Daily Archives: September 22, 2019

CARICOM Consular Corps organises relief for The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

— BY TANGERINE CLARKE – Caribbean Life News NYC

Consul General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Lawrence S. Cartwright, expressed special thanks to the CARICOM Consular Corps for the outpouring of support, after Hurricane Dorian ravished parts of the island nation.

CG Cartwright, who joined the relief effort on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center, 921 Hegeman Ave., in Brooklyn, conveyed appreciation to the diaspora and governments around the world, for the help, he said, was astounding.

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Kaepernick knelt for social justice, Jay-Z got the contract and the NFL had the last laugh – By Mohamed Hamaludin

–By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Three years after National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested social injustice by first sitting and later kneeling for the national anthem, the NFL signed a contract – with music mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.

None of the NFL’s 32 teams was willing to hire Kaepernick. Instead, the League signed Jay-Z and his Roc Nation in August to collaborate on “social justice initiatives” and on Super Bowl half-time shows, making him its “live music entertainment strategist.” The deal also includes an “Inspire Change” initiative, which includes a Players Coalition, to promote “economic empowerment, police and community relations and criminal justice reform.” A music showcase, Songs of the Season, debuted on Sept. 5. Some reports say that Jay-Z, a billionaire, could become the first African American part-owner of an NFL team.

“I think we’ve moved past kneeling,” Jay-Z told reporters. “I think it’s time to go on to actionable items.” Many commentators, however, accused him of selling out to the enemy.              Continue reading

Trump Denies Hillary Clinton Claim He Sought Foreign Help For 2020 Election – commentary

White House rocked by whistleblower complaint as reports say Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Joe Biden’s son

 — ByDavid Smith, Washington and Andrew Roth, Moscow | The Guardian UK

Donald Trump on Friday denied an accusation from his political rival Hillary Clinton that he sought help from a foreign government to help his bid for re-election – a potential replay of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The White House was rocked this week by a whistleblower’s complaint that concerned a private conversation between the president and a foreign leader. Some of the allegations appear to centre on Ukraine, according to reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times.      Continue reading

How the World’s Rulers Have Learned to Exploit Trump – commentary

Paul Knott | The New European

As global dangers increase, former diplomat PAUL KNOTT reports on how the world’s tyrants learned to play the president like a fool.

Donald Trump conducts his foreign policy with a combination of vanity, impulsiveness and ignorance of detail. Many of the most unscrupulous world leaders have identified his weaknesses and are exploiting them in order to advance their own interests.

This free-for-all is creating some daunting peace and security threats that will persist for as long as the chaotic Trump administration remains in office.             

Some despots were particularly quick to seize upon Trump’s vulnerabilities. Ex-KGB man Vladimir Putin has, in effect, operated Trump as a ventriloquist’s dummy ever since the tycoon arrived in the White House.            Continue reading

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