Haitian Political Newcomer Jovenel Moise Says He’s Ready for Tests Facing Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The political newcomer chosen to lead deeply divided Haiti for the next five years says he’s eager to improve the lives of desperately poor families in the long-neglected countryside and bring steady economic advances to one of the least developed nations in the world. Jovenel Moise,

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Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond Weighing Bid for Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Post

Deborah Barfield Berry , USA TODAY 4:47 p.m. CST November 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is considering a bid to run for chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Richmond, the lone Democrat in Louisiana’s congressional delegation, has been a key player in the caucus pushing for criminal justice reform

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), supporter holds a placard outside the court in Middelburg, South Africa, 16, 2016. AP

Two White South Africans Accused of Forcing Black Man Into Coffin in Racist Attack

MIDDELBURG, South Africa — Two white South Africans accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire appeared before a judge on Wednesday as demonstrators protested against racism outside the courthouse. Members of the ruling African National Congress party and opposition parties gathered outside

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Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure of Black People In U.S. History

Taryn Finley Black Voices Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers’ role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled “History Reconsidered.” His piece served as a letter to five of the United States presidents who owned slaves, George Washington,

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