Africa: Is a Green Recovery in Africa Possible After Covid-19?
July 24, 2021
Africa is hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis and especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A new report suggests ways the continent can build back better as it … Read More The post Africa: Is a Green Recovery in Africa Possible After Covid-19? appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/africa-is-a-green-recovery-in-africa-possible-after-covid-19-2/
Africa: Is the International Criminal Court Going After the Wrong People?
June 29, 2021
Many of the ICC’s greatest triumphs have been in prosecuting war criminals in the eastern Congo. Yet relentless violence there continues. The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a region fabled for its verdant rainforests and rare wildlife. Unfortunately, it is equally notorious for being the theatre of some of the country’s fiercest violence,
After Skirting Filibuster Fight for Months, Democrats Near a First Battle
May 27, 2021
WASHINGTON — With a showdown coming over the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol assault, Democrats are finally bumping up against the limits of what they can accomplish in the evenly divided Senate without changes to the filibuster rules.Republicans who see the commission as a threat to their midterm election
Months after insurrection, America’s political journalists are back in their comfy safe space
May 18, 2021
Mere months after the United States passed half a million pandemic deaths due to willful public misinformation by elected officials and the attempted seizure of the U.S. Capitol so that the lawmakers within could be either forced into nullifying an election or executed for their unwillingness to do so, the new political story is “Democratic
House Republicans moving to replace Cheney after she again calls out seditionists for their lies
May 4, 2021
It is impossible to feel sympathy for Cheney, whose odious version of conservatism was never far afield of the lie-fueled, panic-promoting opportunism that has now reduced the movement to conspiracy theory and demands to tamp down on democracy itself, but the Republican move is a dire one for the country. Supporting fraudulent claims that the
Metro Atlanta braces for more severe storms after 1 killed in Douglasville tornado
May 3, 2021
“This time of year, we should be winding down tornado season,” Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.Sherell Lewis used a blue tarp to stop water from entering his house after a tree caused damage to the master bathroom in his southwest Atlanta neighborhood Monday.Credit: Alyssa Pointer / [email protected]: Alyssa Pointer / [email protected],
Taryn Clemons was incredulous that her daughter survived the ordeal with only minor physical injuries.“For her to still be here,” she said, trailing off. “There were shots fired through the back door where she was sitting behind her father on the driver’s side …“Why would someone do something like this to such a kind man?”
Arrest made months after deadly shooting at NW Atlanta food mart
March 16, 2021
Fabian Sheats, 37, was taken into custody on an unrelated charge and brought back to Fulton County to face charges of murder, aggravated assault, and weapon possession in the Nov. 13 shooting death of Demario Fielder.According to Atlanta police, Fielder, 39, was shot in the chest outside the Troy Supermarket on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard
Amanda Gorman: Publisher Faces Backlash After Selecting White Dutch Writer To Translate Her Poems
March 1, 2021
Amanda Gorman continues to win adulation after she read her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in January, 2021. But now, a Dutch writer has stirred a bit of controversy after rejecting an assignment to translate Gorman’s works. According to The Associated Press, Marieke
Six Capitol Police Officers Suspended After Insurrection | National
February 20, 2021
The United States Capitol Police has reportedly suspended six officers and is investigating nearly 30 others in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol building. According to a statement provided to The Hill, the Capitol Police’s Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating a total of 35 officers, and that “Acting Chief
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