The American Presidential Elections: An Autopsy.

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It took a while to recover from the political coma that was induced by the surprising outcome of the American Presidential elections. But now that Donald trump has been elected by the American Electoral system, it may be time for all to come together and move on. Unfortunately, the need for the country to move on as The United States of America is now weighed down by the albatross -like sense of The...

Countdown begins for Sizzla’s return to New York

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After 8 years absence, reggae star Sizzla returns to New York for Irie Jam Media’s 23rd anniversary celebration. The milestone event on Labor Day Sunday, September 4 at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, New York will bring together –  reggae dancehall artists, Mr. Vegas, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Elephant Man, I-Wayne, Bugle, Jamiel and Sizzla as headliner – to what observers say is the last major...

When the Music Changes, So does the dance.

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Donald Trump wants American voters to believe that he is a changed man, but the only thing that has changed is his campaign team. Since he declared his candidacy, his campaign team has undergone several by-pass surgeries. It is logical and an open secret that things are not working as planned. If they were on the winning side, why would he change a winning team? There is no denying the fact that Trump...

Things Fall Apart: The Republican Party is No Longer at Ease.

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The Republican Party in the US is at a major crossroad in this year’s Presidential elections. This election has presented a mirror on the world of the American Democratic system; the world’s litmus test for Democracy as we know it. This year’s election has put the American public between the devil and the deep blue see; choose the one you hate less. While others seem to choose between the devil...

The Day WikiLeaks Ventriloquized Donald trump.

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When Julian Assange was asked on Monday “if Russia was behind the hack”, following the leak of damning emails which forced Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman to resign, he replied that “The goal of WikiLeaks as a media organisation is to educate the public, to turn a dark world into a lighter world through the process of education, and we’re doing it” (CNN 02/08/2016)....

Time to Kill the Presumption: Black, Armed and Dangerous

26 Nov 2014, London, England, UK --- London, United Kingdom. 26th November 2014 -- People hold candles, posters and placards at the candlelit vigil for Michael Brown, calling for justice and stressing that 'Black Lives Matter'. -- Over a thousand people, angry at the decision not to charge Darren Wilson with murder, attended a candlelit vigil at the US Embassy calling for justice and an end to the racism that allows police in the US and UK to shoot black people. --- Image by © Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis
NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism. No one should be or would be raising glasses to the death of five police officers, following protests and riots in America last week. You cannot make your candle brighter by putting out the candle of another. But if the problem in America is to be resolved, it goes without saying that America as a nation,...

The Problem With Political Jokes is They Get Elected.

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Abdulai Mansaray, author It is very easy to conclude that the American Presidential Election is between Democrats and Republicans, or Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This year’s election goes farther than that. For the first time in its history, America elected a black man, not once but twice to the White House. Against the backdrop of that historic moment, many will be forgiven to think that America...

Trump or Thrash?

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In September David Brady and Douglas Rivers of the Hoover Institution took a closer look at the demographics of Mr Trump’s enduring coalition. They painted a picture of Trump supporters as largely older, less wealthy and less educated. They found that more than half of Trump-backers are female. About a third is over the age of 65. Only 2% are younger than 30. Half of his voters have a high-school...

Calling Jimmy Carter to Islam

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US President Jimmy Cater (1977-1981) Former US President Jimmy Carter, a one-term president in the late 1970’s, is one of those American presidents whose contributions on the world stage will always be recognized and appreciated for their significance and strategic importance. The Jimmy Carter Foundation has been a catalyst in bringing peace to a number of chronic conflict areas in the world, especially...

The Paradox of American Freedom

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 The Confederate flag, a Civil War –era banner was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, recently. It followed the death of nine black church members at the hands of Dylann Roof, a white man that was photographed with the confederate flag. He has since been charged with what many call a “hate crime”. Since the birth of modern day America, there have been three...

Donald Trump: Clinton Gets Early Christmas Card.

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Donald TrumpDonald Trump appeared to be the flavour of the month and had been flying high on the American political Richter scale. But it seems that either the wheels are coming off the rails or he may have danced himself lame, when the main dance is yet to come. His early approval rating is nothing short of what some will associate with change, while others may see it as a flash in the pan. He has...

Fariso Jordan’s Georgia ends Successful Run Off-Broadway

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Fariso Jordan and leading man Matthew Acevedo in Georgia the playWith Rolling Stone’s retraction of the UVA rape story after investigation by Columbia University, notwithstanding, actress and playwright Fariso Jordan succeeds in keeping it strictly real in her rescripted, full production play Georgia.   Fariso’s play Georgia premiered as a one-woman play in 2013 and two years...

NYC Mayor adds flavor and ‘swag’ to Jerk Fest

L-R- New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chef Irie and Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
L-R- New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chef Irie and Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.Not even the scorching 96 degrees heat wave could deter 16,000 patrons from attending New York’s largest Caribbean food festival. The festival upgraded its status turning out closest to the outcome its promoters had hoped for attracting...

New York African Film Festival Kicks Off 21st Edition

Director Biyi Bandele (left) and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently attended the movie premiere in Lagos
The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) will show the critically acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun by National Book Critics Circle Award–winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and four dozen films, as part of its 21st edition which begins Wednesday, May 7 -13 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) in New York City. “There are 48 films from Cairo to Cape Town represented...

New Yorkers Rally to Free Abducted Nigerian School Girls

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Hundreds of Africans including Nigerians and sympathetic New Yorkers joined in solidarity on Saturday at Union Square Park in downtown Manhattan, to pressure Nigerian authorities to rescue more than 200 girls abducted by militants with the Islamic terrorist network Boko Haram since April 15 from their Government Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. All through the rally, protesters chanted in unison...