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Charlottesville: Race and terror

Charlottesville: Race and terror

On Saturday (Aug. 12) hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.

Reggaeton and diplomatic deafness

Reggaeton and diplomatic deafness

Since the information being offered on ‘Eargate’, from both the U.S. and Cuba, is so unclear, it could lead the imagination of many to think of more “realistic” causes, such as this…

Immigrants get the job done

Immigrants get the job done

Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted the powerful new video for “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” a cut off The Hamilton Mixtape. Inspired by a lyric in the Hamilton song “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down),” the video focuses on the refugees’ plight — from war-torn situations to ICE raids — as well as their indispensable contributions upon immigrating to America.

A day of great shame for Miami’s Cuban American community

A day of great shame for Miami’s Cuban American community

President Donald Trump visited Miami on Friday and held a political rally at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana. He was there to announce the rollback of the Obama initiatives on Cuba, started on December 17, 2014. It turned out to be a pep rally attended by a few hundred former Cubans, and children of former Cubans, from the Miami area.

James Comey testimony on Russia meddling and other matters

James Comey testimony on Russia meddling and other matters

Former FBI Director James Comey came before a Senate Intelligence Committee to give testimony on why he was fired by President Trump, his understanding of Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election of 2016 and other matters dealing with the president of the United States.

Miranda raps of the ‘the commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, but not quite a nation.’

Miranda raps of the ‘the commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, but not quite a nation.’

“Pay your bonds first, close the hospitals, F#$.!? the patients,” the U.S. Congress tells Puerto Rico as the island nation sinks into the sea… Lin-Manuel continues: “This is an island 100 miles across, a hurricane is coming and we’re running up a loss.”

Obama hosts discussion with young people

Obama hosts discussion with young people

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. At a forum Monday for students at the University of Chicago Obama talked about his formative experiences as a community organizer and as a young politician running for office in Illinois.

Trump supporters stand to lose with his wall

Trump supporters stand to lose with his wall

These Trump voters that live along the Mexican border stand a chance to lose a significant chunk of their property and be FORCED to sell it to the government for significantly less than what it’s worth.

Carlos Curbelo voted yes

Carlos Curbelo voted yes

The Carlos Curbelo vote during the weeks leading up to the loss of the ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ Act to replace Obamacare became almost a state secret. In the end Curbelo showed more loyalty to Donald Trump then to the thousands of constituents who would have lost their healthcare under the new law.

The Trump budget explained. Poverty and the military expected to grow.

The Trump budget explained. Poverty and the military expected to grow.

President Donald Trump presented his first budget last week. The military, veterans and his “wall” fared well. Everyone else… not too good. Art and culture will receive $0. State Dept. and its offices around the world? Slashed. Programs for needy children and the elderly? Forget about it! The good news is that the wealthy are expected to continue to rake it in.

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