Category Americas

The Steve King Style of American Politics – The New Yorker

The Steve King Style of American Politics – The New Yorker – For this and reasons like it, Congressman Steve King’s comments last weekend about the demographic future of the United States can’t be dismissed as the random Twitter ravings of a paranoiac—though admittedly we’ve gotten into the business of taking these types of statements […]

Before police shot him, mentally ill Portsmouth man looked “mean” and “hostile,” ex-officer testifies | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com

Before police shot him, mentally ill Portsmouth man looked “mean” and “hostile,” ex-officer testifies | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com – Franklin stopped and sat back down at the table as more officers arrived. To Williams, Franklin’s decision to approach him in an “aggressive” manner with an item in his hand amounted to a threat. […]

Senator Lynn Beyak stands by residential school remarks

Senator Lynn Beyak stands by residential school remarks, cites ‘fake news’ – Politics – CBC News – She also said they support her calls for an audit of all money “flowing in and out of reservations, and talks with grassroots indigenous people,” she said. “Which Indigenous people are your friends?” Independent Senator Patrick Brazeau said […]

Woman ‘discovers’ her color at age 36: Viviane Duarte only questioned her own racial identity when asked her personal thoughts on difficulties black women face

Note from BW of Brazil: This story is so very typically Brazilian. It’s stories as this one that demonstrate why there are so many stories on this blog detailing the journey of Brazil’s African descendants in coming to assume a black identity. When it is reported that Brazil’s population could be anywhere from 16 million […]

#WhiteLivesMatter Domestic Terrorist Planned to Kill Jews ‘In the Spirit of Dylann Roof’

FBI: White Supremacist Says He Planned to Kill Jews ‘In the Spirit of Dylann Roof’ – The Daily Beast – McDowell had already been convicted on multiple felony charges of animal abuse, violent burglary, larceny, drugs, and assault. During his time in prison for those offenses, police said he developed connections to white supremacists. According […]

RIP: Prince Buster / Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (24 May 1938 – 8 September 2016)

PRINCE BUSTER – DISCOGRAPHY: (Ska/Rocksteady Singer) | Subcultz — Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (born 24 May 1938, Kingston, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Prince Buster, is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. Prince Buster, one of the founders and leaders of the ska music scene that originated from jamaica. Reggaediscography presents the most complete […]

Philadelphia man acquitted of ’91 murder in less than an hour after retrial Innocence Project

Philadelphia man acquitted of ’91 murder in less than an hour after retrial Innocence Project – “We are extremely relieved that this very long nightmare is finally over for Mr. Wright and his family. DNA testing proved not only that Mr. Wright is absolutely innocent but also that law enforcement fabricated evidence against him,” said […]