By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist It has been both interesting and unsettling to watch the attacks from the political Right on the Black Lives Matter movement, and the larger movement for black lives. Specifically, the suggestion that Black Lives Matter activists are somehow terroristic and promote the killing of police is so outlandish that it’s […]
(GIN)—The International Criminal Court will hear charges of war crimes against Ahmad al Faqi Al Mahdi for the deliberate destruction of religious or historical monuments in Timbuktu, Mali. It is the first prosecution of this type by the court which is based in The Hague. Legal proceedings against the suspected Islamist will begin in January. […]
(GIN)—Fourteen Sufi mausoleums smashed by al-Qaeda-backed extremists have been reconstructed in Mali’s “city of 333 saints.” The director general of Unesco, Irina Bokova, called the reconstruction “an answer to all extremists whose echo can be heard well beyond the borders of Mali.” The tombs, treasures of Timbuktu, date back to the 13th century in some […]
By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The primary threat to law enforcement officers in America, is not coming from where you may think, say analysts. Angry white males at home are a far greater threat than foreigners abroad, they warn.(FinalCall.com)–There is a very real threat […]
The comments from neighbors that they don’t like this situation with the implication that they are afraid to speak out leads us to wonder if Mr. Bundy and his “friends” have been able to successfully intimidate the community in which they live. Hmmm. It makes us wonder of the display of weapons and military trappings […]
In the aftermath of the worst terror attack in East Africa in three years, foreign policy scholars here are urging the U.S. government to rethink its counter-terror policy in the region. Many are suggesting that the Somali Al Shabab militant organization may be stronger and better organized than previously thought.