Remembering Shange ( the black women Advocate)

Ntozake Shange, whose choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf ran on Broadway for 742 shows between 1976 and 1978, becoming the second work written by a Black woman performed on Broadway, died on October 27 at age 70. (The first was Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the […]

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A 14 year old boy vying for governoship

Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He’s running for governor in Vermont. The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age limit on running for governor. Candidates only have to have lived […]

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5 activists allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint in India

File: Rape Five activists putting on a play about the horror of human trafficking were allegedly abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand this week, police said on Friday. The women, who work with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) supported by local Christian missionaries, were staging street plays against human trafficking in […]

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Harry, Meghan to make Ireland first overseas engagement

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) and US fiancee of Britain’s Prince Harry Meghan Markle arrive at the High Altar for their wedding ceremony in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan will make their first overseas […]

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1,500 Nigerians in Italian prisons – envoy reveals

Nigerian immigrants on rescue boat. 1500 of them are in Italian prisons for various offences The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, says no fewer than 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Read Also Supreme Court Upholds Teenager’s 241-year Prison Term Pontesilli who made the disclosure in an interview with […]

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Donald Trump threatens China still

President Donald Trump has threatened that the U.S. would impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods in a revenge trade row. Trump threatened that the 10 tariffs would come into effect if China “refuses to change its practices”. Trump, in a statement he said “this latest action by China clearly indicates its […]

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Americans Own 40% Of The World’s Firearms – Study

Americans make up only four per cent of the global population but they own 40 per cent of the world’s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 per cent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement […]

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Software engineer who leaked CIA secrets to WikiLeaks in trouble

The United States has filed charges against a software engineer who allegedly leaked a trove of classified documents pertaining to the CIA’s hacking programme to whistleblower outfit WikiLeaks. Joshua Adam Schulte, a former employee of the US spy agency, was arrested last year after child pornography was found on his electronic devices in a raid […]

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One Shooter Dead, 22 Injured In New Jersey Arts Festival

At least 22 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a gun attack at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, in the US state of New Jersey. Police say at least two men opened fire at around 03:00 local time (07:00 GMT) as 1,000 people were enjoying the local art, music and food. One […]

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[BREAKING] History Is Made As Donald Trump And Kim Jong-un Speak Following Historic Meeting In Signapore

Just six months after trading threats about their respective “nuclear buttons,” President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore this morning. The meeting was held in Capella resort, an isolated hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore. The two leaders kicked things off by meeting with only their translators present, a U.S. official […]

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