In a short video that Hollywood star, Salma Hayek posted on her Instagram platform, June 4, 2020, she makes an impassioned plea to her brothers and sisters, from Mexico and Latin America, to come around and lend support to the African Americans’ cause.
“To my Latin-American Community,” she started carefully, making cogent of the need to join the Black Lives Matter Movement and speak up against injustice. She, practically, was imploring them to drag themselves from their it’s-not-my-fight attitude, and rise to the occasion.
Priscilla and I got into Birmingham tonight and got to meet Anthony Ray Hinton. He spent 30 years in prison on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, and was exonerated and released only a couple years ago.
U.S. District Court Judge Ann Donnelly ruled in favor of a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of two Iraqi men who were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday after Trump signed his order.
Friday, January 20, 2017 went down as the day when Real Estate Billionaire and Reality TV Personality, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Having inherited an economy that was on the brink of total collapse, Barack Obama’s job as newly elected President of the United States was evidently a tough one.
But he plodded eight years nevertheless; came face to face with racism, joblessness, class stratification, political dreadlock in Washington, home-bred terrorism and gun violence. He grappled with it all, and last night, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 delivered his farewell address to the nation in Chicago and he was a proud man.