Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. were held in the Unites States nationwide, on Monday January 15, 2018. The day was marked by massive marches, protests, and statements from various groups, politicians, activists, and individuals. The focus of protests ranged from condemning controversial policies, to the treatment of minorities and people of color, and to statements by policitians, especially the recent alleged statements by President Trump, referring to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes." On #MLKDay, we must recommit ourselves to fighting for the causes that defined his life and work — including voting rights, police and community relations, our criminal justice system, and economic opportunity," tweeted US Senator Kamara Harris, from California, who is rumored to be considering a run in 2020 Presidential elections,.
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Colin Rand Kaepernick charitable initiatives have helped feed incarcerated men. His civil rights and social justice activism has won him worldwide recognition and multiple awards, including Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Colin Kaepernick's social justice stand came to national attention and world stage when in 2016 he began protesting racial injustice in the United States by not standing while the United States national anthem was being played before the start of NFL games.
Diane Rwigara is 35-year old Rwandan woman who dared to challenge one of the most notorious African dictators, General Paul Kagame, by running in presidential elections. As predicted, she was barred from standing in the elections. That was not the end of it.
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:
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
Born in October 1959, the 56-year old John Pombe Joseph Magufuli is the incumbent President of Tanzania, in office since November 5, 2015. Since assuming office, he has shown unusual strength to fight deep-rooted corruption in Tanzanian public and private sectors.
Malaria affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the World, especially in Africa. Roundworm parasites infect millions of people living in the poorest countries in the World. The roundworm parasites cause river blindness and elephantiasis.
River blindness, an eye and skin disease that ultimately leads to blindness, has affected millions of the people in Africa. Elephantiasis, also known as lymphatic filariasis, causes painful swelling of the limbs. Both of these diseases are on the verge of extinction.
Malaria is in control, thanks to the research by a Chinese woman, Professor Youyou Tu. Professor Youyou Tu graduated in the 1960s from
Are you ready for another roller coaster season with the phenomenal TV Show called "Empire"? If not, do. Please do! Please be ready! The runaway success of the show about a family-run hip-hop music company that has surprised the experts since it has started to air early this year. It hit all the records and ended with the highest note ever leaving us with a hunger and thirst for more. Now, it is about to outdo itself, hence there is no other show to beat.
The Women Tennis world number one, American Serena Williams, has defeated sister Venus Williams in quarter finals. The win puts her closer to achieving a World record, with her 22th Grand Slam title. Earlier this year, Serena Williams has won her sixth Wimbledon and her fifth French Open. With the Wimbledon single, she won, for the second time in her career, four straight majors.. If she wins the US Open, she will equal Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22.
Both Serena and Venus Williams played arguably one of their best games. It was not an easy night for any of the sisters. But, ultimately, one had to win. Serena
Mo Farah, the Somali born, Brish Athlete has claimed the first distance triple-bouble, after winning 5,000 m and 10,000 at the World Championships held in Beijing, China from August 22-30, 2015. He won the same races twice, before: the London Olympics of 2012 and teh World Championships held in Moscow, Russia, from August 10-18, 2013.
Mo Farah, 32, has now outperformed the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the only other person to claim 'double-double' in the distance events. He has five World Championship golds, two Olympic golds and five European golds.
In the same World Championships, the Jamaican Usain Bolt completed the gold medal treble in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter run and
Amelia Boynton Robinson, one of the prominent civil rights activists, who nearly died while leading what is known as the "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma, Alabama has died. She was 104. Mrs Robsinson championed voting rights for Blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama. In March 1965, beaten unconscious during the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., she became the rallying symbol against the brutality of the police in South during the Civil Rights era.
He was one of the prominent early civil rights activists. One of the co-founders of Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee in early 1970s and a prominent leader of the anti-Vietnam War campaign, he chaired the Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 30 years later. The man, Julian Bond, widely viewed, as stated by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as "visionary and tireless champion for civil and human rights", died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a short illness.
Commenting after his death, US President Obama said that "Julian Bond helped change this[US] country for the better - and what better way to be