Kenyan president indicted

President Uhuru Kenyatta accused of human rights abuse Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have been named in a report investigating post-election violence and human rights abuses between 2007 and 2008. In a report released late on Tuesday, a special commission said Kenyatta and Ruto helped to plan and fund the violence, […]

Are Black critics of the president being objective or naive?

 Off the plantation or out of bounds?     WaPo columnist laments. Obama can’t win with some black critics.   How the Obama Administration Talks to Black America    “Convenient race-talk” from a president who ought to know better   A president for everyone, except Black people  

Somaliland: independent but not recognized

  People in Somaliland are marking 22 years of self-declared independence from Somalia, but they are still waiting for the world to recognise their region as a country.Celebrations were held in the capital, Hargeisa, on Saturday, with people holding rallies, waving flags from their vehicles and staging shows in various stadiums.Somaliland, which is more tribally homogeneous than […]

VA GOP candidate: Planned Parenthood “more lethal” for blacks than KKK

“Slavish devotion to the Democrat party” E.W. Jackson, the new Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, railed against Planned Parenthood in a 2012 video maligning the Democratic party, comparing the women’s health organization to the Ku Klux Klan, and decrying what he cast as black voters’ “slavish devotion to the Democrat party.” Continue reading…

Greedy pigs for a ‘greedy pigs’

Kenyan demonstrators have released a litter of pigs and poured blood on the pavement outside the gates of parliament in Nairobi to protest a proposed law that would raise wages for parliamentarians.Police and parliament officials chased the pigs after using tear gas, batons and water cannons to disperse the nearly 250 protesters who marched through downtown […]

“Massive and unprecedented”

Gov’t obtains wide AP phone records in probe Federal investigators secretly seized two months of phone records for reporters and editors of The Associated Press

Obamacare Redux

Obamacare fires are flaring up all over — in Hill hearings, in scary headlines about big rate hikes and in closed-door meetings of nervous Democrats. The White House response: We’ll get to that. President Barack Obama’s messaging gurus and their allies say they will step on the gas before enrollment begins this fall, but the effort, […]