KKK Robe, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Photo by Dan Gaken

Flags Half-Staff for Charleston South Carolina Church Massacre, All Except the Confederate

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Updated: 11:48 a.m. EDT, 22 June 2015 CHARLESTON, South Carolina – On 10 July 2015 during a historic ceremony, the Confederate flag which had flown full mast at the the South Carolina Statehouse for 50 years despite numerous efforts to have it removed. It was a symbol of defiance from a sect […]

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Rachel Dolezal, March 2, 2015, Photo by Cerrahi News

Wassup Rachel Dolezal?

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 23:24 p.m. EST, 18 June 2015 Wassup Rachel, Do you like your chicken fried, baked, or smothered in gravy? Does your family eat chitlins, oxtails, pig feet, and fried catfish? Do you put Ham Hocks in your Collard greens? Do you go to church on Sunday mornings? […]

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A Plan of Action Here Lol!!!! Mountain Hares - Spittle of Glenshee, Photo by Kathryn Whyte

AMAZING: Mountain Rabbit Surfs an Avalanche to Safety (Video)

Not our usual fare, but then our blog is about perseverance and survival. This mountain snow hare, also known as a rabbit, was startled by a skier who was being photographed as part of a promotion video being shot by Helipro, a New Zealand owned company specializing in helicopter transportation to exotic and remote locations […]

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Incumbent president Yahya Jammeh greets militants during his closing rally on November 22, 2011 in Gambia. Dressed in his typical garb of billowing white robes, clutching prayer beads and a sceptre, Jammeh greeted the crowd of orderly and adoring supporters, all perfectly decked out in party colours. AFP PHOTO/SEYLLOU

Top EU Diplomat Expelled on Orders from Gambia President Jammeh

Austin Bryan, Managing Editor Last Modified: 05:37 p.m. EDT, 9 June 2015 BANJUL, Gambia – After being expelled under orders that left Brussels “astonished,” the European Union (EU) representative to Gambia left the country within the 72-hour deadline by boarding a Brussels Airlines flight back to the EU headquarters. Agnès Guillaud, the European Union’s chargée […]

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Despite Presidential Legacy Goals, Obama Agrees to Slow Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Oliveira, rifleman attached to Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, pulls security at an intersection while Afghan Uniformed Police lead the way on a joint patrol in Mehtar Lam district, Laghman province, Sept. 26. The Police Transition Assistance Team attached to the PRT is responsible for the training and mentorship of the local Afghan police and routinely conducts training with side by side with them.

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 11:19 p.m. EST, 28 May 2015 AFGHANISTAN – In March, President Obama announced that troop levels in Afghanistan would not be reduced, despite the president’s pledge to decrease the number by half. In the following weeks a flood of diplomatic engagements, press conferences and speculation by world leaders unraveled […]

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