Tag: American

SOUTH AFRICA : Anglo American under fire from would-be ANC president Ace Magashule

March 21, 2021
As he campaigns (though still unofficially) to become president of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, a position widely seen as a springboard for the top job in the land, the ANC’s current secretary-general Ace Magashule has decided to take on a heavyweight adversary: the mining giant Anglo American. Source link

News Roundup: American Rescue Plan becomes law, insurrection probe continues

March 12, 2021
Today was the official one-year anniversary of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Health Organization officials. It is also the day President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, the Democratic-sponsored and Republican-condemned plan to deal with the economic damage done to American families, businesses, and state governments. New relief funds to Americans will

Rachel Maddow Warns American Democracy May Not Survive A Second Trump Term

October 20, 2020
During her program on Monday night, Rachel Maddow said that it only took Donald Trump and a complicit Republican Party four years to push American democracy to the brink of collapse. Over the next 15 days, the MSNBC host said, the American people will have to decide if they want the country to remain in

Donald Trump Jr. Says You Have To Worship Trump To Be A Real American

August 26, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. complained about the number of celebrities at the Democratic convention and said that real Americans support the Trumps. Trump Jr. tweeted: Democrats mocking the RNC for showcasing real Americans rather than out of touch celebrities is a hell of a take… but not at all surprising. — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August

National Museum of African American History apologizes for chart listing attributes of ‘whiteness’ after criticism from Donald Trump Jr and the conservative media

July 18, 2020
The National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 11, 2020 in Washington, DC.Jared Siskin/Getty ImagesThe National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing “whiteness” attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media.The chart listed “hard work,” “respecting authority,” and “objective, rational linear thinking” as some

With ‘Buy American’ Economic Speech, Biden Takes On Trump and ‘MAGA’

July 9, 2020
Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a populist economic vision to revive and reinvest in American manufacturing on Thursday, calling for major new spending and stricter new rules to “Buy American” as part of an effort to more aggressively challenge President Trump on two of his signature issues: the economy and nationalism.In a speech

I’m a Black American Vet and a Former Police Officer. I Decided to Speak Up With My Camera

June 4, 2020
Doug Barrett, 37, is a photographer, Army Veteran and former police officer from Atlanta who moved to Kansas in 2011. I was a former police officer in Gwinett County, Ga., working in SWAT and narcotics. So, part of why I feel comfortable shooting photographs and getting into the thick of things is because I understand…

9 Women from American History You Should Know, According to Historians

April 4, 2020
With Women’s History Month underway and International Women’s Day approaching on March 8, classrooms and museums across the United States will be focusing on famous women who shaped the world we live in. But not everyone who did so has gotten the recognition she deserved. This week, TIME is telling the stories of women who…

American Women Won the Right to Vote After the Suffrage Movement Became More Diverse. That’s No Coincidence

February 22, 2020
When the woman suffrage movement first began in the mid-19th century, its champions had all become human-rights activists in the searing fires of the abolitionist movement. In 1838, Angelina Grimké, renegade daughter of South Carolina slave owners, laid down the basics of women’s rights, in her book, Letters to Catherine Beecher: “Whatever it is morally…

Fiona Hill and the American Idea

December 4, 2019
A naturalized American exposes Trump’s attack on what America is and must be.Nov. 22, 2019Fiona Hill leaving a closed hearing on Capitol Hill early this month.Credit...T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York TimesFor a naturalized American, raised in Britain, I found Fiona Hill’s testimony at impeachment hearings this week to be a powerful reminder of what…