The Afropolitan Today — Current Affairs

Zimbabwe's Inflation

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

This is nuts. The picture says it all: this guy is a billionaire and starving. Zimbabwe has the highest inflation in the world, thanks to iron-fisted Mugabe and his fool-hardy economic "policies".           (photo by Howard Burditt/Reuters)  

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Let's Rock and Blogroll: Elections Edition

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Ok, as many at home and abroad may already know its an election year in the US and even though the mainstream media (MSM) is operating under the rules of osmosis, I thought I'd present some of my favorite Political blogs for checking (and rechecking every 3 mins!) political news in the States and abroad: Huffington Post - Created by Arianna Huffington, its probably one of the most powerful political blogs on the net. Talking Points Memo by Josh Marshal - Excellent commentary on the days campaign events Comment is Free - Good in general, for international current affairs, but...

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Obama and the Black State of the Union

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

I've watched the State of the Black Union since 2004 and this last one was great but I came away thinking that it was exactly like the other 4+ and with the audience automatic call and response, and standing ovations every 30 seconds, I don't think anything gets done as a consequence of the meeting. I know there was the Tavis Smiley's Covenant with Black America, what became of that? Anyway, Obama has said he will not be attending this year's SOTBU in New Orleans.  Understandably its a big deal that he won't. On one hand, I think that it...

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