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New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she will apologize to Italian-Americans for the 1891 lynching of 11 Italian immigrants, widely considered to be the deadliest in U.S. history.
Cantrell said she plans to issue a formal apology April 12 for the violence that took place in 1891 after a police chief was thought to have been murdered by Italian immigrants, according to NOLA.com.
Eleven Italian immigrants lost their lives in violent lynchings following acquittals in police Commissioner David Hennessy’s murder case.
“Our office has worked with the Italian-American community on this issue and will be releasing a proclamation,” spokesman for the mayor’s office Joseph Caruso told the local news outlet.
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Jamaican-American US Senator Kamala Harris, to Run for President

Jamaican-American US Senator to Run for President

Photo: Senator Kamala Harris speaks to members of the media at her alma mater, Howard University in Washington, following her announcement that she will run for president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday January 23, 2019 – California Senator Kamala Harris, born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, will seek be seeking to run on a Democratic ticket for president in 2020.

The 54-year-old Harris announced her bid for the Democratic nomination on Monday, Martin Luther King Day, on ABC’s Good Morning America television programme.

“I am running for President of the United States and I’m very excited about it,” she said.

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Obama cites ‘justice and redemption’ in call for comprehensive prison reform

Obama cites ‘justice and redemption’ in call for comprehensive prison reform

Speaking at NAACP convention in Philadelphia, president urges shorter sentences for some drug crimes and says felons should have right to vote

Obama at NAACP 2015

Obama at NAACP 2015

Barack Obama called for comprehensive reform of the US criminal justice system on Tuesday, including shorter sentences for certain drug offenses and the right to vote for convicted felons.

“Justice and redemption go hand in hand,” Obama said in a speech to the NAACP’s annual convention in downtown Philadelphia.

“I see those young men on street corners and eventually in prisons, and I think to myself: ‘They could be me,’” he said. “The main difference between me and them is I had a more forgiving environment so that when I slipped up, when I made a mistake, I had a second chance.”  Continue reading

Cornel West: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – video

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Cornel West: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Streamed live on Jan 15, 2015

Cornel West, Ph.D.; Professor, Union Theological Seminary; Author, Black Prophetic Fire.
In conversation with Van Jones, President and Founder, Dream Corps Unlimited

Praised by The New York Times for his “ferocious moral vision” and hailed by Newsweek as “an elegant prophet with attitude,” Dr. Cornel West bridges the gap between black and white opinion about the country’s problems. As a leading voice in societal commentary, Dr. West marched in civil rights demonstrations, taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton and is currently a professor at Union Theological Seminary.

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Obama Immigration Reform 2014 Speech: November 20th, 2014.

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Obama Immigration Reform 2014 Speech: Announcing Executive Action  on November 20th, 2014.

Streamed live on Nov 20, 2014

Immigration Reform 2014 News: In an address from the White House, President Obama chose confrontation over conciliation as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system.

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1F8d0qO

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Guyana Acting Foreign Minister Booed by Guests at US Reception

OBAMA DISSED BY GUYANA FOREIGN MINISTER

BY EWALT AINSWORTH    04- 07-27

Scores of invitees to fourth of July American Independence Day celebration in Guyana are reeling from post traumatic stress disorder after acting foreign affairs minister Ms Priya Manickchand wailed into the Obama administration accusing the outgoing ambassador of crossing an imaginary red line, and meddling in its business.

The plural diverse multiethnic multicultural and multinational invitees booed and jeered the ‘PSYCHO-ILLOGICAL’ rant of the scripted divisionary message which underscored the lukewarm relationship between the PPP administration and the Obama administration. At the end in total embarrassment and without remorse Ms Manickchand accompanied by Gail Texeira, special advisor to the president of Guyana, departed the Sowari. Continue reading

Ed Ahmad sinks NY State Senator Sampson who planned to “take out” witnesses

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Ed Ahmad sinks NY State Senator who planned to “take out” witnesses

Written by New York Daily News  – from Demerara Waves
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 06:02
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Brooklyn State Senator John Sampson (center) and his attorney Zachary Carter (right) leave Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday. (New York Daily News photo)

They’ve been charged with taking bribes, lying under oath, even trying to buy their way into office — but until now, there has never been a political corruption case in New York like this.

State Sen. John Sampson was charged Monday with embezzling $440,000 and using some of it to bankroll a bid for one of the highest law enforcement jobs in the city, Brooklyn district attorney. And when he feared getting caught, he told an associate he could track down informants and “take them out,” according to an indictment unsealed Monday May 6, 2013.  Continue reading