Mark Duggan becomes Detroit’s first white mayor since 1974

The former medical center chief defeated a county sheriff to become the mayor-elect of financially troubled Detroit. The job is a little more than a figure head while the city is being run by a state-appointed emergency manager. Nonetheless, we have the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years. Are we moving towards color […]

Obama’s secret service agent speaks

Obama’s secret service agent speaks. It’s worse than people know…

Zambia’s ex-president barred from leaving country

Rupiah Banda has again been blocked from leaving the country, pending corruption charges brought against him. Zambia’s ex-president Rupiah Banda has been blocked from leaving the country but says he is unfazed by his “persecution”. Zambian immigration authorities on Friday prevented the 76-year-old from leaving the country for the third time in nearly two months, sparking widespread […]

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping

Obama and Xi discuss cyber hacking, climate change and North Korea. By News Wires (text) With a stroll under the California desert sun, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a second day of talks at a “get to know you” summit featuring a high-stakes agenda for the leaders of the world’s largest […]

Orwellian – 1984 revisited

1984 was published and released in June 1949. ‘I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery’- Thomas Jefferson. US defends vast phone record collection White House says National Security Agency gathering of data on millions of Americans key anti-terrorism tool. The Obama administration has defended its secret collection of millions of telephone records from at least […]

Miss America 2003, Erika Harold, runs for House seat in Illinois

Erika Harold has jumped into the Republican primary race for Illinois’s 13th Congressional District. She calls her opponent, an incumbent freshman, a “good person,” insists there’s no need for attacks, and says let the judges, no, make that the voters, decide. Continue reading Politico article… Source: Politico  

US denouces anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and Asia

The US criticised a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and Asia on Monday after the State Department released its annual report on religious freedom, which pointed to government restrictions and violence targeting Muslims. By News Wires (text) The United States on Monday denounced what it called a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and […]