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‘Racist’ Chinese exhibit with photos of black people

‘Racist’ Chinese exhibit with photos of black people next to animals shut down

A photo of an African boy and a gorilla by Yu Huiping in an exhibit in China that was removed after sparking accusations of racism. Photograph: Shanghaiist

Sat Oct 14/2017

A museum in China has removed an exhibit this week that juxtaposed photographs of animals with portraits of black Africans, sparking complaints of racism.

A photography exhibit showing black people side-by-side with wild animals has been pulled in China, following accusations of racism.

‘This Is Africa’, which opened at the Hubei Provincial Museum in the central Chinese city of Wuhan shortly before National Day in early October, was well-received by some critics. Zhao Yingxin, president of the China Photographic Publishing House, called it “perceptive, smart and visually impactful,” adding that the photos seemed to “leap out of the screen,”according to Shanghaiist.

But not everyone felt the same way. In a post that’s now been deleted, Instagram user Edward Duke wrote: “The Hubei Provincial Museum put pictures of a particular race next to wild animals why? Are they the only race to have impoverished looking people?”

The exhibit juxtaposed photos of black Africans with those of animals. In one picture, a boy with his mouth open is shown next to an image of a gorilla, while in another a man is compared to a chimpanzee and a lion. All the pictures were taken by businessman and vice-chairman of the Hubei Photographers Association, Yu Huiping, who traveled to Africa many times to get the images.The pictures were removed this week following complaints, including from local residents.

Racial sensitivities are often muddled in China, where about 92% of the population belongs to the dominant Han ethnicity and ethnic minorities mostly live in the sporadically populated far west of the country. African countries are increasingly important trading partners, but cultural stereotypes dominate Chinese popular discourse on the continent~The Guardian.com

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African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya

There are multiple reports that these girls and African refugees held as slaves in Libya.

Jamaica Live cannot confirm the photo is from Libya but there are a number of videos and photos coming out of Libya of Africans being held as slaves.

An article titled "African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya" Human trafficker tells Al Jazeera that refugees are being bought and sold in Libyan 'slave markets', dated November 29/2017 by Al Jazeera outline in detail the slave trade.

According to Al Jazeera, hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with many of them held for ransom or forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation to pay their captors and smugglers. See full details for article: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/african-refugees-bought-sold-murdered-libya-171129103602048.html

A video was smuggled out of Libya dated July 7/2018 refugees begs the International community and the world to help them.

So far the refugees crisis in Libya has yield thousands of victims with no end in sight. The International community is struggling to deal with the issue and Libya seem to be last on anyone agenda

Enslaved migrant Africans in Libya begs for the International community and the world to help

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Urban Princess. History in the making

Jan 9. 2018

In some cases, when one associates Urban with people of colour it is seen as a slight. In this case, however, it is cool, popping and trendy. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Brixton-let's be honest, there will always be cheering crowds whenever the royals shows up. But this time it was different. Not only because Brixton has a huge black population, but it was the reaction from the people. You could see black faces with the eyes and emotion that says "we are happy to see you". They were shouting and screaming her name. They were telling Meghan, "WE LOVE YOU". You could literally hear the people shouting her name, MEGHAN, MEGHAN, as if they know her personally.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited an urban radio station run by black British. They went to the studios of Reprezent 107.3 FM in Brixton. It is an underground music station and the only one in the UK presented by people under 25 years old. They listened to music and traded urban handshakes. One of the DJ at the radio station was comfortable enough to give Harry his business card and offered to play at their wedding-come on now! How much urban can that get?! LOL. An urban wedding at Buckingham Palace.

Since Princess Diana, the royal family is not seen publicly involved in any Urban Initiatives. After a visit to Angola in 1997, Diana became an anti-landmine activist. She advocated for a worldwide ban on landmines. She famously took photos with Angolans whom had lost limbs from landmines. She championed causes of HIV, AIDS, and Leprosy which affected people from India, Nepal, and Zimbabwe. The bottom line is she was an advocate for issues that affected people of colour. Princes Willian and Harry made it clear they wanted to continue their mother's work. So to see Harry and Meghan showing up in the Urban Mecca of Brixton, in her first royal engagement, reignites the Princess Diana phenomena.

One particular woman that made the news is Helen Wiltshire. She is a 69 years old woman from Crawley, West Sussex. She was overcome with emotion and broke down in tears as she thanked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their visit. She told Meghan she 'loved her'. The woman clasped hands with Miss Markle and Prince Harry when they left Pop Brixton. She explained she has a special connection with the Royal Family which dates back to the early 20th century.

Helen Wiltshire told MailOnline: 'It just means so much. In 1900, my grandfather signed the 1900 Uganda Agreement with Queen Victoria. Because of the royal connection we've always felt close to them”. You could see the emotion coming from the lady as she wept as she held their hands and told Meghan: “Thank you, thank you for all you've done.”

This is an historic milestone for the royal family. This event will go into the history books that after more than a thousand years the royal family welcome its first black princes. Meghan Markle, so early in the royal family, one could argue, has found her calling. She not only made the connection to the urban community in Brixton but garner the intrigue of many black people who want to see what her role will be within the royal family. Finally, black people see someone in the royal family that looks like them. Meghan Markle’s mother is black but her father is white. Nevertheless, her black presents is dominant.

In a time when the Royal family is arguable becoming outdated, this will be a good look for them. It will bring new energy to the royal family-an urban energy. Meghan Markle could be the breath of fresh air the Palace is looking for. Ms. Markle and Prince Harry could not only join forces to continue his mother’s work but add urban initiatives to her Royal Duties.

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Donna Brazile alleges the DNC was “rigged”.

November 2nd 2017

The news broke on Nov 2nd 2017 and confirms all suspicions about what many of us already knew, Bernie Sanders did not have a chance of winning the Democratic nomination.  Donna Brazile published an excerpt from her new book in the Politico Magazine. She went into details about the 2016 Democratic Primaries between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Many would call her revelations the SMOKING GUN. In fact, one journalist call her revelations "the Habeas corpus. This is it!"

If one can remember, Donna Brazile was disgraced and lost her job at CNN for allegedly giving information to Hillary during a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. According to the report, Brazile resigned from the network on October 14, three days after Wikileaks released an email in which Brazile says she got advance questions before a town hall event. "From time to time I get the questions in advance," she wrote in the email~ http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/31/media/donna-brazile-cnn-resignation/index.html

One must note that, Brazile denied giving the campaign advance warning, saying that "as a long-time political activist" she had shared her thoughts "with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue."~ http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/31/media/donna-brazile-cnn-resignation/index.html

Nonetheless, the allegation that she gave information to Hillary and the Hillary Campaign, spurred her resignation and therefore lost her job at CNN. Not too long thereafter, Brazile was appointed interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Many would argue that once loved and respected Donna Brazile had lost credibility as an honest and objective journalist. Many people had publicly expressed their anger towards her.

Donna Brazile has now resurfaced in what many could describe as a revenge fashion. She is now talking openly, about what some would say, against the Party she once represented. According to Brazile, in a nutshell, THERE WAS NO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY!

She explained that she called Bernie Sanders, “Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call”.

She went on to say, “I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested”. ~ https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

Could this revelation be Donna Brazile trying to recoup her credibility as a journalist?

Notably, she said “she promised Bernie she would look into the matter”. So she is now claiming to share her journalistic investigation to the world. Does this give Donna Brazile back her journalistic credibility? Or is she just talking because she has nothing left?

According to Donna Brazile, Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign—and had been paying that off very slowly~https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. Hillary for America (the campaign) and the Hillary Victory Fund (its joint fundraising vehicle with the DNC) had taken care of 80 percent of the remaining debt in 2016, about $10 million, and had placed the party on an allowance~https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

With the Hillary campaign taking on the DNC debt, she signed an agreement to gain full control of the DNC one whole year before she got the nomination. Please note, it is not illegal for any Nominee to have control over the DNC but NOT before they get the nomination.

  The question is, why did Bernie Sanders continue with the Primaries knowing he could not win? After all the revelations from Donna Brazile, why has Bernie not come out and speak about it?
Bernie knew he had the support to run as a Third Party Candidate, why did he stayed with the Democratic Party knowing he could not win?
Where does all the money go that Bernie took from the public? I, as many people would want to hear an honest and clear answer from Bernie Sanders.

I would say at least he owes this to his supporters.

Here is the Politico Magazine article with the excerpt from Donna Brazile" new book

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

Hacks~Donna Brazile. Will be available November 7th 2017

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Fake plastic fish?

There are many incidents around the world and including Jamaica whereby people are claiming they purchased fake or plastic foods from various Chinese locations.

This is one of the latest incidents is in the United States where the customer claim the fish he purchased turned out to be plastic. He pulls out the eyes of the fish and said "it is not real". The police was called on the scene and he asked to get a refund.

Nevertheless, the patrons wanted it to be known that the location was selling, what they describes as plastic fish. They also want the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to intervene

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The War on Drugs was The War on Blacks, former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman

Top adviser to Richard Nixon admitted that ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’

According to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, (ICPR) the United States in the number one country in the world with mass incarceration and China number 2.

http://www.prisonstudies.org/country/united-states-america

According to a former prosecutor from Boston, Adam Fosz, there are 2.2 million people in American Jails and even though African Americans make up 14% of the American population they makes up half of the prison system and half of the people in the Jail.  In an interview with CNN, he argued that it is not because African Americans commits more crime, but it is a systematic problem. He said the system disproportionate affects black people. He argued that white privilege keeps white people out of jail while black people are disproportionately and overly prosecuted for those same crimes. He also argued that the Penal System is more institutional instead of prevention.

Adam Fosz, now travels the country trying to change how the system prosecutes black people.

One shocking revelation came from the Nixon Administration.

John D. Ehrlichman (l.), a top adviser to former President Richard Nixon (r.) is seen here in a 1972 photo. Ehrlichman, who died in 1999, admitted that the administration’s "War on Drugs" was actually a ploy to target left-wing protesters and African-Americans. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Washington (CNN) One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.

"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.

"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie

Many argues that the current and what some describes as overwhelming attack on black bodies by the police is part of the same problem. The same system that targets black people and target black people for the color of their skin. The same racist agenda described by former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman.

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DISTURBING: A man was knocked unconscious. Left on the ground and people then began to rob him.

According to Pix 11 News, New York,

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS in the Bronx — An arrest has been made in the assault of a man who was punched, robbed and left unconscious on a Bronx street by attackers who left the scene then returned to take pictures of their critically wounded victim, police said.

Luis Rivera, 22, of the Bronx was taken into custody and charged with assault.

The victim, 37, was walking along Aqueduct Avenue and Buchanan Place in University Heights shortly after 6 a.m. on June 18 when he was approached by two men.

According to police, one of the men punched the victim in the head, causing him to fall in the middle of the intersection. The men then walked away, leaving the unconscious man on the street.

Moments later, another group of individuals approached the victim and began to go through his pockets, taking his cellphone and identification.

According to police, the individuals who assaulted the victim returned to the scene and took photos of the victim on the ground.

The victim suffered a fractured skull and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Is Socialism on the rise in America?

Wed June 27, 2018

CNN Politics~Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeating Rep. Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in New York's 14th Congressional District primary, a stunner that rocked the Democratic world and shook up the party's line of succession. But it wasn't their only victory. Progressive candidates also won two gubernatorial primaries, with 2016 Bernie Sanders ally and former NAACP head Ben Jealous winning in Maryland and Rep. Jared Polis in Colorado.

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Wed May 16, 2018

Democratic Socialist women score big wins in Pennsylvania

(CNN) The blue wave in Pennsylvania will be tinged with a different shade of red in 2018, as four Democratic state house candidates -- all women -- backed by the Democratic Socialists of America won primary races across the state on Tuesday.

On the western front, Summer Lee, an African-American lawyer and community organizer, and activist Sara Innamorato, unseated a pair of longtime Democratic officeholders, cousins Paul and Dom Costa. Both Lee and Innamorato were endorsed by Pittsburgh DSA, one of the organization's most active outposts.

Back east, another pair of candidates, Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale, won their primaries with the support of Philly DSA. Seale, a first-time candidate and former delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, will now take on incumbent Republican state Rep. Chris Quinn.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC that she ran on a message that connected with the people of her district and that's what boosted her campaign and ultimately delivered her a victory

"I knew that our community needed a very clear voice and I think we deserved representation that rejected lobbyist funds and put our voters and our community first," she said, adding, "I felt like our party could be better, and our message could be better."

She also told NBC News that her success was also rooted in reaching everyone in her community, even those who frequently do not vote in elections.

"For so long the traditional knowledge of how to win an election is to not talk to people who don't vote, to only talk to people who have voted in the last three primaries and just try to win over those people," she said, "but I think what we showed last night is that when we speak directly to an electorate, they will come out".

Sara Innamorato, left, and Summer Lee both won state house primary races on Tuesday with the backing of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Sara Innamorato, left, and Summer Lee both won state house primary races on Tuesday with the backing of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Explosion in Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City

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According to reports, at 7:19 December 11th 2017 the call came in about an explosion in Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is a major hub that carries busses between New Jersey and New York. Additionally, the Port Authority carries buses to Canada and other places.

Additionally, the Port Authority is a hub for the A, C, E and other adjoining Trains in the underground at the Port Authority. As one can imagine that Monday morning are one of the busiest work mornings of the week when many people are rushing to work.

The reports so far are, one person is in custody. This person has set off and detonated a device which is a Pipe Bomb under the passage way under Port Authority.

According to reports, the bomb either did not detonated as intended or detonated prematurely

The response from law enforcements were swift and effective as the alleged perpetrator was quickly taken in custody.
So far from what we understand the alleged perpetrator was injured and 4 other people had minor injuries

 

According to reports, the alleged mastermind is a 27 years old man from Bangladesh and has been living in Brooklyn, New York for about 7 years. He is reportedly has a wired vest on him.

Jamaica Live will inform the viewers as the story develops to see who this person is, if he had help and what his motives are and did he act  alone?

One can imagine this must be a scary even for many people who already feel clustered and contained in the passage ways underground.

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White farmers who forced black man into a coffin jailed

Many of us had watch this horrifying video of a black South African been forced into a coffin while pleading desperately for his life. I shouted at my computer. At the end of the video I wanted to know more. “Is he dead?” “Has the authorities seen this video?” “Will anything be done about it?” I, like many people could hardly watch. I covered one of my eyes while peaking from the other. I was afraid for this stranger that I did not know. I was angry as I thought to myself, “is this still happening in South Africa?”

The history of Apartheid in South Africa is a very painful one. The majority of the world fought with South Africa against the wicked system of Apartheid and the pain and memory still lives with us. Some of us was never born in the time of Apartheid but the story had been told to us.
See more on Aparthied~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid

Well, the answer is now here. We can now identify the culprits who had done this ghastly act Their names are Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins and they are both white South African farmers. They were found, arrested and brought to judgement. Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen were convicted of attempted murder, assault and kidnapping, during the trial.

Farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins (R) look on during their court appearance as they face sentencing in connection with forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin, threatening to douse him in petrol and burning him alive, at the Middelburg High Court in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson (R) look on during their court appearance
(Picture: Reuters/ Siphiwe Sibeko)

Of course, one can imagine this case reignite the racial divide and anger in many South Africans. The case was heard at a court in Middelburg, about 100 miles east of the capital, Pretoria. William Oosthuizen will serve 11 years in jail and Theo Jackson will serve 14 years, a total of 25 years. They immediately requested to be allowed to appeal the sentence, but the judge dismissed their application

Victor Mlotshwa sits inside the Magistrates Court in Middelburg (Picture: AP Photo/Thema Hadebe)

Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa, who was forced into a coffin, sits inside the Magistrates Court in Middelburg, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.  Two white men, Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, were each sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison for forcing Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire.  AP Photo/Thema Hadebe)

Warning: Graphic content.

 Video of black South African man being forced in a coffin

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