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FILM REVIEW: Vice

If the long list of characters seems vaguely familiar… Vice will set you straight. Not only does it give a closeup view of Dick Cheney and his agenda, it threads together all the people and machinations that led the country into a misguided war in the aftermath of 9/11 and a severe financial crisis. It was an historic power grab. Not the Republicans taking back the White House after a controversial, razor-t ...

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NJ High School Wrestler Forced To Cut Dreadlocks Or Forfeit Match

In New Jersey, Andrew Johnson, an African American wrestler with dreadlocks was told he had to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a wrestling match. Under pressure, the teenage wrestler stood resigned while a white female coach hurriedly cut his dreadlocks by ringside. The incident was captured on video by a journalist. Johnson went on to win his match. Johnson’s teammates from Buena Regional High School can be ...

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS FAULT WORLD COMMUNITY FOR INDIFFERENCE TO RAPE

Dec. 10, 2018 (GIN) – Winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Dr Denis Mukwege of the Congo and Nadia Murad of Iraq’s Yazidi minority group, were unsparing in their criticism of the international community which, they say, has failed to take the necessary steps to protect women and girls against rape and sexual violence. “It is not just perpetrators of violence who are responsible for their crimes,” Dr. M ...

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AFRICAN ACTIVISTS DEMAND ACTION NOW AT WORLD CLIMATE CONFAB IN POLAND

Dec. 10, 2018 (GIN) - Dorothy Nalubega was far from home but close enough to the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, to give the 200 world delegates in attendance an earful of her views on climate change. Nalubega was among thousands of protestors at the climate conference - the third such meeting since nations adopted the Paris climate agreement in 2015 when it seemed that developed and developing cou ...

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MAASAI FIGHT EFFORTS TO CONVERT THEIR LANDS TO GAME PARKS

Dec. 10, 2018 (GIN) - “The water that quenches our thirst, the air that we breathe, the trees that provide shade and the animals that give us company, all make life real and creation complete.” So begins a prayer by an elder of the Maasai people of Tanzania whose traditional knowledge encompasses herbal medicine, grazing practices, landscape ecology, the behavior of animals, livestock management, and the ga ...

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HUGE HEIST BY GHANAIAN BANK OFFICERS WORSE THAN FEARED

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) – Depositors may want to steer clear of banking in Ghana while over a dozen bank officers and shareholders face claims they lent themselves millions of dollars but failed to repay. Business Ghana, a local news outlet, reported that 13 shareholders and directors of the defunct Capital Bank Ghana Limited and UT Bank engaged in acts that led to the collapse of the two banks. By their allege ...

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AT WORLD WAR I CEREMONY, THE SONGBIRD OF TOGO REAPPEARS

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) - At a gathering of world leaders in the French capital of Paris, singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo reprised an hypnotic work of ethereal beauty by a youthful West African singer. With a repertoire of just 17 songs, the diva, Bella Bellow, had won the hearts of presidents, accomplished artists and worldwide fans. Kidjo’s choice of Blewu (“Patience”) “celebrated Peace and the memory of th ...

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OPPOSITION PLAN TO PICK A SINGLE CANDIDATE TO DEFEAT KABILA IMPLODES

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) – As election day nears in the troubled Democratic Republic of the Congo, the seven leaders of the opposition seemed settled on one person to challenge the handpicked candidate of President Joseph Kabila – but differences unexpectedly arose. The agreement to back Congolese lawmaker Martin Fayulu Madidi, facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation after three days of negotiations in Geneva, ...

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2018 Lexus RX 350L

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Lexus has literally added on to the most popular luxury CUV in the country, the RX 350L. They made it longer and gave it a third row of seats. I had the 2018 Lexus RX 350L AWD. It had bench seats in the second row, captain’s seats are available, and that meant it could carry seven people. Interestingly, it weighed 4,619 lbs. That’s bordering on hefty but it didn’t drive like ...

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TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST HIRED FOR NIGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Cash money makes things happen. That’s an expression taken from the Urban Dictionary but it may also be the hope of Atiku Abubakar, candidate for President of Nigeria with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party which just hired Donald Trump’s lobbying firm at an astronomical price. The Florida-based firm is led by Brian Ballard of Ballard Partners - a veteran Florida lobbyist who raised money for Trump’s c ...

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