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August 19, 2015

How Cuba Helped Black People Across the World

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Reported by Liku Zelleke One of the many reasons Cuba was restricted from trade was due to its support and direct involvement in events that countered western authority. Some of the events, which resulted in trade embargoes and sanctions that nearly crippled Cuba’s economy, may in fact surprise you.  Lets take a look at a few. -During the Angolan War of Independence, Cuba armed the People’s Movement for the Liberation…

Hillary Clinton 2016: Campaign wants donors to pay for their own food, parking

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which has struggled to keep costs in check, wants donors to pay for their own food and valet parking at fundraising events, according to a request it filed this month with the Federal Election Commission. The request, released publicly by the FEC on Tuesday afternoon, sketches out a novel accounting plan under which the Clinton campaign would shift some fundraising costs to donors, without counting against their…

Robert Menendez and Chuck Schumer may not matter much on Iran

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They’ve got Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez. But Republicans need a whole lot more Democrats to have any hope of derailing President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Indeed, the most pressing question at this point is whether they can even get the 60 votes in opposition that are needed to break a filibuster and get a disapproval resolution to Obama’s desk. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell himself has all but…

Carly Fiorina’s play for varsity debate

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Carly Fiorina is in an all-out sprint to keep the momentum going at the polls in hopes of making it into CNN’s varsity debate next month, with recent numbers showing she’s gripping onto that stage by her fingertips. Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who has never held political office, got a boost on Tuesday as a CNN/ORC poll put her at 5 percent support, bumping Chris Christie out of the…

Pharrell recalls Michael Jackson making out with Brazilian woman, trolling him on the phone

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Pharrell Williams says that Michael Jackson was the “king of catching you off guard.” Remembering the first time he met Jackson, Williams said on Apple Music. “I met him two times. Talk about mind control, he was a genius! We get into the trailer, it’s a two story trailer, the trailer has stairs!” “He comes in, he’s tall, standing there, two beautiful women walk in,” Pharrell explains. “He kisses one….

Emma Didlake believed to be oldest US veteran dies at age 110

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WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan (AP) — A woman who was believed to be the oldest U.S. veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. Emma Didlake died Sunday in Michigan, northwest of Detroit, according to a medical examiner’s office. Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she signed up in 1943 for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She served…

Nick Gordon breaks silence, tweets about Bobbi Kristina: ‘I will always and forever love you’

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Nick Gordon broke his silence for the first time since Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death. Gordon took to Twitter to express his sorrow. His account has been private since June, but screenshots of the tweets have been circulating around the internet. “I’m so happy/blessed that I had @REALbkBrown in my life. i will always & forever love you,” he tweeted. And added in a second tweet, “I look at our pics sometimes…