why There’s No Response Akin to Paris Mourning

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As the world mourns the vicious massacres in Paris, one of Africa’s top religious leaders suggested that the lack of a similar outcry across the globe over the slaughter of up to 2,000 people by Boko Haram last week in northeast Nigeria is further evidence that Black lives don’t matter as much as whites’. Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos and president of the Nigerian Bishops Conference, said the international community has expressed “solidarity,” but hasn’t done much to offer real help.  

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History Tidbits

15 Things You Did Not Know About the Moors of Spain

Moors In Spain. The Spanish occupation by the Moors began in 711 AD when an African army, under their leader Tariq ibn-Ziyad, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar from northern Africa and invaded the Iberian peninsula ‘Andalus' (Spain under the Visigoths). 

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The History Behind Black History Month

Many educators silently wrestle with the question: Is Black History Month a window of opportunity or just a pigeonhole? Every year when February rolls around, teachers dutifully shine a spotlight on contributions to our country made by African American inventors, artists, explorers, educators, scientists, leaders, laborers, soldiers and poets. Yet at the same time, many educators silently wrestle with the question: Is Black History Month a window of opportunity or just a pigeonhole?

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