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Civil Rights Activist Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner (see here) has died after suffering brain damage following a heart attack. She was 27 years old.
Announcing her death on Saturday morning, Dec 30, 2017, her official Twitter account, managed by her family read: "When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. Her heart was bigger than the world. It really really was. She cared when most people wouldn't have. She was good. She only pursued right, no matter what. No one gave her justice." and added : "She was a fighter, she was a warrior and she lost the battle. She never recovered from when her father died. She is in a better place." and "Erica the world loves you. I love you. I am glad you came into our lives. May you find the peace in the next life that you deserved while you were here. I will always love you my sister. love you".
100 Years ago, on July 28th, 1917, Blacks marched silently through New York City, in one of the first mass protests against anti-black violence in the United States. Close to 10,000 Black men and women and children marched silently down Fifth Avenue.
Tomorrow, January 19th, 2017, will be the last day of President Barack Obama in the White House. As President Barack Obama is about to return to the life of a simple citizen, AfroAmerica Network has been sharing some of the memories with the fans and the readers on the key events that marked his rise, his resilience, and his actions that made his presidency one of the best in the US History. Among the memories are the following AfroAmerica Network discourse, written a few minutes, just after voting for the second time for President Obama, when most people still believed President Obama's chances for reelection were marginal, at best (see Why I Voted For President Obama of November 6, 2012). Around ten hours later, the voter was right: President Obama will be reelected US President for the second term:
They loot their countries, swim in a sea of wealth and orgies farther from their homelands, mostly in Western foreign lands, especially the United States, while their people are starving or dying from easily preventable diseases, and their killing squads are brutally murdering those who dare to speak up against corruption, embezzlement and tyranny.
"They" are tyrants and corrupt foreign leaders and their relatives, mostly from Africa, Asia, and Russia. After siphoning the economies of their countries, they use the loot to buy mansions, Yachts, rare paintings and artworks, luxury apartments, jewelry, million dollar cars, and other expensive items in the United States of America or hide the money via Panama, through shell companies. What is remaining is spent on prostitutes, gambling, and never ending parties. But this is changing, thanks to the United
In the evening of December 7, 2017, around 5PM, a UN Peacekeeping Forces base located on the banks of the Semuliki river in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was attacked by an armed group. At least 15 United Nations peacekeepers were killed and dozens wounded. Three peacekeepers went missing. One has since been found. It was one of the deadliest attacks on the international peace keeping forces in years, U.N. officials reported on Friday December 8, 2017.
Based on news reports, AfroAmerica Network investigations, and conversations with FARDC and United Nations
Two major events in Africa over the last two weeks appear to signal the dawn of a new era. First, the event much publicized: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigned as a President following a bloodless stance against him by his former comrades and freedom fighters in the movement of the Zimbabwe independence. Second, the quiet event in Angola, but significant enough to be comparable to what happened in Zimbabwe.
French president Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche (REM) or Republic on the Move, is projected to win an absolute majority in parliament on Sunday Jun 18, 2017 elections.
In April 2017, Theresa May gambled and called for the so-called "snap" elections, with the hope to boost the Conservatives' majority in the Parliament and get a stronger mandate in negotiating the Brexit with the European Union. The snap elections gamble did not pay off.
As predicted by AfroAmerica Network, Emmanuel Macron, 39, has won the second round of the French presidential elections, based on the latest votes count, with more to 80% ballots in.
General Electric is planning to move 500 jobs overseas, citing the Export-Import Bank expiration.
The Rwandan Government is considering sending demobilized Rwandan Defenses Forces (RDF) soldiers and surrendered former Rwandan rebels to prop troops fighting in Yemen up, sources in Kigali tell AfroAmerica Network. According to the sources, the agreement is still under discussion between Rwandan officials and negotiators from the coalition in the Middle East fighting
"In that regard, we need to unite. We need to show global solidarity to address the common enemy of ISIL, Daesh, some other extremists and terrorist groups ... [we] highly commended the leadership of the Russian Federation together with the United States to address some of the root causes of terrorism," the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said, during the Annual East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, calling on Russia and the United States to join their efforts to combat terrorism.
Fidel Castro, the former Revolutionary leader of Cuba has died. The news was announced by his brother Raoul Castro, the current leader of Cuba.
"The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening," President Raul Castro said on Friday, November 25, 2016.
President Raoul Castro said, in a message to the Cuban nation the nation broadcasted on state television that Fidel Castro had died and will be cremated on Saturday, November 26,
Is the longest running war in the Americas finally ending? Six weeks after the previous deal was rejected by the popular vote, the two opponents , Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country, known as
The longest running war in the Americas was supposed to end last week. Unfortunately, Colombians narrowly rejected the deal in a vote on Oct 2, 2016, resetting the clock for further negotiations. Despite the setback, today on Oct 7, 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict.