Tag: syria

What you should know about the refugee crisis in the Middle East

What you should know about the refugee crisis in the Middle East

| November 12, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Every day when we watch or listen to the news, we hear stories about the refugee crisis. The flashpoint for this crisis at this moment is Europe and the refugees, largely from Syria and Iraq. It is particularly noteworthy to observe the manner in which right-wing populists have played […]

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Black man killed in Syria fighting for Islamic militants

Black man killed in Syria fighting for Islamic militants

| September 10, 2014

By Frederick H. Lowe Special to the NNPA News Staff from The NorthStar News & Analysis Douglas McAuthur McCain, a black man from the Minneapolis, Minn. area, was killed in Syria, fighting for ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq, the White House has confirmed. Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, announced […]

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Racism aimed at Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Racism aimed at Syrian refugees in Lebanon

| April 14, 2014

The U.S. isn’t the only place infected with the virus of racism. Racists come in all sizes and colors and in many places. Anti-Syrian hostility in Lebanon spawns social media backlash By Faisal Irshaid BBC Monitoring Lebanese activist: “If my country can’t be self-sufficient, the fault lies with the authorities. It shouldn’t blame its failures […]

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If I were you… Obama and the potential attack on Syria

| September 12, 2013

Let’s Do Better by Brenda Robinson A wise man, a personal friend, made a truthful analogy. He said, “when a person makes the statement, ‘If I were you, I would have done so and so,’ that message has no validity.” This wise man responds to such a statement with, “No, if you were me, you […]

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