Daily Archives: 08/24/2015

From the Vault • Barack Obama • September 20,1995

From the Vault • Barack Obama • September 20,1995

Published on Mar 12, 2015

22-CityView presents Barack Obama speaking at the Cambridge Public Library. Recorded on September 20,1995, this originally aired on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television as an episode of the show “The Author Series.” In this episode Obama discusses his book “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” which at the time had just been released a few months previously.

Brazil’s First Female President Under Fire – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Protesters in Sao Paulo - Brazil - 16 August 2015

Protestors on Avenida Paulista – São Paulo – Brazil – 16 August 2015
Photo Credit: David Shalom / iG São Paulo

After leading Brazil’s economic boom under Former President Lula da Silva (2003-2010) and its record in reducing unemployment and poverty, the left-wing Workers’ Party (PT) government is facing a tough time. A weak global economy has taken its toll on South America’s largest economy. As has happened before during periods of recession, Brazil’s cost of living and job losses are on the rise again. This time, the implosion of the US$2 billion graft at oil giant, Petrobras, in March 2014, has weakened the nation’s economic foundations and moral fabric.

For the government opposition, conditions are ripe for bringing down President Dilma Rousseff and the Workers’ Party, in power since 2003. With the media giant, Grupo Globo, stoking the fires of discontent, and backed by the major conservative party…

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Lightning Bolt strikes again, bringing Gatlin to tears + race video

 Lightning Bolt strikes again, bringing Gatlin to tears

bolt_beijing_2015News Americas, BEIJING, China, Mon. Aug. 24, 2015:
Despite naysayers including Caribbean-born NBC host, Ato Bolden, a bolt of lightning returned to the Birds Nest in Beijing on Sunday, striking down the US’ Justin Gatlin at the IAAF 2015 World Championships and bringing him to tears.

Usain St. Leo Bolt returned to Beijing with a purpose – to reclaim the medals he secured at the 2008 Olympics and make history again. Gatlin came with one goal – to beat the Jamaican Olympian and world’s fastest man.  Continue reading

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