The events in Ferguson have been over the news over the last 10 days. The repercussions are nowhere near to end. The unrest over the the killing on Saturday, August 9, 2014, of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson,  appears to take bad to worse turns, as days go by.

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Goree Island, Senegal, June 27, 2013

Next week, on January 20th, 2017  we will say goodbye to President Barack "Baraka" Obama. Baraka means blessings in Swahili. He has been blessed. We all have been blessed to have him as our president.  Back in 2004, even before he became president, AfroAmerica Network made him AfroAmerica Network Black Man of Year 2004.

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Ieshia Evans, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 9, 2016 - Photo by Jonathan Bachman Reuters

 Ieshia Evans was a nurse from Pennsylvania when she decided to join protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 9, 2016. The hundreds, maybe thousands of protestors were gathered throughout the city to demand justice for well-documented cases of minorities killed by the police. Among those minorities, and the latest prominent cases, were Alton Sterling, killed in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile killed in Minnesota by police officers. Just two days earlier, the US nation had been shocked by a senseless murder of five police officers in Dallas, Texas.

 

Asked about why she travelled to Baton Rouge by La Guardian, Ieshia Evans said:

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Nate Parker receives award for the Birth of a Nation, at Sundance Festival of 2016

Nate Parker has become a household name since he produced, directed and stared in the Birth of A Nation.  The Birth of a Nation has changed the conversation in the United States about slavery and race and the role Blacks played in the birth of America, as the nation known today. It is a biographical film about Nat Turner, the Black slave who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831 against White supremacy.  

 

 Nate Parker, who often underlines the inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in

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