It is said that "better late than never". George Junius Stinney,Jr., a 14-year-old Black boy convicted and executed in South Carolina in 1944 for murders he did not commit was finally cleared in a new ruling by Judge Carmen Mullen. In her ruling, Judge Carmer Mullen said that the prosecution at the time failed on all accounts, denying the constitutional rights to the boy and rushing to condemn him without clear evidences.
As the U.S. Attorney for New York’s eastern distric, Lorreta Elisabeth Lynch rules over an area that includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk county on Long Island. The tough and feared, but self-effacing, attorney will be nominated, on Saturday November 8, 2014, by President Obama to the post of US Attorney General, replacing the out going Eric Holder. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to occupy the post. Eric Holder was the first Black man to hold the post.
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, from a teaching mom and a baptist minister father, the 55-year old Loretta Lynch attended some of the best schools, at some
The US mid-term elections are over. The 2016 US presidential race starts now. The question on the mind of political pundits is who will be candidates from both the main US political parties: Democrats and Republicans.
Mia Love has been elected to the US Congress. She will represent Utah's 4th Congressional district. The former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah was the 2012 Republican Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives in Utah's 4th congressional district, when she narrowly lost to the democratic candidate Jim Matheson by less than 800 votes.
A daughter of Haitian immigrants, Later Day Saint member or Mormon, she will be the first African American woman to be elected to the
This year some African dictators were deposed or killed. Those deposed include Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Guinean President Alpha Condé. Chadian President Idriss Déby was killed. Meawhile, many African dictators remain in power, including some already featured among AfroAmerica Network African ruthless dictators of 2018 (see AfroAmerica Network African Dictators Who Mattered In 2018: Congolese Joseph Kabila, Rwandan Paul Kagame, Ugandan Yoweri Museveni of Dec 27, 2018). New dictators are also joining the ranks.
The IX Francophonie Games were planned in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between August 19-28, 2022. According to sources within the Francophonie, the games will be cancelled. The official communication to cancel or maintain the games will be published on July 7, 2021. The stated reasons would be a coverup of the real reasons behind the cancellation. The cancellation aligns with the previous reports based on similar sources that indicated that the games may not happen in Kinshasa in August 2022 and would rather be moved to Kigali, Rwanda (see here). The sources had then cited widespread corruption within the leadership appointed by DRC President Felix Tshisekedi to prepare the games. They point to a close adviser to Felix Tshisekedi and an agent of the Rwandan Government as being behind the chaos. Hence, the motives for the cancellation will allegedly just be a cover-up for the corruption, the intended chaos, and manipulation.