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As we celebrate Independence Day here in the US, I wonder when the Black community is going to learn the true meaning of this day when it comes to politics.
Independence Day, or Fourth of July, is about freedom to think, be, imagine and to live. In the U.S., July 4, 1776 was the day we celebrate our freedom from Great Britain. Even though the adoption of the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776, it is celebrated on the 4th.
Messeh Kamara will advocate for Sierra Leone at the United Nations
Sierra Leone’s emerging young leader, and founder of MESSEH INTERNATIONAL, Messeh Kamara, aged 25, has been invited by the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to contribute to the 2012 ECOSOC High-level Development Cooperation Forum, which will be held from 2 to 9 July 2012, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
On 1 July 2002, the first three staff members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) entered the ICC’s building in The Hague, the Netherlands. On that day, the ICC’s founding treaty, called the Rome Statute, entered into force.
Ten years after that modest beginning, the ICC has turned into a major international institution, securing justice for victims when it cannot be delivered at the national level. 121 States have ratified the Rome Statute, and another 32 countries have signed it, indicating their intention to join the treaty.
Now that Romney is the defacto nominee for the Republican Party, I have been reflecting on the state of the presidential race as it enters the final stretch. As a political strategist, I understand the necessity to run to the right during the Republican primary and then migrate to the center during the general election.
It is common knowledge that Romney has no intention of focusing on the Black vote during the general election. From a raw political perspective, I agree with his approach, but from a strategic perspective, I totally disagree. Below I will detail why this is a terrible strategy!
SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom, June 25, 2012/ -- Invest in Africa (http://www.investinafrica.com) and Sunderland AFC announced a first for the Premier League at the club’s Stadium of Light this morning.
Invest in Africa was unveiled as the club’s principal partner and shirt sponsor for the 2012/13 season. The Invest in Africa brand will be displayed on the team’s kit for a minimum of two seasons and seen around the globe to the Premier League’s audience of 4.7bn viewers.
• The Novartis Malaria Initiative is convening global experts from education, government, community health and economics to share best practices and empower local African communities to deliver sustainable malaria healthcare.
• Roll Back Malaria, the World Health Organization, World Bank and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance are highlighting the urgent need to ensure malaria remains a priority in the current economic climate.